The longest Holiday is a chicklit novel by Paige Toon. Thanks to Paige Toon for sending me a copy! It’s a brilliant summer read, I recommend it to everyone who feels like reading on a sunny day. But it’s a great read on snowy days too 😆
“Don’t wait for the storm to pass, learn to dance in the rain”
― Paige Toon, The Longest Holiday
I have to say, it reminded me of Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful Disaster a bit. The story is about Laura, a woman in her twenties who’s married to a man named Matthew. She just found out he has cheated on her weeks before they got married. He didn’t tell her, she found out when she saw a message on Matthews Facebook page. And that’s how she also found out that woman is pregnant from him. She’s angry, disappointed and sad. She want’s to get away from it all and that’s why she agrees to go to Key West with her friend (and a friend’s friend). And there she meets this freakin hot diving instructor named Leo. I have to say, I totally get why Paige Toon said he’s her new favourite character in the q&a we did on guest post friday! He’s awesome! I wish I could meet Leo (or a guy like him 🙂 ) some day! But about the story, Laura is very confused. She has a crush on Leo, but doesn’t really know what she has to do, while she is married and all. And Leo doesn’t really seem to believe in love. But it would be a bad chicklit novel if they wouldn’t end up together, so I can tell you they eventually do. But it isn’t easy. And then Laura decides to stay in Key West when her friends go back home and her mum and husband come to visit her, trying to talk some sense into her. She want’s to stay, but will she? You’ll have to read the novel to find out 🙂
It’s an awesome story, but I didn’t like the ending. It was a sudden end, and the epilogue didn’t really satisfy me. But I hope that means Paige Toon will write a sequel. Even if I didn’t like the end, I’ll still give it 4,5 stars. It’s just awesome.
You can read my thoughts on Paige Toon’s One perfect summer and Pictures of Lily on the blog. You can find the guest post by Paige Toon here.