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Paige Toon is the 1.5 million bestselling author of fourteen women’s fiction novels, three books for young adults and three short story ebook sequels. She writes contemporary love stories about relatable characters in often extraordinary circumstances and is one of the highest-rated romance authors on Goodreads.

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Lucy In The Sky (Sept 2008) by Paige Toon

Lucy In The Sky (2007) by Paige Toon

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Lucy is about to fly back to Australia, the place she called home until she was in her late teens. Heading back for the wedding of her two best friends she is excited to be seeing them again, although she did have a crush on Sam when she was a teenager. As she is about to put her phone away on the plane she receives a text from her boyfriend James who isn’t able to make the trip with her. Suddenly her world comes crashing down and she is left unable to contact him to find out what is going on for the next few hours.

James puts the text down to a childish prank by one of his workmates and Lucy attempts to push it out of her mind. However, she keeps thinking about all the silly white lies that James has said over the course of their relationship and she’s not sure whether to trust him or not – especially whilst she is away in Australia for a couple of weeks.

Reunited with Molly and Sam she is starting to feel back at home when Sam’s younger brother Nathan comes over and suddenly Lucy is feeling all jittery at the sight of him. The more time she spends with Nathan the easier it is to talk to him, join him in surfing and get drunk together. But it can’t lead to anything, can it?

Whilst I enjoyed the story, I did feel it was a little hypocritical of Lucy to be judging James for ‘cheating’ when she was lusting after Nathan whilst she was in Australia.

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Johnny Be Good Series by Paige Toon

Johnny Be Good (2008) {Johnny Be Good – Book 1} by Paige Toon

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Packing up her life in the UK to move out to LA, Meg Stiles has no idea what is waiting for her. Landing a job as Johnny Jefferson’s PA she is aware of who is but he’s not the type of musician that she would usually listen to. Her best friend is jealous that she is going to be getting up close and personal to Johnny – not that Meg is planning on getting that close to him. Especially after hearing about his reputation with women, drink and drugs.

The job is different from her previous job but soon she is finding her feet and making friends in LA. As well as hearing more about Johnny’s past PA’s and the groupies that hang around. It isn’t long before she is finding herself under his spell and although she knows it would be foolish to get involved with him, there is chemistry between them.

Can Johnny change his ways? Will Meg be able to put up with everything he puts her through?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback, Kindle Store and Audiobook

Baby Be Mine (2011) {Johnny Be Good – Book 2} by Paige Toon

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Whilst Meg Stiles is attempting to make a new life for herself away from Johnny Jefferson, it appears that the past might just be about to catch up with her. Despite being in a relationship with Christian, Johnny’s best friend and having a baby – little Barney isn’t Christian’s child… it’s Johnny’s!

A chance look at a photograph and Johnny realises that Barney is his baby and this starts Meg’s life to unravel before her eyes. Suddenly she has to break the news to Christian and find a way to let Johnny see his son without reigniting the feelings she held for him. Has Johnny really turned his life around? Is he ready to be a father?

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Johnny’s Girl {Johnny Be Good – Book 2.5} by Paige Toon

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Meg Stiles can’t believe how well married life with Johnny Jefferson is going, along with their two sons. Still living in the UK, Johnny is splitting his time between the US and being at home with Meg and the boys. Although Meg has reservations about moving back to LA, when Johnny’s former home comes back on the market they go to take a look at it and opt to make the return.

Whilst settling back into LA life, Meg is getting the chance to catch up with friends and the LA scene. However, there is a surprise from Johnny’s past that neither Meg nor Johnny was aware of. Given Johnny’s previous lifestyle it’s not wholly unexpected.

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Chasing Daisy (2009) by Paige Toon

Rating: 5 out of 5.

When it comes to falling in love, Daisy has had her fingers burnt before. So much so that she ended up leaving America and moving to the UK. Where she managed to land a job working for the caterers of a Formula 1 team. Falling in love is not something Daisy is planning on doing any time soon, however, when she meets the drivers of the Formula 1 team she’ll be working for her heart suddenly awakens for two very different reasons. Love and hate!

Hiding from her past she is determined not to let her feelings of love and hate get in the way of her job. But that is easier said than done. Will she crash and burn? Will she discover that there is a fine line between love and hate?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback, Kindle Store and Audiobook.

Pictures of Lily (2010) by Paige Toon

Rating: 5 out of 5.

With just a suitcase full of her clothes and possessions Lily has just arrived in Australia. Making the move from the UK with her mum who is moving in with a man she met online (and hasn’t met in real life!). Lily is not thrilled about the move, however, at almost sixteen she only has to stay for two years before she can head back to the UK on her own.

Moving in with Michael and his son Josh, who Lily fancies immediately she isn’t sure she is going to be able to last the two years. An opportunity to visit the conservation park that Michael works at turns things around for her. Suddenly she is loving the opportunity to be around the animals and take photos.

