Protecting Sam

Sanctuary, Book One


Please note: Protecting Sam was originally published as part of Susan Stoker’s Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World (the title hasn’t changed). This edition is essentially the same thing; the only difference is that all references to Susan’s characters have been removed for legal purposes.

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Former SEAL Steve “Smoke” Tannen is finding the transition back to civilian life more of a challenge than he’d expected. Not only is he dealing with the aftereffects of a horrific ordeal overseas, he doesn’t know what normal is anymore. When his former team leader enlists his help in a project to help other vets, Steve doesn’t hesitate to sign on with a new team.

Samantha Appelhoff dreams of owning her own coffee and bake shop, but a persistent stalker and dark rumors about her past aren’t making things easy. When the sexy, chivalrous guy moves in next door, she plans to keep her distance, but that’s hard to do when he keeps showing up when least expected but always just when she needs him. 

Are they just nice neighbors or could they be something more than friends? The attraction is instant and their connection is real, but is that enough to convince Steve and Sam they can have their own happy ending?

“This is an action packed novel filled with romance, adventure, mystery, and family.” – Kindle Customer CT

“I loved this book! It was a quick read but loaded with emotion and suspense.” – Amazon Reviewer Tiffany C

“One of the best reads in this line of stories.” – Amazon Reviewer Red

“Kept me reading from the first page. Some twists you don’t expect. Depicted the reality of living in a small town. I would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys suspense mix with their romance.” – Amazon Customer Anna

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