Review: Last Hit by Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick

Posted February 27, 2015 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Review: Last Hit by Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: February 3, 2015
Published by Berkley
Pages: 270
Format: eARC
 

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“This book focuses more on the romance and the relationship between these two, leaving aside the danger and suspense element in the back burner.” ~ Under the Covers

I had seen a lot of hype when this book first came out.  At that time it didn’t seem like a subject matter I wanted to tackle.  But then I read other books with contract killers and bad guys and sort of developed an interest.  I was intrigued to see what this duo had to offer because I’ve read Clare in the past and enjoyed her books (under a different pen name) but never read Frederick.  Lets just say this was… interesting.

It’s not full of the danger and questionable morals I’ve come to associate with this type of book.  Instead we have a contract killer who falls in love (or obsesses) over a strange girl who lives above his next mark.  He finds himself tracking her every move when he should be tracking his next victim.  Until he can’t help it but make a move and make her his.

Daisy was the off thing in this story for me.  She was raised completely sheltered by her father.  After her mother was killed, her father went into “lockdown” on fear that they would be targetted next.  And that very fear was the reason she wasn’t allowed to experience life.  Until she runs away from home and decides to live life to the fullest.  I can’t say I ever liked her character.  She was making me crazy at times and it just way too long for her to come to terms with her new life and have some common sense.

Nikolai, although sexy, was too overbearing and stalkerish for my taste.  But he did keep me interested in the story.

This book focuses more on the romance and the relationship between these two, leaving aside the danger and suspense element in the back burner.  Once the ending was near, the suspense and action kicked up a bit.  But I wish it would’ve been integrated  better in the story.

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About Jessica Clare

This is a pen name for Jill Myles.

Jill Myles has been an incurable romantic since childhood. She reads all the 'naughty parts' of books first, looks for a dirty joke in just about everything, and thinks to this day that the Little House on the Prairie books should have been steamier.

After devouring hundreds of paperback romances, mythology books, and archaeological tomes, she decided to write a few books of her own - stories with a wild adventure, sharp banter, and lots of super-sexy situations. She prefers her heroes alpha and half-dressed, her heroines witty, and she loves nothing more than watching them overcome adversity to fall into bed together.

About Jen Frederick

Jen Frederick is the USA Today bestselling author of Unspoken, part of the Woodlands series, and Sacked, part of the Gridiron series. She is also the author of the Charlotte Chronicles and has had several books on the Kindle Top 100 list. She lives in the Midwest with a husband who keeps track of life’s details while she’s writing, a daughter who understands when Mom disappears into her office for hours at a time, and a rambunctious dog who does neither. Email her at jensfrederick@gmail.com.

 

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

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I enjoyed this book the second book not so much

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Thanks for the review francesca

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Thanks for the review, I’ve had this book on my TBR forever.

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