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Her Sanctuary (Her ~ Romantic Suspense, #1)

Her Sanctuary (Her ~ Romantic Suspense, #1)

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by Toni Anderson

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Running for her life, ex-FBI agent Elizabeth Ward escapes to Montana with a new identity. She craves peace and solitude, but instead finds handsome rancher, Nat Sullivan.

Nat is trying to hold his ailing family together, while struggling to keep the ranch from bankruptcy. The last thing he needs is a beautiful stranger reminding him there is more to life


Running for her life, ex-FBI agent Elizabeth Ward escapes to Montana with a new identity. She craves peace and solitude, but instead finds handsome rancher, Nat Sullivan.

Nat is trying to hold his ailing family together, while struggling to keep the ranch from bankruptcy. The last thing he needs is a beautiful stranger reminding him there is more to life than work.

But Elizabeth isn't what she seems. And when a murderer and rapist track her down to the remote ranch, they all find out about the power of revenge.

Revenge or Redemption. Which would you choose?

Editorial Reviews

Fallen Angel Reviews - Linda L
Suspenseful, riveting and explosive, this reader absolutely loved this story.
Night Owl Romance - Edie Reviewer
TOP PICK. Her Sanctuary is a riveting fast-paced suspense story, filled with twists, turns, and danger. As the story flows seamlessly between the protagonists and antagonists, the tension rises to fever pitch. Just when you think you know the good guys from the bad, Anderson provides a surprising twist, or two.
Romance Junkies - Briana Burress
“Ms. Anderson presents us with one fantastic story that has me wanting more.”

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Though it was pitch-black, Nat's eyesight was sharp and well-adjusted. He knew every inch of ground, every stone, fence, and broken-down piece of machinery on his land. Picking out shades of gray, he moved towards the car. Flicked off the rifle's safety and peered in through the frosted-up glass. It was like trying to see to the bottom of a riverbed in the middle of winter. He couldn't make out a damned thing.

With one finger, he lifted the handle of the driver's side door. It clicked open, but no interior light came on. Nat took a step back and peered inside, made out a bundled up figure in the back seat, curled up, unmoving.

Gripping his rifle he felt the tension crackle like static on a dry day. The fine hairs at his nape sprang up, tensile and erect.

"Drop the rifle, mister." The voice was softly feminine.

"Now why would I want to do that?" he asked.

She was silent. He could feel her apprehension; almost see her weighing her choices in the concealment of the Jeep.

His teeth locked together. "I don't think so, ma'am." He might have been raised to be polite to women, but he wasn't dumb. "Not 'til you tell me why the hell you're sneaking onto my property in the middle of the night."

She shifted slightly. He heard the rustle as she pushed aside the blankets.

"What's your name?" she asked. There was a lilt, some sort of accent in her voice that sounded both warm and aggressive at the same time. It undid some of his irritation and sparked a glimmer of curiosity.

"Well, ma'am." Pitched low, Nat's voice was steely with courteousness. "A better question would be what the hell's yours?"

Meet the Author

Toni Anderson is a bestselling author of Romantic Suspense. A former marine biologist, Anderson traveled the world with her work. After living in six different countries, she finally settled down in the Canadian prairies with her husband and two children. Combining her love of travel with her love of romantic suspense, Anderson writes stories based in some of the places she has been fortunate enough to visit.

Toni donates 15% of her royalties from Edge of Survival to diabetes research--to find out why, read the book!

She is the author of several novels including Dangerous Waters, Storm Warning, and The Killing Game. Her latest release is Dark Waters.

