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On A Silent Night

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  143 ratings  ·  72 reviews
Last Christmas, I gave you my heart...

Five years ago, I lost my best friend. The last words he ever spoke to me were a plea to look out for his wife. I never meant to fall in love with her. I even ran from my feelings. Not that it did any good. Three years later, I still can't get her out of my mind. Now, I’m going to try to win her back.

Hopefully, I’m not on Santa’s
Published November 6th 2018
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Nicole ReadingBetweenTheSheets
This is second chance love story between Cass, a firefighter's widow, and Brody, the firefighter's best friend. It is a deeply written story about love that has snuck away and then stormed back into Cass's heart. This is a story revolving around Christmastime, and it ties in subtly but is there.

I mentally struggled with a couple parts of this story, mostly the parts including Cass and Ray. I liked him, but there were some things that I wanted to punch him in the face for and times I was rooting
Petra Kralj
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After the death of her husband, his best friend and co-firefighter was there for her. Then they grew strong feelings for each other and then he left. But Cass was left alone, devasteted. After three years he comes back. Cass is in a relationship with Ray, twenty years older guy. But he appears to be jelous guy.
I didn't like how he talked about her behind her back, although that was dring and anger talking out. And the fact that he didn't support her desire to write, pure evil. Brody is the oppos
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cass and Jackson were married she was a writer while he was a firefighter until one day he was killed during a big fire. Brody was Jackson’s best friend and also a firefighter who tries to comfort Cass during the days and months after Jackson was killed until one night they couldn’t resist the attraction they had for one another then Brody panicked when Cass cried so he left town for five years. Now Brody is back for Cass only now she is dating Ray but he isn’t going anywhere this time because h ...more
This book was a little slow to get started but once it did I was fully invested in the story and the characters! I really liked both the characters of Cass and Brody. The only question I had was where are their families? Cass’s mom was mentioned in memories from the past but I don’t recall anything being mentioned about their parents or any family currently. Other than that this was a sweet story about lost love, twice, and trying to find it again with the wrong person when that right person com ...more
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book it was so addicting that I couldn’t put it down. I loved the Christmas theme that the book was based on. The story was sad but at the same time sweet. It was a nice sweet romantic story just in time for Christmas. A second chance romance at its finest I’m glad that Brody and Cass took that chance and decided to get back together after a long separation and of not seeing each other in many years. I definitely would recommend this book and author to anyone looking for ...more
Debbie Caswell
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When Jackson a firefighter died Cass lost her husband and Brody lost his best friend They consoled one another and after 12 months the unthinkable happened they slept together. Brody panicked and ran now five years later chance has brought them together. She is running a bookstore and is starting to date again. Will sh give him a second chance are they meant to be together you will need to read to see. Tis s sweet second chance romance that draws you in and keeps you until the very last page
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cass and Brody's relationship is the topic of this story. Cass is a writer, widow and now a bookstore owner. Brody like Jackson was is a firefighter and let us say there was a bit of heat between them, but there was an argument and it ended before it really started. After 3 years Brody is back and the heat is still there. I enjoyed this one it was a good story. Cass with Brody help come back to herself the author did a great job of bringing that out. This is a great book for a late night read. H ...more
Debra Richardson
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An amazing second chance romance that has a great interesting storyline and is a compelling, well written, funny, interesting, passionate, emotionally deep read. Beautifully written, it moves along at a brisk pace, with not one boring page to be found. Loveable characters – their chemistry is intense and potent. Definitely recommended.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this second chance holiday romance. The characters are interesting, well-developed and have chemistry. The story is interesting, well-written, with a happily ever after. If you like holiday romances, you will enjoy this book. In addition to receiving an arc, I purchased the book for my collection. I received an arc from Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first time I've read a S L Sterling book and it won't be the last. This was sweet story with enjoyable characters and the storyline flowed well and was great. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Lynn Stifle
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was easy to read and quite enjoyable. It was a great second chance romance with an interesting storyline and well written and loveable characters. If you enjoy holiday romances then you will enjoy this story immensely. I recommend you pick it up and read it for yourself you won't be disappointed.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Vanessa Fischer
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very well written holiday romance with interesting chemistry with the main characters that are well thought out. Their history as the best friend to the firefighter husband killed in the line of duty adds to the depth of the characters as they have a second chance at love.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jessica
This was a rally sweet short read that’s pretty perfect for the holidays. While it takes place around Christmas and it was kinda the main focal point it wasn’t a super huge factor in the story. I really liked Brody and how sweet he was. I can’t think of anything I didn’t like about him. Cass annoyed me quite a bit. I think that’s the main reason that I couldn’t love the story. When we got her POV I found my self rolling my eyes over and over again because of how she acted. She lied way to much f ...more
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A well-written story of a second chance. Brody made a promise to his firefighter partner as he died to look after his widow Cass, but Brody started falling in love with her so he ran. Brody is now back after three years. A story of suspense, drama, danger, and romance. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good read. The characters and the storyline pull you in and keep your interest throughout the whole book. I recommend it to all. I received it from booksprout and voluntarily left my review.
Scarolet Ellis
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
On A Silent Night by S.L. Sterling is a great second chance romance story. It has a great story line with strong characters, I am glad I read this story I really enjoyed it.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love a good romance, make it a holiday one, especially Christmas and I'm in my happy place! For me this book was written well, had interesting and relatable characters and was easy to read.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very sweet 2nd chance romance, the characters were very likeable and a great storyline, loved how Jackson was included in the story so lovingly by his wife and best friend and they were able to keep his memory alive, very sweet, I think even though Ray had his bad moments, I don’t think Cass was very fair t him, she should of just been honest, but anyway, very sweet story with a lovely ending 😊
Tiffany Ransier
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! Brody and Cass are great together. A sweet second chance romance that was written well. I love S.L.'s writing and her writing just keeps getting better and better. ...more
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this book so much. It is a marvelous Christmas romance. It is perfect for the holidays. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book in exchange for a free copy.
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Brody left because he felt his feeling for Cass were wrong, but time and distance haven't change them. Can returning to her this Christmas be right?

