Concussion and Contentment

A Vivian Chastain Novel

by Liz Faraim

Concussion and Contentment - Liz Faraim
Part of the Vivian Chastain Series series:
Editions:Paperback - First Edition
ISBN: 978-1648903373
Pages: 339
Pages: 222

Vivian, an adrenaline junkie and U.S. Army veteran, goes about her life as a bartender, avid runner, and polyamorous lesbian. Her life in Sacramento, California, is going well until she is blindsided by unforeseen financial issues that lead her to consider a new career.

In an attempt to recharge and take a break, Vivian goes on a motorcycle trip with her best friend, Bear, but the adventure does not turn out to be the carefree break Vivian had hoped for. She returns to Sacramento where her partner, Ang, tries to push her down rather than help her pick up the pieces. Meanwhile, Vivian takes big steps with her other partner, Audre.

Vivian has an epiphany about what line of work she wants to pursue. As things start to stabilize, one of Vivian’s partners commits an act of grave violence, resulting in life-changing consequences for all concerned.

Surrounded by friends, Vivian turns over a new leaf and finally finds the contentment she has sought for a lifetime.

Publisher: NineStar Press
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Reviews:Maryann Kafka on Goodreads wrote:

This is the third book in “A Vivian Chastain Novel” series and Liz Faraim has done an outstanding job with this one. It’s very powerful with various emotions that Vivian deals with while on search to “just be” and find contentment in her life. Faraim opens up so much more of Vivian’s soul, with the support of so many important characters. The novel explains aspects of the polymerous relationship but it is by no means sexually explicit. It’s very low heat and romantic, as Vivian has her issues to work through before she can find her place and contentment.

Faraim also does spectacular with describing Vivians colorful journey from the ocean to mountains in all types weather and terrain. It shows Vivain’s determination and fears as she travels alone to find what she’s searching for.

About the Author

Liz Faraim is a recovering workaholic who has mastered multi-tasking, including balancing a day job, solo parenting, writing, and finding some semblance of a social life.
In past lives she has been a soldier, a bartender, a shoe salesperson, an assistant museum curator, and even a driving instructor. Liz writes contemporary fiction that highlights queer characters and often includes complex polyamorous relationships.
Her writing has a hefty dose of soul searching and emotional turmoil while also taking the reader on fun adventures. She loves spending time in nature and does her best to share nature with her readers.

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