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Delayed Penalty (Crossing the Line Book 1)

Delayed Penalty (Crossing the Line Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Shey Stahl
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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***USA Today Best Selling Novel***

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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1126 KB
  • Print Length: 317 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,715 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Beautiful.. 13 Jun 2013
By Janey
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4.5 stars

This is my first Shey Stahl book, and I wasn't disappointed.

We meet Evan Masen an NHL hockey player, who lives & breathes hockey and has done for as long as he can remember. Also encouraged by his father, who had been a player in the leagues too.

His attraction to the "puck bunnies" is heightened by his sportsman status; a member of the Chicago Blackhawks no less.

Returning from an after game celebration, negotiating the bitter snow, he hears a sound that takes him into an alley. What he finds there, completely turns his life upside down...a girl, Ami, badly beaten and literally left for dead.

He takes her to the hospital, and then there starts the story...

I loved the writers dual POV, especially later on in the story. I did think that the extensive description of elements of the game, the rules, the transgressions, would put me off. But as we get further in, you can see the relevance and when the game gets tight you are put right there, appreciating the adrenaline rush!

Evan was a "heart" boy and was endearing from the offset. His attraction to Ami was beautiful to watch, and was totally reciprocated by her. Her attitude to life and resignation, given the sadness she had experienced, was uplifting.

I will most definitely be delving into the rest of this series..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shey hits the back of the net again. 15 Jun 2013
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I really like Shey Stahl's style of writing, I also like her strong and sexy males. Jameson, Dylan, Parker and now Evan have all had my heart pounding at some point but I have to say that Evan has got the sexy softhearted thing down.
Despite her entrance into the story, Ami is not a helpless damsel in distress, she comes across as someone who would give as good as she got and is beautiful both inside and out. Some romances suit a helpless female but I like the girls that fight back especially when they've got a 200lb sex god waiting for them.
The story is sweet and even though you will probably have an inkling as to what will happen it plays out well right to the end and left me smiling and debating whether to jump back to the start and go again. If you haven't read any Shey Stahl then I'd definitely recommend that you do. If you have read Shey before then what the hell are you doing reading the reviews????? You already know you're going to like it so just hit one click.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous 10 Jun 2013
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Evan is a truely a gent!! I loved this book - please read it it is fabulous!!!! The story is intense but endearing and the subject matter is dealt with very sensitively. There are some great characters and I am looking forward to the next book!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Zakirrah's Book Blog Review! 7 Aug 2013
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4 Awesome Intriguing Hockey Stars!

"Our presence in the world was actually very small. It was our presence in the lives of others that made the world what it was. Every word we said, every gesture we made, every detail connected you to that presence you made whether you knew it or not."

Evan "Mase" Mason is an NHL hockey player for the Chicago Blackhawks, when he finds a girl on Christmas Eve lying on the snow raped and nearly beaten to death he cant leave her there and has to help.After rescuing her he just cant leave her at the hospital after finding out that she has no-one to be there for her.He is drawn back to her and ends up falling in love with her..

"No bond is greater than the ones you'll bleed for."

Ami is 18 years old and came to Chicago to start over to create a new life and become a ballerina.She is running from her past after facing so much loss she moves to Chicago only to be brutally attacked.The only light in all the darkness is Evan.Her saviour who helps her overcome the loss in her life.They help each other to become better and stronger people.

"You can't see something shining if you're eyes are closed."

Wow!I really enjoyed this book and let me tell you something..before I read this book I knew nothing about hockey.I liked finding more about the sport and actually enjoyed reading about it,much to my surprise.I actually thought I wouldn't enjoy it due to the whole hockey part of it and would get bored and lose interest ahh how wrong I was! The story-line was awesome and there wasn't a dull moment to it.This book is in both Ami's and Evan's POV which made it even better!

Oh my god I was going to write I loved Leo he should sooo have his own book and then I check next book and what dya know.. Book 2 is Leo's woop woop!
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4.0 out of 5 stars kindle book review 4 Aug 2013
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Good book well written and an enjoyable read. Received instantly and easily opened I would buy from this author again
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed This Much More Than I Thought 4 Aug 2013
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I skimmed the reviews on this book and put off getting it for a while because of them. The references to hockey put me off as I had no interest in ice hockey, now, The story of Evan and Ami is addictive and all the references to Ice Hockey make the story stand out. I can't wait for the next book about Leo . Hopefully we haven't quite finished with Evan and Ami either. Try this book. It's worth it. Shey Stahl has written another addictive series I think.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Go blackhawks 30 Jun 2013
By Debbie
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A disturbing subject beautifully handled and twined into a novel that's keeps you reading. I'm pleased to see there is a second book but it's about another player on the team so we shall hear more about Evan and Ami.
I'm not into spoilers, go read the book! It really is worth it....
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Not for me
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Great characters and storyline, great banter and I learned a lot about ice hockey. I had never read a book like it so it was refreshing
Published 15 months ago by Kim
2.0 out of 5 stars Delayed Penalty (Crossing the Line)
Delayed Penalty ( Crossing the Line ) plarped on for ages , it never really got going and as soon as it did it stopped , reviews sounded positive but i was disappointed
Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars The gloves are thrown down
This is a good read. It starts off with quite a shocking start not what you'd expect. It's well written and the characters are very likeable. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Coco
5.0 out of 5 stars Hockey players Rule!!
being a Brit I have learnt a lot about hockey players and the game- swoon!!!!
I bought this book when it was on offer for 77p- bargain, but have now noticed that it has gone... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jenny
5.0 out of 5 stars Omg!!
What a amazing read loved it from beginning to end some of the situations in this book may be a bit uncomfortable for some but the author writes them with passion and treats them... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars how many
I'm just wondering before I buy this how many pages does this book have? And Is it a series book? Thanks :)
Published 16 months ago by Miss K. A. Susans
1.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly boring
I am impressed with myself for actually finishing this book. I have never really been into ice hockey and this book has underlined my, now, much deeper aversion.
Published 16 months ago by Creader
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