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Only Love Can Hurt Like This

(2023)
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AN EARTH SHATTERING SECRET. A LIFE-CHANGING LOVE STORY.

“Nobody writes angst and joy and hope like Paige Toon.”—CHRISTINA LAUREN, author of
LOVE AND OTHER WORDS

For fans of Colleen Hoover, an unforgettable and heartbreaking love story with an earth-shattering secret at its core that asks the question:
Is love worth risking everything for?

When Wren realizes 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 harboring 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?

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"Toon is such an intuitive writer that she knows that no matter how desperate we are for happiness, sometimes love just can't conquer all - but that doesn't mean we can't keep trying. In this monumentally moving story (keep the tissues at hand) of two lovers kept apart by tragic secrets, 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

"This book is a delicious, slow burn love story that hit me in parts of my heart I didn't even know I had. Full of original and complex characters, it left me with the wonderful feeling that love this real can make anything possible." - Annabel Monaghan

"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

"Only Love Can Hurt Like This is the story of small towns, big secrets, and even bigger love. 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


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