Review: The One We Fell in Love With

Posted 24th July 2017 by Emma in Reviews / 1 Comment

I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The One We Fell in Love WithThe One We Fell in Love with by Paige Toon
Also by this author: The Longest Holiday, Lucy in the Sky, Johnny Be Good, Baby Be Mine
on 19th May 2016
Pages: 416
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Phoebe is caught between a rock and a hard place. Settle down and get married, or return to the French Alps to pursue her passion?

Eliza is in love with someone who is no longer hers. In fact, he probably never was… And her dream of becoming a successful musician seems to be vanishing before her eyes.

Rose is out of a job and out of a boyfriend. To make matters worse, she’s been forced to move back in with her mother…

But these very different girls have one thing in common. Angus. The one they fell in love with…

I remember when I first read a Paige Toon book. I was on holiday  in Corfu and my friend lent me her copy of Lucy in the Sky. It turned out that this was actually Paige’s debut book. I adore Paige’s writing but I struggled with her last book, The Sun in Her Eyes, so I was a little worried about starting this one.

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC copy of this book at the 2016 Spring Blogger Evening, unfortunately I have only just managed to read it. When I was at this event Paige warned that there was a big twist/shock in this book. Even still when it came I didn’t see it coming.

The story follows identical triplets Phoebe, Rose and Elizabeth. I love books with multiple POV so I really enjoyed seeing this story through three different sets of eyes. All three girls have been in love with Angus since he moved in next door to them when they were 15.

This review is very tough to write without giving away the story. I loved each of the girls for different reasons but, I also wanted to give them a kick at times. I have to say that Angus wasn’t my favourite main male character. I didn’t really see what the girls saw in him to be honest. I loved Toby, there was something about him that was so endearing. This story will pull you in, give you all the feels, break your heart and stitch it back together again.

The writing in this book is some of Paige’s best and it definitely made me fall back in love with her. It was an absolute pleasure to be back in the world that she has created again. It made me want to re-read some of her earlier works like Lucy  in the Sky, Chasing Daisy and Johnny Be Good.

About Paige Toon

I was born in 1975 and my dad’s career as a racing driver meant that I grew up between Australia, England and America. I worked at heat magazine for eight years as Reviews Editor, but left to have a baby. I’m now a full-time author and freelance journalist. I live in North London with my husband Greg, son Indy and daughter Idha.


Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Goodreads Challenge (2017)
  • TBR Pile (2017 )

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