Friday, July 15, 2022

The Truth About Ben and June

Ben and June meet on New Year’s Eve in the Emergency Room of a New York hospital. Ben had broken his hand punching a man in a bizarre attempt to help a stranger that didn’t want his assistance. June had an awful flu. Their chemistry was intense and it didn’t take long for Ben to ask June on a date. Slowly easing into a thoughtful romance, June was an aspiring dancer and Ben a law school student on the cusp of a promising career. His unwavering support emotionally and financially was generous and loving. Years later after an unexpected pregnancy they are in the suburbs “living the dream.” Only June’s dream was left behind with the dance company. As much as she loves baby Mikey his incessant crying and discontent throbs through her heart and soul every single day. Ben works nonstop and June is home with her infant son, little sleep and hallucinations of her dead mother. Their yuppy little enclave is filled with immaculate homes and perfect moms. Ben is too busy to notice June’s downward spiral until it is too late. Narrated from both Ben and June’s perspective, this novel carefully depicts a young couple’s struggle with unfulfilled dreams, expectations and a very real disorder. Compelling exploration of a young marriage and new motherhood. Highly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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