The Shadow

Men of the White Sandy

Book 3
Sarah M. Anderson
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 Nobody Bodine is a nobody who came from a nobody and will always be a nobody.


He disappears into the shadows—no one sees him if he doesn't want them to. He exists in neither the white man's world nor the tribe's, dispensing vigilante justice when he sees fit. There's no other place for a man like him in this world.


Until Melonie Mitchell shows up on the rez. From the first moment he lays eyes on her, he can tell there's something different about her. For starters, she's not afraid of him. She asks where his scars came from, and why he has so many. But more than that, she sees him. For the first time in his life, Nobody feels like a somebody in her eyes.


Melonie has come west to run the new day care on the White Sandy Reservation. She's intrigued by this strange man and his tattered skin, and when she discovers that he's a self-appointed guardian angel for the boy in her care, she realizes that there's more to Nobody than meets the eyes. But how far will he go to keep the boy safe? And will she be able to draw him into the light?


This book was previously published as Nobody.


TW: This book contains graphic fight scenes, descriptions of childhood abuse, hot sexy and light, sensual spanking.


4 Stars! "Nobody [is] the definition of tall, dark and sexy. With a mix of gritty realism and mysticism, Anderson delivers a great story that is just a bit unexpected. The plot is exciting and the characters are heartfelt and down-to-earth."—RT Book Reviews


5 stars! "Get ready to have your heart broken over and over… The struggle [Nobody] goes through to understand that he is worth loving and trusting is heartbreaking but so worth the journey... You want this story!"–Books-A-Holic Anon


Recommended Read! "Nobody is one of the best contemporary romances of 2014, thus far...The story has such heart – even amidst the starkness of life on the reservation. Nobody is a hero to die for. He is unforgettable, in his quiet way." —Romance Novel News


5 Stars! "Nobody is one of those books that reaches right to your heart and squeezes it." —Love Romance Tales


4.5 Stars! "I have waited for Nobody's story since the first book in this series and I loved it!…I absolutely love the tortured hero trope, and Nobody fits perfectly into my happy place." –Ramblings from a Chaotic Mind


5 Stars! I absolutely love the tortured hero trope, and Nobody fits perfectly into my happy place.—Tome Tender


I adored this story…Of course, by the end of the story-Nobody really isn't just a nobody anymore. He's definitely Melinda's somebody.—Smexy Books


4 Stars! "I was very happy and satisfied with this much anticipated story of my favourite hero in the Men of The White Sandy series, Nobody. Sarah M. Anderson creates unique characters, beautiful settings but doesn't take the easy route…I can't wait to read the next installment!" —Swept Away by Romance


4 1/2 stars! "I loved finally reading Nobody's story. Steamy and sweet with a lovely story and fascinating setting, Nobody is a gem of a contemporary romance. If you love a good tortured hero with a heart of gold, don't miss this book!" —The Book Queen


5 Stars! "I've been waiting for Nobody's book. The mysterious man with the bad reputation has been on my want-to-read pile since he first graced the pages of this series and, by God, he was worth the wait."—Scorching Book Reviews


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Publisher
Sarah M. Anderson
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Published on
May 1, 2014
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Pages
332
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ISBN
9781941097021
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Native American & Aboriginal
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Multicultural & Interracial
Fiction / Romance / Western
Fiction / Westerns
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 Clarence Thunder may not be as young as he once was . . .


But is he as good once as he ever was? He hopes so. He’s been watching Tammy Tall Trees, the young single mother who works next door in the Child Care Center. He wants to show Tammy he can take care of her and her young son—but can he compete with the boy’s real father?


Tammy was crushed when her old boyfriend abandoned her after she got pregnant. Since then, she’s put her son first—which means no dating. Who would want a broke single mother, anyway? Certainly not Clarence—one of the best men on the White Sandy. Until one day, the older man starts making her coffee—and bringing her son toys. Can she put herself first—or will her past catch up to them both?


Note: This book was previously published as Clarence.


