“You always have a choice. Whether you make it or you let it make itself,” says A. J. Knight in Stacy Stalling’s White Knight. As an EMT he is often the white knight riding to the rescue, making life or death decisions for people in crisis. But choosing to fall in love comes under a completely different category. Meanwhile Eve Knox is slowly crawling out from the choice she made to hide when her life fell apart. While this is book 2 of a series it reads like number one—new characters taking center stage and old ones providing a solid background of genuine relationships. In fact, I didn’t even realize it was book two until I finished reading. The dialog has the pitch-perfect cadence of a movie set, providing all the enjoyment of meeting real characters and wanting to know them better. And the action speeds up from a rather slow start, gluing readers to the page when the protagonists take an ill-timed skiing trip. Not just a romance, this novel has great locations, pleasing characters whose hidden depths emerge in dialog and crisis, and some intriguing questions of how to move on after loss. There’s a gentle touch of faith as well, and an enjoyable hint of mystery lurking behind that White Knight’s smile. I think this is the first book I’ve read by this author, but I hope it won’t be the last.
Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy of this novel an, having enjoyed reading it, I’m writing an honest review.
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Sheila Deeth (SheilaDeeth)
Sheila Deeth's first novel, Divide by Zero, has just been released in print and ebook formats. Find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, etc. Her spiritual speculative novellas can be found at … more
A stay-at-home mom with a husband, three kids and a writing addiction on the side, Staci Stallings has numerous titles for readers to choose from. Not content to stay in one genre and write it to death, Staci’s stories run the gamut from young adult to adult, from motivational and inspirational to full-out Christian and back again. Every title is a new adventure! That’s what keeps Staci writing and you reading. Although she lives in Amarillo, Texas and her main career is her family, Staci touches the lives of people across the globe with her various Internet endeavors.