Review: All About The Hype by Paige Toon


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The third super hot, super fun Jessie Jefferson novel from internationally bestselling author, Paige Toon.

Is the life of a famous rockstar’s daughter all it’s cracked up to be? And what about dating your fellow band-member just as you hit the bigtime?
Jessie is still getting used to being a celebrity, and the daughter of one of the world’s biggest rock stars. With her own music career on the rise, a gorgeous love interest and a fun group of friends, it seems Jessie’s glamorous LA life couldn’t get any better . . . but things are about to get really complicated.

 

Paige Toon is one of my favourite adult authors so of course when she decided to branch out into YA I was waiting with open arms.

Jessie’s story starts out after the death of her mother. It’s a pretty heart breaking time for her, and as she’s struggling to come to terms with her death, she discovers her father is one of the most famous rock stars in the world.

Needless to say, the storyline lends itself to a pretty fun book.

We commence on the anniversary of Jessie’s mum’s death. Toon writes the feelings of loss, and her clutching at memories so well I got a little teary. No one wants to think about losing their parents.

In this tumultuous time, Jessie is going through that horrible teen stage where she doesn’t  know who she is or how she fits in. It was so sweet to see Johnny embrace the paternal role and step up to help her. It’s pretty clear he’s shed his partying ways and while we still see a glimmer of the lose cannon he used to be, it’s directed toward those who mess with his family. I loved how their relationship grew.

Now, I don’t know how I keep doing it, but whenever Paige Toon writes a love triangle I always ship the wrong dude. Basically I loved the pants of one of them, and wasn’t sure on the other. The great thing is, by the end, I was satisfied that all the characters were where they were meant to be.

One of the best things about Paige Toon’s books are the cameos by other characters. Meg and Johnny kind of steal the show throughout the book, but it was really fun to see Dana make a reappearance. And while it’s pretty obvious what she’s up to, Jessie has no clue.

The book is a light read, full of fun, drama and romance. Definitely worth a read.

AOaR_5star (3)

 

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Heather is rep’d by Carrie Howland of Donadio and Olsen, and is impatiently waiting for baby number two to join us in the world

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