Johnny Be Good by Paige Toon

24 year old Meg is thrown into the LA showbiz lifestyle as she up-sticks and leaves the UK for a new job as PA to rockstar Johnny Jefferson. It doesn’t harm that he is good looking too. Meg discovers the dark side to fame, and can she really keep her head cool living in LA?


Originally, I read Baby Be Mine, the sequel to Johnny Be Good, before this, and I really enjoyed it so I decided to read what happened in the first story. It is a well written book, but I couldn’t help thinking that Meg is so much more suited to Christian – they share the same likes and interests and Johnny is just a bit of an ass really. In Baby Be Mine, I like the relationship between Johnny and Meg, but in Johnny Be Good, he does behave cruelly to her at times that it was a bit depressing to read. When Meg arrives in LA, Toon presents Meg’s wonderment of the new life she leads well, and you see LA through Meg’s eyes well.


It is a good story, although I preferred Baby Be Mine. Some of it was a bit too dark for me, especially the last few chapters when Johnny starts on a path of self-destruction whilst on tour. 3.5 stars.


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