Desperation (Meet Me in the Dark Series) by Jade Dare
💸 𝗡𝗢𝗪 𝗔𝗩𝗔𝗜𝗟𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘 𝑫𝒆𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒃𝒚 𝑱𝒂𝒅𝒆 𝑫𝒂𝒓𝒆 💸
𝒀𝒐𝒖’𝒍𝒍 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆…
It’s the only thing that Sophie can blame for even considering the offer a stranger makes to her in an elevator. $300,000 to meet him at a hotel every Saturday for three months. It’s insane. It’s not even worth thinking about. Only, she can’t seem to get it, or him, off of her mind.
Yes, she needs the money to pay for her sister’s surgery, but she can’t possibly spend the night with a man she knows nothing about. It doesn’t matter that he’s sexy or that his voice all but promises she’ll leave the hotel room more than satisfied. There’s no way she can accept.
And yet, she finds herself knocking on a hotel room door on Saturday night.
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My first read by this author (who happens to be a new writer) And what a great first book. And I’m hoping it will become a series as there are so many great characters that need stories 😉
A little pretty woman plot, but with a lot more angst and steam than the film.
Sophie is desperate to give her sister the chance to live, but needs $$$ in order for a kidney operation. But Sophie doesn’t have that type of money!
Told in the perspective of Sophie only (which I was a little disappointed with) but as you get to the twist towards the end, you’ll realise why it’s only Sophie’s POV (point of view)
She meets Lawson Kane in a freak accident, the lift they are both in gets stuck! Striking up a conversation they soon both become aware of the attraction they have for one another. But Sophie never expected an indecent proposal! Law makes her a monetary offer she simply can’t refuse….. spend Saturday’s with him in exchange for money!
Sophie is at first horrified! But as the week goes by she’s torn between ripping up the business card Law gave her and going through with the transaction!
Needless to say her love for her sister wins out, and Sophie visits Law in the hotel room he has booked…..
It soon become more than a quickie in a hotel room, Sophie falls in love, and Law reciprocates. Sophie is overjoyed, her sister will get the help that’s needed, and she’s now got a new man in her life…..
But an incident has Sophie seeing Law in a new light. And she heartbroken with the information she finds out!
Can Law win Sophie back? Will she forgive him?
It’s a quick instalove story that I fell in love with. The characters are great. The support she gets from her friend and sister is what makes this a really good story, she has people around her who support her and make her see things in a different way. A tried and tested plot is used, but with a few twists that kept it interesting.
“I’ll figure something out Charlotte,” I say for the third time. She squeezes my hand, giving me a weak smile that breaks my heart. “I know.” I don’t know if she believes herself any more than I believe her. Any more than I believe my own reassurances to her. Because I have no idea where I’m going to get the money to pay for her kidney transplant. Only that I need to get that money, somehow, someway. And quick. “I’ll just go talk to the financial department again. There has to be something they can do to help.” She scoffs. “They won’t even put me on the list until they know that we can pay for the transplant. I feel like that’s borderline attempted murder.” Her words hurt like hell, but I chuckle along with her anyway. Then I shake my head. “I don’t understand why they’re willing to cover the medicine for after the surgery, but not the surgery itself. It’s stupid.” “It’s greedy. You need to pay us $260,000 for the surgery, but hey, we’ll cover the $17,000 in anti-rejection drugs after. You know, if you make it, and your body doesn’t reject the kidney.” “Char,” I murmur. “Sorry, that got a little darker than I meant for it to. It’s just so frustrating. I can’t do anything to help from this hospital bed. I don’t have a job, have no insurance, so all of this falls on your shoulders. My little sister’s shoulders. There is not a single part of this that doesn’t suck.” “I know, but we’ll…” “Figure it out. I know. It’s what we do. What we’ve always done.” “You and me against the world.” I grip her hand tighter. “Not even kidney failure is gonna bring us down.” “That bitch sure is trying, though.” She laughs, and I can’t help but join in. The nurse, Veronica, comes into the room, a smile stretching across her face. “Well, it’s good to hear you ladies laughing.” I’m so grateful for her. With Charlotte having already been here for over a month, Veronica has kept her company, in this room and during dialysis, and kept her smiling, when I wasn’t able to be here. Ever since she asked if our parents would be visiting and I told her they’d died when we were younger, she’d taken to watching over Charlotte a lot closer. It was a little more bearable leaving here knowing that Veronica checks on her throughout the night while I’m at work. “Everything looking good today?” I ask as she takes Charlotte’s blood pressure. “The same,” she answers. “Which in this case, same means good.” I nod, looking down at my phone. Why does the time always pass so quickly when I’m with my sister? Sighing, I look back at Charlotte and find her already staring at me, sadness in her eyes. I can feel the apology coming, but like every other time, it’s not needed. So, I speak before she can. “I’ve gotta get going to work,” I say as I stand. Charlotte always feels bad when I have to leave for work, a job she feels her sickness has trapped me in. Would I have chosen to leave school to be a waitress at a diner with a dickhead for a boss because it got me good tips? No, but was I more than willing to do it for my sister? Yes. I lean over and kiss her cheek. “I’ll call you when I get off.” “Don’t forget. You know I can’t sleep until I know you made it home.” “Yes, mom.” I chuckle as I walk toward the door. “Bye, Veronica.” “See you tomorrow, honey. As for you, I believe we have a scrabble game for you to lose.”