Published by iUniverse on January 19th 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting
Shannon Mallory was a woman on the run....not from outside forces but from her own wounded heart. When she pulled up into the parking lot of “The Last Resort Caf钔 in the town of “Sanctuary”, little did she know she would find the one thing she never even knew she was searching for....true love. Seth Proudfoot wasn’t looking for anything, except an end to his miserable existence. Accused of a crime he couldn’t remember committing, he was ostracized by a town that, ironically, bore the name of the one thing he could never find....Sanctuary. When the two meet, neither can ignore the magnetic pull between them, but will Shannon allow her damaged spirit to trust a man...a man who may have murdered his own family? Though Shannon is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen, it is her spirit that breaks down the iron-clad shield around his heart. Their desire burns hotter than the Arizona desert, threatening to melt the very mountains that loom like silent Gods above their heads. But can their love survive a betrayal that could very well cost them both their lives?
Her Sanctuary starts out with a young woman “Shannon” who has definitely had some struggles in her young life. Living in a motor home, she comes to a town and arrives at a diner called the “Last Resort Cafe” where she finds a job, a sweet old couple that are angels, and a enigmatic man whose eyes entrance her. There is something deep hidden beneath those eyes and Shannon definitely wants to discover what it is. She is drawn toward him like she has never been drawn to another being in her life. Seth Proudfoot, a half breed native american, has been rejected by most around him. He has never felt at home, especially since he lost his beloved wife and child. But when he meets Shannon who is a breath of fresh air into his life, he can’t resist her in any shape or form. As they are drawn together by certain circumstances, they find themselves finding a true love that neither of them expected to find, this is a romantic story that will warm you heart.
When P.Q. Glisson requested that I read and review this book, I was delighted!! I had heard such great things about Her Sanctuary and felt honored to do a review of it. From the first page, I was completely drawn in, and it being a E-book, I could only read it when I was at home, which lately hasn’t been much and took me a lot longer reading it that I would have liked. But it was definitely worth it, I absolutely loved this book. I don’t usually read contemporaries but this one definitely is one of my favorite contemp romances that I have had the privelage of reading, and I have read some good ones. This was filled with romance, delightful characters, and a plot that just had me on the edge of my seat. Its filled with a tender love story but also with a hidden mystery and danger that I just fell in love with. I loved both of the characters, Shannon is a strong, independent woman that has suffered alot, and never wondering if she will ever find love or a family of her own. She is very surprised when she finds Seth, and the wonderous pleasures and delights that she finds in his arms and in his heart. Seth having greatly mourned the loss of his wife and child, doesn’t want to lose Shannon as well. I definitely warmed up to this story very fast, and I am so glad that I was able to read it. I have very few complaints about this book, I found toward the end that the pace slowed down a bit, but other than that, Her Sanctuary is a PURE DELIGHT!!!!