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I Knew You Were Trouble

(Jessie Jefferson #2)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  1,315 ratings  ·  128 reviews
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…
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 30th 2015 by Simon and Schuster
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Rachel Gilbey
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have been desperately wanting to get my hands on a copy of this book, from the second I finished The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson and it was definitely worth the wait. In fact my only complaint about this book is that I read it far too fast as I was so absorbed by it, and I fear I will have an even longer wait for book 3 in this fabulous series.

Those of you who read my reviews regularly may have noticed I may be a bit of a Paige Toon fangirl, and having read this my opinions of her
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
As soon as I finished book 1, The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson, I immediately dived into this one. Now that Jessie knows just who her father is, and has bonded with him, returning to her old, ordinary life is a difficulty. Though the media and public are aware that Johnny Jefferson has a secret, teenage daughter, they don't know it's Jessie. Soon, however, that information is leaked to the press, and Jessie finds herself back on a plane to LA. Now that she understands the implications of ...more
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fell in love with Paige Toon her books all over again. ...more
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
You guys can’t imagine how I felt when this book arrived at my doorstep. I’ve been waiting for it since I’ve finished The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson last year.

Jessie has spent the summer with her “new” dad and rockstar Johnny Jefferson and his family. Now she’s back in England with Stu and her own bodyguard. She goes back to school, where she sees her ex-best friend Libby (who has a new best friend now, Amanda) again and also Tom. Something started between them, but without even a date,
The next instalment of the spin off series about Johnny Jefferson's daughter. I love the choice of title being a Taylor Swift song, just Jessie is more trouble than most of the boys. It's starting to show were some of her traits are coming from. It's also getting impossible to live the best of both worlds.

At the start I'm liking Jessie and were the story is going. I like her in the UK and even in the States with Johnny, Meg and the boys but concerning Jack, I'm totally against what she does to
Natalie TBGWP
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Thinking I was dead good and clever I jumped into I Knew You Were Trouble straight after I had finished the first book in the series, The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson. Book Bloggers perks and all that. Why did I do that? Why? WHY? I can't wait over a frigging year for the next instalment. To be continued... can kiss my arse! Oh am fuming with myself here.

Yet again with the excitement, ultimate thrill of the chase, magnetic and charming characters and fantastic plot Paige Toon has shown
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I cannot read a Paige Toon book and not give it FIVE STARS. I love her writing so much.
This was another amazing read. I was so busy with work that I forgot this was released, but I ran out and bought it yesterday and started reading it at 9:30 this morning. By 12:45 I was finished. It never takes me very long to read Paige Toon's books. They're so captivating and her characters are always so interesting.

I am really glad that she's writing a YA series, as I love her adult books so much.
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Paige Toon delivers another stunning, thrilling YA novel that will knock your socks off with the glitz and glamour of being an “It” girl and the sweetest romance I’ve ever read in a while. Follow Jessie’s journey of discovering where her heart truly lies, whether it’s the place where she has everything she ever needs or the boy who makes her life complete. With a searing hot romance, I Knew You Were Trouble is fun, flirty and deliciously
Charnell (Reviews from a Bookworm)
I preferred book one, but am curious about the next book in the series.
Jun 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m a massive fan of Paige Toon’s writing, both her adult and her young adult books. I just love how all of her characters exist in the same sort of ‘world’. I love the connections and random mentions of other characters. It’s always seamless, and makes me feel like I know the characters. So, I was very much looking forward to reading the next book in the Jessie Jefferson series which is Paige’s young adult series.

This book can definitely be read as a stand alone, but I personally thing it’s a
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
I thought this was just gonna be a decent contemporary ya like the first one (tbh I only read the first one so I could read this one since it has the same title as TAYLOR SWIFT'S SONG. Yeah, that's how much I love Tay.)
And yeah, it was fine. Funny and cute. Jessie is annoying half the time (like in the first book) but Agnes and Meg and Johnny and Stu make up for it (and Lou!! She's nice :))
But then
She cheats on Tom with Jack. And it's like.... Ugh. She knows what
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I knew you were trouble picks up right after Jessie arrives home. The summer holiday is over, and her daily life as a secret daughter of a famous rock star really begins. Who will she be able to trust her secret, and who should she trust her heart?

The Jessie Jefferson series has fast become an addiction for me. I LOVE Jessie. I love her tough and strong personality, and her very loving and caring sensitive side she shows with her new family. I love how she is with her brothers, and cry with her
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Thank you to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children’s UK for an advance copy of this title.You know when you meet someone who seems almost relentlessly cheerful, and it’s always fun to see them (for a short amount of time), but you wonder if they have any depth or complexity? If this new book by Paige Toon were a person, they would fall into that category. And that’s not a bad thing, sometimes we need a bit of cheerfulness. This is the follow up to The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson. ...more
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: disappointing, 2016
Um ew.
Hate books that don't state it's a certain number in a series.
DNF because just cringing whole way through. So painful but read halfway through, so what the hell, read.
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun easy read ...more
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oh those teenage years! I am sure we all went through them! Who fancies who? Who can keep a secret?

Reading about Jessie reminded me of being at school and all the craziness that goes with it. Ok so i don't have a rock god for a father nor did I have to worry about kidnap plots or papparazzi but never understanding boys I get completely.

