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Following Me

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  2,614 ratings  ·  209 reviews
“I knew you were running the first time I saw you…"

Devon didn’t have a game plan when she decided to leave St. Louis on a Chicago-bound train for the summer. Just a reason.

One she couldn’t share with anyone. Not Hadley, her best friend from college, who lets her stay in the guest bedroom; no questions asked. Or Brennan, the bartender at the local restaurant they frequent,
Kindle Edition, 424 pages
Published June 21st 2013 by K.A. Linde (first published June 20th 2013)
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This review is probably the hardest to write. It nearly kills me to do so and for a few reasons that I won't mention- though I should. I absolutely love K.A. Linde's writing and love her stories, but this...JUST. DID. NOT. WORK.

I'm just in utter shock that she wrote this. Most know I'm a huge fan of her work, but this doesn't even feel like her work or her words- and no, that is not taking a dig at her writing. Not one bit. When I read K.A. Linde, I expect a few things:

Sep 18, 2015 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: nobody
Recommended to Jaidee by: borrowed from my niece

1 "leftover big mac" stars

2015 Second Worst Read

You know when you get that craving for a big mac. Occasionally they taste awesome but most of the time they are disgusting and gross.

This book is classified as new adult. It was terribly written but had a mystery that I had to find out about and then it turned out to be ridiculous.

I do not mind adult women reading this garbage but I worry about adolescent girls reading this crap and believing it. Rather than liberating our women this book object
K.A. Linde
Apr 21, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

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Apr 19, 2013 rated it liked it

3.5 Stars
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4 lives.
All connected.
All with secrets that just keep following them.

Devon is running away. From what, or who, we don’t know. All we know is she isn't safe. Someone is out to get her and she is plagued with terrible nightmares about it. She is going to stay temporarily in Chicago with her best friend from college, Hadley. She cuts off all ties from the outside. No facebook, no email, her parents think she is home with her boyfriend Reid, and Reid thinks she is in Paris with her parents
Aestas Book Blog
May 15, 2013 marked it as to-read
Coming June 21, 2013.
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”I think I knew you were running the first time I saw you.” he said. ”Those big stormy eyes telling me you were lost with nowhere to go and nowhere to hide. I just didn’t know what you were running from. But I think all along you were running toward me.”

I was SO excited to be asked to join K.A. Linde’s Follwing Me blog tour! I became such a big fan of K.A. after reading the Avoiding Series and couldn’t wait to read something new and different from her. F
Katie (GTBC)
Apr 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First of all, let me say this is the month for emotional reads. Some of my favorite authors are pulling out the big guns and tackling some pretty heavy topics. That is not a complaint. Every book can’t be about super duper hot over-the-top (and totally fictional) sex and all unicorns & rainbows. That said… K.A. Linde really put it all out there in this book. If you are a fan of the Avoiding Series *jumps up and down waving hand in the air* you will see some hints of the familiar… she still w ...more

This is one of K.A. Lind's lowest rated books. I think this happened because the book plays out a lot more like a Kubrick film and less like a typical romance novel. Having said that, I thought it was quite good.

There are four lives that are all connected in this book. The main story is about Devon or "Dev". Devon comes from a family where country music is what they do. Her parents are legendary song writers. Devon has no interest in being a lyricist but she can not deny that she writes songs co

Nancy The book junkie
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Rating: 3,75/5

Review coming soon!
Alexis *Reality Bites*
June 21st release date!
To say that my interest is piqued would be a HUGE understatement. I like this authors work so I hope this does not disappoint.
Autumn Review
May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta, arc, review
4.5 stars
I've been a fan of Linde's writing before she even published. Her Avoiding Series blew me away. Of course I had to drink Mylanta for a week, but I loved it. FOLLOWING ME was different. Way different than Avoiding. There is drama and even a bit of romance. And there are multiple people involved, but to was about Devon and less angsty than Avoiding.

Honestly, I didn't connect with Devon all that much. She's very guarded. Of course, there is a reason for it. She's running from her
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-books
*ARC provided by author for an honest review*

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I have to admit, I struggled in the first 25% of this book. It is not because the book isn't good (it is!!) but more about the fact it has a completely different vibe than the Avoiding Series. But I had a good talk with myself and reminded...ah me (lol) I was not being far to the author or her book by comparing it to or expecting it to be like her other books. After that, I wa
May 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Let me just start with how much I love K.A. Linde's writing in the Avoiding series. When I heard that she has a stand alone in the works, I was jumping with excitement. But all that enthusiasm went downhill pretty fast.

It hurts to write this review, but I was disappointed with this book. The synopsis was what drew me in but when I finished the book, it was far from awesome. In sum:

1) I couldn't connect with the characters, especially the heroine. She was annoying and plain idiot. She was a tease
Jun 11, 2013 rated it liked it
I am kind of disappointed after reading this book. I felt that it lacked a lot of emotion, drama, plot.

The first half of the book just kept dragging Devon's 'secret' and really, the snippets or dreams did not give you an idea of what was going on. It was really slow to start building into the plot, the reason for her nightmares and escape.

