Book: 432 pages (Paperback and eBook)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (18th May 2017)
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…
I was given an ARC of this back in February and, disgracefully, it took me until after publication to read it! I am sorry! So sorry! I kept getting sent books that came out before this one and then on the week I had planned to read it, I had other things going on at home (a maths exam I had to take etc!)
Anyway, WOW! I finally got to read this book and I loved it!!
The book is centred around Padstow, which happens to be a place in Cornwall we love, and it follows the life of Bridget as she tries to juggle 2 mammoth tasks – she has taken on a job ghostwriting the sequel to a popular novel following the death of the author and she is trying to retrieve all the pieces of her heart. You what? Yes, you read that right! In the opening to the book, Bridget muses that she feels she can never truly fall in love as she gave a piece of her heart to her first love and until she gets closure on that, and gets the piece back, she won’t ever fall in true love.
So, we see Bridget revisiting her old relationships – and there have been a few – as well as forming new relationships and falling in love – but not in the way you may think! There were a few surprises along the way and things I felt I had second guessed weren’t right – clever writing Paige!
The ending of the book is really lovely and I did cry (it was also 2am and I was very tired, not because I’m an emotional wreck who cries at every book. Ok, you’ve read my blog before, you know I do!)
A fabulous read – perfect for the summer if you are looking for something to take on holiday. I absolutely devoured this book so make sure you take a spare book if this is your book of choice for holiday! ha!