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  • Published: 25 April 2023
  • ISBN: 9781529157901
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

Only Love Can Hurt Like This

A powerful, unforgettable love story, ONLY LOVE CAN HURT LIKE THIS is the break-out novel from Paige Toon - the UK's answer to Colleen Hoover.

Neither of them expected to fall in love. But sometimes life has other plans.

When Wren realises her fiancé 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?

'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

'This is a book that will have you swooning, crying, and turning the pages late into the night' Sophie Cousens

'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

'A word-perfect deep dive into the highs and lows of love' Heidi Swain

'A heart-wrenching story . . . I feel bereft to have finished' Ali Harris

'Heart-wrenching and beautiful with a seismic plot twist' Zoë Folbigg

'Compulsively page-turning, wildly romantic and beautifully heartbreaking. I stayed up all night and inhaled it in one big gulp. A totally brilliant read-I could not love it more' Emily Stone

'Toon urges us to risk everything, to never play it safe when it comes to the heart, and to know that caring is always, always, worth the cost' Caroline Leavitt

'Paige Toon's writing is emotional and riveting. Even while her novel was breaking my heart into tiny pieces, I couldn't put it down' Jill Santopolo

'This book is a delicious, slow burn love story that hit me in parts of my heart I didn't even know I had' Annabel Monaghan

  • Published: 25 April 2023
  • ISBN: 9781529157901
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Paige Toon

Paige Toon grew up between England, Australia and America and has been writing books set in sun-drenched locations around the world since 2007. She has released thirteen novels and a three-part spin off series for young adults.

In 2014, Paige set up a club, The Hidden Paige, in order to share free short stories and extra content with her readers. Sign up at paigetoon.com or visit her website to find out more about the author and her characters.

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