The relationship with Devon and each of the other characters lacked chemistry. First with her supposedly BFF which nothing really gives you that image or mak
Christina Lyn
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
For the first few chapters that I started reading this I get totally hooked by it. I was curious as hell what this 4 people lives will about to share me. As the chapters and their story continues I was stunned.

My heart is broken for Hadie, for Garreth and Brennan. For all the things they have to endure in their lives.Most of the time I wanted to hurt Devon for not telling to the police when she has a chance, in her dark times with Reid. But the greatness comes to Brennan to help her to face her
Jacqueline's Reads
Jun 13, 2013 marked it as considering
I'll be honest, I wasn't too crazy for Avoiding Commitment However, K.A. Linde will be in Austin in the Fall and I am very interested in Following Me. I'm giving it a shot!
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
so, I love KA Linde, but I'm really on the fence here. Devon flees her home/school, family and her BF Reid and heads to Chicago with no future plans. She is running...from something, from someone, from everything, but why?. She meets up with college friend Hadley and stays with her and her BF Garrett. Each play a part in Devon's future, but their connections seem superficial. Devon then widens her circle of friends when she meets and befriends local bartender, and hot male Brennan, who in my opi ...more
May 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
Man, this was really disappointing after how much I enjoyed the Avoiding Series and even the Record series. I did like Brennan, though I feel like we really didn't get enough of him to really love him. Devon...I didn't connect with her. I feel like she was naive, stubborn, and fickle. I like my heroine's strong. The big reveal of her secret was just kind of like, oh that's what happened. There was no hints from the beginning and the numerous dreams didn't seem to really connect all that much. ...more
Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
I loved K.A. Linde's Avoiding series so much.
Was so excited about this new book.
It's definitely not of the same caliber as the Avoiding books.
I wish she had released "Off The Record" in stead of this one.
It just took way too long to find out what Devon's deal was.
More than 50% into the book is way too long to be given that insight.
I didn't feel any connection to Devon or any of the other characters.
Hadley was a sorry excuse for a friend and Devon was no better.
Garrett was sort of creepy.
Cocktails and Books
This was one of those books that was a total page turner for me. K.A. Linde did an awesome job weaving the truth behind what drove Devon to Chicago with the lives of the three people Devon's close to when she gets to Chicago. This was one that I didn't want to put down and couldn't wait to see how it ends.

Devon was one of those characters that you could tell was fighting something powerful, but was determined to do it on her own. She left St. Louis, telling a different story to her family and he
Reanell Tisdale
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I just LOVE K.A. Linde. I was in book slump, one book I couldn't even finish so I wanted a book I KNEW would be good. This book was so different from her Avoiding series, but it was just as good in my opinion. This is one of those books where it's hard to review because you don't want to spoil it for anybody who hasn't read it.

Once I started, I couldn't put it down! I went into this book with only having read the synopsis, I didn't read any reviews and I'm glad I didn't. I had no idea what to e
Nov 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really like this book. I can't say that I love it, but I have re-read it, so it's more than just like.

I won't give away too much about the plot. I think there's definitely a reason that the synopsis doesn't give too much away. The less you know going into this one, the more you can just enjoy the angst filled ride.

Without giving too much away, though, I will say that I was surprised by the trajectory of Hadley's storyline. I really did not see her issues coming when she was first introduced. S
Richelle Robinson
Apr 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Loved this story by K.A. Linde. It's a lot different from her other books and I enjoyed it very much. This story had me feeling all types of emotions. I'm so happy Devon finally faced her demons with Brennan's help! He was such a sweet and loving person and I wish I had my own Brennan!! Some stuff in this book was hard to read and I had a knot in my stomach. K.A. Linde really surprised me with this story and I was consumed with this book the whole time I was reading! Well done and I can't wait f ...more
Miep at The Review Loft
I had a hard time getting into this book. I really think K.A. Linde should have just focused on finishing the last book in the avoiding series instead of writing this book. Following Me was a good story but it didn't carry half of the emotion that the Avoiding series carried. To be honest I read this book about 2 weeks ago and I can't even remember what the big secret was anymore, so that should say something. I'm a huge fan of K.A. Linde but this book fell flat. It was not her best stuff.
Well for one I like the story line and the mysterious around it. But unfortunately it kind of missed out on the spark between the characters. Oh, the sparks were there but it just didn't happen until later. The only thing that I was getting confused was that Devon seemed a lot closer to Garrett. Now Garrett is Hadley's man but he appeared way more than Hadley and the supposedly love interest Brennan. Hence why the sparks happened later. Anyways I found it weird over that part.

Jul 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
I really wish I could've liked this story but it was just not good. This story took too long to get to the point and it was just too much going on. I love K.A. kindle' s work but this was not one of them. I'm just glad it is finally over so I can move on to my next book.
Felicia Franklin
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book deserves more than 5 stars. It was beautifully written. I couldn't put this book down. Wow!!! I found myself getting emotional. Love Devon and Brennan. I'll definitely be reading this book again.
May 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, kindle, owned-books
This didn't start to get interesting for me until 70% in. I just couldn't connect with Devon. I love this Author and I will read anything she writes
Amy Sainsbury
Jun 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: june-2013
This book was okay. For me, I struggled until about 55% then it picked up but it Not my favorite by this author.
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K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy n ...more
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