I picked the book up from my favorite bookstore mainly out of curiosity because I have been seeing Ms. Paige Toon’s books a lot and her book covers always looked so cute so I thought it was finally time to give her a try. I’m glad I did and gladder that I picked The Last Piece of My Heart because the blurb did not fail my expectation. It is agreeably a heartwarming and touching story about grief, friendship, and finding love.
The premise is quite adorable despite the silly bit in it. Bridget, who is not a “baby person” and is on and off single at 34 although already engaged with her 12th boyfriend is actually making a blog about taking back every piece of her heart she lost from every boy she loved and at the same time, ghostwriting for Charlie’s dead wife, Nancy, to complete the sequel to her bestselling novel which she left halfway before she passed away.
Ironically, having to write at Charlie’s place, Bridget finds herself growing more attached each day to his cute baby girl, April. That’s the part I liked most about the story, the development of her relationship with the baby and realizing that the last piece of her heart doesn’t belong to a man but to the beautiful baby girl. It’s completely adorbs.
The writing is easy to relate to. It’s beautiful and charming but still very comfortable to read. It’s also laced with humor and a bit of sarcasm as well as pop references so it’s definitely a light read. It’s kind of like a mix between Jojo Moyes and Sophie Kinsella’s style and I really liked it.