Feb 5, 2015

Hero By Night by Sara Jane Stone Review

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Hero By Night
Book Three: Independence Falls
January 20, 2015
Hero By Night

He was nobody's hero until he landed in the wrong bed … Armed with a golden retriever and a concealed weapons permit, Lena Clark is fighting for normal. She served her country, but the experience left her emotionally numb and estranged from her career-military family. Staying in Independence Falls seems like the first step to reclaiming her life until the town playboy stumbles into her bed … Chad Summers is living his dream—helicopter logging by day and slipping between the sheets with Mrs. Right Now by night. Until his wild nights threaten his day job, leaving Chad with a choice: prove he can settle down or kiss his dream goodbye. But when he ends up in the wrong bed, the one woman in Independence Falls he can't touch offers a tempting proposition. Chad is ready and willing to give in to the primal desire to make Lena his at night—on one condition. By day, they pretend their relationship is real. But their connection extends beyond the bedroom, threatening to turn their sham into reality if Chad can prove he's the hero Lena needs night and day … forever.  

Sara Jane Stone’s books have never failed to bring me to tears, but this book more than most!

Lena is a retired Army Intelligence officer who is suffering from PTSD. When she returned home from war, the PTSD took more and more of Lena’s life away from her, soon separating her from her husband, family and friend. So Lena and her service dog Hero escaped Portland and moved to Independence Falls to find peace. What she didn’t expect to find was playboy Chad Summers.

Chad loved women and wasn’t looking for a relationship of any type, but after an incident with Lena and Hero and drama from his “dating”, Lena and Chad came to an agreement for Lena to play Chad’s girlfriend, but it soon turns in to more until Lena’s past and her PTSD stops her in her tracks….

This book is mind-blowingly beautiful! The characters are amazing and Sara Jane’s knowledge about PTSD clearly shows. I had tears streaming down my face from beginning to end of this book. The book was well written, no plot holes, well informed and Sara Jane Stone should be commended for writing about a women suffering from PTSD, which in my opinion is often overlooked.

I give Hero by Night a well-deserved 10 out of 10 and I look forward to reading more of this series.


Full Exposure

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No touching allowed …
After serving her country, Georgia Trulane craves adventure—and sex. She's set her sights on her brother's best friend—now her boss, since she took a temporary job as his nephew's live-in nanny. Only problem? Eric refuses to touch her. That doesn't stop Georgia from seducing him. But an earth-shattering encounter leaves her fully exposed, body and soul.
Eric has a long list of reasons to steer clear of the woman he has wanted for as long as he can remember. For one, he refuses to be her next thrill ride. When he claims her, it will be for good. But the attraction is undeniable, and the more they fight it, the stronger it pulls. But will it be enough to conquer their obstacles?

Caught in the Act

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Falling for his rivals' little sister could cost him everything … For Liam Trulane, failure is not an option. He is determined to win a place in Katie Summers' life before she leaves Independence Falls for good. But first, he needs to make amends for the last time they got down and dirty. Only problem? His professional success hinges on striking a deal to buy Katie's family business. And after Liam's relationship with their Katie went south years ago, the Summers brothers are more enemy than friend. If both parties agree to set the past aside, they can reach an understanding. But when Katie welcomes him back into her bed, Liam risks everything to make her his. After Liam betrayed her trust, Katie Summers will do anything to keep him from walking away with the family business. She decides to seduce him, knowing that when her brothers find out, they will back off from the deal. And she'll finally have her revenge. But when her plan spirals out of control, Katie learns that payback may come at too high a price …

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After several years on the other side of the publishing industry, Sara Jane Stone bid goodbye to her sales career to pursue her dream—writing romance novels. Sara Jane currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children and a lazy Burmese cat. Visit her online at or find her on Facebook at Sara Jane Stone. 

Two Signed Sets of Caught in the Act and Full Exposure along with a $10 Amazon Gift Card

Top Ten Quotes from Hero By Night

If you follow me on Facebook, you know that this installment in the Independence Falls series. I had so much fun writing about Chad, the town playboy who has never seen himself as a hero.  And Lena, the veteran with PTSD, who is struggling to move forward on with her service dog at her side.  When I go back and read through the story, Chad’s lines jump out at me so I thought I’d share My Top Ten quotes from Chad Summers, hero of Hero By NightJ

10.  “That’s a shame. I was looking forward to whispering dirty things in your ear.”

9) “So,” he said, rocking back on his heels. “You thought I was your dog there for a second, didn’t you?”

8) “Just hard to imagine walking away from you, Lena.”

7) “Ah hell, Lena, I’m going to buy you ice cream very damn day just to watch you enjoy it.”

6) “Lena, I’m ready to move past vanilla whenever you are. With you, I’m up for

5) “I’m listening. And I swear, I’d look at your lips if I could, but right now I can’t stop thinking about running my teeth over your nipples.”

4) “I can be your hero at night, Lena. That I can do.”

3) “Stop teasing the man with the hard-on who wants to buy you dinner.”

2) “Look, I know you’re searching for normal, to be who you were before. But Lena, I don’t think there is anything wrong with who you are now.”

1) “Tonight. Right now. This is for you. But know that I want you, Lena. Looking at you, the thought of giving you pleasure, hearing you cry out, it all makes me hard.”

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