Proving Ground


"A wonderful new voice in romantic suspense. Caitlin Malone is a true heroine: tough and intelligent." ~Dana Marton, New York Times Bestselling Author~

"PROVING GROUND is an intriguing story filled with tension. A strong debut." ~Laura Griffin, New York Times Bestselling Author~

ACRA-RWA 2016 Heart of Excellence Reader's Choice Award

Oklahoma RWA 2015 International Digital Awards


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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.

What Reviewers are saying about Proving Ground.


"I loved Stanalei Fletcher's writing style. She has a way of really drawing me into the storyline and holding me captive. The characters are well developed. She's done a great job of creating characters that are charismatic, full of charm, character, and each has an interesting past to add to the storyline."  -Reviews By Crystal

The Romance Review "PROVING GROUND is an interestingly unique suspense read."



Reader's Favorite "Proving Ground is a fast-paced thrill ride from start to finish!"

Rae's Books & Recipes "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!!"