Johnny Be Good
I'm Meg Stiles. This is my leaving party. And that song we're making a mockery of? That's written by one of the biggest rock stars in the world. And I'm moving in with him tomorrow.
Seriously! I am not even joking. Well, maybe I'm misleading you a little bit. You see, I haven't actually met him yet...
No, Ipleasure? ...more
"Johnny Be Good" was a very quick read and I loved the first half of it. But around the middle of the book, things began to get slower and there were a couple of chapters I thought were quite boring and wouldn't have needed to be in ...more
About the story, I found it quick paced and engaging from the start, which is always one of the best qualities in a book. The setting is the glamour of the rich and famous in Hollywood, I like ...more
This book...how to review it? Well, for one: It was just plain stupid.
Meg - shallow, whiny, needy, naive, pathetic and absolutely unrelatable in every way.
Christian - 2d, unrealistic and his actions just never seemed to be justified (if that makes sense)
Johnny - what a prat! Stereotypical rocker, pretty much a 2d caricature. What was there even to like about him?
UPDATE same day....Yea, I couldn't put this down. Looking forward to book two...starting....NOW!
- A review by Natasha
Paige Toon is a great author. I've read her other books and absolutely fell in love with the characters and the scenarios. This was NOT the case, however, for Johnny Be Good. Spoilers below!!
Meg. What a weak, stupid, stupid, cruel, stupid, jerk of a character you are! Don't people ever learn? She actually allowed herself to be completely used by Johnny, on multiple occasions, and had a hard time stopping her obsession with him. I think it was supposed to imply she LOOOVVEEESSS him just SOOOO muc ...more
'But you were my girl first.'
This isn’t a book I’d go around recommending mainly because it had many triggers: drug and alcohol abuse, emotional abuse, unsafe sex, a love-triangle (including cheating).
Meg has landed a job as a PA for a famous musician Johnny Jefferson. Meg was the definition of desperate for the sexy, rich man she'd just met. That said, this book was spaced over 7 months so despite the insta-love these two developed a rea/>'But ...more
I’m a sucker for a good Rockstar romance. And when my friend Renee highly recommended this book, I just had to read it. And boy am I happy I did!!!!
This is a chick-lit romance; the characters and the story are so well constructed that I quickly and easily got lost inside the angst, and the rocky relationship between the characters. It felt real inside my heart and I couldn’t possibly put it down, for one second. What a fantastic book, I loved it beyond words.
Meg is off to Los Angeles to be CPA (Celebrity PA) to Johnny Jefferson, the hottest rockstar on the planet. She tells herself she will not fall for him but ultimately does. We follow her as she tries to figure out her feelings for Johnny and we const ...more
JOHNNY BE GOOD by PAIGE TOON
Overall rating: 5 ROCKSTAR STARS!
Johnny be Good was a very funny and heartbreaking read which I totally loved.
Meg was given a chance to be a PA for one of the world's greatest rock stars Johnny. She started her job without a clue with what she was doing, and slowly she started toSTARS!Johnny5Overall ...more
In Johnny Be Good we meet Meg Stiles. Megs is offered the dream of PA to Johnny Jefferson, the man of the moment……. uuber hot rockstar extraordinaire.
Megs leaves from her home in London to start a new life in LA, working for Johnny and putting up with all his crazy antics, all the while trying to convince herself she won’t fall for him. Oh good luck with that Megs! Of course she does and what follows ...more
WAKE UP PEOPLE, THE CHARACTER IS A SOCIOPATH!!! (explanation below)
I HATE THIS BOOK AND THE ENDING SO MUCH!!
I didn't think that I could hate a character as much, but hey, Heeereeee's Johnny!
I would have rated this book a hundred if the ending was different. I mean, Johhny is not a "bad boy", he's a narcissistic- misogynistic prick. He treats people like crap just because he can.
1. Very predictable. Guess what’s going to happen and you’ll be absolutely right.
2. The use of “Asian babe” to describe one character- I couldn’t believe that this character was referred to as this for the whole book.
3. Women-hating language such as “dirty stripper” throughout the book.
4. Resorting to the typical “woman must fix broken man, no matter what awful things he does” trope
5. Nothing much really happens!
6. Drug and alcohol addiction ...more
Could've had interesting meditations on d ...more
I got this book mainly because it in wrote by Paige Toon. If any book has her name on it I don't need to know what it's about I will still get them. She's my favourite chic lit author and I just love her books. I first read Johnny Be Good about a year ago, before I started blogging or writing reviews. Paige has recently released Baby Be Mine, which is about Johnny and Meg but years ...more
And did I mention I fucking hated all the fucking cheating!!
I did, however, like the writing and was quickly addicted. I stayed up all night reading this in one sitting because... well, for ...more
The main character, Meg is portrayed as naive when it comes to Johnny the wild-boy. It seems quite stereotypical. I mean, how can you fall for someone, and have sex with them multiple times when you see them basically doing it raw with a bunch of easy groupies and actually let them inside you again whilst they are doing this with them ?
Yet I am still inclined to see what happens despite these characters because parts of their cha ...more
At this time I have no idea if I want to give it a high or a low rating.
It was strange, and not at all what I expected! I mean there was NO romance. Well, they did have sex, about 75% in the book, but they sure weren't in love with each other.
While the ending is not exactly a cliffhanger, it's not really an ending either. You pretty much have to read the next book.
What it ends with, is a prelude to a love triangle, and I really really HATE love tr ...more
I really liked the blurb - working for a celebrity, a really hot rock god no less, a fabulous relocation and the world of showbiz. What else could you ask for? Another male lead? Ok then, ...more
Meg (given the nickname Nutmeg by Johnny) is a girl who luckily lands a Personal Assistant job for Johnny. Johnny is a well know Rocker, who lives that Rocker life style - drugs, alcohol and groupies. Meg works for him and finds herself slowly falling for him and tries her best to help him. After a few months, she finally sleeps with him one nig ...more