Monday, May 4, 2015

Book Review: Last Kiss (Hitman #3) by Jessica Clare & Jen Frederick

Last Kiss
Hitman #3

Jessica Clare
Jen Frederick

Release Date:
May 5, 2015

Berkley Romance 

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GR's Summary:


When I was kidnapped I thought only of survival. I don’t thrive well in chaos. That’s why I gave my captors exactly what they wanted: my skill with computers. Making millions for a crime lord who kept me imprisoned in his basement compound kept my family safe. When he was taken out, I thought my ticket to freedom had arrived. Wrong. I traded one keeper for another. This time I’m in the hands of a scarred, dark, demanding Russian who happens to be the head of the Bratva, a Russian crime organization. He wants my brain and my body. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t intrigued, but I can’t be a prisoner matter how good he makes me feel. 


At a young age, I was taught that a man without power is a puppet for all. I’ve clawed—and killed—my way to the top so that it is my heel on their necks. But to unify the fractured organization into an undefeatable machine, I need a technological genius to help me steal one particular artifact. That she is breathtaking, determined, and vulnerable is making her more dangerous than all of my enemies combined. But only I can keep her safe from the world that she now inhabits. Soon, I must choose between Naomi and Bratva law. But with every day that passes, this becomes a more impossible choice. 

Hitman Series:
My Review of Last Hit Here
My Review of Last Breath Here
My Review of Last Hit: Reloaded Here

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My Thoughts:

The Hitman Series has been an epic reading escape full of action, danger, violence, suspense, and passion.  I can't get enough when it comes to learning about all of the key players in this series.  The authors continue to weave fascinating characters, with dynamic plots; leading to the ultimate reading experience.

In Last Kiss, we get Vasily and Naomi's story.  Vasily is trying to take over leadership within the Russian Bratva.  The elders have tasked him with locating a rare and priceless painting that holds special symbolism, if he wants to lead.  In order to find this painting, he needs, Naomi, an extraordinary computer hacker.  Vasily and Naomi are each complicated individuals, that have trouble relating to others, and vice versa.  However, the more time they spend in each others presence, the more they start feeling towards one another.  Can love find a way in a world of constant threats, violence, and danger?

Last Kiss was a story that touched me deeply.  I loved learning about Vasily and Naomi. They were well-developed, complex, and unique characters.  Vasily had a darkness to him.  He didn't trust anyone, and had erected so many walls around his heart.  He had a past that resulted in his stunted emotional well-being.  However, if anybody could get past his walls, it was Naomi.

Naomi had Aspergers.  All her life she has been labeled as "stupid," "retarded," and "crazy."  Her world was a place where organization, logic, and the scientific method took precedence.  She was very lonely, due to fact that others could not relate to her, and treated her as if she was beneath them.  Vasily takes the time to get to know Naomi.  He genuinely listens to her, observes her very closely, and where others see a flawed individual, he see's her for her beauty, intelligence, and the rare treasure that she is.

It was such a treat to watch Vasily and Naomi fall in love. I loved the dichotomy in Vasily's personality of such a hard and dangerous man being able to be gentle, show tenderness, care, compassion, and genuine love.  These two characters made the story magnificent for me.  However, there was also a fast-paced plot, full of twists, action, suspense, and intrigue that also added to a superb reading experience. 

My Rating:

I give, Last Kiss, by Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick, 4.5 Wild Quest Across Europe, Climactic, Powerfully Evocative, Passionate, Falling In Love Filled Stars!   

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About the Authors:

Jessica Clare is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author who writes under three different names. As Jill Myles, she writes a little bit of everything, from sexy, comedic urban fantasy to zombie fairy tales. As Jessica Clare, she writes erotic contemporary romance. She also has a third pen name (because why stop at two?). As Jessica Sims, she writes fun, sexy shifter paranormals. She lives in Texas with her husband, cats, and too many dust-bunnies. Jill spends her time writing, reading, writing, playing video games, and doing even more writing. Agent: Holly Root of Waxman Leavell Agency. 


Bestselling author Jen Frederick 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. Jen loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at 


  1. Glad you enjoyed this one. Jess is gonna read it for our blog. She's loved the series.

  2. I have this one for next week so I just skimmed. Oh yes, fascinating characters and cunning plots are what I love about this unusual series too. I can't wait for Vasily and Naomi's story.

  3. I love reading stories that touch me and I'm glad this one did! I also really love the sound of the main characters. I think I would love to read their story! Definitely might have to add this one to my TBR list!

    Lovely review!


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