Or so it seems to Madeleine.
Stranded during a storm while chasing down her mother's ex-boyfriend and the money he stole only confirms her suspicion.
But when reclusive tycoon Jean-Luc comes to her rescue, Madeleine can't deny the sparks of desire he inspires—until a growing undercurrent of secrecy makes her doubt the enigmatic Frenchman.
Set in rural France, Gathering Storm is a standalone steamy romantic suspense featuring a sexy protective hero, dark family secrets, and a thrilling conclusion.
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What readers are saying about Madeleine and Jean-Luc:
As soon as Jean-Luc and Madeleine met, I was hooked. Lust at first sight - that's believable, but their attraction goes even deeper from the start. ★★★★★
Talk about breaking down in the right place. We should all be so lucky. With a man like Jean-Luc Delacroix coming to the rescue I wouldn't want my car to ever get fixed. ★★★★★
I'm a sucker for a good love story. This one fit the bill. ★★★★★
A well written romantic suspense thriller with strong characters and an emotional story line… had me glued to the pages from beginning to end reading their story. ★★★★★
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About the author
Sara Claridge writes contemporary romance and suspense. Born in West London, she inexplicably moved to France several years ago on a whim.
When not writing at her desk in the eaves of an old farmhouse, she can be found in the garden. Usually with a glass of red wine in one hand and a good book in the other.