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Excited to share with you today my review for this gripping real and raw story that I strongly encourage you to pick up!💞
Reminiscent of the beloved novels by Mary Kubica and Jodi Picoult comes a chilling portrayal of a son’s addiction and its harrowing effects on both him and his mother from New York Times bestselling author Courtney Cole. SAVING BECK is now available! Check out the tour below, and pick up your copy of SAVING BECK today!
SAVING BECK Synopsis:
There comes a time when offering your life for your child’s doesn’t work, when you realize that it’ll never be enough.
The cold needle in his warm vein was a welcome comfort to my son at first. But then it became the monster that kept us apart.
Heroin lied, and my son believed. It took him to a world where the last year didn’t happen, to a place where his father was still alive. What Beck didn’t understand was that it couldn’t bring his father back from the dead. It couldn’t take away his pain, not permanently.
You think it can’t happen to you, that your kids, your family, will never be in this situation.
I thought that too. But you’re wrong.
Step into our world, and see for yourself.
Watch my golden boy become a slave to this raging epidemic. Watch me try and save him.
Drug addiction comes with a price.
Trust me, you’re not equipped to pay it.
Don’t miss this heart wrenching, evocative, yet hopeful novel—it will leave you forever changed.
5 Heartbreaking Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
This book takes a real and raw look at addiction and its impact not only on the addict but the addict’s entire family… Courtney Cole takes you on such an emotional journey with this book… and the fact that she has gone through this with her own son adds so much authenticity to the story…. as a mother I could not help but put myself in Natalie’s (the mother in this book) shoes… I cannot even imagine how helpless you would feel watching your child struggle with any type of addiction much less heroin… addiction has already had an impact on myself and my kids, their father is an addict (not a heroin addict) something that has both hurt them and made them stronger…. but there is a genetic component to addiction and that made this book all the more real and heartbreaking for me….
The book starts with Beck overdosing right in front of his mother Natalie…. Beck goes to the hospital and is placed in a medically induced coma… The story is told from both Beck and Natalie‘s perspectives…. I thought this was very effective, because we got both sides of the story leading up to the overdose… Beck was a stereotypical all-American boy… a good student, an athlete, has a lovely girlfriend, and a loving family… not what you picture when you think addict, but I’m sure as we all know addiction does not discriminate… after the family goes through a major tragedy and Natalie falls apart Beck is left to pick up the pieces… and really your heart breaks for him as he slowly makes the dissent into drug addiction….
This book really is about much more than just addiction… it is about forgiveness, acceptance, love, and hope… it really makes you think and ask the hard questions, and face the realization that there are some things that are simply out of your control as a parent…. there were times in this book I really found it hard not to judge Natalie for her actions, but I had to remind myself I have never been through what she has… a broken family trying to put themselves together again after tragedy… A family that could be any family, it could be my family… it could be your family… that’s what made this book so powerful and so real!
This is just a well done book about a very big problem we have in our country… it is not a light fluffy beach read, but an important book that I strongly encourage you to pick up! An emotional heartbreaking journey that will leave you feeling hopeful…
*** many thanks to Gallery for my copy of this wonderful book ***
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The nurse grasps my arm, and I can’t stand anymore. My legs are tired and the adrenaline… it numbs me. I collapse beside her and she tries to hold me up, but she can’t… I’m on the ground.
My face is wet, when did I start crying?
“You have to save my son,” I beg her, my fingers curled into her arm. I stare into her eyes. Hers are green, ringed with blue, and she looks away. Something about her seems so familiar, something about those eyes.
“We’ll try, ma’am,” she says uncertainly. It’s the uncertainty that kills me. “We’ll do everything we can. I’m going to take you to a quiet room, and give you a blanket. Is there anyone I can call for you?”
I shake my head. “No. I already called my sister.”
“Okay,” the nurse says quietly and her name tag says Jessica. She takes me to a waiting room, a quiet private one, the ones they use when the outcome might not be good. I know that because I’ve been here before.
I swallow hard and she puts a cup of coffee in my hand.
As she does, she pushes a stray hair out of her face and her bracelet catches my eye. A simple chain with a silver dolphin on it. I’ve seen it before.
“You were here the night my husband was brought in,” I realize slowly. “Weren’t you? Do you remember me?”
It was a year ago. A year, two months… I check my watch… six days and twenty-two hours ago. Of course she doesn’t remember me.
But Jessica nods.
“I’m so sorry about your husband,” she tells me now, her voice quiet and thick. “I swear to you, we did everything we could.”
“I know,” I tell her. Because I do. The accident was so bad, there’s no way anyone could’ve survived. Except for Beck. He lived. But Matt...his injuries were insurmountable. That’s what the doctor told me that night.
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About Courtney Cole:
Courtney Cole grew up in rural Kansas and now lives with her husband and kids in Florida, where she writes beneath palm trees and is still in love with the idea of magic and happily-ever-after. She is the author of Saving Beck.