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Family Affair (Chase Banter #1)

4.32  ·  Rating Details  ·  117 Ratings  ·  12 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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Lexxi Kitty
My first book by Saxon Bennett and . . .um . . . hmms. All editions that have covers have Saxon Bennett on the cover. And only Saxon Bennett. Yet the book page says Saxon Bennett and Laycee Gardner. I’m not sure if this is a co written book or a solo work. Whichever it is/was, let’s move on to the book.

I’ve been adding and removing Bennett books to my possibilities pile for a longish while now. I kept adding because they both looked interesting and were part of the Kindle Unlimited program. I ke
Jun 23, 2016 Canders5 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Spoilers ahead, I cannot explain the reason for my rating without describing parts of the book.

This book was disappointing. The authors clearly did minimal research on Bipolar Disorder, as they described it as a woman simply being moody and making bad choices. In deference to the above, I simply did not like how the main character was punching bag of every single character in the book.

The final straw that broke the camel's back was how poorly Chase's 'friends' treated her, despite her mental il
Jean Marie Angelo
Jan 31, 2014 Jean Marie Angelo rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
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
Feb 10, 2012 Megan rated it really liked it
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
Aug 29, 2014 Simply Melz rated it it was amazing
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!
W. Gregory Kett
Jun 17, 2015 W. Gregory Kett rated it it was amazing
I had a little bit of a rocky start, had trouble keeping the characters straight. A few chapters in and I was thoroughly hooked. Supposed to be sleeping and I kept reading one-more-chapter...
Humorous and quirky. Enough zaniness to keep the humor going without going into ridiculousness. Well Done!
Margaret L. Hedman

Thanks for writing a funny entertaining book. Thank you for introducing me to Chase, Gitana, Lacey, and Bud. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. On to the next.
Jul 14, 2014 Erin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
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
Aug 11, 2014 Elizabeth Tanner rated it really liked it
Good light reading and I love the main character.
Dec 31, 2014 Bobbi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 24, 2012 Ginger Smith rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, glbt
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.
Sep 07, 2011 Linda rated it it was amazing
loved it, and read the second in the series immediately following...
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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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