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The Longest Holiday [Kindle Edition]

Paige Toon
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (610 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Escape to the summer and feel the warmth of Paige Toon's storytelling …

Laura has been married to the man of her dreams for seven months. But, she now discovers, a week before the wedding Matthew made a terrible mistake …

Escaping the heartache and humiliation, Laura is whisked off to Florida's Key West by her best friend Marty. A carefree holiday full of cocktails and fun, surrounded by gorgeous, tanned men, is exactly what the doctor ordered. Distraction comes in the form of sexy Cuban scuba diver Leo. As the end of the holiday approaches, Laura doesn't want to go home. Is it time to face the music? Or is there more to Key West than a holiday romance?

Praise for Paige Toon's previous titles:
'We devoured this in one sitting, relaxing on a sun-lounger - and our, er, tireless research revealed that it's the perfect beach read' Cosmopolitan
'Fun, summery, chick-lit with bite - if you want a bit of escapism, this is perfect' Cosmopolitan
'It's fresh, incredibly confident, with a very strong cast and sense of place. This wonderful page-turner kept me guessing right until the end' Marian Keyes

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'A fab poolside read which will probably have you looking for the nearest scuba diving school'
Cosmopolitan.co.ukbr >
'Unashamedly girly, this is a book to bring a smile to the face of anyone who has been unlucky in love. Toon creates such a lovable protagonist that you'll wish you knew her. The Longest Holiday will make you want to laugh and cry. Most of all it will make you want to book yourself on the next flight to Florida. This is chick-lit at its very best'4 star review,DailyExpressbr >
'The perfect summer holiday read'Heatbr >
'[A]sun-drenched slice of chick-lit bliss'
New! Magazinebr >
'After disaster strikes in her new marriage, Laura is in serious need of some girlie fun and her best friend Marty is determined that is what she will get as the pair head off on holiday to Florida Key West. Enter sexy scuba diver…'
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About the Author

PAIGE TOON grew up in Australia, America and England - thanks to her much-travelled Le Mans winner dad, Vern Schuppan. For over seven years, Paige has worked at heat Magazine as Reviews Editor. Paige is married and has a son, born in September 2007. She lives in north London.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1220 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (25 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0098MKFI8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (610 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,275 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Paige Toon was born in 1975 and grew up between England, Australia and America, following her racing driver father around the globe. A philosophy graduate, she worked at teen, film and women's magazines, before ending up at Heat magazine as Reviews Editor. Paige is married, has two small children and lives in Cambridge.
The Sun in Her Eyes, out 21 May 2015, is her tenth book.

Visit Paige's website at paigetoon.com to sign up to her free book club, 'The Hidden Paige', and say hi to her on Twitter @PaigeToonAuthor and Facebook.com/PaigeToonAuthor

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
By Megan ReadingInTheSunshine TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
I absolutely LOVE Paige Toon's novels, I always get so excited when a new one is released and have it read in less than a day! So after waiting eagerly for Paige to bring us her next delightful book, I was ever so thrilled to be able to sit down and devour this!

Our main character Laura is married to the man of her dreams, and the couple are very much in love. After many months of happily enjoying married life and all it has to offer, Laura is brought down from her cloud with a huge crash as she discovers her husband Matthew has been hiding a terrible secret. Completely devastated and humiliated, Laura escapes to Key West for a holiday with her friends. While Laura's there, she finds there is an instant attraction with Leo, the sexy scuba diver. But Laura is still married to Matthew, can they save their marriage? Or is there more to her attraction to Leo?

I absolutely loved The Longest Holiday! I was warned by Rea to make sure that when I started this book, I had the rest of my day free, because I wouldn't be able to put it down, and gosh she was so right! From the first page I was hooked, and I read the entire book in one sitting as I could not bear to be parted from it, I just had to know what was going to happen next!

The setting of Key West was beautiful! The descriptions really made the place come to life and I could picture every scene clearly in my mind. It honestly felt as though I had escaped away to Florida with Laura and her friends. I've never been on holiday anywhere other than in the UK and France, but just reading this book made me want to book a holiday and go myself!

