Theo Duval was born and raised in Montréal. He was only ten-years-old when he met a young American girl named Caroline at a public library near his home. Though there were some serious language barriers, the two of them quickly felt the first sparks of young love. Caroline's visit to Montréal was brief, and Theo was soon left with only the vivid memories of his first crush. They had haunted him for years, and he always felt like she was the one who got away.
Caroline had a slightly different take on their encounter. In her mind, she clearly told Theo that if neither of them were married by the time they turned thirty, they'd reunite and ride off into the sunset. It never occurred to her that Theo might have agreed to her plan without understanding a single word of what she said.
If you guessed that these two ultimately found each other again and got their happily ever after, then you'd be right. But the real fun is in finding out how, after twenty years of separation, it all came to pass.
- Original Title:My American Angel
- Author:Brooke St. James
- Rating:9.1 / 10
- Publisher:Published May 15th 2017 by Blue House Press
Theo Duval was a man who didn’t have many regrets in life. He was a real go-getter—the guy who would set a goal, make a plan, and execute it. Then, without really even stopping to enjoy the fruits of his labor, he would move on to the next thing. He didn't always have this kind of focus, though. There was a specific incident at the age of sixteen that forced him to make some serious changes, and he'd been going full steam ahead ever since.
In hindsight, Theo better understood what happened to him all those years ago. He was almost certain he'd been duped out of his parents' assets. He'd been tricked—lied to, swindled.
But he was sixteen years old at the time. That was nearly half his life ago and a major turning point for Theo.
He remembered the conversation clearly.
His parents had just died in a tragic accident, and their lawyer, a man named William Arnett, came to Theo in secret, showing him a pi...