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Family Affair (Chase Banter #1)

4.4 of 5 stars 4.40  ·  rating details  ·  86 ratings  ·  8 reviews an understatement.

Chase Banter thought her life couldn’t get any weirder. Her mother has taken up private investigating, her writer’s group’s helpful suggestions have led to severe writer’s block, and her girlfriend’s family is genuinely nuts. Growing up isn’t high on her list of priorities.

What grip Chase has on her life is severely challenged when her girlfrien
Paperback, 280 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Bella Books
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Jean Marie Angelo
I try to be kind to writers. I consider myself one, even though I have yet to complete a novel. I admire anyone who is disciplined enough to invent a story, write the outline, and create compelling characters. I have a nascent book project on file in my MacBook Pro, which is why I approach every novel in the way that I hope someone will someday approach mine. I really hate to say that I disliked Family Affair. The outline of the story is fun: lesbian couple — who never expected to be parents — f ...more
Definitely recommended. I think I originally balked at reading this one because of the premise - Gitana is accidently impregnated at the Dr's office when they mix up the charts of two women with the same last name. Sounded like if I had to suspend my disbelief that much in the first few pages, the rest would be over the top and trying to hard for laughs. I was wrong.

Bennet has a deft hand with humour - her main character, Chase, is charmingly neurotic and is surrounded by a large cast of friend
Simply Melz
Absolutely love this book. Saxon Bennett is an amazingly talented author, and every book I have read of her's I have loved hands down! This is the first in a 3 part series, and I devoured all three in the manner of days. Saxon's ability to develop quirky and fun to read character's make all of her books a pleasure to consume!
I totally read this series out of order but I still truly enjoyed Chase Banner's story in each and every installment. In Family Affair, Saxon Bennett displays her talent at having characters wiggle their way into the hearts of the readers. Chase's ability to logically, though crazy logic, explain and justify herself and her actions carry the story as Chase prepares to become a parent. Of course those actions are over the top and crazy funny but that is where Bennett's talent for comedy is highli ...more
Elizabeth Tanner
Good light reading and I love the main character.
I love the dialogue in this book. My face hurt after finishing this from having a goofy grin on my face all the time. I love the author's sense of humor and Chase's dysfunctional quirkiness along with all the other unique characters is fun to read, though I think Addison really steals the show.
Ginger Smith
I really liked the story and the main character of Chase Banter. She reminded me of an author friend. I was kind of annoyed by the lack of editing though and I thought it skipped a lot of parts that might have been fun and interesting to read.
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Saxon Bennett is an admitted bibliophile and has the bookcases to prove it. Her favorite book is Harriet the Spy. She grew up among the pine trees of Washington where she learned to be a Keeper of Odd Knowledge with a special liking for new words - the queerer the better. She has a penchant for inspirational quotes - the more motivational the better. A serious aficionado of pie, she also drinks a ...more
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