5 stars! “Sarah M. Anderson took Clarence; a male nurse who has little patience, and made him the embodiment of everything a drool worthy romance hero should be”–Kame, The Book Palace


4 1/2 stars! “This novella is perfect. A sweet, charming romance slowly builds between Tammy and Clarence.”–Danielle, The Book Palace


4 feathers! “A sweet, well written novella about two people taking a chance on each other and not letting their pasts, or insecurities, keep them from what could turn out to be a real good thing. I pretty much fell in love with Clarence within the first page, maybe second, of this novella and seriously, what isn’t there to love about him?”–Evermore Books


4 stars! “I’ve enjoyed all the books in the series so far, and loved the little scene with Rebel and Nobody, and this is a wonderful little slice of life installment for two characters that we’ve gotten to meet and see throughout the series.”–Books n’ Wine


4 stars! “A sweet romance that continues the Men of the White Sandy series that is very enjoyable.”–Ramblings from a Chaotic Mind


B! “The romance is kind of earthy and sweet, with just a right amount of sexy.”–Red Hot Books


4 stars! “This is a very quick read but a sweet one. If you’ve read the rest in the series you definitely want to grab this one and if you haven’t read the series.. well…. get moving!”–Books-a-holic Anon


4 stars! “Even though this is a novella length read, the warmth, caring and sweet side of romance is all there and feels good.”–Tome Tender

The last thing he needs is another person he has to protect…


Tim Means is the sheriff on the White Sandy Reservation—a thankless job on the best of days. He’s trying to keep a gang war from breaking out, vigilantes from running amuck and he’s doing it all with a two-man force. When a kid named Georgey gets busted breaking into the Clinic, Tim doesn’t have time to keep the kid on the straight and narrow. He needs a relative to take the teen off his hands.


But who? The only person who could take custody of Georgey is Summer Collins, Georgey’s half-sister. She hasn’t been on the White Sandy in almost fifteen years . But what choice does she have? She made a promise to her father to look out for her little brother, so she gives up her job teaching summer school and her hopes of a summer fling to venture west and meet a brother she barely remembers. But what she finds on the White Sandy is more than just a family or a sense of belonging. She meets one sexy sheriff and suddenly, a summer fling seems like just the thing. 


But things on the White Sandy are never simple—or easy. When the gang war threatens Summer and her brother, will Tim be able to do his job—or will his heart get in the way?


Warning: This book features smart-mouthed teenagers, poverty issues, dyslexia, jackalopes, and car sex. Plan accordingly!


4.5 stars! “Unexpected love at it's best! I've really enjoyed this entire series, but Sheriff Tim turned out to be one of my very favorites. I wasn't expecting it. I went into the book thinking he was a surly jerk ... but it didn't take long to figure out that he really had a heart of gold. Great characters, an emotional story of family and second chances and a sweet love story. Great read!” — Thoughts of a Blonde


5 stars! “I loved the way the characters worked together to help the young people on the reservation. The attraction between Tim and Summer was sizzling, yet they faced real problems and put the needs of others first, for the most part. It was great to see all the other characters from the previous White Sandy books. They were a real part of the story, instead of just making a pop-up appearance.”— Mary D, Reviewer


4 Stars! “It’s good to be back in the Dakota's on the White Sandy Lakota Indian Reservation.”— Cindy O, Reviewer

Mary Beth is the kind of woman who wishes she had a five-second delay on her mouth. The swath of verbal destruction she leaves is why she goes west to start over. But any resolve to hold her tongue is lost immediately when she meets Jacob, a Lakota cowboy who says next to nothing – especially about the black leather mask that covers half his face. 


Jacob’s silence is his armor in a white man’s world, but even that isn’t enough to protect him – or the mute girl he guards – from forces he can’t control. Fascinated by the masked cowboy and drawn to defend the girl, Mary Beth finds herself in the middle of a decades-old power struggle that only she could talk her way out of.


Note: This book was previously published as Masked Cowboy in 2013


“4 1/2 stars TOP PICK! Ms. Anderson writes with an entertaining and intelligent style… I thoroughly enjoyed this smart, complex and fascinating story.”–Night Owl Reviews


“4 stars–The second Men of the White Sandy series combines a sizzling romance with a genuinely intriguing tale of a small town’s secrets, histories and sins. Her scarred hero’s story is absorbing, but Anderson wisely examines her heroine’s past with similar care, making this a story of two fully realized characters who challenge and fulfill each other. The mystery adds a spark to the plot, driving the action and ratcheting up the tension to create a novel that fans and new readers alike will enjoy.”–RT Book Reviews


