Reviews by Heather Stanton

B+
Way Down Deep

Have you ever received a text from a wrong number? Have you ever sent a text to the wrong number? The resulting conversation can be hilarious or humiliating, possibly both. This book explores what could happen if a man sends a text he doesn't believe will ever be answered. Then he receives an answer ...

B+
The Good Fight

Who doesn't love a good opposites attract romance? It's one of my favorite tropes in fiction, so it's a good possibility I was predestined to like this book. With a hero who is as comfortable throwing punches in the ring as he is behind a desk and a neurosurgeon heroine, I snatched it up and enjo ...

B+
Ryker: A Cold Fury Hockey Novel

Once again, I have managed to unwittingly jump midway into a book series and began with Ryker, book four in Sawyer Bennett’s Cold Fury hockey romance series. I enjoyed it so much that I plan to read the other books in the series as well. As the goalie for the Carolina Cold Fury hockey tea ...

C
Ransom Canyon

Ransom Canyon kicks off a new series set in the titular small town in Texas. It stars a broad cast of characters and features no less than three potential couples. Staten Kirkland has had a rough few years, enduring the deaths of his wife and teenage son. He’s found solace in the arms of his wi ...

B
Not A Mistake

This is a different sort of romance, featuring an Episcopal priest and her former professor from when she was at seminary. It’s the sort of different that I’ve been craving, one with the kind of quiet drama I find utterly compelling. When she graduates from seminary, Jordan Sykes celebrate ...

B+
Deep Dark

Laura Griffin’s Tracers series has provided me with reliable romantic suspense reads for several books now. I know I can count on a deftly-plotted mystery, a solid romance, and a thrilling conclusion with each book. Deep Dark is no exception. Laney Knox is employed by the Delphi Center, a crime l ...

C
Fan the Flames

I've been on a romantic suspense reading streak recently and jumped at the chance to read this story of a biker/firefighter and the girl for whom he's carried a torch since they were children. Unfortunately, Fan the Flames fell short of my expectations. Ian Walsh is in a bit of trouble when a headle ...

B
The Rule Book

Have you ever worked a job where the employee handbook would rival the thickest tomes in the Library of Congress? If so, you'll relate to the heroine of this funny, quirky office romance. As the newest employee at public relations firm Starr Media, Lainey Taylor, the second assistant to CEO Broga ...

B-
Worth It All

The latest in Claudia Connor’s series starring the McKinney brothers gives us the story of Jake “JT” McKinney, the youngest sibling and the sole family member on the west coast. Fans of the series and of family-oriented romance are sure to fall in love with JT and his romance with single mom P ...

C-
Pass Interference

Football season is over, but if you're jonesing for the gridiron, a football themed romance might help. While there is not a lot of actual ball playing involved, Pass Interference features characters from the San Antonio Hawks football team. Growing up the daughter of the owner of the Hawks, Tyler ...