Helen’s children leave home at eighteen. She sleepwalked through her marriage of twenty years for their sake. But when they go, she leaves her husband. Her house is a mess, as is her image and Helen breaks down. Through her pain, she draws blood and allows the universe to guide her and her decisions.
The unexpected happens, scientist Helen gets thrown into a new life of hedonism, dating, and self-discovery. A charming lawyer steals her heart, but is Helen ready for the fast lane? Will the local village firefighter provide the romance of her dreams? Or the military spy CJ, who is convinced that Helen is part of a Romanian smuggling gang.
With the help of her sister Portia, Helen starts to transform her life. The universe guides her to finding something in herself.
Debut author Bena Robert’s provides a unique perspective in this witty black comedy. Dark humor meets chick lit with a robust and realistic voice.
I’d like to thank Rachel’s Random Resources and Bena Roberts for including me in this blog tour.
I really enjoyed Blind dates, Big love & Six tinder weeks. It was quirky, sassy and had a real element of truth to it.
There is a certain amount of madness involved in online dating. The element of the unknown, chatting to a faceless entity that you’re not quite sure if they are who they say they are or even look like their online photo’s. Bena has captured this perfectly in Six Tinder Weeks.
We first meet Helen as she comes to terms with the end of her 20 year marriage. Left feeling alone, unhappy with no confidence she enters into the world of online dating.
Her confidence slowly returns as she flirts, meets and sleeps with some real characters.
There is an edge to Six Tinder Weeks though, it’s not all thrills and laughs. Scratch the surface and there is a vulnerability in Helen that I think most women who find themselves suddenly single feel. Along with an unhinged ex husband it brings a real reality check to what first seems like a light easy read.
There is a definite hidden depth to Six Tinder Weeks. Bena’s writing style is unique and refreshing. I’m really looking forward to reading more from Bena in the very near future.
Where to buy Blind Dates, Big Love & Six Tinder Weeks
All About Bena
Bena Roberts was a journalist and analyst. Now she prefers the title romance adventurist! She graduated in England 1994 and then with a Masters in 1997.
Born in 1973, Bena lived in West London until she was 24. Then she lived and worked in Budapest, Bruges, Prague, Amsterdam, Vienna, Hamburg and Munich. She currently resides in Germany, between Heidelberg and Frankfurt. Although she still refers to London as ‘home.’
Bena successfully created a technology blog which gained funding, had lunch with Steve Ballmer and was ‘top 50 most influential woman in mobile.’ Her blog also won several awards including Metro Best Blog. However, her technology career ended after she was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer in 2009. Since 2012, Bena has taught English in Germany and managed a small relocation business.
Bena has two children, loves small dogs and always writes books with a cup of Earl Grey.
Six Tinder Weeks, now Blind Dates, Big Love and Six Tinder Weeks is her debut novel. Other books include The Forever Night Stand, with Tammy & Lisa: Mum Detectives at the Village School available in 2018.
Where to find Bena