Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans

by Abbie Zanders

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Former SEAL Hugh "Heff" Bradley has put aside his womanizing ways to focus on making the Sanctuary a place for veterans in need. He knows how difficult the transition back to civilian life at can be; he's walked the razor's edge himself a few times.

His plan: Use his special skills to make the project a reality and stop those trying to sabotage it. That means keeping his head down and his hands to himself. Then he meets her.

Sandy Summers knows exactly what she wants: to get out of Sumneyville for good. Fate seems to be conspiring against her, however, throwing up one obstacle after another. Her plan: Work two jobs, attend night school to earn a degree, accept that job offer in the city, and never look back.

Impulsively hooking-up with the sexy, skilled SEAL before she leaves wasn't part of the plan. Neither was her absentee father showing up on her doorstep after fifteen years with another game changer. But she's worked too hard and too long not to stick to her plan, even if it means walking away from the only good thing that's happened to her in years.

Heff and Sandy know firsthand what can happen to the best laid plans. But when getting back on track means sacrificing a chance at true happiness, do they take it? Or do they make a new plan?

Best Laid Plans is a contemporary love story with enough steam, suspense, and humor to give you all the feels and leave you smiling.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161133590
Publisher: Abbie Zanders
Publication date: 10/15/2019
Series: Sanctuary , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 25,932
File size: 579 KB

About the Author

Abbie Zanders is the author of more than 45 published romance novels ranging from contemporary to paranormal and everything in between. She promises her readers two things: happily ever afters, always, and no cliffhangers, ever.

Born and raised in the mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, she has degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. She worked for more than twenty-five years as a software engineer, designing and writing financial applications, though she has also held second jobs as a deli clerk, pub waitress, restaurant baker, and secretary that she draws upon to give real-life dimension to her characters.

When Abbie's not escaping into another world (either her own or someone else's) through the magic of books, she's a busy wife and mother of three, including a set of identical twins. Besides being an avid reader and writer, she loves animals (especially big dogs), American muscle cars, and 80's hair bands.

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Anonymous 3 months ago
I ran across” Ms. Abbie’s Callaghan series a few years back. This series is an off-shoot if the Callaghan books. (Which in my opinion is one of her best series.) Book one of the Sanctuary series was a page burner, with a bit of intrigue. This book, while far from boring; didn’t quite hold up to the same expectation. But, taken on its own is still quite excellent. It got a little slow in parts, but still held my interest. I have an idea Ms. Abbie may be building up to something with a few aspects of the story (not giving it away..) I truly loved the autistic brother to the lead female character. Having a highly functioning autistic nephew, that I raised for a number of years and dearly love; I did enjoy how Ms. Abbie showed him opening up because of the horses. Horses and dogs the greatest creatures on earth for all of us! The romance part was mild, but believable. I think it’s worth your time and money.
DebDiem 3 months ago
Best Laid Plans by Abbie Zanders is an awesome contemporary romance. Ms. Zanders has once more delivered a well-written book, but let me warn you, once you start it you won't be putting it down. AND...her books are addictive. I can't seem to get enough. The characters in this story are phenomenal, my favorite part of the book. Sandy has had a sad and underprivileged background, but she's finally ready to move on to the city and leave her hometown behind. Until her father arrived on her doorstep. Heff was a partner in Sanctuary, an operation to help vets. Heff and Sandy's story is packed with drama, humor, sizzle, suspense, action and outstanding dialog. I loved every page of this book and look forward to my next book by Abbie Zanders. Best Laid Plans is book 2 of the Sanctuary Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
Student_Katie 3 months ago
Ms. Zanders does it again with another amazing book. This book builds on the first book from the Sanctuary series (but could be read as a stand alone without missing too much from the first book). The hero & heroine are believable & likable. The book captures some of the pluses and minuses of small town life. The story arch is well paced & solidly developed. It gives even more of a look at the additional team members at Sanctuary that make me look forward to the next books in the series. It was also nice to see characters from previous series incorporated in as well. Can't wait till the next book.
Rainn2978 3 months ago
Hugh (Heff) Bradley is in Sumneyville in order to help his friend's get Sanctuary built and up and running. He knows how hard it is to transition from the military back into civilian life and Sanctuary will be prefect to help vets make that transition. Sandy Summers is on the verge of finally getting out of Sumneyville and following her dreams when her absentee father shows up on her doorstep with a brother she never knew about. Now she has to change all of her plans and hope that she can still make them come true in the future. And no matter how close she has gotten to Heff, she is not going to change her plans for someone else yet again. I absolutely loved this book!! Heff has dealt with his fair share of things, and has struggled with them all without anyone truly knowing that. But he still goes about doing what he feels is right and helps others even when he doesn't ask for help himself. Sandy has put off her own hope and dreams for years due to circumstances beyond her control, and she does it again even while it is breaking her heart just because it is the right thing to do. And reading about her learning how to deal with her brother's issues was great! Especially the fact that she may not know what to do but she never stops trying!! I loved that they both learn to let go in order for what they truly want and need to come to fruition! And then you throw in characters from previous books in others series (which you absolutely should read but it's not required to before reading this book) and I loved it even more! Now I need Church's book because I really need to know what happened to make him the man he is now!!!
Anonymous 3 months ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was such a good read, I had a hard time putting it down. Heff and Sandy are such polar opposites and yet they both needed each other. I particularly loved the friendship that developed between Danny and Kevin. I am going to enjoy watching Sanctuary develop.
Jd241066 3 months ago
Having read the first book in this series I knew Heff’s book would be good. The sparks flew between him and Sandy from their first meeting. Nothing is as it seems with this group of guys. Ms Zanders throws quite a few curveballs each time you think you know whats coming! This was a great read and I loved not only watching their story unfold but catching up with old favourites the Callaghan’s and Tori and Brian. This had everything, intrigue love and of course tho sexy Alphas. Great book I can’t wait to see who’s next!