Eight years ago, Merric Case—AKA Merc, freelance assassin—was sent to rescue a sixteen year old girl from a Wyoming-based militia group on Christmas Eve. A new life, new friends, and a whole lot of new money came out of that job. But a choice had to be made that night, and the girl he should’ve saved was left behind.
Sydney Channing was collateral damage in more ways than one when the rescue she expected turned into an eight-year nightmare filled with lies, sexual servitude, and mind manipulation. Case’s last threat gave her hope that one day he’d be back—even if it was just to kill her.
And now Merc is back. But he’s not here to save Sydney. His job is to pick through her damaged psyche and find the truth using whatever means necessary. Sex, drugs, lies, and love. Those are his weapons of choice. And when Merric Case takes aim—he never misses the target.
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Meet Me in the Dark is a dark, intense and crazy read! I am used to J.A. Huss writing books that mess with my head, but this one certainly took the cake! Merc and Sydney’s journey was an exhilarating ride, had me cringing in places but I could see it building into something incredible.
I have always thought that Merc was a little warped and he showed me that he would go to any extreme to get to the end game he wanted. He is very clever at manipulating people, using everything that he has learned including psychological and physical means if necessary. But he met his match with Sydney, she was a tough nut to crack. What surprised me the most was Merc’s soft side… he can be sweet and tender and it kind of melted my heart!
Sydney had been through so much and learning the details about how her path crossed with Merc eight years ago was mind blowing. She had been alone for so long and just wanted someone for herself. The years after that were difficult too and knowing how broken she became just made this story more incredible. I wasn’t sure about her at times and wondered if she was being more aloof than she actually was, but as the story unravelled I could see the pieces clicking together.
J.A. Huss has woven yet another incredible story that will have your head in a spin. It was so hard to predict the direction of this story and whether Sydney and Merc could trust one another. The characters are damaged, cunning and passionate, and manage to find something in one another that they need to survive. It is a dark and twisted story and I loved every minute of it!!
Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.
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