The Saving of Benjamin Chambers by Anna Bloom
Series: Uni Files #1.5
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: December 4 2013
Format: eARC, 48 pages
How I got it: From the author
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Benjamin Chambers needs saving, he just does not know it yet. Bored of his life of repetitive gigs with a band going nowhere fast and one night stands with girls who are only interested in his role as a lead singer, something has got to change. It’s just what do you do when the only life you know involves messing around with guitars and attempting to run away from any female attention that comes your way.
Ben has a New Year’s resolution and one that he is determined to keep, quit the band and get a life of his own. Little does Ben realise that on his last night with his band Sound Box he is going to meet a girl who will turn everything he knows upside down.
As Ben sets himself the challenge to find ‘The Girl’ again, he may be about to learn that in an effort to rescue her, he himself will be the one to be saved.
In Review: My Thoughts
“I know that I will do anything to save her from whatever is causing her sadness and by doing that I have a feeling she will save me.”
It’s no secret that I fell in love with Benjamin Chambers in The Art of Letting Go. I loved the book, I loved the characters. I loved it all. I’ve said it a thousand times and will continue to do so. When I found out Anna was writing novellas from Ben’s POV for some of the more important scenes from his relationship with Lilah, I was so thrilled I could have done cartwheels. This was a perfect start.
The Saving of Benjamin Chambers is a short novella that I absolutely devoured. I was sucked in from the first page and I thoroughly enjoyed finally getting inside Ben’s head. From the pre-Lilah scenes to the first time he set eyes on a sad, beautiful girl that he was pulled towards, to the months until they actually met and experienced an immediate attraction to each other, the scenes and inner dialogue was great. Anyone who has experienced that type of immediate, intense attraction to another person will appreciate this story. Fans of The Art of Letting Go will fall even more in love with Ben… if that’s at all possible.
“She can thank me tomorrow or the day after that, or even the day after that because one thing is for sure, I am never letting that girl escape again.”
Ben is sweet, sexy and swoony. I loved having the opportunity to see the events of their first meeting from his perspective. His voice was convincing and discernible from Lilah’s in the first novel. Anna did a fantastic job telling his story in this novella. This series has humor and heart and I can’t wait for the next installment in their story, regardless whose perspective it’s from.