Sunday, December 15, 2013

Last Hit (Hitman #1)
by Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick

Last Hit
Published November 30th 2013 by Pear Tree LLC
ARC provided by authors in exchange for an honest review.

Nicolai is a Russian hitman. He grew up in this world. At some point one of his hits didn't go as planned and his superior told him to get lost. He left and now does contract killing. While watching his new mark he discovers Daisy's apartment. Soon Daisy is all he can think of.

Daisy's life has been sheltered. Her father has agoraphobia and tries to keep her at home at all times. She only leaves the house for small errands like groceries or the library. One day she decides she can't do this anymore and she must run away. She leaves the farm and ends up sharing an apartment with a young girl. They live almost in poverty.

Daisy can't believe how attractive her new neighbor is. She meets him while doing her laundry. They strike a conversation and one thing leads to another one.

Daisy knows Nicolai is hiding something but she doesn't want to look to close. Unfortunately, she won't remain naive for too long.

I like Jessica Clare's (Jill Myles) books. They are always interesting. They are fast paced too.
I liked Nicolai. He is a tortured soul and so lonely. He wants Daisy to complete him.
I also enjoyed the action in this book. The end left me wanting to read the second book in this series since the characters were introduced here already.
I do wonder how damaged the heroine will be.
One thing I missed the most of The Last Hit was the humor that Jessica's book usually have. This one felt more serious.

"How can I not love this man who watches me with such adoration in his eyes? Who worships my body and soul? Who treats me like I am the most precious thing he has ever touched and scarce believes he is allowed to breathe my air?"

3.5/5 Fangs

MrsAlcide's Review

Growing up with an agoraphobic father, Daisy has had anything but an ordinary life.  At 21 she is a prisoner of her own home.  She is ready to escape and begin living her life the way she chooses. 

Nikolai is a trained killer.  An assassin.  He is watching a hit, and that’s when he sees Daisy.  He knows he has to have her, but at what cost?  


I really loved this book.  I think that Daisy and Nikolai completely complimented each other.  He was a contract killer, while she was so sheltered.  At the same time though, they both understood death. 

“If Nick is darkness with a kernel of light inside him, I am light with the matching kernel of darkness. It's what makes us so perfect for one another.”

Last Hit had it all.  It was intense, dark, suspenseful, and hot.   Nikolai was the perfect alpha male.  He was broody, protective, but still had a soft side and knew how to approach the innocent Daisy. 

I was a little concerned about the ending with Daisy’s roommate, Regan, but now I am so excited to read Last Breath and read more about Regan and Daniel.

4/5 Fangs

***Complimentary copy supplied via publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

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