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Saving Ben – Book Review

on July 2, 2013

Saving Ben

written by Ashley Farley


My Rating:  4 Stars

Four Stars

Life is sweet for  Katherine Langley. A freshman at the University of Virginia, she is free  from the drama of her parents’ dysfunctional marriage and ready to  focus on studying to become a nurse. Her brother, Ben, belongs to the  hottest fraternity on campus, and her new roommate, Emma, is beautiful  and charming, a party girl whose answer for a hangover is happy hour.  She is also a psychopath.
When Katherine’s obsessive-compulsive  overprotective brother succumbs to Emma’s charms and falls dangerously  off-track, Katherine must save Ben from himself. Lives are threatened  and someone disappears on New Year’s Day. The only evidence left: a  single set of footprints in the snow.
From the university campus  to a cozy cottage on Carter’s Creek, Virginia, Saving Ben is a haunting  tale of love and loyalty, anger management, substance abuse, and  betrayal.

My Review:

I was first attracted to this book because of the synopsis.  Psychopaths fascinate me – I love learning and reading about them.  It was interesting reading a story with a character such as Emma.

This book did not disappoint.  It was fast paced, tension filled and dramatic.  The characters seemed to be living, breathing people – not simply words on a page.  I usually do not particularly like reading about substance abuse (I have enough of that issue in real life) but it certainly fit well and was a necessary element within this novel.  The description of the substance abuse and the affect that it has on loved ones, certainly hit home with me and I was not surprised to see that the author had first hand experience with the destruction that substance abuse so often leaves in its wake.

Full of twists and turns and lots of suspense – this novel is worth the sleep you’ll miss… staying up late into the night… reaching that very last page!

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4 responses to “Saving Ben – Book Review

  1. Fondles says:

    hi i know this isn’t relevant to this particular post, but I have just added you to my blogroll. I enjoy reading about your daddy-dom/girl dynamic. I and my Dom have just begun to explore how more and more we’re falling into that dynamic too… so it’s really nice to read about someone else in that same lifestyle.

    • Thank you so much for taking the time to comment.
      I love hearing from others that are exploring the DD/lg dynamic (and the many different forms it can take).
      There seems to be so little information out there about the dynamic and I know I always love ‘bumping into’ others who can truly understand.
      Wishing you and your Dom, all the joy that comes on the journey!
      Hope to hear from you again!

  2. Giselle says:

    Sounds like an intense read I’m so happy you enjoyed it! 🙂

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