One of the good things about hubby being on holiday and me exclusively expressing (yep, I’m still at it) is that he can have Little M while I’m pumping. This means that I have little 15-20 minute pockets of time to myself.
I’ve been using that time to enjoy reading a book; something that I haven’t had time to do since before Little M was born. I didn’t want anything too heavy and serious, so when I was offered the opportunity to review a light bit of chick lit, I quickly accepted!
Follow Me Home by Jen Benjamin falls firmly into the chick lit category. It’s about a woman named Katie who, at the start of the book, is served divorce papers by her disconnected husband. She is promptly thrown a divorce party by a woman she’s met once; the director of a film about to be made from her debut novel, which she seems to think is a load of rubbish but everyone else raves about.
Cue Katie spotting her leading man (in more than one sense of the word) in a music video and the scene is set for the rest of the book in typical chick lit will-they-won’t-they fashion. I won’t say too much more than that as I don’t want to spoil it for you, but it gave me a chuckle in places and has a nice feel-good factor about it.
I must admit, I found the plot of Follow Me Home a little predictable (as chick lit novels usually are) but I enjoyed it nonetheless and was sorry to say goodbye to the characters at the end of the book, particularly Katie, as she had a particular brand of insecurity and waffling speech that I could relate to!
To me, wanting to know more about the character’s lives and wondering what happens to them after the last page of the story is a sign of a good book, so Follow Me Home definitely delivers on that front!
I’d certainly recommend Follow Me Home by Jen Benjamin as a light-hearted, amusing summer read, great to accompany a trip to the beach or a bit of chill time in the back garden.
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Disclosure: I was given a copy of Follow Me Home by Jen Benjamin to read for the purpose of this review, but all opinions are my own.