Magnificent and stubborn. Fourteen years apart had not changed Chloe Steele, or Dominic’s love for her. He’d been a street urchin, a boy raised at court, and finally a magistrate, yet he’d never belonged anywhere—except by her side. Now Chloe devoted herself to girls threatened by scandal—like she had been. But she was in danger, and Dominic was determined to help—and hopefully make up for lost time…
Even in childhood, Dominic had made Chloe feel safe. Now she also felt thrillingly flustered by the powerful man he’d become, and by the longing he inspired. Because Dominic meant not only to protect her, but to untangle the lies that had separated them. Yet for Chloe, surrendering to temptation may be easier than risking a future that could ruin them both…
REVIEW: Village of Camberwell – April 1815
Dominic Hunter is a magistrate and close friend to Chloe, whom he has truly loved for years.
Chloe has recently returned after she ran away at age 14 at which time she had become pregnant and wanted to hide. She was taken in and cared for by a wonderful woman who eventually left her estate to Chloe. The estate is now being used as a home to shelter unwed, expectant mothers. After the birth, a good home is found for the infants and the young women return to their normal lives without scandal having tainted them.
When Dominic gets word from Chloe’s son, Griffin Steele and his wife, Justine, that Chloe had been injured, he rushes to her side, he finds that she has a bump on her head from being shoved by an irate man whose pregnant ex-girlfriend is staying in her home. Chloe’s family feels she needs tighter security to protect herself and the young women.
Dominic’s feelings for Chloe has never changed over the years and even though she is now a 40-year-old woman, he is hoping to get her to let go of the past and any mistakes she had made so they can be together.
It turns out that the man who attacked Chloe is part of the Campworth crime lord family. This is a family to whom one cannot say “no.” However, when Chloe confronts the crime lord himself, sparks fly.
Can Dominic and Chloe come together and finally find happiness in their lives? Will Chloe be able to carry on her good works without fearing the Campworth family?
This novella has a good plot, however, as it was the end of a series, I wish the author had added a little more background so readers, like myself, would not have that feeling of walking into the middle of a movie.
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