Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hero By Night (Independance Falls, #3) by Sara Jane Stone ~ Review

Source:  Received an ebook in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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.



Available today from Avon Impulse. 

Can be read stand alone. 


There was a moment when I was reading this book that I realized I loved this author and wanted to read more from her...everything from her.  This is my first book from this author.  I read this book out of order in the series, not that that mattered one bit.  But I'm down to go back and read the first two and I so want to read the fourth.

Why?  This story works.  It's a great balance between sexy and story.  

There's is some HOT and SEXY Chad moments in this book.  He loves his dirty talking and he finds very creative ways to satisfy Lena as she struggles with her boundary issues.  I found Chad charming, protective and determined.  The relationship may have  begun as pretending but once the feelings were real, he was completely ready to be hers.

Then there's the very real problem that Lena faces.  Sometimes a book minimizes a serious problem for the sake of the story.  Not so here.  Lena's PTS is clearly real and given the respect it deserves.  I felt her pain and respected her service.  I was even more impressed with Chad's patience with it.  Together they were better.

I loved Lena's service dog, Hero.   He's devoted to Lena and a big fur ball too.  I enjoyed his calming presence and how he formed a team with Chad.  

The story unfolded in a way that felt real.  I didn't see the conclusion coming and was frankly sad when the story ended.  I didn't want their story to be finished because I so enjoyed being with them.

I needed a good sexy story that was really a story and this one delivered.   Check it out.

About the Author...

 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.



  1. I like the sound of this one. A story which delivers always gets my interest.

  2. Love it when you can pick up a book in the middle of a series and love it! Great review!

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