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REVIEW ➞ Desperate Times by Emily Goodwin


I fell in love with Chloe Fisher when we were only kids. I knew then, just like I know now, there will never be another woman in the world for me but her. A silly childhood pact to marry each other if we were still single and thirty kept us together…until I messed up, hurting the only woman I’ve ever truly cared about. I swore if I ever got a second chance, I would make things right, prove to Chloe I’ve changed, that I’m not the same guy who broke her heart years ago.

History has a way of repeating itself, and now that Chloe is finally giving me what I’ve always wanted, I’m terrified that maybe Chloe will always be the one that got away. That maybe, just maybe, she’s entirely too good for me.

I’ve never been one to give up, and I’ll keep fighting for her—for us, even though the universe is doing its very best to keep us apart. It’s true what they say: desperate times call for desperate measures. And I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make her mine.

This woman is everything I want. Everything I need and then some. And more than I’ll ever deserve.


I have been waiting for the conclusion to Sam and Chloe’s story since reading that cliffhanger of an ending to The Back Up Plan. A major bomb was dropped in Sam’s life and he was finally pursing his feelings with Chloe.

I love Sam and Chloe and their relationship. Sam is sweet and caring when it comes to her. He is supportive and caring and that showed so much through the story. I love Chloe. She is passionate about what she does and it shows through everything she does. It is so easy to root for Sam and Chloe when it comes to their past and history together. Plus, add in the undeniable chemistry and they are perfect. Minus the elephant in the room.

That elephant frustrated me so much throughout the story. I felt myself just constantly yelling at Sam to just tell Chloe. The more he prolongs everything the worse things could get. She deserved to know from the very start. However, when she finally did find out things progressed quickly from there.

While Sam and Chloe’s story may be over for now, I can’t wait for the rest of the Harris brother’s stories!