I'm a big fan of Susan's writing and couldn't wait to read this book. As soon as it appeared in my mailbox, it was all I could do to finish the other book I had started. Silent Night Standoff fulfilled my lofty expectations. The writing is excellent, the story intriguing, and the romance -- well, I just love a happily ever after. I particularly enjoyed the twist that was completely unexpected.
Since this is the first in a new series, I anxiously await book two. :)
I received this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This is a perfect stocking stuffer for readers on your Christmas list. Suspense that will keep you turning the page without giving you nightmares, romance that stays clean, and flawed characters who understand their need for God, without becoming "preachy". Susan Sleeman has great insight into the lives of heroes who risk their own lives to keep others safe. Share it with the heroes in your world.
I want to start out my review with this comment. I have been reviewing Susan Sleeman's books since 2010, I have read and reviewed nine of her books, this makes the tenth book I will have reviewed written by her. Often times over the past seven years of reviewing I have found that the more books an author writes the sloppier the writing gets, this is NOT true for Susan's books, they are pristine, the action and suspense is great and her story telling improves with every book.
And Silent Night Standoff didn't disappoint, it was the same high quality story, you can expect any time you read a book written by this author. The tension and the attraction is fraught. You could nearly play a tune on the nerves of some of the team member they are wound up so tight. Logan is a character you really want to dislike, just because of the history, but you can't find it in yourself to do so as you get to know him in this story. Another great one from Susan Sleeman. 5 stars from this reviewer.
This book was provided for review purposes only and no payment was received for this review.
I wish I could give it more than 5 stars, but that is the maximum that every website I post on allows. I absolutely LOVED this book!
Susan Sleeman has created a wonderful cast of characters for this book. The two main ones for this novel are Skyler Brennan and Logan Hunter. They are so well developed and have so many layers to them that are gradually revealed it is an ongoing adventure to discover what makes each of them tick.
Skyler is part of a team of First Responders and each of her teammates are introduced and enough about them is revealed that I cant wait to read their stories and learn more about them. Im hoping that each of them gets their own book.
The plot line for the suspense is intricately woven and held my interest throughout the book. Skyler and Logan both have emotional baggage from years past that hinders their romance. It was fascinating to me to see how they worked through their own problems as the story progressed.
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.
I love suspense and I love romance, wrap them together and I'm in book heaven! I enjoyed both of the main characters. At first Logan wasn't very likeable because of his drive to impress his father with his career advancements, but as the story unfolded and he began to realize how much Skyler meant to him, he became much more likeable to me. Skyler was definitely more grounded in her faith than Logan, but she had issues as well. Having been ignored by her parents as a child and Logan abandoning her once before she definitely had some trust issues. Add to that a bank robbery, and several threats on Skyler's life SILENT NIGHT STANDOFF definitely satisfied my suspense/romance craving.