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Received an ARC for honest review:

I would give it 4.5 stars.

On a Silent Night is a holiday book that is perfect for a plane ride. It will keep you occupied and make the flight seem short and sweet.

I was conflicted about Ray, I wanted to hate him but you really couldn't, you also really couldn't like him either. As characters go his probably more real than most, which is probably why I cannot decide if I like him or hate him. I know he is not a main character but he is strong supporting charact
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
ok so I don't want to give away any plots or endings so let me just say, well written, very good characters and I enjoyed this story very much

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
G (heartbooked)
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it

I always enjoy second chance romances because of the idea of finding that second chance to love and be loved! This is one of those stories. Brody and Cass had a connection because of their past. And there’s always something special about having that history that needs closure...

This is my first S.L. Sterling read and you can tell she’s a good writer. In my own personal opinion, I would have given this the whole lot if it wasn’t for this one other aspect of the story... its something major imp
Angelica Larsson
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a real treat! Loved the storyline and the characters in this well written, fast paced page turner. Loved the chemistry between Brody and Cass.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
This is my second book by this author and her synopsis always pull me to the point where I am anxious to read the book right away.

I can tell you that she doesn't disappoint with the story line either. I was completely hooked reading this book. I love second chance romances. There's always something intriguing about the if's and why's to these types of stories.

Cass and Brody seem to have a pull on each other after Cass loses her husband. Brody was Jackson's best friend and he is there for Cass af
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
On A Silent Night was a angst filled journey that was heart wrenching cover to cover. Cass had lost her firefighter husband, and his best friend had been tasked to look after her, and that's where this story started. Well, if Cass hadn't been broken enough, she and Brody (hubby's bestie) caught feelings, then Brody walked away for 3 years! That broke Cass even further, and the kicker was that every bad thing always happened at Christmas time. Yeah I can definitely relate. Now Brody is back, but ...more
Jenny Harris
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this book with the understanding that I could leave a voluntary and honest review.

In this book we meet Cassandra (Cass) and Brody. 5 years earlier both Cass and Brody lost someone important to them in a fire. Brody his best friend and firefighting buddy, Cass her husband. Three years earlier they made moves towards one another that changed everything. Cass felt guilty for being with not only someone else but it being Brody her husbands best friend. Brody felt like not only had he bet
Caroline Doig
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow I loved this story it’s amazing, S.L. Sterling is a new author to me and I will definitely be looking out for more of this authors work. Cass had lost her husband in a tragic accident, Brody felt the loss as well because it was his best friend Jackson that died. Now Brody wants to help Cass as much as he can and they get so close that they spend a night together but guilt makes Brody run and he leaves Cass behind broken hearted. 3 years later Cass has started in a new town with a new life, a ...more
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
On A Silent Night, the perfect holiday read. Its a second chance romance featuring Cass and Brody. Cass is a widow whose husband, a firefighter, died while on duty. Brody was his best friend and he was there for Cass. He ended up having feelings for her, but he thinks he shouldnt have such deep feelings for her and one night, while feeling regret and shame he decides to leave town in the middle of the night only leaving a short note for Cass to find.
Fast forward years later and Brody is back aft
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USA Today Bestselling Author S.L. Sterling was born and raised in southern Ontario. She now lives in Northern Ontario Canada and is married to her best friend and soul mate and their two dogs.

An avid reader all her life, S.L. Sterling dreamt of becoming an author. She decided to give writing a try after one of her favorite authors launched a course on how to write your novel. This course gave her

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