Thursday, March 5, 2015

Review: Last Hit: Reloaded

Last Hit: Reloaded (Book 4 - Hitman) {Novella} by Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick

Publication Date: 01/20/2015
Publisher: Penguin
Imprint: InterMix
Genre: Contemporary Romance
  • ASIN: B00O9A4AFS
File Size: 948 KB (appox. 134 Pages)

(Received for an honest review from InterMix)

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Jessica Clare on the WEB: website, blog, twitter, facebook, goodreads

Jen Frederick on the WEB: website, blog, twitter, facebook, goodreads

Books in the series

Hitman

1. Last Hit
2. Last Breath
3. Last Kiss
4. Last Hit: Reloaded
5. Last Hope

Coverart: Click the Image for a larger, clearer view of the covers in this series.




Excerpt from, Last Hit: Reloaded, courtesy of Amazon's Look Inside feature

Synopsis:

With their explosively sexy novels, the bestselling authors of Last Breath, Last Kiss, and Last Hit have proven themselves “a force to be reckoned with.”* Now comes an all-new to-die-for novella in their acclaimed Hitman series…

There was a time when Nick loved the fear he instilled in his enemies. His tattoos alone promised danger, but it was the look in his eyes that delivered on it. A contract killer since he was just a boy, Nick has now forged a new life—and a new identity—with the woman who followed him, captured him, and changed him.


He terrified Daisy. Once. But she couldn’t resist, and she ignored every warning. It paid off. Now she’s part of a new beginning, a fresh start in America helping him to leave behind a reckless and violent past as a professional killer. But the past is never easy to outrun, especially when so much of it thrives on revenge.


A new threat has emerged from the shadows, and now Nick and Daisy have no choice but to rely on Nick’s killer skills to protect them from everything they’ve tried so hard to escape.


Thoughts:

Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick bring readers a new novella in the Hitman series. If readers were wondering how on earth Nick and Daisy would make it in the real world after their happy-ever-after, this is that story. With the same intense characters, a lot of hot love scenes and just enough mystery and suspense to bring it all together, Last Hit: Reloaded is a definitely a hit!

The Hitman series is one that seems to produce some strong feelings in readers for one reason or another. Personally, I liked it a lot because of the intensity of the characters that Clare and Frederick have created. Readers first met both Nick and Daisy in Last Hit where they ended up together despite the odds stacked against them. Nick was a former assassin and Daisy had led such a sheltered life that their normal was anything but. I loved the powerful connection between them and was so happy to see that the authors decided to continue their story in Last Hit: Reloaded.

The story picks up with Nick and Daisy now living in America. They have begun their new life together but fitting into a normal everyday existence is proving a little harder than they imagined. Nick has to learn to channel is assassin urges and his deep need to protect Daisy, while Daisy struggles to fit in with her new classmates and longs to make new friends. 

It was interesting to see these characters in such an unfamiliar environment. I loved seeing Nick start to interact with people in the real world and the way he was able to see a different side to life. Daisy, however had in me in agony. I hurt for her as she tried to find a way to fit in. I wanted to reach out and grab some of her coeds and shake them for not understanding her awkwardness and shyness. When she did make a friend, Nick got worried and he had good reason.

A lot of things happened in this short novella and good deal of it was sexually related. These two might be intense outside the bedroom, but inside it, they were simply explosive. Together they could tackle anything and their love for each other was present throughout the book but their sexual connection was just as important to the story. I liked the fact that Clare and Fredrick understood that a guy like Nick could not possibly be vanilla in the bedroom. He rocked every scene and readers will not be disappointed.

Bottom Line:

If you liked any of the Hitman books, you won't want to miss this InterMix novella. A topnotch addition to the series, with the same intensity and mind blowing suspense that will keep readers coming back again and again. Clare and Frederick mesh well together giving readers a cohesive and smoothly flowing story, with powerful love scenes and a mystery that will keep you guessing, as well as, a great after, the happily-ever-after story. 

I'm giving this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag!





About the Author:


Jessica Clare is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Hitman novels which include Last Hit, Last Breath, and Last Kiss. She also writes under the names Jessica Sims, and Jill Myles. She lives in a teeny tiny town in North Texas that has no Starbucks, which is a cruel and unusual punishment. She spends her time with her husband, pets, and Keurig. Because, coffee.


Jen Frederick is the USA Today bestselling author of the Woodlands series as well as the Hitman series. She lives with her husband, child, and one rambunctious dog. She's been reading stories all her life but never imagined writing one of her own.

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