The Last Piece of My Heart Review

The Last Piece of My Heart
Rating: 5/5
Buy or Borrow: Buy
Source: Copy via Sainsburys

When life feels like a puzzle, sometimes it's the small pieces that make up the bigger picture... Join Bridget on a journey to put her world back together.

A successful travel journalist, Bridget has ambitions to turn her quirky relationship blog about the missing pieces of her heart into a book. But after a spate of rejections from publishers, she accepts an alternative proposition.

Nicole Dupré died leaving behind a bestselling novel and an incomplete sequel. Tasked with finishing the book, Bridget is thankful to have her foot in the publishing door, even if it means relocating to Cornwall for the summer and answering to Nicole's grieving husband, Charlie...

As you guys probably know, I adore Paige Toon. I was first introduced to her books from the Zoella Book Club and have been hooked on them ever since. Her style of writing is very Giovanna Fletcher-esque, which is probably why I love her books so much.

The Last Piece of My Heart focuses on Bridget, a successful travel journalist who is currently in the midst of writing her first novel. Bridget has a few publishers watching her as she blogs online about travelling around the world, to where all her ex partners are, to retrieve all the pieces of her heart that they had once took from her, in the hope that she can one day love someone unconditionally. I actually thought this was a really clever idea for a book...I'd definitely read it anyway!

Bridget is approached by a publisher, but this time for an entirely different reason. Nicole Dupre was a bestselling novelist and had yet to complete her long-awaited sequel. After her sudden death, Bridget is asked if she would ghostwrite on Nicole's behalf as they felt Bridget's writing style was very similar to Nicole's.

Before Bridget has any time to reconsider, she relocates to Cornwall, turning her life upside down as she's immersed in the life of recently widowed Charlie and his little girl, April. Bridget wants to finish the book as soon as she can and get back to writing the book she has planned on writing for so long, but life seems to have other ideas...

I absolutely adored Charlie. His grief was so pure and so heartbreaking, that you couldn't help but fall in love with him and his beautiful daughter. He's struggling being a single dad of an 8 month old but he's doing the best he can, which truly does warm your heart.

This book is such a comfort read. You want to read this book when it's raining and you're snuggled on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate. It just makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside and is guaranteed to make you shed a few tears. Another truly beautiful book from Paige Toon.

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