My review of I Knew You Were Trouble by Paige Toon
Blurb from the back cover
Jessie Jefferson's dad is a global superstar. But life as the secret daughter of a world famous rock god isn't easy.
After a whirlwind summer in LA, with celebrity parties and a certain hot guitarist to keep her occupied, Jessie's finding it hard to work out who she is. And who she wants...
The world's press is closing in, and LA is calling. How long can Jessie keep her secret life hidden?
Summer may be over, but this story's just beginning...
My thoughts on the book
The book centres around Jessie, a teenager who has just discovered her long lost dad is an international rock star. The main story is Jessie choosing between safe, dependable Tom from her former life, or hot bad boy Jack from her new life. There is much more to this than a simple love story though. The book touches on friendship, change, the growing relationship between Jessie and her father and step-mother, the relationship with her step father, loss, uncertainty and loyalty.
The characters are likeable, and although finding out your father is a rock star isn't something that happens to the average teenager, the story still feels real and relatable. Jessie is a likeable character and you can't help but feel for her.
Conclusion and rating
I loved it. It was a fun, easy read that kept me interested through to the end. It wasn't too long or too short - there was enough going on to keep the story moving at a good pace, but not so much that you would lose track of it. Ideal for a bit of light hearted escapism. 5/5
Have you read this book? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
*I was gifted this book in return for my review, but all opinions are my own. As an avid reader, I would never recommend a book I didn't really enjoy!