Book Review: Only Love Can Hurt Like This By Paige Toon


An earth-shattering secret. A life-changing love story.

When Wren realizes her fiance is in love with someone else, she thinks her heart will never recover.

On the other side of the world, Anders lost his wife four years ago and is still struggling to move on.

Wren hopes that spending the summer with her dad and step-family on their farm in Indiana will help her to heal. There, amid the cornfields and fireflies, she and Anders cross paths and their worlds are turned upside-down again.

But Wren doesn’t know that Anders is harbouring a secret, and if he acts on any feelings he has for Wren it will have serious fall-out for everyone. Walking away would hurt Wren more than she can imagine. But, knowing the truth, how can she possibly stay?


I think this is Paige’s best one yet.

The amount of research this author puts into each novel. But especially of recent. This particular one I feel took a different turn within her genre compared to previous novels. For starters, this novel is set between America and the UK. Usually it is Australia.

The fact that the main character has been dumped and falls for a complicated man not technically an affair compared to actual affairs Toon usually writes about.
This novel did come from a warm angle.

This is a slow burn that will have you wanting to know more.
I loved every single character and their personalities and watching everyone grow. Wren, her dad, the discoveries between him, Sheryl, Bailey and Casey. Jonas and Anders relationship with each other as brothers and with their parents. And all the others.

I liked the detail at the end with the whole epilogue of every character.
Very well written, I really enjoyed this one.

Thank you to the publishers for sending this in exchange for my honest thoughts.

5/5 Stars


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