Sunday, June 9, 2013

Delayed Penalty (Crossing the Line) by Shey Stahl {review}


{about the book}
I am Evan Masen, a hockey player for the NHL. I spend my nights roughing up two hundred pound defensemen and spend more time in the penalty box than I do on the ice. 

That’s my job. 

One night changes everything I thought I once knew about my life on the ice. 

A girl. 

A brutally beaten girl left to die in an alley.

I don’t know why or how but something made me stay that night after taking her to the hospital. I didn’t know her, nor did I have an obligation to stay but something inside of me rooted me there telling me I should. 

And I wouldn’t have been me if I just simply left her there. 

Any man who could put his heart and soul into a game of hockey couldn’t just walk away when someone needed them. She had no one else. 

The same guy who saw determination where there was desire, now saw hope where there was once despair.

I couldn’t just leave as that wasn’t a man that put all he had into something some called just a game. I couldn’t walk away from someone holding onto life, weak and powerless to something she had no control over.

So I stayed. In a room full of family members praying for their loved ones to come through, I prayed for a girl I didn’t know, never met before, to have a beating heart. While others sorrows turned to grieving pain, I sat waiting on the words of the unknown.

{my thoughts}
After I finished reading this book, I left this message on Shey's Facebook ...
Holy crap!! The things you do to me through your books! When I saw this was a hockey book I was like meh...Racing, Motocross..Yeah I get those, I understand them. Hockey not so much. But I thought this is Shey, I'll like it. I didn't just like it OMG I LOVED it!! Now I'm just wondering where I can sign up to be a puck bunny.  Thanks for another wonderful read! 

So you can kind of tell I liked it, huh? It was wonderful! I first found Shey through her book Waiting on You (which has a sequel coming out soon! - Wrapped in You) and I fell in love with Dylan. Well, now she has created a character that can rival any book boyfriend I've had. Evan Masen is tough but oh so tender. He is the kind of man you want to find....you know the kind that could kick butt one second and then have you wrapped in arms protectively the next. Ahhhh. ♥

The emotions in this book was heartbreaking. One minute I would be smiling and the next crying. Shey was able to make me really care about these people. I am really excited to read more in her Crossing the Line series.

You seriously need to get this book! You will LOVE it!!

You can get it on Amazon for $2.99. Grab it now!

{my character casting}
This is who I pictured as Evan.
Kellan Lutz
And this was Ami...
I don't know who this is...but she's cute and how I pictured Ami.
Found this in a Google search.