Book Review: The Forever Night Stand by Bena Roberts

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Happy Bank Holiday everyone. A big hello to Bena Roberts and the blog tour for her novella, The Forever Night Stand. 

Sara has her back up against the wall. She is recovering from the side effects of chemotherapy and at her own “cancer free” party, she makes a decision that will change her life forever.

The adventure begins when she leaves her posh lifestyle in Scotland and moves in with her Bollywood loving parents, in West London. Her parents are tragically ashamed of Sara’s actions and her electronic monitor. She decides to make them happy again and considers re-marrying.

Enter Raj, a possible hero who comes with the promise of a huge Indian wedding in Goa!

George, the childhood love of her life who seems to be hanging around every corner. Or should she just go back to her husband? Sara faces the biggest dilemma of her life, after making the colossal mistake of her life. What will she do and whom will she choose?

 

My verdict: 

The Forever Night Stand is told from the point of view of Sara and George.

Sara has found herself back at her parents house after an episode where, in a rage, she stabbed her husband’s lover at her cancer free celebration. She is now having to wear an electronic tag needing to put her life back together again and with no idea how.

George was Sara’s childhood boyfriend and Sara’s return has got him realising how much he still loves her and how much he let her down. Can he win her back?
Matters are not helped when a family friend, Raj, decides that Sara is the woman for him.

The Forever Night Stand Full BannerThis book is strange but in a totally good way. Sara is a very interesting and complex character with realistic flaws and many layers. Her life changes in a matter of moments. This novella is about dealing with the unexpected, perceptions about how others see you and how you see yourself and the people who are really going to be there for you when needed.

The narrative does jump around a little and there were a couple of times where I wasn’t sure what was going on. It’s erratic and this totally fits with the main character – it shows an insight into her psyche. This style of writing fits this character perfectly and it’s relatable to read about someone who hasn’t got it all together. Having beat cancer with chemo and then suffering from rage disorder, Sara is really facing rock bottom at the beginning of the story and it was interesting to see how she coped with everything going on.

I really loved George. He was a lovely character.

The Forever Night Stand is a quirky, humorous, quick read. If you’re looking for something unique then this is perfect. Serious moments mixed in with humour. I personally loved it.

 

myAvatar (3)About Bena Roberts:

Bena Roberts was a journalist and analyst. Now she prefers the title novelist and romance adventurist. She graduated in England 1994 and then with a Masters in 1997.

Born in 1973, Bena lived in West London until she was 24. Then she lived and worked in Budapest, Bruges, Prague, Amsterdam, Vienna, Hamburg and Munich. She currently resides in Germany, between Heidelberg and Frankfurt. Although she still refers to London as ‘home.’

Bena successfully created a technology blog which gained funding, had lunch with Steve Ballmer and was ‘top 50 most influential woman in mobile.’ Her blog also won several awards including Metro Best Blog.

Bena has two children, loves small dogs and always writes books with a cup of Earl Grey.

Bena’s favorite literary style is black humor, and she hopes to offer a unique voice in this area. Her books aim to confront the darkest of life experiences, with levity. Most of her writing is heavy hitting yet also entertaining.

Also –  Available My Cake! A short story

Say hi to Bena on Twitter – https://twitter.com/benaroberts, Amazon  – https://www.amazon.com/Bena-Roberts/e/B076ZRDW8G and Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17307556.Bena_Roberts

 

The Forever Night Stand

 

The Forever Night Stand was released on 19th May 2018 is available to buy now: 

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BL2JCXQ/

Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/805470

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/de/en/ebook/the-forever-night-stand

Nook – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-forever-night-stand-bena-roberts/1128264732?ean=2940155181668

 

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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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