All good things have to come to an end, and Jennifer Blake's Louisiana Gentlemen series concludes with the fascinating story of brother Wade.
This series has featured the Benedict family of Turn-Coupe, a strongly connected family whose history dates back to the earliest days of the southern state of Louisiana. This clan is tight-knit, with the brothers and cousins coming to the aid of their kinfolk when needed, and in Wade's case, help is needed big-time.
Wade Benedict sets out on a mission to fulfill a dying wish of his friend, a mission that will ultimately alter his life forever. Traveling to the Middle East to rescue the daughter of his friend, Wade is surprised to find that the intended rescuee, Chloe Madison, is reluctant to be rescued at all.
Chloe Madison has lived in the country of Hazaristan for many years and lives in fear of her stepbrother's tyrantical rule over the family. After her mother's death, Chloe always dreamed of returning to America, to live with her father, but that dream seemed just that, only a fantasy. That is, until she literally runs into a tall, dark American who seems intent on taking her away from the primitive culture she has come to know. As much as Chloe longs to take the Wade Benedict's offer to help her leave, she knows that these actions will bring on the rage of her stepbrother, and the possible torture of her family. But after learning that she was to be sold in marriage, Chloe discovers that she must leave now, or face dire consequences.
Taking Wade up on his offer, the two soon find themselves running for their lives as they flee to America. But even on home shores, they soon find that the evil has followed them to the heart of Wade's family. Would their closeness and blossoming love survive the events to follow?
Taking a page from current events, Jennifer Blake concludes her Benedict family series on a dazzling note. Bringing the entire family together to finish out the story is brilliant and gives a great sense of closure for her fans.
Blake describes the agony she went through trying to decide how to finish this series, which she was in the process of writing during the time of the attacks on America. She has done a very admirable job of capturing the desperate feelings and dire circumstances of women caught in the primitive culture of the Middle East. This is wonderful conclusion to her series, and a fascinating look at current events combined with a heartbreaking love story.