Family Affair

Family Affair

by Saxon Bennett
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Overview

Oops is an understatement...
Chase Banter thought her life couldn't get any weirder. Her mother has taken up private investigating, her writer's group's helpful suggestions have led to severe writer's block, and her girlfriend's family is nuts. Growing up isn't high on her list of priorities.
What grip Chase has on her life is severely challenged when her girlfriend tells her about the little oops at the gynocologist. Seems the doctor mixed up the rooms and now Gitana is pregnant.
The reality of Gitana's radiant glow-and growing waistline-finally convinces Chase to accept that she's about to become a parent. There's only one thing to do: Chase embarks on a nine-month plan to grow up, once and for all.

Goldie Award Winner, Book 1 of the Chase Banter trilogy!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781519271990
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/19/2015
Series: Chase Banter Trilogy , #1
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Customer Reviews

Family Affair 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waste of money, time, and not to mention a terrible ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sage320 More than 1 year ago
Family Affair opens with Chase Banter in an upset because her partner Gitana went to the doctor to get a pap smear and came home pregnant. He mixed up the charts and accidently artificially inseminated her. Chase likes their life living in the middle of nowhere and not having to deal with people. She focuses on her successful career writing lesbian romances, which she calls "moist mound" stories, and Gitana runs a nursery. A child is going to upset everything. Once it's clear that Gitana wants to keep the baby, Chase sets herself on a program of becoming a more responsible and serious person, in other words, an adult. She is determined that "Bud" the baby will have a totally normal upbringing, a full life and a successful career. Once you meet the people in Chase and Gitana's life you realize what a task she's set for herself. Gitana's twin sister Graciela, also a lesbian, is sleeping her way through the community, for which their mother Jacinda refers to her as "The Demon" and keeps trying to drown her in holy water. Chase's best friend Lacey James is sleeping her way through the men until she discovers she wants to try a lesbian affair. Chase encourages her and says she wants a new toaster oven if Lacey converts. Instead she receives a toaster oven, refrigerator and dish washer - all stainless steel. It was quite a conversion. And there there is Addison who Chase meets when she starts attending parenting classes. Addison is 9 years old going on 60, refers to herself as a "pre-adult" and ends up being a mentor to Chase. Chase struggles to grow up while dealing with a mother who wants to be a detective, a writing group with quirky personalities and shocking revelations from her friends, including instructions about some interesting things you can do with a mango. As the days pass and "Bud's" arrival gets ever closer Chase has to hurry to remake herself into the woman-father she wants to become. This is a funny book. Chase would be entertaining enough as she tries to learn how to deal with adults and children, eat the right foods, not curse and to dress properly. Her attempts to be a mature parent are hilarious. Bennett can't stop at that however. She has to include two dogs that are constantly bowling people over, an amazing number of friends who keep discovering that they are suddenly lesbians and numerous situations that will have you laughing. Underneath it all there is a serious story though. Just what is a family? What decides who will be the people closest to you? Is blood more important than friendship? Why shouldn't a woman in her late thirties find that the person who truly understands her is a 9 year old and that they like to do things together? If people care about and take care of you as you do for them, isn't that what family is really about? Family Affair is a light entertaining story that ends up delivering a more serious lesson. If you're looking for a formulaic romance, you'll