Review: Crossing by Stacey Wallace Benefiel

He stole her lipstick…and her heart.

Twenty-year-old Dani Walker can’t believe her luck when she’s paired up with the gorgeous Liam Garrett as her Acting I scene partner – or when he ends up in her bed. Being a Plain Jane with a mouth on her hasn’t exactly served Dani well in the guy department. In fact, she’s had nothing but one night stands. Still, she lets go of her insecurities and falls for Liam, despite feeling like he’s holding something back.

When Dani finally discovers Liam’s secret, she must learn the true meaning of accepting the ones we love for who they are, or risk losing the best thing that’s ever happened to her.

*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*

It took me a while before I figured out what Liam's secret was. Let's just say I did not expect it and I applaud the author's bravery to write about such a subject. I absolutely can not tell you what it is, because that would spoil it all. Stacey has done a wonderful job writing a heartfelt story about a not so traditional boy in a relationship with a not so ordinary girl.

The way Dani handles the whole thing is pretty amazing. I think I would start freaking out a bit, but the way she accepts him, all of him is just wonderful.

It was hard for me to connect with Liam. He always kept people at a certain distance and I also felt that as a reader. Later on in the story I understood it better, but then it seemed to be to late.

I really liked the relationship between these two. There was plenty of humour in the story and Dani definitely had me cracking up a couple of times.

The whole twist/secret in the story is very unique and refreshing. It was definitely an eye opener, but it was also a subject that I am absolutely not familiar with so it wasn't easy to get into.

Crossing is very unique and refreshing. A story about accepting, not only one and other, but also yourself and overcoming fears to give love a chance.

The Author
Stacey Wallace Benefiel is the author of the Zellie Wells trilogy, FOUND, the Day of Sacrifice series, The Toilet Business - a collection of essays,CROSSING, and multiple short stories.

She sometimes goes by S.W. Benefiel or Reina Stowe, but knows she's not foolin' anybody.

Stacey lives in an orange house in Beaverton, OR with her two young children.

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