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The Minute I Saw You

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  2,349 ratings  ·  281 reviews
The brand new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author Paige Toon. The perfect summer read for 2020!

Some people believe that it’s possible to fall in love simply by gazing into another person’s eyes . . .

When Hannah and Sonny meet, a spark ignites that is hard to ignore and impossible to forget. Weeks later, their paths cross again, but Sonny appears distant and rel
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published May 14th 2020 by Simon & Schuster UK
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Brooke - One Woman's Brief Book Reviews

The Minute I Saw You by Paige Toon. (2020).

When Hannah meets Sonny, she's irresistibly drawn to him. The best thing is he's only in town on holiday which works for Hannah as neither of them do long-term relationships. But as time goes on and their chemistry shows no sign of cooling, they start to question their reasons for shutting each other out. Are they both too broken to find love? And if they tear down the walls between them, will
Fabulous Book Fiend
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well this was certainly the sexiest Paige Toon novel yet, these characters are all charged and there are lingering looks left right and centre. This book is also chock full of secrets which also makes it incredibly hard to review without giving spoilers but don't worry I'm not giving anything away and neither is this author. Every turn is unexpected and I really didn't see some of the reveals along the way coming at all.

I bonded with Hannah right away, she seems like such an easy going type of
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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'However unstable you may feel at times, you never unsteady me.'
Another beautiful, heartbreaking but at the same time heartwarming story by Paige Toon. As always, I connected with the characters right away and I just loved Hannah and Sonny together and how their relationship developed.

This was a perfect slow burn romance with just the right amount of tension and the perfect summer setting. I will make sure to visit Cambridge someday when all this craziness is over! Sounds so lovely
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Paige Toon's work. I have never been let down by her writing in the past. I have always received a high quality story and not just about romance where boy-meets-girl, no, her books go far deeper and we're provided with a wonderful storyline that just envelopes you in a warm, comforting hug. 'The Minute I Saw You' is going to be another first class read and I will need to stock up on some tissues, I think. I love Hannah and Sonny and I can't wait to meet them again and follow them through ...more
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Minute I Saw You was such an amazing book and along with The Last Piece of My Heart it is now definitely my favorite Paige Toon novel. Hannah and Sonny are some of the best characters she’s created so far and I grew fond of both of them right away. I loved the story and it’s been a very long time since a book has made me as emotional as this one. I definitely had to fight back tears several times and I can’t wait to see what Paige Toon will come up with next.

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Addictive from start to finish. Hannah is a likeable character from the start and Sonny grows on you so much. The topics brought up in this book are quite serious but so delicately written. I love the setting of Cambridge so much loving even more the mention of Joe and Alice (Two personal favourites of mine).
Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews

3.5 stars

‘If I thought I was going to stop thinking about him, I was wrong.’

The Minute I Saw You is the latest release from bestselling author Paige Toon. Love, trauma, emotional wellbeing, personal baggage, friendships, chance and courage defines this moving contemporary romance novel. A perfect winter warmer, Paige Toon’s latest uplit title will embrace all readers, far and wide.

The Minute I Saw You takes the reader directly into the lives of Hannah and So
Theresa Smith
May 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’ve long maintained that there is a big difference between a romance and a love story. This is a love story. The blurb may read like a romance, but in my opinion, it ticks all the boxes for angst ridden, heart-breaking, all consuming love story.

‘You know I don’t do relationships,’ I say awkwardly, turning away and pulling up a handful of grass.
‘We are in a relationship,’ he snaps, making me jump. He sits up with frustration and plants his palms on the ground behind him. ‘You know that, don’t yo
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Paige Toon has done it again with another cracking book. This may be classed as chick lit, but her books are never sweet and fluffy and usually cover some hard topics as this book did. Her books always draw me in straight away and I never want them to end!
Nikki Moore
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love Paige Toon’s books and her ‘voice’ - The Minute I Saw You is no exception. It’s difficult to review on the basis of three fairly short chapters, but the beginning of this story already has warmth, depth and intrigue and I know the whole book will be extraordinary, which is why I’ve just pre-ordered it on Kindle and can’t wait until it’s released on Thursday (14th May).

I can’t wait to fall properly in love with Hannah and Sonny (and like all of Paige’s heroes, Sonny is HOT!)

Rachel Gilbey
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Paige Toon was written another simply stunning story.

I was hooked almost immediately and loved the blatant initial chemistry between Hannah and Sonny in their first meeting and was as confused as Hannah when a couple of weeks later he was like a different person.

From then they start to see each other about and accept that they can only be friends - especially since Sonny is pledging abstinence for reasons not entirely divulged initially. Equally Hannah is obviously holding something back about
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finally another Toon book, my first on kindle, but I will definitely get the paperback when it comes out in August.

We follow Hannah in this story. She works as an optician and is housesitting for her uncle. She went through a lot in her life and doesn’t do relationships. Then Sonny walk into the shop, she works at and they have instant chemistry. Paige Toon captured that beautifully. When he comes back to pick up his glasses two weeks later he is very different though.

Sonny is a photographer
Jul 09, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really wanted to like this and it started out so well, but in the end it was just okay - mostly because nothing really happens in it. It would have been better if the focus had stayed on the heroes issues, which I felt were more important. But then the h had to have her own malfunction and she was so annoying and selfish about it. It became more like a competition for 'who is the most f*cked up' and I really felt like the story just spun its wheels.