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Her Sanctuary 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
SugarNSpice1 More than 1 year ago
Multiple character driven suspense that ends up with each on a path that  intersects to a deadly showdown. Elizabeth Ward’s FBI undercover op went wrong in so many ways and now she on the run from the Mob. She ends up on a ranch in Montana in hopes  of hiding out. Elizabeth had a tragic childhood and combine that with what went down on the FUBAR op, she a little broken inside. But beneath all the  pain is a woman that can kick butt and take names. The last thing she needs  is to be attracted to the sexy rancher Nat when she knows her life expectancy isn’t looking to good.  Nat Sullivan is on the verge of losing his family’s ranch. His mom’s health is not good, his widower brother is grieving with booze and women leaving the raising of his young daughter to Nat and there sister. Along with the huge responsibilities of the ranch and his family, he’s also still bitter about a relationship and not very trusting of women. When Elizabeth shows up to rent one of his cabins he instantly knows this woman is running from trouble and wants no part of it. But it’s not too long before he realizes she has awakened something in him he thought was long dead, getting through to a woman holding her secrets pretty close to the vest isn’t easy.  The story bounces between the ranch, the Mob bad guy and Elizabeth’s FBI boss Marshall Hayes who’s trying to find her before the Mob does. The author did a great job with the three separate stories going on that eventually intersect at the end. There is a story arc started in this book between Marsh and Elizabeth’s best friend Josephine that’s going to be continued in their book Her Last Chance which comes out in December. I really liked Elizabeth and Nat’s story but I have to say that I cannot wait to read more about Marsh and Josephine. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hardly ever write reviews but i had to for this as well as the next book in this series. What an excellent writer! For real! I loved her style and flow of writing. Superb characters. Edgy, gripping suspense. Romance that was amazing. Sex but not over the top, leaves some for the imagination which really is the idea of writing. The story comes alive in your mind. Loved it, hope she keeps writing for a long time, she has a new reader!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like to read about suspense, romance, where the bad guy looses and the good guy gets the girl, then this is the book for you.
krb45 More than 1 year ago
It held my interest. A pleasant read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a well written tale of intrique, and enough romance to enjoy. The characters are well defined with the beautiful scenery of New York to Big Sky country in Montana. Highly recommend looking forward to the next book.
Anonymous 5 days ago
You won't be disappointed
Joey442 4 months ago
I loved this story! It's a romantic suspense but so much more. Elizabeth Ward was undercover for a long time when things started to go bad. She had to get out of there - fast; before the Mob caught her. So she took off to a working/vacation ranch in Montana, changing her name. After a sad childhood, Elizabeth became a strong woman. That paid off in her job with the FBI and her escape from the ones hunting her. But the ranch was nothing like she expected. She thought she could just hide out there, but instead, she was treated like part of the family. That was hard enough for her to handle but when she started having feelings for Nat Sullivan she didn't know what to do. Nat was a wildlife photographer who came back to the family ranch when his mother was ill. His siblings can't help with the ranch so it's up to him to keep it afloat. But it's run down and money is scarce so when Elizabeth shows up he can't turn her away even though he knows she's going to be a lot of trouble. If he only knew. What a terrific book! It had me on the edge of my seat wondering if Elizabeth would stay hidden from the Mob. Would this troubled pair give in to their feelings for each other? It was so well written that I didn't want to put it down. Even with all the story twists and all the bad guys (even some of the good guys weren't so good), it was easy to follow the story. The characters were incredible. I liked that Elizabeth was so competent in getting away and also in working on the ranch - which she had never done before. Nat was a great guy, giving up his career to run the family ranch. It was good to see him work through his past issues so he could move on. We met Josie, Elizabeth's best friend, and Marsh, her FBI boss. They got together briefly and I understand the next book is about them. That's my next purchase.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love her books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Romance with a twist of action.
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Pa_Sue More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Ward runs for her life and goes to a ranch in Montana and sets up a secret identity. She meets Nate who is a rough and tough rancher who slowly starts to win her heart. Will he love her when he discovers the truth about her??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I kissed my crush in my room on the lips and someone found out and told my dad. Ps this is all happening in the dream.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
J: Very good story although a little too much drama at times. Still very goog.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really great romantic suspense. Very intricate plot. Great author. Thoroughly enjoyed. A must read. Very highly recommend.
rvingmillers More than 1 year ago
First time reading this author.  Awesome story, can't wait to read the next one.
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A pretty good plot. Good characters. Just enough romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Running! Always running from a killer. Elizabeth Ward, a former F.B.I. agent. Running, because of her past. What happened? Elizabeth Ward is running from the one person she never wants to see again! She ends up on a ranch, somewhere in Montana, in a little town called Stone Creek. She meets a son of the owner (the owner is in the hospital at the time) and right away, there's something between them. They both think it's one sided, until the son's farmhand, Caleb, gets into a fight. Nat, the son, keeps an eye out on Eliza. He goes into the room, where she pulls out a gun, because she was scared. "You sleep with a GUN under your pillow?!" Nat exclaims. Then, he knows shes scared of something, and it slips out that she has been raped! Nat wants to hunt the person down, but the person os hunting her down to kill her. She finally confides in Nat, after his mother dies, and she prepares to leave. Nat doesnt want her to leave, because he is just now realizing how much he had come to care for her. The killer finds Eliza, and has offered to let her friend go, if she's willing to be raped once more, then killed. Little does he know, Eliza hired an assassion. As he pulls his trigger, he gets shot in the head. She becomes unconscience. She is rushed to the hosital, where Nat has been 4 too many times! Nat puts Marry Me somewhere, upside down where she can read it. She screams "YES!" so the nurses think she's hurt, and push Nat out of the room. I would recommend this book for ages mature+ (18+). Contents include: adult content, killing, and the occasional wolf. Not to mention bears. Hopefully adults understand what I mean by "adult content" for the kids who choose to read the reviews, even if you shouldn't!!! My younger sister always did that as we were growing up. Read the reviews, then read the book...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was drawn in with the murder, spy, intrique, strong female character descriptions of the book. Truly disappointing that the story line and writing style was so much more adolescent. Just a step up from Harlequin Romances. I would say this is at least PG 13. Maybe ... label it soft porn for the semi graphic sex scenes. The "who done it aspect" of the story was bogus.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Strong women and men who respect them all set in montana
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Suspense and finding love make a great combination. So worth reading.