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Crossing Book Tour: Review and Giveaway

Due to heavy subject matter, Crossing is recommended for readers 17+.

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.

By Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Write Free
Released: May 8, 2013


I was reading “Crossing” by Stacey Wallace Benefiel, I started realizing that I knew all of the places that the author was mentioning and how she describe the college she was attending, I knew that I had been there. Little did I know that everything was actually taking place at the University of Oregon, which is somewhere I have been plus it is a college I would love to go to someday. U of O is actually only an hour away from where I lived, so I have definitely been to several of the places that Benefiel mentioned. When I read the author’s notes at the end of the book, I was happy to know that I had been right.

“Crossing” wouldn’t have been a book that I picked up to read, but I am actually glad that I got to read it. It was a very interesting book. I’m not going to get political about everything, because I don’t think this would be the right place to do it. I am reviewing the book and not the political opinions behind the book. I think Benefiel did a great job with “Crossing” and to know that it was taking place somewhere that I knew. I couldn’t begin to express how excited I was to know that I knew where the story was taking place.

I was really able to get into the story because Benefiel really made the characters seem real. I didn’t feel like I was just reading about characters in a book, I felt like I was actually getting to know people and their stories. “Crossing” was based off of the author’s real experiences and I think it is really cool that she was able to put her story on paper. I just hope that one day I can be as brave as her because I would love to share my story on paper. “Crossing” is a great story. I think that the characters are great. This is definitely an emotional story, so I would be prepared.

I give "Crossing" four out of five bookshelves


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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