Sunday, June 7, 2015

Review: Crossing ~ Stacey Wallace Benefiel

Title: Crossing
Author: Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Title: Crossing
Sort book: Standalone
Publisher: All Night Reads
Publishing date: 8th May 2013
Number of pages: 256 p.
Language: English only
Age Category: New Adult

About Crossing

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.

My Review

This book focusses on important social issues, that are up an coming but still  not discussed widely enough. I have not read a book on Liam's secret before but this was my first thought:

I so not saw this coming! That was my first reaction after Liam's big revelation. My mouth dropped open astounded by what was thrown my way. After that the title made perfect sense.
Not the way I thought I would be interpreting though. Trust me it is not a bad secret, unless you are a hater. "The haters" people who hate everybody who is slightly different being gothic, gay, fat or just funny looking to them you are a target to bully.

We encounter both openminded people in this book but we also encounter the haters. Which makes this book very realistic because that is how the world is (even if we do not want it to be). To give you some advise, if you cannot be openminded, then this book will be a waste of your time. I guess this book is not for everyone, especially my so-called "haters".

Man, is this review hard to write without spoilers. Maybe I am a bit unclear in the above, and I am incredibly sorry if I have lost you, but please do give this book a chance because it is a wonderful love story. The story line is great and surprising at times.

Also our main character is not perfect, she is a bit chubby and has very low self-esteem. Something, I can relate to, even though she has low self-esteem, she has quite a mouth on her.  She just says what she is thinking without any reservations about what kind of impact her comment might have. She is really funny at sometimes and made me laugh out loud various times.

And even Liam who is portrayed as being the perfect guy, turns out to be not as "perfect" as he seems to be. Dani and Liam's banter makes them the perfect couple, he can counter about everything she says and makes her feel more secure about herself.


Even though this book deals with a lot of social issues, above all this is love story. This book left me in an overall happy state, which is what the gorgeous cover also promises. I saw no flaws in this book, and I was totally engrossed the whole way through, this leaves only one rating option: 5 skaters!


"... I never realized how much I liked the way I looked, until a drunk guy's knee rearranged my face.
I never realized how much love I'd held in my heart, until the sight of watching Liam fade away drained it dry."


Christina Aguilera ~ Beautiful

This song could have been the theme song for this book. It conveys the above quote perfectly as well. If you watch this video you will understand why.

1 comment:

  1. Great to hear it was engaging and characters were well done. I haven't heard of this one but need to look into it more.