By: Odette Stone
Publication Date: July 21, 2019
Publisher: Odette Stone
Author Website: https://www.odettestone.com/
Odette Stone out does herself again with The Penalty Box, book three in her Vancouver Wolves series!
As heroes go Mica was deliciously bad. Full of abundant charm it was hard not to initially be taken in by Mica, but what kept his allure going was Ms. Stone’s adroit incremental exposure of the man behind the high profile escapades. This character had lots of depth and integrity that never let up allowing those willing to look to see both his value and his potential. Charlie’s strength was her core goodness. Yes she was able to face her obstacles like a boss, even when it seemed like they would never let up, but it was her ability to believably not succumb to defeat and become cynical that made her a really well written heroine. Sometime it takes a while to see the connection between a hero and heroine but that was not the case with Mica and Charlie, their relationship had many layers that went beyond the physical from the start. When this couple had their attraction breakthrough the sexual tension that was set off from that point on was excruciating, exciting and full of powerful feelings that could be felt vicariously.
Support characters such as Krista, Ryan, Zoey and Mica’s mother punctuated this work with a mix of fun and touching moments. This author used her secondary characters fantastically. Ms. Stone’s inclusion of an intriguing subplot gave an already well moving story added appeal.
Odette Stone is the kind of writer where you pick up one of her books and disappear into the pages. Engaging, she instinctively knows what her characters need to say and what her audience wants to read. This writer has a natural flow to her work that shows in how effortlessly she appears to relate her stories. Don’t miss out on The Penalty Box, it is everything you could ask for in a good story!
*I was given an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own.*
*This book can be read as a standalone.*