First of all, thank you to the publisher for the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.
When writer Katie Kendall moves to LA to turn her best-selling novel into a film, she is pretty sure it should be the happiest time of her life. But with an unsupportive husband who suddenly files for divorce, the paparazzi assuming she’s having a fling with the leading actor, and her friends left miles away in her old hometown, she begins to think she’s made a big mistake.
Can her new crowd of friends help her through these times? And could those paparazzi snappers have a point about that leading actor…?
This witty romantic comedic debut novel by Jen Benjamin is a tour de force that will have you coming home to it again and again.
It was a short, pleasant read. In the first page I asked myself, is the central lady crack? She was senselessly blabbering to her journal. This feeling constantly remained through around first five pages. Then I realise, no she isn’t abnormal. On introspection, I realised, if I had written down each and every thought, that pops up in my mind almost every second, even that would seem crazy. Then I started to enjoy the book.
Being a literature lover, I actually thoroughly enjoyed the journey of adapting a movie out of a book. Katie got to live the experience of her novel, all over again. It was beautifully explained.
The relationship between Jesse and Katie was quite pleasing, there was more of a psychic connection that just mere attraction. This connection that this relationship had, exemplified that age is just a number. Even though Katie was 9 years older to Jesse, she found her home in him and not her ex-husband.
That feeling of home is the actual key of a peaceful life. After struggling with the world to survive, if at the end of the day we cannot go back where we feel home, we can never live. We may breath and walk and talk but we are actually dead from the soul. This is what I could feel through Katie.
My Rating: 4/5 🌟