“4 1/2 stars TOP PICK: This is a sexy, slightly angsty tale between an emotionally and physically scarred man and a ball buster heroine. It made me laugh, made me swoon and made me mad; any book that elicits all those emotions has got to be a reread.”–Scorching Reviews


“4 stars/Grade B. I recently read my first Sarah Anderson book (from a different series) and really liked her voice. When I found out this hero was scarred and a bit tortured, I had to try it. I’m happy to say, I enjoyed this one.”–SmexyBooks


“4 1/2 stars. What can I say about Jacob Plenty Holes? He is just fascinating…The ending was extremely dramatic and the aftermath really sweet. It got me all emotional.”–A Pleasant Journey


“4.5 Stars! The story catches you from the start as Ms. Anderson weaves a tale of mystery and Indian lore that surrounds the reservation. I am excited to see where this story is going; I love the White Sandy area and those that live there.”–Ramblings From a Chaotic Mind


“4 Stars! This is a couple who don’t have an easy path to love but it is a love you know will last as it is built on mutual respect and need plus a good dose of friendship… I really enjoyed it. I’m ready for more in the series especially… Nobody!!!”–Book-a-Holic Anon


“4 Stars! Masked Cowboy is a perfect addition to the series. I love Sarah M. Anderson’s style and the unique characters she creates.”–Swept Away by Romance 


“4 Stars! MASKED COWBOY is one exceptional book! I was so impressed with Sarah M. Anderson’s writing talent. How she crafted such a deeply emotional, high impact story is very impressive. Jacob and Mary Beth are characters you quickly fall in love with, the secondary characters of Kip and Robin make this book outstanding reading experience.”–Mystic Reviews


“4 Stars! Once again, Sarah M. Anderson delivers a lovely contemporary, one that is both sweet and sexy, fun and a little bit mysterious. With Masked Cowboy she gives a twist on the usual “cowboy” story, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!”–The Book Queen


“MASKED COWBOY is one exceptional book! I was so impressed with Sarah M. Anderson’s writing talent. How she crafted such a deeply emotional, high impact story is very impressive. Jacob and Mary Beth are characters you quickly fall in love with, the secondary characters of Kip and Robin make this book an outstanding reading experience.”–Romance Junkies



 Clarence Thunder may not be as young as he once was . . .


But is he as good once as he ever was? He hopes so. He’s been watching Tammy Tall Trees, the young single mother who works next door in the Child Care Center. He wants to show Tammy he can take care of her and her young son—but can he compete with the boy’s real father?


Tammy was crushed when her old boyfriend abandoned her after she got pregnant. Since then, she’s put her son first—which means no dating. Who would want a broke single mother, anyway? Certainly not Clarence—one of the best men on the White Sandy. Until one day, the older man starts making her coffee—and bringing her son toys. Can she put herself first—or will her past catch up to them both?


Note: This book was previously published as Clarence.


5 stars! “Sarah M. Anderson took Clarence; a male nurse who has little patience, and made him the embodiment of everything a drool worthy romance hero should be”–Kame, The Book Palace


4 1/2 stars! “This novella is perfect. A sweet, charming romance slowly builds between Tammy and Clarence.”–Danielle, The Book Palace


4 feathers! “A sweet, well written novella about two people taking a chance on each other and not letting their pasts, or insecurities, keep them from what could turn out to be a real good thing. I pretty much fell in love with Clarence within the first page, maybe second, of this novella and seriously, what isn’t there to love about him?”–Evermore Books


4 stars! “I’ve enjoyed all the books in the series so far, and loved the little scene with Rebel and Nobody, and this is a wonderful little slice of life installment for two characters that we’ve gotten to meet and see throughout the series.”–Books n’ Wine


4 stars! “A sweet romance that continues the Men of the White Sandy series that is very enjoyable.”–Ramblings from a Chaotic Mind


B! “The romance is kind of earthy and sweet, with just a right amount of sexy.”–Red Hot Books


4 stars! “This is a very quick read but a sweet one. If you’ve read the rest in the series you definitely want to grab this one and if you haven’t read the series.. well…. get moving!”–Books-a-holic Anon


4 stars! “Even though this is a novella length read, the warmth, caring and sweet side of romance is all there and feels good.”–Tome Tender

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