Book Review & Giveaway: Follow Me Home by Jen Benjamin

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.


    July 31, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    I enjoy reading the author J Cox at the moment

  2. Annabel Greaves
    July 31, 2016 / 4:16 pm

    I love anything by Lynda La Plante – a enjoy a gripping page-turner

  3. Andrea Fletcher
    July 31, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    I am reading Jenny Colgan which is very funny. Will definitely be reading some more of her books.

  4. Emma Ellams
    August 7, 2016 / 7:06 am

    I love Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan 🙂

  5. Rachel Butterworth
    August 7, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    Something light and funny like Going La La by Alexandra Potter.

  6. Sheri Darby
    August 8, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

  7. August 8, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    I’ve just finished a book called His Secret Life by Kim Cano. I highly recommend it.

    Laura x x x

  8. EJ Dunn
    August 9, 2016 / 12:05 am

    The Dust That Falls From Dreams

  9. Laura Harrison
    August 11, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    P.S. I Love You – such a good book and film xx

  10. Alix Smith
    August 12, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    The Disappearance of Emily Marr by Louise Candlish – fab read!

  11. Jo McPherson
    August 13, 2016 / 9:15 am

    I like reading James Patterson books, quick and easy to read and keep you turning the pages

  12. David Crabb
    August 13, 2016 / 8:18 pm

    As a bibliophile I am always reading. Will be tackling Proust later this summer.

  13. Joanna Kasznicki
    August 14, 2016 / 1:51 am

    Currently I’m reading This Charming Man by Marian Keyes

  14. carol boffey
    August 14, 2016 / 9:17 am

    Im reading stephen kings the shining

  15. Lucy Major
    August 14, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    My favourite summer read has to have been Gone Girl I think! Was so gripping

  16. Samantha O'D
    August 14, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    Martine Cole is always a favourite of mine

  17. Rachel Craig
    August 14, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    P.S. I Love You.

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