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Saturday, April 27, 2013

A most satisfying ending!

Baby Be Mine (Johnny Be Good, #2)Baby Be Mine by Paige Toon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Johnny Be Good was an unexpected delight and I eagerly started reading the sequel Baby Be Mine moments after completing the first part of Johnny and Meg's journey. When I started reading these books I expected light, fun reading, typical of the Chic Lit genre.
Despite the many humorous dialogues between the characters, this book certainly isn't light reading. The main storyline does not allow for light reading - Meg's son Barney is not the produce of her current boyfriend but is the result of a sexual encounter with his best friend Johnny. How on earth do you write yourself out of that mess? Paige Toon (seriously - this can't possibly be her real name "Page Turn" badly spelt?), manages to do just that in a very credible way. Loved Johnny, loved Christian, loved Meg and somehow still do, despite the desperate love triangle that they are caught up in. A most satisfying ending to a really great story!

I do have a personal objection to the unfortunate offspring's name - Barney? Isn't that a purple dinosaur?