#BookReview: Saving Jason by E.J. Hanagan

Saving JasonReviewer: Annie

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Jason Barnes is a free spirit. Underneath that fun-loving surface lurks a severe case of PTSD, his personal souvenir from the war on terror. After his young marriage breaks up, he bounces from girlfriend to girlfriend, never allowing himself to get too close, all while maintaining a friendship with his ex-wife, Samantha Colton. Everything changes when he meets Abby Jacobsen, a smart and sassy artist – but with love comes jealousy, and Abby doesn’t stand for Jason’s cozy friendship with Samantha. Two hours after a heated argument causes Jason to storm out of their apartment, Abby receives a phone call from the intensive care unit of a New Hampshire hospital. The hospital walls close in on Abby and Samantha as they are forced to make tough decisions while trying hard not to kill each other. The two form a rare bond when Emma Jane, Jason’s mom, arrives on the scene. Three weeks after Jason’s accident, Abby is left alone and hovering over a handful of positive pregnancy tests. During her pregnancy, Abby works with Samantha to dig up clues of Jason’s past. As the truth is discovered, their worlds are irreversibly changed. An emotionally-moving look at PTSD and the intersection of three lives, Saving Jason is a riveting glimpse into unexpected friendships and the ripples we leave without our knowledge.


E.J. Hanagan wrote an astounding novel about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I was reeled in from the beginning. This is a pertinent novel in this day and age, as many of our military members are coming home from war with this disorder. It was refreshing to read a book that revolved around PTSD with such poise.

Jason Barnes comes home from the war on terror, and is suffering from PTSD. I liked him a lot. He was a character that you will fall in love with.

His marriage to Samantha ends, and he dates many women until he meets Abby and things change. Is he ready to settle down again?

Jason is in an accident that puts him in ICU, and his mother, Samantha and Abby are all there to pull for Jason…. but, along the way…. they learn to pull for each other.

I was definitely enamored with this story, and highly recommend it for everyone. But, if you know anyone suffering from PTSD, this is a great read for you.

Definitely emotionally charged!

5 Stars

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  1. December 30, 2015 / 5:55 am

    Thank you for such a nice review!

  2. Annie McDonnell
    December 30, 2015 / 1:15 pm

    You are very welcome. I look forward to your next book, please keep us in mind to review it for you.

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