A Fairly Hefty Paige Toon Book Haul

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Call me crazy, but in the past week alone I've purchased not one, not two, but... six Paige Toon books.

I'm not even entirely sure why. I was sat at home one night using good old Google to research what authors people recommended and Paige Toon came out on top. People rave about her. So naturally I bought six of her books in the space of approximately four days.


I picked up 5 of the six said books from World of Books and one brand new from Asda.

Five Years From Now

The blurb:
"What happens if you meet the RIGHT person at the WRONG time?

Nell and Van meet as children when their parents fall in love, but soon they are forced worlds apart.
Five years later, they find each other. Their bond is rekindled and new feelings take hold, but once again they have to separate.

For the next two decades, fate bring Nell and Van together every five years, as life and circumstances continue to divide them. Will they ever find true happiness? And will it be together?

One day, maybe five years fro m now, you'll look back and understand why this happened..."

This is the one that originally caught my interest as the concept sounded so intriguing and nothing like I've ever read before.

Johnny Be Good

The blurb:
"I'm Meg Stiles. This is my leaving party. And that song we're making a mockery of? That's written by one of the biggest rock stars in the world. And I'm moving in with him tomorrow.

Seriously! I am not even joking. Well, maybe I'm misleading you a little bit. You see, I haven't actually met him yet . . .

No, I'm not a stalker. I'm his new PA. His Personal Assistant. And I am off to La-La Land. Los Angeles. The City of Angels - whatever you want to call it - and I can't bloody believe it!

Celebrity PA to wild boy of rock Johnny Jefferson, Meg's glam new life in sun-drenched LA is a whirlwind of showbiz parties and backstage passes. Cool, calm Christian, in town to write his famous friend's biography, helps keep Meg's feet firmly on the ground. But with Johnny's piercing green eyes and a body Brad Pitt would kill for, how long will it be before she's swept right off them again?"

I'll be honest, this blurb doesn't really do anything for me. But the sequel to this book does, and you can't read one without the other, right?

Baby Be Mine

The blurb:
'He's not mine, is he?'

That's the question I fear the most.

You see, I have a secret. My son is not fathered by my boyfriend, but by one of the most famous rock stars that ever lived. And he doesn't even know it.

One-time celebrity personal assistant to wild boy of rock Johnny Jefferson, Meg Stiles is now settled and living in the south of France with her doting boyfriend Christian and their son Barney. But they're living a lie - a lie that will turn their lives upside down and inside out - because as Barney reaches his first birthday, Meg can no longer deny that her son is growing to look more and more like his rock star father every day, and less and less like Christian, and sooner or later, the world is going to realise..."

See, this one sounds much better, right?

The One We Fell In Love With

The blurb:
"Phoebe is caught between a rock and a hard place. Settle down and get married, or return to the French Alps to pursue her passion?

Eliza is in love with someone who is no longer hers. In fact, he probably never was… And her dream of becoming a successful musician seems to be vanishing before her eyes.

Rose is out of a job and out of a boyfriend. To make matters worse, she’s been forced to move back in with her mother…

But these very different girls have one thing in common. Angus. The one they fell in love with…"

I feel like I've seen this cover before. I had such a dave-ja-vu moment when I came across this one that I couldn't not add it to my basket.

One Perfect Summer

The blurb:
"A Dorset summer, a chance meeting, and Joe and Alice, both 18, fall into step as if they have known each other forever. But their idyll is shattered as quickly as it began. Joe leaves without warning; Alice heads off to Cambridge University and slowly picks up the pieces of her broken heart.

Years later, when she catches the attention of gorgeous, gifted, rich boy Lukas, Alice is carried along by his charm and swept up in his ambitious plans for a future together.

Until news of Joe reaches her once more, but he's out of reach in a way that Alice could never have imagined. Life has moved on, the divide between them is now so great. Surely it is far too late to relive those perfect summer days of long ago?"

I thought this sounded like an easy, summer read. Granted, it doesn't sound like most amazing story to ever be told, but I figured I'd give it a go regardless.

If You Could Go Anywhere

The blurb:
"Angie has always wanted to travel. But at twenty-seven, she has barely stepped outside the small mining town where she was born. Instead, she discovers the world through stories told to her by passing travellers, dreaming that one day she'll see it all for herself.

When her grandmother passes away, leaving Angie with no remaining family, she is ready to start her own adventures. Then she finds a letter revealing the address of the father she never knew, and realises instantly where her journey must begin: Italy.

As Angie sets out to find the truth – about her family, her past and who she really is – will mysterious and reckless Italian Alessandro help guide the way?"

This is the book I picked up in Asda. At this point I had already bought so many of her book that I figured, what's one more to add to the collection?

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