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Some love stories are worth risking everything for.
Wren leaves home and heartbreak to spend the summer with her father and step-family on their farm in Indiana, Midwestern USA. More than anything she hopes this trip will provide a chance to heal and build bridges.
There Wren meets two brothers. Jonas is a notorious heartbreaker and Anders is still grieving the wife he lost in a tragic accident three years ago. In spite of being warned off falling for either of them, Wren is inextricably drawn to Anders.
As the harvest approaches, Wren knows her feelings are growing stronger. What Wren doesn't know is that Anders has been harbouring an earth-shattering secret, and if he acts on any feelings he has for Wren it will have serious fall-out for everyone.
Walking away from Anders will hurt Wren more than she can imagine. But how can she possibly stay once she's discovered the obstacles that lie between them?
'Deep, emotional, powerful, beautifully written with a masterful tender touch - this book is a must-read.' Milly Johnson
'Paige Toon writes such beautiful, emotional love stories. I adored Only Love Can Hurt Like This - it swept me away to the gorgeous Wetherill Farm and I fell in love with Wren and Anders' Beth O'Leary
'Oh my GOD. This book! Only Paige Toon can make me believe in the power of love this way. Wren and Anders took me on a sweeping journey through America's Midwest that left me giddy, and breathless. This is going to be totally massive, because it has everything: family, love, secrets, sexy descriptions of brooding, hot men... just sublime' Laura Jane Williams
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We’re big Paige Toon fans at Apple Books and this beautifully heartbreaking book captures precisely why. There’s a warmth to her writing that means even her most devastating work—and there’s a considerable emotional toll here—is totally unputdownable. We meet Bury St Edmonds-based architect Wren as she embarks upon a sabbatical-of-the-heart to rural Indiana after splitting from her fiancé. Here she meets widower Anders and his brother Jonas. Both are struggling—Anders with a secret that could blow up his fledgling relationship with Wren and Jonas with his mental health—and Toon writes about Wren’s arrival into their lives beautifully. A gorgeous tear-jerker that stayed with us long after Anders’ big reveal.
*Heartbreak & Decisions*
Wren (Aka Little Bird) thought her life was all mapped out, a fiancé that is dependable and as an architect she loves her job.
One day while on her way to meet her Fiancé she witnesses a look exchanged with him and his co-worker and Wren knows instantly deep in the pit of her stomach her relationship is over.
In an effort to get over her heartbreak she decides to visit her Dad and step family who live in America.
Also in America close by is Anders, he is dealing with his own heartbreak and cannot move on, why?
When the two meet Wren is taken aback as she falls for him almost instantly, he displays a guarded amount of interest but keeps his distance why?
What we then go on to see is heartbreak on display on a whole other level, which completely swept me away….