Danger and desire collide amidst a storm of secrets in Sara Claridge’s romantic suspense set in a French chateau.
Tragedy shaped Jean-Luc Delacroix’s life long ago. It’s made the electronics magnate overprotective of the sister he raised and wary of outsiders. But when he rescues a beautiful woman stranded during a storm, he inexplicably finds himself offering her shelter for the night at his imposing chateau.
Love is an illusion—or so Madeleine Smythe believes. Although she can’t deny the smouldering desire the enigmatic Frenchman ignites within her. Yet, beneath the charm of the reclusive tycoon lies a web of secrecy that threatens to unravel their connection.
But when Jean-Luc discovers Madeleine is on the trail of a dangerous con artist who deceived her mother, he is compelled to act. In a race against time, he’ll stop at nothing to keep Madeleine safe, even if it means confronting his own demons and risking everything he holds dear.
Set in the beautiful French countryside, Gathering Storm is a standalone, suspenseful romance featuring a sinfully sexy hero, dark family secrets, and a heart-racing conclusion.
Can I have a Frenchman, too?
This was such a good story!! I liked Jean-Luc the sexy swoony lead with Madeleine. He was an interesting character and it was fun getting to know him. Madeleine was also a delight! She always gets stuck helping her mother out of her predicaments and her latest is a doozy. Good thing Madeleine has a certain Frenchman to help her out.
The suspense element is small compared to the romance element, but it makes for an enjoyable read!!
The story takes place in France and there is some French throughout, but it’s not necessary to know the language to enjoy the story.
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Suspenseful Romantic, I loved this one, could not put it down.
Man, Jean-Luc and Madeleine have some wonderful chemistry and stark affection towards one another. He ends up being her knight in shining armor without her even realizing it. Madeleine Isn’t the Biggest believer in love, but as she uncovers plenty of dark secrets, can Jean-Luc help her uncover her family’s secrets, while keeping her safe? It was a really good romantic suspense
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