When Madeleine finds herself stranded in the midst of a raging thunderstorm in the picturesque countryside of France, she knows she must seek refuge. Fate leads her to the doorstep of Jean-Luc, a reclusive tycoon hiding behind the imposing walls of his chateau. Little does she know that this mysterious man holds the key to her salvation, and perhaps even to her heart.
For Madeleine, love has always been an illusion, shattered time and again by her mother's chaotic love life. But as sparks fly between her and Jean-Luc, she can't deny the smouldering desire that ignites within her. Yet, beneath the charm and magnetism of the enigmatic Frenchman, lies a web of secrecy that threatens to unravel their connection.
Jean-Luc's life has been shaped by tragedy, leaving him fiercely protective of his sister and guarded against outsiders. However, when he discovers that Madeleine is on the trail of a dangerous con artist who has deceived her mother, he is compelled to act. He will stop at nothing to keep her safe, even if it means confronting his own demons and risking everything he holds dear.
In a race against time and surrounded by the haunting shadows of their pasts, Madeleine and Jean-Luc embark on a perilous journey of trust, redemption, and the true meaning of love. As the storm rages on, their entangled destinies converge, testing their resolve to find solace in each other's arms.
“Sara Claridge weaves a mesmerizing tapestry of romance and suspense, keeping readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page. Prepare to be enthralled by a story that proves, against all odds, that happily ever after can exist, even in the midst of life's stormiest moments.”
Gathering Storm is the first book in the Tangled Hearts series—a contemporary romance set in France appealing to readers who love an opposites attract, billionaire romance with an edge of suspense.
Sara Claridge writes contemporary romantic suspense novels that blend mystery and intrigue with passionate romance.
Born in London, her life took an unexpected turn when she followed her adventurous spirit and relocated to France several years ago on a whim. It’s here, nestled in the eaves of an old farmhouse deep in the French countryside, that she lets her imagination run wild, weaving tales of love, mystery, and danger.
When not writing at her desk, Sara can often be found in the garden. Usually with a glass of red wine in one hand and a good book in the other.