A self described adult fairy tale, Head Above Water is the tale of a man named Darryl and a girl named Leena who both work at the same company but work in two different offices a thousand miles apart.
A chance meeting sparks a fire in the both of them but circumstances prevent them from being together. Through the course of their lives they find it hard to remain apart and, though they are fated to be apart, they remain determined to be together.
Head Above Water asks the question - how much would you sacrifice for love?
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About the Author
I'm a person who has a family (wife, kids, dog, cat, all that good stuff) who works a 9-5 (actually a 7-4) job by day and writes whenever he can find the time. My goal in life is to be a writer and it's something that I take VERY seriously. Not having an agent at the moment I spend all my time either writing, promoting myself on Twitter/Facebook/Goodreads.com/etc...., or thinking of ways to get myself noticed by people.
I'm been writing for a LONG time, probably a little more than half of the soon to be 34 years that I've been alive and only now are things really starting to show promise and I feel that the ball is starting to roll.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Although I have read my fair share of romance novels, this one has a bit of fantasy/science fiction woven in and out of its pages. From the moment you start reading, you feel like you know how the book will end. Darryl and Leena are people you know, or even parts of yourself. When you're in love, you just do things that feel crazy. Darryl and Leena do "crazy" things, and in the end, the unexpected happens. I recommend this book, even if you're not a regular romance genre reader. It has something for everyone.
Head Above Water exemplifies how love should really be; Loving someone in spite of their flaws and imperfections, willing to trade in your soul just so they can live, and making sacrifices just so you can be with your "love" in the after life. This is the true essence of love that has somehow been lost over the last generation or so. I sheded a few tears while reading HAW and this tells me that Ben is in tune with his readers by touching sensitive points that we all experience a time or two within the course of our lives. It is a "feel good" read about love with a twist of fantasy as we ALL have our personal fantasies about the love that we wish to have. So if you haven't done so already, get your copy of HAW and prepare to get lost in a world mixed with passion, tragedy and the true meaning of FOREVER AFTER!
I love a good love story and this was a great read, especially with a twinge of supernatural mixed in. The main male character, Darryl, was very likable. His relationship with his grandmother was very tender and caring, which segued into his passion and love for Leena. I really enjoyed that part of the story the most…Darryl’s intense feelings. I feel weird saying I liked the main female character the least. It wasn’t that I didn’t like Leena. It was that I didn’t like some of her choices. I don’t want to say too much without giving parts of the book away but she was willing to give up a love of a lifetime for no good reason and those choices basically led to catastrophic events. But, as in any work of fiction, there must be conflicts or else what is the point of the story? Overall, as I mentioned before, I really thought this was a well-thought out book and would definitely recommend it as a must read. Enjoy!