Life is sweet for Katherine Langley. A freshman at the University of Virginia, she is free from the drama of her parents’ dysfunctional marriage and ready to focus on studying to become a nurse. Her brother, Ben, belongs to the hottest fraternity on campus, and her new roommate, Emma, is beautiful and charming, a party girl whose answer for a hangover is happy hour. She is also a psychopath.
When Katherine’s obsessive-compulsive overprotective brother succumbs to Emma’s charms and falls dangerously off-track, Katherine must save Ben from himself. Lives are threatened and someone disappears on New Year’s Day. The only evidence left: a single set of footprints in the snow.
From the university campus to a cozy cottage on Carter’s Creek, Virginia, Saving Ben is a haunting tale of love and loyalty, anger management, substance abuse, and betrayal.
Today, I’m so happy that Katherine Langley is visiting us!
I hope you’ll like what she is sharing.
My Bad, Bad Roommate
By Katherine Langley
Whatever was I thinking when I decided to take my chances on the roommate lottery instead of finding someone I already knew to live with my freshman year at UVA. Not that I would have wanted to live with any of the bitches I knew from home. But I had plenty of suggestions from girls in my senior class—friends from summer camp or a travel lacrosse team. I wanted to expand my horizons. I wanted my world to be bigger than what I’d always known.
Don’t get me wrong. I loved Emma in the beginning. She was smart and charming and so much fun to be around. She always knew where to find the best party. Guys surrounded her like vultures circling their prey. She always got a date, and usually one for me as well, for every football game and fraternity formal. Standing next to her placed me in the direct line of sight for the cutest boys on campus. Everything was great between us until she fell for my brother.
Or my brother fell for her, rather. Ben was really into her. But to Emma, my brother was just another guy with a big allowance that she could manipulate into doing whatever her little heart desired. I tried to drag Ben away from her at the first sign of trouble, but he was already in too deep. Whether he loved her or whether it was all about the sex, he refused to listen to reason. He was obsessed and she took advantage of that vulnerability.
Emma drove Ben into the depths of despair. She spent all his money, coerced him into doing drugs, and drove a wedge between him and his friends. And it all came crashing down on him on the night of the Fourth of July party.
I’m not a vindictive person by nature . . . well, let’s just say Emma got what she deserved.
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