This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Lucy in the Sky by Paige Toon
Also by this author: The Longest Holiday, Lucy in the Sky, Johnny Be Good, Baby Be Mine
Published by Simon & Schuster UK on 5th April 2016
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Love & Romance, Romance
Source: I bought it
From the bestselling author of The Longest Holiday comes a heart-warming novel about a woman contemplating her life: Is the grass really greener on the other side of the world?
Settling down for a twenty-four-hour flight to Australia, Lucy finds a text message on her phone—not from her boyfriend James, as she fondly hopes, but from a woman claiming to have slept with him four times in the past month. Trapped on the plane, she questions everything about her relationship with James. She finally calls him and he reassures her: it was only his mates playing a silly joke.
James is a lawyer, persuasive and gorgeous, and Lucy adores him. So why, at her best friend’s wedding, does she have niggling doubts, and find herself attracted to the bride’s brother-in-law Nathan? The sooner she gets back to her regular life in London, the flat she shares with James, her job in PR, the better. Nathan is just a happy-go-lucky surfer boy, with no prospects, no place to live, an almost-girlfriend in tow. Suddenly Lucy finds herself caught between two distant continents and two very different men…
I first read this book many many years ago on holiday in Corfu. I haven’t read it since but Lucy and Nathan always stayed with me and when I saw that 2 other bloggers (Hayley and Catriona ) I know were re-reading all of Paige’s books before the new one comes out in a few months time I thought I would try to join in. (I am failing badly)
The beginning of this book still gets me. To get a text like that as you get on a long haul flight would be awful! As the beginning of a book goes it is pretty gripping! I still hate James. Oh, what a manipulating two-timing Ahole!
Lucy is such a good character. She wants to believe the best in people and is always looking for the fun in life. Lucy is also insecure. She has some real tough decisions to make and struggles with them throughout the book. Lucy doesn’t know whether to listen to her head or her heart and the constant war between the two causes some difficult moments for her.
Nathan is still one of my favourite characters. After James, he is just such a breath of fresh air. He is fun and silly. I love the jokes that they share.
There was quite a lot of this book that I had forgotten so it was lovely to re-read this and I am looking forward to trying to re-read the rest of Paige’s books.
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