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I Will Follow Him

Oceanic Dreams, Book 5
Narrated by: Jeannette Smith
Series: Oceanic Dreams, Book 5
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
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Summary

A bachelor party on a cruise ship. What could go wrong?

When private detective Francie is hired to spy on a groom-to-be as he and his bachelor party set sail for the Caribbean, she thinks she's landed herself a week of paid vacation. Between lounging in the sun and sipping margaritas, she just needs to - best case scenario - report back that he's on the up and up, or - the unfortunate, more likely scenario - snap a few photos of her target in compromising positions, buy a box of sympathy chocolates for her client, and then collect her pay along with a nice golden suntan.

Blame it on the island breezes or the alcohol, but within hours of setting sail, Francie's leisurely vacation gets complicated when she starts making careless mistakes. Like accidentally becoming friends with the groom and falling for his best man.

Can she get herself and her mission back on track, or has she blown her cover and possibly even her career?

This novella-length romantic comedy is book five in the Oceanic Dreams series. All titles in the series can be enjoyed in any order.

I Saw Him Standing There by Holly Kerr
Time of My Life by Laura Heffernan
Circle in the Sand by Tracy Krimmer
I Thought It Was You by Kirsty McManus
I Will Follow Him by Holly Tierney-Bedord
Take a Chance on Me by Delancey Stewart
Shut Up and Dance with Me by Monique McDonell
The Best of You by Sophie-Leigh Robbins

©2019 Holly Tierney-Bedord (P)2019 Holly Tierney-Bedord

Critic reviews

"Many LOL moments. Word of caution: do not drink anything while reading this story, unless you're okay with spitting it out." (Michele Brouder, author of A Match Made in Ireland)

"Ms. Tierney-Bedord shows her wonderful imagination and way with words that makes the plot come alive in a delightful way. I Will Follow Him is as good as all her other books and novellas." (Jena Henry, author of The Golden Age of Charli series)

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Great feel good story

Loved listening to this great short story! Put me in such a good mood. Loved the main character francie. Enjoyed listening to the situations she got herself into. Narrator was good and brought characters to life. Finished the book in one day. 👍🏻

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Lovely

This book left me in such a good mood. Francie is such an unconventional PI and hero! Enjoyed the funny complications she ran into and how she managed through it! Light hearted, fun to read loveliness!! Narrated brilliantly and made Francie come alive!!

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  • Diana in SC @AudiobookObsession
  • 09-03-20

A fun screwball rom-com on a Caribbean cruise

I found this adorable rom-com to be more fun than an actual Caribbean cruise! This is a wonderful, bubbly vacation romance that I plan to listen to again in the future. The steam level is very low: flirty with a small number of closed-door love scenes. This writing choice worked very well in my opinion. I found the slowly developing romance very satisfying. I loved the writing so much that I will definitely try more books by this author, Holly Tierney-Bedord. FYI, the other books in this “Oceanic Dreams” series are written by other authors. I highly recommend this audiobook for anyone who likes screwball comedies and vacation romance.

Francie is a ditzy small-time private investigator from the Midwest. Her late father had been a P.I., and Francie had just fallen into it because she didn’t know what else to do as a career. She is rather intelligent about investigation, but she is clueless about men, dating, and making any effort with her appearance. Thankfully, this week-long working vacation opens her eyes to the possibilities in life. I love how Frankie is a good person with a strong moral core, and I love how she finds a good-hearted guy.

I loved the narration! The narrator Jeannette Smith got every character's voice just right, and she had great comic timing. I can’t imagine any narrator performing this story better.

I requested and received a free audio code from the author via @Audiobookfly, and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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  • Brent Smith
  • 03-01-20

Really Funny!!!

Best breakup scenes ever. Great character voices. Never boring. Cute little story l. We wish the part about Evan’s parents would have tied back into the main story.

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  • Amy Hubbard
  • 19-12-19

Hilarious!

I really enjoyed listening to this story. My coworkers probably think I lost my mind.

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  • J. Allen
  • 18-12-19

Book 5 - can be stand alone

So, this is book 5 in the Oceanic Dreams series and the first read / listen for me. I have to say, I wasn't sure what to expect but thought this was such a cute, short read / listen. I just loved Francie - and how she was able to come out of her shell and make friends. A sweet romance that will warm your heart! Well written and well performed - I hope I get the opportunity to listen to more from this author!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Jon Doe
  • 05-12-19

No need to read the 1-4, this is great alone!

First off, this being an audiobook, I loved the performance. It came out great at 100%, no need for speed change. Jeannette Smith is a pleasure to listen to. I am going to have to listen to more of her work. The editing was superb or unneeded, I am not sure which.

As for the story, I am not big on PI, or romance, the latter of which I thought this might be, especially seeing as to the synopsis. This, on the other hand, was squeaky clean comedy, with a bit of real life plastered through the cracks. I suspect that I will give this a listen again, and recommend it to family and friends, for some time to come.

I requested a free review copy of this audiobook, with expectation of my honest review. Thank you for allowing me to listen to and review the book. It really was a pleasure!

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  • Rebecca
  • 28-11-19

So much fun!

I read this entire audiobook in a day. Once I started listening, I didn’t want to remove my ear buds. The voyage on this cruise ship was boat loads of fun!

The plot was fast paced and tight knit. One of my favorite aspects about this book was that the protagonist is a woman working in a profession dominated by men. She is a PI, and no one expects her to be good at her job because she is a woman; however, she doesn’t let that stop her from taking on the case of a lifetime.

I’m surprised the author could pack so much fun and sparkle into such a brief book. If you’re looking to escape your winter blues like I was, I highly recommend setting sail on this voyage of fun.

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • michelle kettler
  • 14-11-19

Very cute story

Very entertaining. I cruise yearly so I could totally see this happening. Well almost most of it. The narration was very good . I would listen to this entire series if I had it. Highly recommend it

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 22-02-20

PI FORGOT HER BOUNDARIES

Bachelor party on a cruise ship. The bride to be hires a PI to keep an eye on him. A delightful comedy when this PI doesn’t keep her boundaries.
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  • Adriana B
  • 03-12-19

Funny Romantic Comedy

This is a short story at just a little over 3 hours. I’m not familiar with this author, so although this is book 5, it is the only book from the series I have read. This can easily be read as a standalone. I did no feel like anything was missing.

Narration was excellent and brought the story to life.

The main character was a bit of a nutty detective. I’m not sure how she solved any previous cases because stealth is not one of her talents! Her boyfriend is something else... I have no idea why she makes so many excuses for his less than stellar behavior!

Overall, it was a laugh out loud romcom that I enjoyed listening to. Her new friends were way nicer than expected. It is crazy how clueless several of the characters were. The main character got herself into trouble a lot!

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  • Lisarami
  • 30-11-19

Not for me

The narrator did a great job narrating the story. I just had a hard time getting into the book. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.