- Paperback: 162 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 27, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1508650438
- ISBN-13: 978-1508650430
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,842,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Follow Me Home Paperback – February 27, 2015
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About the Author
Jen Benjamin is a newspaper writer who enjoys fiction when she gets time away from writing facts. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, daughter and various furry creatures. When she isn’t writing, Jen enjoys photography, reading, catching re-runs of Frasier and playing the violin. She used to play the violin for church and various other events, but now just plays for herself (and still has nightmares about her one gig as a strolling violinist!).
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Top customer reviews
I love a good chick-lit once in a while, despite not being a “romance” reader. However, it’s refreshing to read one once in a while so I couldn’t say no to this opportunity.
Katie has moved herself and her husband to LA as her popular book turns into a movie. She doesn’t have many friends and her husband is anything but supportive of her decisions and her success. When she comes home to find that her husband has uprooted himself and left her, she finds comfort in her newest best friend, the movie’s director, Julie, and the guy playing the male lead in her movie, a famous child-singer now all grown up, Jesse.
It’s definitely an interesting premise. Katie moves on after some shock of the divorce, as she didn’t exactly have the best relationship with her husband. She falls for Jesse wanting to stop herself due to the age difference since she’s much older than him.
There’s a love-triangle, the whole “I-want-you-back” from her ex-husband, and an overall sappy love story mixed in with paparazzi.
I think overall the plot was pretty well done, even with the few cliches thrown into the mix.
Katie was a wonderful protagonist to follow around. Normally her kind of character would bother me, but she was so much like me that I couldn’t help but relate and enjoy her thoughts. She was kind, focused on what she needed to do, and over-thought everything while was funny as we were able to peek into her thoughts now and then.
Jesse was an interesting male lead and I think he was the right choice for a love interest for Katie. The age difference didn’t really bother him, he just interacted with Katie as though they were equals and that was that. They had a good dynamic with one another.
The author had a great style that made the story a breeze to read. The pace was consistent as was the POV as we got to peek inside Katie’s mind and hear her thoughts overthinking everything and making snide remarks.
At the beginning of each chapter, there was a brief journal entry from Katie. Sometimes it was a paragraph, sometimes it was just one sentence. But it summarized the events quickly and effectively and captured Katie’s personality pretty well.
This book was a fun read and a great romance story. It was a short and quick. My only issue with it were the cliches. They were well done, but I felt it was too much for one story.
Still, I would read from this author again and would recommend this book to anyone.
“I step back, trying to blend into a tree, which is stupid because I’m wearing a white shirt.” -Jen Benjamin, Follow Me Home
*This review was originally posted on RachelPoli.com
The main character Katie Kendall is an author who has just found out her bestselling book is going to be made into a film. We find out immediately that her writing has put a huge strain on her marriage and so she comes home one day to find divorce papers. I did find the beginning up to here a bit rushed *but* I did still want to keep reading to see where her new life and movie deal took her.
Katie meets lots of new people from here on in and her life changes in a way that she would never have imagined. The story had a good pace to it and I liked Jen's laid back humorous writing style. There were plenty of laugh out loud moments along with a good amount of seriousness.
Aside from the rushed beginning I thoroughly enjoyed this story and the characters. 4.5*
It was beautifully tragic, tragically hilarious, hilariously perfect.
Jen Benjamin has this perfect comedic timing that many have yet to perfect in written form, yet she does, and does it beautifully.
This isn't a story about two perfect characters finding their perfect happily-ever-after, it is about two lost and broken souls finding their home within eachother.
What more can I say other than Follow Me Home found it's home in my heart.