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Paige Toon is a bestselling author of women’s fiction who has sold over a quarter of a million books to date. Her 2013 novel, The Longest Holiday, apeared on the Sunday Times bestseller list.
Paige grew up in Australia, America and England - thanks to her much-travelled Le
Mans winner dad, Vern Schuppan. For over eight years, she worked at Heat Magazine as
Paige is married, has two small children and lives in Cambridge.
In a Nutshell: Gigs • Glitz• Grown-up glitches Super-cool summer escapism with heaps of heat, heart and Hollywood glamour, this third Jessie Jefferson novel is the most satisfying yet. Having recently discovered that her dad is none other than global rockstar Johnny Jefferson, Jessie is settling in LA with Johnny and his new family. On her sixteenth birthday, Johnny springs an awesome surprise. He’s flown her loved ones over from the UK, including stepdad Stu and ex-boyfriend Tom, from whom she split after snogging Jack, the hot guitarist in the up-and-coming band she’s joined. After a day at Disneyland, the evening brings another surprise; Jesse’s LA friends and All Hype bandmates have laid on a party in her dad’s mansion in the Hollywood hills. But, unsurprisingly, these well-meaning distractions do little to take Jessie’s mind off the fact that her mum died in a tragic freak accident on this very same day, just one year ago. Though she’s sad to see Stu and her friends leave, Jessie has more than enough to occupy her time, like settling into her new celebrity-filled high school, band rehearsals, music lessons, learning to drive, doing magazine interviews, and Jack. But Mulholland Drive is a million miles from her Maidenhead hometown; it’s not easy keeping your feet on the ground when you’re reaching for the stars, and it looks like everything might spiral out of control when Johnny’s poisonous ex-girlfriend exacts her malicious revenge at post-gig party. Jessie’s newly-glamorous lifestyle (hanging out with celebs at extravagant parties, being papped while shopping for super-expensive clothes) make this an exceptional escapist treat, but the author doesn't shirk from exploring the flipsides of fame. As a result, Jessie’s journey to stay grounded and true to herself within the weird LA bubble of bright lights and big names resonates beyond her personal circumstances. ~ Joanne Owen
August 2015 Book of the Month This entertaining sequel to The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson sees Jessie return to her ordinary life in England after enjoying a whirlwind summer in the Hollywood Hills with her newfound father, international rock star, Johnny Jefferson. Settling back into the new school term is made easier when she gets together with gorgeous Tom, but the stakes get a whole lot higher when her identity is exposed and she's flown back to LA, where her dad and his security entourage can better protect her. Life in LA as Johnny Jefferson’s daughter is a maelstrom of parties, paparazzi and cool clubs, but it’s not long before the champagne bubbles begin to taste a little flat. Jessie misses her stepdad and her deceased mum, and she feels guilty about her attraction to bad boy guitarist Jack. Torn between two continents and boys, Jessie faces some tough decisions, not least deciding where she should call home. With all the pace and wit of a top teen-screen hit, I Knew You Were Trouble is an addictive read with strong rags to riches appeal. But alongside the entertaining escapism, and with wit and insight, it also explores the big universal theme of finding yourself and being brave enough to become who you want to be. ~ Joanne Owen
February 2014 Debut of the Month Paige Toon is a bestselling author of women’s fiction but this is her first foray into YA / crossover fiction. As teen protagonist Jessie Jefferson moves to the Hollywood Hills to join her mega famous fock star father will she fit in with the young and glamorous LA set? Will she get on with her infamous father? Join her roller-coaster of a journey from girl-next-door to Hollywood.
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.
Sunshine, rock gods and Hollywood hearthrobs! Jessie Jefferson is back in the next instalment from bestselling author Paige Toon. Perfect for fans of Geek Girl, Jessica Cole and Girl Online. Life as the undercover daughter of a rock god isn't going to be easy. How will Jessie adjust to her old boring life again after spending her summer living it up with her dad in LA? With tough decisions ahead (and not just choosing between two hot boys), can she cope juggling her two very different lives? Summer may be over, but Jessie's story is just beginning... 'Lots of fun' Heat magazine (four-star review) 'Fun and flirty, Jessie Jefferson is a top notch series YA fans should grab ASAP' Maximum Pop! 'A page-turner perfect for holidays' Closer 'A fabulous continuation of Jessie Jefferson's story...I loved every single second' Rachel's Random Reads blog
Meet Jessie, small-town girl turned wild child . . . Jessie has never known her real dad, and when her mum dies she thinks any hope of finding him is gone. As she goes goes off the rails, her stepdad announces that her father is Johnny Jefferson - legendary rockstar and former hell-raiser. Still dealing with her loss, and now the daughter of a superstar, Jessie is sucked into the LA lifestyle - paparazzi, parties and hot guitar-wielding boys included. But is Johnny up to the job? And, more importantly, is Jessie?
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