A stolen kiss beneath the stars followed by gut wrenching heartbreak, rips apart Rochelle Le Roux and Thomas Campbell’s young lives.
Having worked with Doctors without Borders, Rochelle Le Roux has seen the best and the worst humankind has to offer. After an African witch doctor seeks her out, Rochelle tries to convince herself it’s not the reason for her returning home after a decade of working around the globe, and that all she wants, is to live a quiet life in the country of her birth, South Africa.
But when her path crosses that of the only man she’s ever loved, and who publicly rejected her, Rochelle is forced to consider that maybe fate has brought her back for a reason.
Lieutenant Thomas Campbell has spent the bulk of his life repairing the damage done to him as a child.
Orphaned as a toddler and left to the mercies of an aunt and uncle who saw him as an abomination, his only experience of love and kindness was with a local wine farmer's daughter. A woman he was forced to reject and whom he never stopped loving.
But Thomas' life is torn apart when fate’s cruel hand crosses his path with hers. Wracked with emotions he believed long since dealt with, Thomas is torn with indecision. He desperately wants to reach out to her, but has he truly forgiven himself for the way he treated her all those years ago?
As Thomas and Rochelle grapple with painful emotions from their past and surfacing desires from the present, they’re thrown in the midst of a ring of human traffickers and a cauldron of danger.
Can these long lost lovers grasp the chance at re-claiming their happy ever after? Or will the pain of the past succeed in keeping them apart?