I warmed to Laura straight away, I really felt for her as she found out about Matthew, and I wanted to stretch my arms into the book and give her a hug.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 30 April 2013
By Dee
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Wow! Got the book and finished it in under a day, it was that impossible to put down! I have all of Paige Toons books and my favourite so far had been Chasing Daisy, now I have to say it is this one, The Longest holiday. Fell in love with Laura and Leo, could relate to all the characters and even felt a tad sorry for Matthew at one point! So glad it ended the way it did though. What a fantastic story! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! Keep up the fab work!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Couldn't put it down! 9 May 2013
By Sparkly
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I loved this book, I really just couldn't put it down. Paige Toon is such a fab writer and just draws you into the characters lives, you are then hooked and have to find out how it finishes. A definite must read & I can't wait for a sequel.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The longest holiday 9 May 2013
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Another brilliant book! I look forward to reading Paige Toons books and can honestly say I'm never disappointed! Please continue to keep writing them as its always such a joy to read them!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read in six hours! 3 May 2013
Format:Paperback
This is the first Paige Toon book I have read, and I absolutely loved it. I literally could not put it down. It was so easy to read, and I think its the first book Ive read that Ive developed a crush on a character due to the way he is described!! I really hope there is a sequel to this book, but until then I will work my way through all Paige's other books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Holiday in a Book 3 Jun. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It's worth mentioning that I have never read anything by Paige before but the lovely beachy colours of the whimsical cover drew me in immediately (note to readers - I'm fully aware that judging books by their covers is ill-advised and verboten for a bookaholic like myself - but sometimes needs must) and if this novel is anything to go by I plan to spend much more time with Ms Toon in the coming, vacationless months.

The premise is an interesting one - what would you do if you were in the perfect relationship - married to a `beautiful' man who makes you happier than you've ever been, with no problems on the horizon whatsoever - and then you discover that the person you're in love with has done something so terrible before your wedding that you don't think you can ever look at them or your relationship in the same way again?

This is where we find Laura Smythson at the start of the book. Her response has been to embark on a two week holiday with her best friend and a friend of her friend - both single women looking for fun and adventure in the Florida Keys. With Laura mulling over the rubble left in the wake of her marriage and the decision of whether to forgive and forget or move on with her life, there is a disconnect within the group, particularly when three attractive men, also on holiday, enter their circle. It is on an impromptu snorkelling trip that Laura meets Leo - a some-time boat captain and diving instructor. Between her immediate attraction to him and the swift change to the situation at home (revealed just before she is due to get on her flight), Laura makes an instinctive adjustment to her plans which changes the lives of all those around her.

This book is incredibly engrossing and I just couldn't put it down.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily the best book I have read this year xXx 28 April 2013
By realovesbooks TOP 500 REVIEWER TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
I have always been a huge fan of Paige Toon, she is definitely one of my top ten authors and having read all of her books I can honestly say not a single one of them disappoint. When I was out shopping on Tuesday I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a copy of The Longest Holiday sitting staring at me days before publication so I quickly snapped up my copy feeling like a criminal! ( I did pay!)

The synopsis sounded intriguing and exciting so I couldn't wait to start reading. Laura is our protagonist and what a fabulous character she is. She is easy to warm to and she seemed so lifelike she is my favourite female character from Paige Toons books. After a revelation about Laura's husband Matthew comes to light she needs to get away to clear her head and have time to think about whether or not she can forgive her husband and save her marriage. Laura jets away to Florida's Key West with her friend Marty and her friend Bridget.

It's not long before her thoughts are distracted by the gorgeously hot Leo. But are her feelings for Leo just confusing matters more, I mean the holiday has to come to an end at some point surely?

The storyline was so captivating and fresh, I was hooked from the first chapter and so it soon became clear that this was going to be a book that you can't put down. I loved how unpredictable the book was there was no way of predicting what was going to happen next. The author also puts a pretty shocking twist towards the end which I never saw coming. The whole of the book was fantastically written the descriptive writing made you feel as though you were there holidaying with Laura and towards the end of the book the writing is very beautifully written and touching.
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5.0 out of 5 stars didnt want it to finish
oh my goodness i was heartbroken to finish this fantastic book!!!! I ABSOLUTELY love this author. Great to catch up with old characters too! Read more
Published 22 days ago by Orla
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this book
Got this book with vouchers off a chocolate bar, probably wouldn't have picked it otherwise, so glad I did, I have really enjoyed it, its easy to read and has "can't put it down... Read more
Published 1 month ago by michelle edwards
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Published 1 month ago by Sara Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant holiday read
I am always drawn to a Paige Toon book if I want pure chick lit or a nice easy read to take on holiday with me. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Hannah ward
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Chick Lit I've read in a long while
Brilliant read - I was hooked & couldn't put it down. Loved the characters & thought it was really well written.
Published 1 month ago by A. Blackburn
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book!
I loved this book, I read it cover to cover in 2 days! Couldnt put it down. This was my first Paige Toon book & Ive now ordered lots more ready for my next holiday! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amanda Darcy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 2 months ago by Mrs Jane Draper
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
I read this on holiday and it was such a fabulous read! I absolutely love Paige Toon. This was the forth book of hers I've read (One Perfect Summer being the first one I read) and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lucy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really good story great book
Published 3 months ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars great, easy read - perfect for holiday reading!
As you would expect for a holiday romance - great reading!
Published 3 months ago by IsM
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