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Baby Be Mine by Paige Toon

Plot:

‘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 …

Review:

Review originally written in December 2018. The follow on from Johnny Be Mine:

This is a follow on from Johnny Be Good. That in itself denotes there is no need for a lot of pages spent recapturing the story as if this is a first read. It is a follow on which means a good amount of time was spent recapturing the story from the first in this series.

Paige’s novels tend to have a particular theme however, depending on; the plot, the main character and how it has developed I do not simply praise each and every novel as it deserves to be fairly critiqued upon each novel and how the plot develops.

I do enjoy how Paige writes as it has a natural flow which entices you to continue reading. There is plenty of drama in this novel surrounding Meg’s child and Barney’s biological father.

Meg has shown she has taken a step back in life from her career due to how she felt when she was last a PA. She is getting used to motherhood and the challenges and struggles it brings and we are going through that with her. With an unhelpful family as they are too busy being dazzled by Johnny’s appearances at times when they are not listening to Meg’s wants for her own child. As a new mother you would think her own mother would understand this but nope. This made me feel for Meg as she is under a lot of pressure despite her actions and everything that follows when Bess her best friend encourages her to tell the truth and the consequences it brought on.

Moving to LA and dealing with Johnny’s ways and how easily he is influenced by Dana. I love how Paige portrayed them as she made Dana a character to not like much at all. I enjoyed Johnny’s reaction to finding out the truth and what he has done partly to become apart of Barney’s life.

I found this novel more entertaining in ways compared to the first in this series. I have went from disliking the hurt caused by characters to enjoying their development, and the ending of course. I enjoyed seeing how minor characters lives have moved on. This is a gripping read that will make you read faster to find out what happens – that is good writing. I recommend this and Johnny be good for an interesting read.

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