I knew you were trouble is well written and easy to read. It's Young adult and so the writing style is aimed at a younger audience but I didn't mind that, in
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*Paige Toon is such a fantastic writer and I devour her books when they come out, always such a delight to read!*

I was super excited when Paige announced this new book coming out and was happy that I was able to get a review copy on Netgalley thanks to Simon & Schuster.

The Johnny stories have been and are always my favourites. This book follows on from the first of the Jessie series (Johnny’s daughter) called The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson. In this one Jessie seems to have matured a
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I Knew You Were Trouble Review on K-Books

Paige Toon is without a doubt one of my all time favourite authors. I absolutely love her and I've been on such a Paige Toon binge read lately. I devoured all of her adult books that I had left to read and finally turned onto her YA series. Ever since I first heard about this series I was so excited but decided to wait until it was complete so I could binge read it. And I am so, so glad that I did. I Knew You Were Trouble was just as addicting as the
Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you know me well, whether in person or online, you'll know that I'm a huge Paige Toon fan, and that my favourite out of her books are the Johnny Jefferson novels: Johnny Be Good, Baby Be Mine, Johnny's Girl, The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson, and now I Knew You Were Trouble.

I pre-ordered I Knew You Were Trouble on Amazon pretty much as soon as it became available to, and when the cover art was previewed a few weeks later I fell in love with it completely.

The book was an amazing read,
Paula  Phillips
Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it

Before her summer break , Jessie was a nobody - just another girl at school and all was well and fine with her life and then her mother died leaving her living with her stepfather who happens to be the Head of the Maths department at her school. Just after her mother died, Jessie discovered who her "real" dad was and got the surprise of a lifetime when it turned out to be RockStar Johnny Jefferson. During her summer break, she went to LA to get to know him and his family which included his new
Emma Star Crossed Reviews
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Firstly I would like to say thank you to Maximum Pop for providing me with a copy of this book for review. I adore Paige's writing so when I saw that there was a chance to review this book I had to put my name down.

I have followed Johnny Jefferson's story since his first book Johnny Be Good. I
Grass monster
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As a fan of Paige Toon from Day 1, her books will never get a bad review from me as she doesnt write bad books. Having loved book 1 in the Jessie Jefferson series, i couldnt wait to read the second one (Its a little late as my TBR pile is rather huge) although this is a YA Genres, i dont think it matters what age you are. I am WAY past that but id read any book from Paige, young or old.
Having spent the Summer with her Dad in LA, Jessie returns to England and back to school. Trying to keep it a
Danah Altassan
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This sequel is mainly about Jessie's love life which pissed me off a little, because she's pretty awesome herself no need for any guy. But, I do love Tom he's pretty awesome. However I don't know wither I'd choose him or Jack. I feel like Tom is such an amazing guy but, Jack is intense and comes from the life she's fitting into, so I get how she's thinking. Either way I'm dying for the next book. I did love that there was a lot more about how she feels about her brothers and Johnny and Stu. And ...more
Eve beinguniquebooks
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After losing her mum and four months ago finding out her real dad is Johnny a real living rock star, Jessie has sure had a lot to deal with!

Gaining two younger brothers, a stepmum and living in LA for the summer Jessie also got close to Jack, a guy in a band whom unfortunately still has feelings for his band's singer Eve leaving Jessie to come back to the UK and school without letting on what she's discovered.

However, misplaced trust in friends cause the press to catch on to who the Jefferson
Cloverhand Reader
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I reread this book for the Reading Rush and it fit the challenge of read a book with purple on the cover. And I loved it just as much as the first time that I read it

However the love triangle still bothered me as it was basically reused from the Johnny, Christian and Meg story from their duology

But that didn't mean that I loved it any less


If I had to choose a favourite from the trilogy i would definitely pick this one as it didn't have any bits
Jul 13, 2015 rated it liked it
I didn't know this was book 2 until about half way through,but it didn't seem to matter as most things were explained. Jessies Dad is a rock star in LA. She has to figure out if she wants to live her life as as her dad's famous daughter or as she always as. I found this book to me enjoyable, I do feel that it was aimed at a younger audience than myself which is why I only gave it 3 stars. I do however think it would be perfect for ages 13-15. It made me giggle, and it made me have a few mushy ...more
🌸christine🌸 Keen
I followed the story on from reading her first book the accidental life of Jessie Jefferson and the story continues from where u left off I loved it she never lets me down I love the characters and Jessie herself I never want the story's to end I'm hoping their is going to be a third I'm hooked brilliant book and must read for anyone
Anna-lena Schmitz
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2015
I loved the second book of the series. I didn't like the first one as much as her books for grown-ups, but this one is such a good read. The characters are more round up and three dimensional and the story was more interesting in my opinion. Poor Tom and poor Stu though :(
Jul 31, 2015 rated it liked it
This was good but Jessie's predicament was much too reminiscent of Meg's situation with Johnny and Christian. It felt a little unoriginal and was a less dramatic version of Johnny Be Good.
Lesley Book Lover
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Loving this series, when is the next book out, I want more, love catching up with Meg and Johnny too.
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I was born in 1975 and my dad’s career as a racing driver meant that I grew up between Australia, England and America. I worked at heat magazine for eight years as Reviews Editor, but left to have a baby. I’m now a full-time author and freelance journalist. I live in North London with my husband Greg, son Indy and daughter Idha.

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