Screw-ups don’t get second chances. That’s what Caitlin Malone believes when she returns to Oregon after failing her first Northstar Security assignment. When she inadvertently stumbles across a plot to steal deadly pathogens from the bio-lab near her hometown, she sees a chance at redemption.
USDA Forest Ranger, John ‘Mac’ MacAlistair, doesn’t want to babysit the motorcycle club holding their annual rally in his national forest. To make matters worse, Caitlin is attending the rally with Mac’s estranged uncle. Having her home again brings up feelings that are better left buried.
It’s early September. Any spark will send the dry timber into a raging fire. The terrorists are counting on that distraction to work in their favor. When Caitlin is trapped by the wildfire, her only hope of rescue is pinned on Mac, the man she’s tried two years to forget. Before they can share their feelings, Mac and Caitlin must first escape the burning forest and stop the terrorists from releasing the deadly pathogens.
Stanalei’s love of writing romance stems from reading favorites such as Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Barbara Cartland and Alistair MacLean. She has over twenty years of training in the martial arts and holds the rank of Sandan, a third degree black belt, in Aikido. After a taste of life on both U.S. coasts, she now resides in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her hero and best friend – her husband. Together they enjoy the open road astride a Harley, visiting museums and our National Parks. Visit Stanalei at www.stanaleifletcher.com
*** My REVIEW ***
I’ve long been a fan of the romantic suspense genre and Stanalei Fletcher does not let me down with Proving Ground.
The opening scene sets the stage for a fast-paced novel filled with a variety of pitfalls that keeps the H/H on the run and the reader on the edge of their seats.
The author does a credible job of bringing the characters to life on the page and provides a sensational backdrop for the suspense.
I recommend this book to anyone who appreciates a strong heroine and a hero to swoon over.
I was given this via Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review