Meeting Ben a keeper at the conservation park makes her realise that her feelings for Josh were just a crush and that the feelings she holds for Ben are so much stronger. However, Ben is twenty-eight. Their friendship continues and whilst Ben has feelings for Lily he can’t act upon them as she is too young and he is heading to the UK to marry someone else!

Fast forward ten years and Lily is living in Sydney, her boyfriend Richard has just proposed but Lily is hesitant as she still holds a torch for Ben, despite not seeing him since he left for the UK. Whilst her younger sisters are visiting her they head to Sydney Zoo where Lily bumps into Ben again. Finding that her feelings haven’t subsided over the years, if anything, they are stronger than they ever were. How do you choose between the love from your past and the love you have in life now?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback, Kindle Store and Audiobook.

One Perfect Summer (2012) by Paige Toon

Rating: 5 out of 5.

During the summer before Alice goes to University in Cambridge she stays in Dorset with her parents. Meeting Joe who lives and works at the local pub, he has a bad boy family, however, there is something different about him. Falling in love her life is turned upside down when he suddenly leaves and doesn’t make contact with her when she gets to university.

Whilst she attempts to get over him, she throws herself into uni life, getting a job as a punter on the river and making friends. Meeting Lukas, makes her feel special and loved. Despite their differences in lifestyles and his parents’ opinions they get married and continue to live in Cambridge. However, she suddenly discovers what Joe has been up to in their years apart and her heart still fills with the thought of him. Is it too late? Was it simply just one perfect summer?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback, Kindle Edition and Audiobook

One Perfect Christmas by Paige Toon

A follow-up novella to the One Perfect Summer book that gives an extended epilogue.

One year after movie star Joseph Strike swept schoolteacher Alice off her feet, they are spending Christmas together in snowy Cambridge. But despite the romantic setting, Alice can’t help but question whether life in the spotlight is really what she wants. Will a Christmas wedding provide some perspective? Or will the life she’d be leaving behind be too much to lose?

Available to buy from Amazon in Kindle Edition

The Longest Holiday (2013) by Paige Toon

The Longest Holiday (2013) by Paige Toon

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Laura is heading to Florida on what you can mistakingly think is a girl’s holiday. Well, it was, until her best friend Marty invited Laura along to put some distance between herself and her husband Matthew. Who had a one-night stand with someone on his stag night and managed to get the girl pregnant! Yep!

Unsure whether she can move on and forgive Matthew she decides that this holiday is a great way to take time away. Then she meets Leo who takes her breath away from the moment she first sees him. He’s aware that she’s married and is a gentleman in that respect.

Finding out that the baby has been born, and that Matthew is definitely the father. Laura realises that actually, she doesn’t want to go home. A last-minute decision at the airport sees her staying as her friends head back to the UK. Turning back to Leo she finally manages to see what’s she’s been missing and without realising has fallen in love.

Does Leo love her? Or is this just a holiday romance?

Thirteen Weddings (2014) by Paige Toon

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Bronte has come over to the UK from Australia for her old friend’s (Polly) wedding. Despite the fact that she doesn’t believe in marriage and it’s part of the wedding party. However, it was a chance to visit the UK. During the hen night, she spots Alex leaning against a pillar in the club playing on his phone. On her way to the bar, she grabs his phone as a bit of fun. Looking up the sparks fly immediately.

Fresh out of a relationship Bronte is newly single although hasn’t confided that fact to her friend yet. Whilst Alex is ‘on a break’ from his long term girlfriend Zara – her decision not his. At the end of the night, he walks her back to her hotel and they spend the night together. With Alex getting a message from Zara and Bronte heading back to Australia, it was just a one night fling… wasn’t it?

Returning to the UK 18 months later for a job, Bronte is confronted by the man she hasn’t stopped thinking about – Alex. Whilst working at the magazine during the week, Bronte has started helping out photographing weddings on the weekends as a favour to a friend of a friend. Over the course of the book, she completes thirteen weddings (the clue is in the title). With her life interweaving with Alex, Lachie (the wedding singer) and dealing with problems from her past.

It didn’t end how I thought it would, whilst it still works as an ending, I just pictured it a different way – hence why I could only give this one 4 stars.

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A Christmas Wedding by Paige Toon

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A follow-up novella to the Thirteen Weddings book, and a much-needed read if you disagreed with the ending of the original story.

Three and a half years after we left Bronte behind back in Australia. Still living in Manly with Lachie she is still working for the magazine, although has opted to leave wedding photography behind. Never quite getting over the last wedding she completed – Alex and Zara’s wedding.

