Review: Proving Ground (The Northstar Security Series Book 1)

Title: Proving Ground (The Northstar Security Series Book 1)

Author: Stanalei Fletcher

  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (April 17, 2015)
  • Publication Date: April 17, 2015
  • Genre:  Romantic Suspense

Series Book:

Dead Reckoning (Northstar Security

Beyond Duty (Northstar Security Series Book 3)

Breaking the Honor Code (Northstar Security Series Book 4) RELEASE DATE May 31, 2017.


Source:  I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.


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


Caitlin was devastated when her job went south and she was responsible for someone getting hurt.  She was even more upset when her boss at Northstar ordered her to go home and see her father.  If anyone could make Caitlin feel worse it was her father, he never wanted her in this highly dangerous job in the first place.  Upon arriving home, Caitlin was greeted by Mac, her old crush and that made matters worse.

Caitlin, always on the job decided to use her skills when she went on a walk at a motorcycle rally with Mac’s Uncle Jack.  She found out more than she bargained for and hoped she would live to tell the story.

I have been reading a lot of cozy mysteries and it was nice to switch it up to this great romantic suspense.  This is a great read, it has a lot of great characters and keeps you engaged throughout the whole book.  I was glad to find this author and am looking forward to the next three books out in the series.  A recommended read!!


5 thoughts on “Review: Proving Ground (The Northstar Security Series Book 1)”

  1. I have a copy on my TBR pile – your review just pushed it to the top of my list. Thanks to you and congrats to Stanalei!

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