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Would you mix business with pleasure?
Johnny Be Good - Paige Toon
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Johnny Be Good - Paige Toon
Advantages: Great characters, realistic yet entertaining, perfectly written
Flying from her home in London to her new job in LA, Meg is thrown into a whirlwind new life. Living in a mansion and being able to take a swim in the huge pool every morning, meeting and hanging out with the rich and famous, and flying all over the world on tour are just some of the things that are included in Meg's new life. But the most important one is that she now has a job that any girl would die for - working as PA to Johnny Jefferson, one of the world's most famous and most gorgeous rock stars.
But Meg soon finds out that her glamorous job isn't all it's cracked up to be. With fame comes drink, drugs, parties that go on long into the night, and many many women, and Johnny is never far from them all.
Along the way, Johnny's friend Christian gives Meg a hand in finding her feet in this new high-demanding world. But, despite all Johnny's bad behaviour, Meg can't help but be attracted to him and she soon learns that you should never mix business with pleasure.
~ My Opinion ~
Having loved the other two books of Paige Toon's, when I saw this in the shop I knew I had to buy it straight away. I already knew that I would really enjoy this and I had pretty high expectations given how good the other two were and I'm glad to say that I wasn't disappointed.
Meg is a great character as she's down to earth, honest and friendly and, even when she starts to become part of the fame and glamour life style, she still remains this way and doesn't start boasting about how she is working for one of the most famous singers.
Christian is a lovely friendly character and it's obvious that he would be the best choice as a boyfriend for Meg. However, despite Johnny's drinking, drug taking and womanising, there is still something about Johnny that you can't resist as the reader, so it's easy to see why Meg also feels this way.
Although Christian isn't in the entire story and just makes appearances from time to time when he visits LA from London, he is one of the main characters. It's pretty obvious that there's a connection between him and Meg and I just kind of expected them to end up together. Meg and Christian have a great friendship but Meg and Johnny also get on very well and have quite a bit of sexual tension when they're together. So when the three characters were all together it did get a little weird in places as it sort of seemed like some strange love triangle/threesome kind of thing, but without anything actually having happened.
I didn't think that this book was quite as good as the other two, especially Chasing Daisy, which is one of my favourite chick-lit books ever. But it is still a brilliant read and Paige Toon has very quickly become one of my favourite authors even though she hasn't written that many books. Her stories are always very truthful and realistic yet she makes them funny, interesting and entertaining, and to be honest, perfect reading.
If you're a fan of chick-lit, then you should definitely give Paige Toon a try and Johnny Be Good is a great place to start.
Summary: If your boss was the hottest rock star on the planet, would you mix business with pleasure?