Chelsea Campion stumbles across a naked
man washed up on the shore of the island she retreated to in
shame so many years ago. Her author’s imagination
immediately comes up with all kinds of stories about him,
but she won’t know if any of them are true, because the
stranger seems to have lost his memory.
Her mother is trying to force her into
a hateful marriage. Chelsea comes up with a plan to seduce
the nameless stranger in order to get an heir for the
family, and to get out of the plans her mother has made.
But what Chelsea wasn’t expecting was to find herself
falling for him.
In When a Stranger Loves Me,
the plan to beget an heir on a man with amnesia is not
especially sympathetic, but Ms. MacLean covers her bases and
makes sure there are consequences for everyone’s actions.
Blake, the amnesiac man, has a complicated character and the
reconciling of his personality before and after losing his
memory is handled well. Overall, what could have turned
into a horrible moral quandary, turns into a beautiful love
story and an exciting adventure.
This is the third book of the Pembroke Palace series.