He’s empty, inhuman, dishonest, and cruel.
She’s never wanted anyone more.
Sydney has lived in fear for eight years after freelance assassin, Merc, failed to rescue her from a cult-like militia group. Left in the hands of a sadistic man, she did whatever it took to survive. But Merc’s last words gave her hope. Hope he’d be back to finish the job.
Merc knows just what to do with a fearful girl like Sydney after he was betrayed by her father that night. He wields sex, drugs, lies, and love like weapons—and Sydney is his target.
He’s in control. He’s always in control. But Sydney Channing is not what she appears. And Merc’s only redeeming act, the very one that made Sydney’s life a living hell, might just be his worst mistake yet.
WARNING: Meet Me In The Dark is non-traditional DARK CAPTIVE ROMANTIC SUSPENSE. It is not intended for sensitive readers.
(Originally posted on Goodreads)
Merc, I've always been curious about him since I first met his character in Julie's previous books. He's this conniving ruthless mercenary, quite an a$$ actually. YET, turns out, he's got this other side as well. Sydney, now there's one messed up gal or what! That girl is so broken I don't even know where to start. Scary and sad at the same time. Unnerving too... hmmm... him, her, all of it... hmmm...
I gotta admit, I don't get those 2, Merc and Sydney, more so than usual compared to her other characters. I really didn't understand them together but I suppose they make sense together >.< It's such a weird dynamics b/w those 2. I have to keep reminding myself what they are, or what they think they are, to each other when they started "spending time" together. And how the "relationship" moved along, I get it yet, I don't.
But of course, Julie does it again! She plays with my head, by making my brain go on overdrive with all kinds of theories as I'm reading it, holding my breath at times and causing my head to spin with the turn of events. While I wish more pages were spent on certain things for me to fully connect with Merc and Sydney, what Julie does best is making me question everything. Indeed she has!
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