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Flinging It by G Benson

Flinging It by G Benson

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Author: G Benson

Frazer, head midwife at a hospital in Perth, Australia, is trying to make her corner of the world a little better by starting up a programme for at-risk parents. Not everyone is excited about her ideas. Surrounded by red tape, she finally has to team up with Cora, a social worker who is married to Frazer’s boss.

Cora is starting to think her marriage is beyond saving, even if she wants to. Feeling smothered by a domineering spouse, she grabs hold of the programme and the distraction Frazer offers with both hands. Soon the two women get a little too close and find themselves in a situation they never dreamed themselves capable of: an affair.

As the two fall deeper, both are torn between their taboo romance and their morals. But walking away from each other may not be as simple as they thought.

Publication Date

July 2016

Formats

epub, mobi, and pdf

Length

113,000 words

Language

English

ISBNs

978-3-95533-683-7 (mobi), 978-3-95533-684-4 (epub), 978-3-95533-685-1 (pdf)

Publisher

Ylva Publishing

7 reviews for Flinging It by G Benson

  1. Loompa
    5 out of 5

    :

    Another banger from Benson, with the same wit, humour and true to life feels as Little Moments with a matured written style and characterisation. I fall in love with her characters every time and LOVE the subtleties of her text. When’s the next one???!!!

  2. kurtozinga
    4 out of 5

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    (I was given this book by Ylva publishing in an exchange for an honest review)

    There is an emotional tug of war in this book that can be taxing or refreshing depending on where the flag is, and which character is on each side of the rope. One woman is in the process of escaping emotional abuse of her husband and the other is a woman who learns to trust again. The view point in the book is shared between the two female leads and for once this was not jarring or off putting.

    The two mains are greatly helped by secondary characters as the mains know what to do professionally but not personally, when it comes to their own relationship and feelings for each other.

    Issues of morality, infidelity and emotional abuse are shown and discussed with these two Australian women of color, as well as the point of view of a transitioning boy/man who is pregnant. The main characters make very human mistakes in their own lives at the same time as they begin a project that will greatly aid unprivileged victims around them in the Perth, Australia area.

  3. Tara at The Lesbian Review
    5 out of 5

    :

    G Benson’s writing is masterfully good. As with All the Little Moments, Flinging It tackles heavy subject matter in a way that isn’t overwhelmingly angsty or depressing and is actually very funny at times. The story is well plotted, the pacing is perfect and I found myself fully invested even when I wasn’t comfortable with how Cora and Frazer were handling their relationship.

    I received a free copy from the author for an honest review at The Lesbian Review.

  4. jeanneservat
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I really love it, G Benson really bring you to the point where you cannot let go the book, even for required slept hours. The characters are well define, and you have the impression that you know them, which make the story even more amazing. When you get at the end of the book, you wish there was a lot more to read.
    I really hope G Benson will write another one soon.

  5. enrico.dibella
    4 out of 5

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    The main characters, Cora and Frazier are, by deliberate choice of the author, a tad too weak. They take a very long time to grow up until they make their relationship healthy and satisfying.
    As this is a brave choice, I think this story pays a certain price for choosing realism in exchange of the readers’ full satisfaction, as we readers always prefer to read about strong characters instead.
    For everything else, G. Benson is a really good author and “Flinging It” is well written, engaging, pleasant and even brilliant.

  6. Ameliah Faith
    4 out of 5

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    Nice Read

    Frazer is the head of the midwifery department in a hospital. She is desperate to start a new program that will help hard to reach and teen parents. Cora is the head of social work in the same hospital. She is married to Alec the finance “god”, in his own mind anyway. Cora’s budget has been increased so Frazer decides to see if they can work together on her project, even though she doesn’t much care for Cora. As they work together Frazer gets to know the real Cora and realizes not all is as it seems….

    I really enjoyed both of these characters. Frazer is happy and full of hope. Cora is floundering in her marriage. She is full of doubts and regret but excited about the new project and her friendship with Frazer. Together they go through good times and bad then good. I loved the conflict Cora has with Alec and how she handles it in the end. The story line featuring Jack was also very well done. It deals with a whole lot of things most people would never think of. It was a life lesson that really made me think. This book is full of emotions and drama and is a very good read.

  7. Jane Shambler
    4 out of 5

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    I didn’t give this book 4 stars because I’ll admit I don’t agree with infidelity regardless of the circumstances. I strongly believe that you should end your relationship before starting a new one. But saying that Benson made this book work despite the contents.

    The two main characters Cora and Frazier actually dislike each other in the beginning. It’s not until they start working together on an out reach program do they start to like each other. Frazier is single but Cora is a married woman to their boss Alec. Her marriage isn’t happy and she is emotionally abused by her husband and made to feel worthless at times.

    I really liked the book. It was interesting and the outreach program was well thought out. What I can’t agree with is the deceit and deception of an affair even if the reasons for it were good. The book has a happy ending. I really didn’t like Cora’s husband he was a bit of a worm. Making idle threats. Thank god she divorced him.

    I would recommend this book without a second thought. Benson has a great smooth writing style and knows how to make a good story great. Enjoy!!

    *ARC provided by publisher via Ylva Publishing*

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