Receiving an email from Alex telling her that he’ll be in Sydney for three weeks in October her world is once again put into a spin. Not that she has ever forgotten (or moved on??) from Alex. Suddenly she is questioning life around her, from her career to her desire to have children.

Featuring several of the characters from Paige Toon’s novels this short ebook offers the chance to revisit the love triangle of Bronte/Alex/Lachie as well as tie up loose ends from other characters. I’m so pleased that Paige Toon opted to update the story as I feel it offered the ending that I’d originally hoped for, however, although drawn out it does work much better than if it had happened straight away.

Available to buy from Amazon in Kindle Edition only

The Sun in Her Eyes (2015) by Paige Toon

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The journey starts with Amber having a bad day, from finding her husband on the sofa (and vomit), being made redundant to finding out her dad has had a stroke back in Australia. She heads home a couple of days later leaving Ned in the UK (and his boss Zara).

Reconnecting with her old friends and life, Amber is splitting her time between caring for her dad and having fun. Ethan the boy from her childhood who she has loved since she was eight years old is back on the scene and their friendship heads for a new level after some drunken confessions.

I’m not sure how I feel about this story. Whether it’s the hypocrisy of Amber being jealous of Ned’s boss when she is flirting etc with Ethan. Or her ability to forget her life in the UK for the chance of following up on what never happened as a teenager. Ends better than I expected but not my favourite read from Paige Toon.

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback, Kindle Edition and Audiobook.

The One I Fell In Love With (2016) by Paige Toon

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…

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle Edition.

The Last Piece of My Heart (2017) by Paige Toon

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Bridget is a travel writer who has an idea for a book about regaining the pieces of her heart back from the people she has loved in the past. The idea is that she can then give the biggest part of her heart to her one true love. Her publishers don’t seem convinced by the idea, however, offer her a deal to ghostwrite a sequel for a novel written by a writer who passed away before she was able to finish it. This sparks a journey to Cornwall and into the life of Charlie (the writer’s widow) and their baby daughter April.

A page-turner that I didn’t want to finish, although the ending might be a little predictable it didn’t make it any less wonderful.

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle Edition.

Five Years From Now (2018) by Paige Toon

What if you met 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 must separate.

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle Edition.

If You Could Go Anywhere (2019) by Paige Toon

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Angie has longed to travel the world for as long as she can remember. Asking everyone who goes on holiday or returning home after visiting her hometown to send her postcards. Providing her with inspiration for places to visit. However, at 27 years old she has never left her Australian state never mind the country. Staying home to look after her Nan as well as provide help and support to those around her.

Life changes when her Nan dies and she discovers that she’d hidden details about her father in Italy. Making contact and telling him he has a long-lost daughter she heads to Italy for the summer to get to know him. Alessandro helps her bridge the gap with her father and discovers more secrets about her family. Attracted to Alessandro he gives her mixed signals and doesn’t open up to the darkness that is obviously in his life.

A slow starting book that gets better once she makes it to Italy and gets absorbed into the other characters. One to pull on your heartstrings and understand the difficulty of carrying around guilt and grief.

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle Edition.

The Minute I Saw You (2020) by Paige Toon

Attraction is easy… Falling in love can be hard

When Hannah meets Sonny, she’s irresistibly drawn to him: he’s sexy and confident, but only in town on holiday. That’s fine with Hannah – she doesn’t do long-term relationships. And luckily for her, neither does Sonny. But before they can even so much as kiss, Sonny receives some shocking news and commits to making serious life changes – ones that can’t and won’t include romance.

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle Edition.

Someone I Used To Know (2021) by Paige Toon

So much can change in half a lifetime…

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Short Story Collection from Paige Toon

One Perfect Christmas and Other Stories

One Perfect Christmas and Other Stories by Paige Toon

Reuniting a much-loved cast from across sixteen novels, this collection includes nine heartfelt romantic stories published in print for the very first time.

Includes ebook short stories One Perfect Christmas, Johnny’s Girl and A Christmas Wedding, and mini sequels to Chasing Daisy, Pictures of Lily, The Longest Holiday, The One We Fell in Love With and The Last Piece of My Heart.

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

Young Adult Series from Paige Toon

Jessie Jefferson Novels by Paige Toon

Meet Jessie, small-town girl turned wild-child… and Johnny Jefferson’s daughter he knew nothing about!

The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson (Jessie Jefferson Novels Book 1)

Jessie has never known her real dad, and when her mum dies she thinks any hope of finding him is gone. As she goes off the rails and her life devolves into a wild mess, her stepdad announces that her father is Johnny Jefferson—legendary rock star and former hell-raiser.

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle Edition.

I Knew You Were Trouble by Paige Toon (Jessie Jefferson Novels Book 2)

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…

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle Edition.

All About The Hype by Paige Toon (Jessie Jefferson Novels Book 3)

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.

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle Edition.

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