Blog Tour Review: Someone I Used To Know by Paige Toon


Title: Someone I Used To Know

Author: Paige Toon

Published: 16th June 2021, Michael Joseph

Status: Read June 2021 courtesy PenguinRandomHouse Australia



My Thoughts:


I had tears in my eyes when I turned the last pages of Someone I Used To Know, the fifteenth contemporary romance novel from bestselling author, Paige Toon.

Shifting between the past and the present, this is a heart wrenching tale of first love and second chances.

Then, Leah was fifteen when George and Theo came into her life. George the latest to be added to her parents brood of fostered teens, Theo expelled from his third exclusive boarding college and doing penance by attending the local secondary school. Unexpectedly the three form a close bond, one Leah is wary of jeopardising by revealing her deeper feelings for George.

In the now, Leah returns home to the farm with her young daughter, but without her husband, Theo. She is stunned when George reappears after an absence of nearly fifteen years to repay the kindness his foster parents showed him, and wary of renewing their friendship, especially when old feelings begin to resurface.

I found myself utterly captivated by Someone I Used To Know, charmed by Leah’s busy household and generous hearted parents who offer sanctuary to children in need, warmed by the intense bond that develops between Leah, George and Theo, and heartbroken when the trio are separated. I delighted in alpaca’s with personality, giant fluffy bunny’s, and a wood planted with love and hope for the future.

I was shocked by the tragedy that called Leah home, devastated when I finally learnt the truth behind Theo’s absence from Leah and her daughter’s life, hopeful when she was reunited with George, and teary-eyed as I read the epilogue.

Someone I Used To Know offers #allthefeels. I loved it.


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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathryn
    Jun 24, 2021 @ 16:29:45

    Okay I have always wondered about Paige Toon. Will see if I can get a library hold for this one. Lovely review Shellyrae.

    Liked by 1 person


  2. sydneyeditor1
    Jun 24, 2021 @ 21:09:53

    Your review has me bracing myself for a good cry, and srsly wanting to read this right now!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Helen Murdoch
    Jun 25, 2021 @ 02:44:15

    This sounds so good! Adding it to the TBR list for sure.

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Carla
    Jun 25, 2021 @ 10:59:24

    This sounds like a very emotional story, Shelleyrae, but one that I am very intrigued by. Great review.



  5. Trin Carl
    Jun 28, 2021 @ 00:41:41

    This book does sound emotional. Glad you shared and I’ll add it to my list. I’ve been given second chances in the past, but sometimes the universe knows best.

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  7. 1girl2manybooks
    Jul 01, 2021 @ 14:25:14

    This one got me good! I loved it and I definitely did not expect the twist with Theo



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