The premise was great. The characters were AM
Carly Wilson
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Paige Toon is a relatively new author to me, and my best friend and I took it upon ourselves to read ‘The Minute I Saw You’ as a read along.

This story is beautiful in so many ways, it’s a heartfelt romance with lots of sweet compelling moments which really tugged upon my heartstrings. It also is about two people struggling to come to terms with very significant moments in their lives, one loss and another overcoming from abuse. It made for a very powerful read, and I loved Sonny and Hannah toge
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have never read a Paige Toon book before, but I read the blurb of this one and I loved it and am really glad I read this book, I did find it a bit slow at the beginning but that was all about getting to know Sonny and Hannah, there was such a blast of connection when they first meet that maybe a relationship might happen, it is sure to go smoothly, but love very rarely does and this journey was filled with heart wrenching situations and events that have happened to both Hannah and Sonny in the ...more
Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings)
Worldwide bestselling author Paige Toon, has more than a dozen published novels behind her but unfortunately I hadn’t yet read one, so I was keen to read one of her books after hearing such good things about her stories. “The Minute I saw You” is her latest novel and aptly named for its unique optometry theme. I’m so pleased I read this book, as although it’s no denying a romance, the powerful emotional themes running through it, makes this story so much more. I’ve never read a book which focuse ...more
Jenn Webley
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Breathtakingly heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. Paige Toon just melts my heart every single time. I absolutely adored this latest release from Paige. 'The Minute I Saw You,' had me from the very first word, I couldn't put it down - not that I even wanted to!

I enjoyed the bubbling chemistry between Hannah and Sonny, from the moment they met it was clear there was something special between them and that made their second meeting all the more surprising as something had fundamentall
Charlotte Goulding
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book really took me by surprise, bringing up topics I wouldn’t expect at all. It was a lovely slow paced story, which kept me interested and turning the page!

A great, enjoyable read 💞
Gina Weigel
May 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
Normally I ADORE paige toon but I kinda didn't like the latest books of her that much. I'll still read the next book she's going to bring out since I always was a huge fan of her and her stories. ...more
Natasha B
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!
I listened to an ARC of this book. The narrator does a great job but I don’t think there’s any advantage over reading it, it’s just down to personal preference.

When I started this, I thought it was going to be a nice, easy, chic lit kind of read. And yeah, it is those things but a whole lot more! ... There’s more depth to the characters. Past traumas and events are discussed and explored and not only by the two main characters, HannaH and Sonny.

I enjoyed the dynamic of the friendship
May 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
One of her sexiest and flirtiest novels, but it’s also - as usually when it comes to Paige Toon- quite emotionally draining!
I loved the protagonists and their growing relationship, the setting and even the minor characters were extremely fun.
My only issue was, and that’s just my personal taste, that the revelation about Hannah’s past was a bit... too thought out, too unnatural?
But that’s just me, other than that I really loved the novel and would recommend it to anyone who needs a little timeo
Jessica Jones
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Paige Toon is one of my favourite authors...ever!
I've loved all the books I've read by her, The Minute I Saw You is no different. ⁣⁣
From the moment i started reading I was hooked, the chemistry between Hannah and Sonny oozes through the pages and makes the book difficult to put down.⁣
The Minute I Saw You is a fantastic heartwarming love story.
Aly Warren
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you didn't cry when reading this, your lying 🤣. What a beautiful story of love and trust. Can't recommend enough! Now a Paige Toon fan, after reading this. ...more
Haley Glover
Nov 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable read.
Oct 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Paige Toon back at her best.
Lucy C
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So glad to finally read the full after the sampler back in April.

You know what your getting with Paige, you just know it's going to be good.

Loved this one
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Don't be fooled by the cover or the blurb! Same thing happened to me last time I picked up a Paige book - they look chic litty, and the blurb on the back a little it is a wonderful, pleasant surprise when the book is much much more than that. This book has wonderful characters and the storyline is heartbreaking yet so heartwarming at the same time. Hannah and Sonny's story grabs you from the beginning with some wonderful 'skip a heartbeat' moments. Highly recommend - 5 gorgeous sta ...more
The Minute I Saw you is my second book by Paige Toon.
The authors writing style has not changed which is rather disappointing to me since I didn't enjoy this book.
I was put off by the language used even though women do talk like that.

Thank you to Netgalley and publisher for providing this sampler in exchange for an honest review.
Megan Jones
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When Hannah meets Sonny, she's irresistibly drawn to him: he's sexy and confident, but only in town on holiday. That's fine with Hannah - she doesn't do long-term relationships. And luckily for her, neither does Sonny. But before they can even so much as kiss, Sonny receives some shocking news and commits to making serious life changes - ones that can't and won't include romance. With even a short fling now off the cards, Hannah and Sonny settle for being friends. But as summer hots up and their ...more
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of Paige Toon's novels, so it brings me great pleasure to write this review for the 3-chapter sampler of The Minute I Saw You.

Hannah's an optical assistant in sunny Cambridge and she loves her job. But when a hot and enigmatic photographer called Sonny comes in for his eye test, she loves her job just that little bit more. It might be her job to look into his eyes (and size him up!), but not every day does someone with eyes as blue and sparkling as Sonny's come along. Hannah has
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Paige Toon grew up between England, Australia and America and has been writing books set in sun-drenched locations around the world since 2007. She has written fourteen novels, a three-part spin-off for young adults and a collection of short stories. Her books have sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. She loves hearing from her readers so get in touch via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @PaigeT ...more

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