In Her Eyes
By Wesley Banks
When Ben Wilder is given a second chance he focuses on the one thing he's always been good at: running. After walking on to the University of Florida Track and Field team he begins to quickly move up the national rankings, paving a path towards the NCAA Championships. Everything is going the way he planned, until the day he bumps into Casey Taylor.
New to Gainesville, and focused on her first year out of medical school, Casey is initially hesitant to let Ben into her life. But the truth is she's worried about letting a guy near the one thing she loves most: her daughter, Emma. After one fun and fateful night Casey can no longer bury her feelings behind these excuses, and takes a chance on a guy she is slowly falling for.
Casey's relationship with Ben starts to gradually build into a love that she has never felt before. But more importantly, Emma has taken a particular liking to Ben. As they all spend more time together Ben is forced to confront painful memories when he starts to notice something hauntingly familiar in Emma's eyes.
After a local journalist uncovers the secret of Ben's past their lives begin to converge on a single promise that Ben Wilder has long since made: to never give up...no matter what.
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Benson Hayes Wilder
Nickname / Alias
Date/Place of Birth
February 3, 1990. Ocala, Florida
Currently lives in the Springs Complex dormitories at the University of Florida.
Benson Wilder is 5’-10” with a more athletic build than is typical for a long distance runner. He has dark brown hair that match the color of his eyes. Whether you see him on or off campus he’s almost always wearing blue or white sweats with the University of Florida track and field emblem.
He gives off a clean cut appearance with no identifiable marks or tattoos, and the only jewelry is a girls hair band that he wears on his left wrist.
He’s 24 years old, but attending college for the first time after complications in his past prevented him from attending right out of high school. Instead he spent those days as a rural mechanic in the farm lands of Ocala, Florida.
Will never give up.
Will never give up.
Key Childhood Experiences
Orphaned at a young age, Benson spent most of his childhood in different foster homes until he was adopted by Jim and Diane.
Goals and MotivationsA single promise he made in his past.
About The Author
Wesley recently moved from Florida to Oregon to get back to the great outdoors that he loves so much. He lives with his wife Lindsey, and his two dogs Linkin and Story. Most of his time these days is spent writing, with as much rock climbing, hiking, or skiing as they can fit in.
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