Saturday, July 28, 2018

Review - Saving Beck By Courtney Cole


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!



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.

 My Review


Saving Beck was one of the most emotional books I’ve ever read.  I knew going in it was going to be tough.  Between the subject matter, and the fact that it is based off a true story, the authors story, I knew I was in for it.  To be honest, nothing could have prepared me for the emotions I went through while reading this book.

Reading anything about addiction for me is always heartbreaking.  The thing I loved most about Saving Beck was being able to see addiction and what it caused, through two different perspectives.  One through Beck who was the addict.  And the other through his mother Natalie.   Seeing how addiction affected both of their lives in similar and different ways was interesting.  My heart broke for Beck because I knew how sad he was, and how far down the hole he had gotten.  And my heart hurt for Natalie who had to live everyday distraught by recent events that occurred in her life and coming to terms with the fact that her son was a drug addict. 

Beck and Natalie’s story felt real… It was real… It is real. While reading this book, I felt EVERY WORD.  Courtney shared her story through these pages, and I knew that.  I FELT that.  

I don’t really want to give away a single thing that happens in this book.  I can’t recommend this enough. It was so powerful.  So heartbreaking.  So REAL. 
Saving Beck is the story of a mother and sons journey through the life of addiction and redemption.  Beck and his mother Natalie’s story is one that will stay with me.  Their journey through pain and addiction is one I won’t forget. 

Courtney, I thank you for sharing this story!


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Courtney Cole’s SAVING BECK – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
July 18th
Suey Library – Review & Excerpt
July 19th
Between The Lines – Review & Excerpt
Read Love Blog – Review & Excerpt
White Hot Reads – Review
July 20th
Book Starlets – Review & Excerpt
Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Whoo Gives A Hoot – Review
July 21st
Catty Jane Book Lovers – Review & Excerpt
KDRBCK – Review & Excerpt
July 22nd
Little Read Riding Hood – Review & Excerpt
Roxy's Reviews – Review
Simply Crystal – Review & Excerpt
July 23rd
Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt
Two Books in a shelf – Review & Excerpt
July 24th
Vagabonda Reads – Review & Excerpt
July 25th
Evermore Books – Review & Excerpt
July 26th
Just Me & My Kindle – Excerpt
Margaux – Review & Excerpt
July 27th
A Literary Perusal – Review & Excerpt
Book Bitches Blog – Excerpt
Nose Stuck In A Book – Review & Excerpt
July 28th
Books, Booze, & Brunch – Review & Excerpt
M&J's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
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.        

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