Something in the Air (book #1) by Ben Starling ~ Book Review

Book Description: 

Daniel thought war was tough. That was till he fell in love.

What if it's true that you can never really go home? Returning from a soul-crushing war, Daniel Dragan is determined to put the past behind him. But with his beloved uncle dead and the town’s economy in a slump, there may not be much to keep him in San Prospero, California.

That is till he is startled by veterinarian Willow Dixon at the roadside lookout above their hometown’s new factory.

A desperately needed job offer there may offer Daniel the chance he needs - but all is not as it seems at the factory and Willow, determined to save the inhabitants of her animal sanctuary, wants the factory's operations stopped. Sometimes the road home is neither the one we expect. Nor the one we left behind...

Something in the Air is the first short story in the soul-stirring series from Ben Starling. The journey continues with the novel Something in the Water, to be released on January 21, 2016. 

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About the Author: 

Ben Starling is passionate about marine conservation and boxing, both central themes in his upcoming novel. His interest in marine life has taken him across three continents over the past three decades. He boxed competitively until about five years ago and continues to coach. Ben graduated from Oxford University with a Master of Arts and an MPhil.


If you like to read novella's or short stories this is a great little story of love. This story feels like it picks up where another book may have left off. We are meeting the two main characters who knew each other years ago. I was a little confused how many years it was since they last seen each other, in the end I think it was around 3 years. Their romance advances and Daniel decides to find work and stay at his uncles place.

I found it was a fast paced story and it was over before I knew it. I was a little upset with the ending as I would have loved the story to continue a little longer. I also wish we would have learned more of a back story to Daniel's post traumatic stress disorder. We can only assume that he has it as he doesn't want to spend the night asleep with Willow.

I give this book a 3 star out of 5. 

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received a copy of the above book in return for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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