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.

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Publication Date

July 2016


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113,000 words




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


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8 reviews for Flinging It by G Benson

  1. Loompa


    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


    (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


    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

    (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


    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


    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


    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*

  8. lobster


    Trust G Benson to tackle topics outside one’s comfort zone. In “All the little moments” she wrote about grief, how to pull through, how to start again. Here, she writes about cheating. Well, before you let this one word put you off – she doesn’t glorify cheating. Neither Frazer nor Cora are notorious cheaters who step outside their steady relationships on a regular basis. Frazer’s been single for a while and Cora’s marriage has reached the make-or-break point and it doesn’t look good despite marriage counselling. And unless you are a holier-than-thou person who will not accept human weakness, you will understand that sometimes something just happens, despite one’s best intentions.

    And so it happens, and Frazer and Cora are having themselves an affair, a fling. Or so they think. And Benson drags us through their shared, stolen moments of joy and bliss, and she drags us through their doubts and knowing-it’s-not-really-right. She makes them come alive and turns them into living, breathing beings who so desperately want to be happy, preferably together, but they know this can’t go on and they both try so hard to be responsible adults and not hurt those outside their little fling bubble.

    And yet, I couldn’t warm to either of them. I don’t dislike them either. But I somehow didn’t care all that much about them. Why is that? It’s not Benson’s writing, that’s for sure. I guess it’s because she’s written such strong, colourful (no pun intended) side characters. I ended up caring much more about Jack, for instance. Here, she’s truly excelled and outdone herself. There’s no trans teens in my personal surroundings and to read about Jack’s struggles was fascinating, painful, heartbreaking all at once. He’s such a mess when he makes his first appearance but he’s such a strong and amazing person towards the end of the book, I found myself cheering him on and wanting to hug him all the time. Now that is truly brilliant, Ms Benson! Thank you for introducing me to Jack!!! (And for making me aware just how hellish life can be for trans people. I honestly had no idea and I’ve done a lot of research in the meantime. So THANK YOU!!!)

    Also, there’s Jemma, Frazer’s hilarious baby sister. She was such fun to read about and I’d love to hear more from her.

    G Benson’s a very good storyteller and I look forward to reading much more from her. It’s not her fault that I couldn’t warm up to her two main characters – can’t love them all – but I so loved Jack and Jemma.

    So, four out of five stars and a clear reading recommendation.

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