The Nothingness of Ben (Lili’s Review)

Title: The Nothingness of Ben (The Austin Trilogy #1)
Author: by Brad Boney
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 23rd 2012
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 248 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Ben Walsh is well on his way to becoming one of Manhattan’s top litigators, with a gorgeous boyfriend and friends on the A-list. His life is perfect until he gets a phone call that brings it all crashing down: a car accident takes his parents, and now he must return to Austin to raise three teenage brothers he barely knows.

During the funeral, Ben meets Travis Atwood, the redneck neighbor with a huge heart. Their relationship initially runs hot and cold, from contentious to flirtatious, but when the weight of responsibility starts wearing on Ben, he turns to Travis, and the pressure shapes their friendship into something that feels a lot like love. Ben thinks he’s found a way to have his old life, his new life, and Travis too, but love isn’t always easy. Will he learn to recognize that sometimes the worst thing imaginable can lead him to the place he was meant to be?

This book has been around the block for a while, so I won’t go into a long drawn out review, but I will say this book is-

It has:

Amazing chemistry between the two main characters ✔
Humor ✔
Great dialogue ✔
Steam ✔
Angst ✔
Great cast of secondary characters ✔

And at the end you’ll be left with a smile! 5 Stars! Do yourself a favor and-

The Austin Trilogy

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I'm a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness. A few of my favorite tropes: -Friends to lovers -Hurt/comfort/healing -Age gap NetGalley Member since 2015 2016 NetGalley Challenge 80% Professional Reader 2015 Challenge Participant