Last Hit by Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick: Blog Tour Review


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I have been a contract killer since I was a boy. For years I savored the fear caused by my name, the trembling at the sight of my tattoos. The stars on my knees, the marks on my fingers, the dagger in my neck, all bespoke of danger. If you saw my eyes, it was the last vision you’d have. I have ever been the hunter, never the prey. With her, I am the mark and I am ready to lie down and let her capture me. Opening my small scarred heart to her brings out my enemies. I will carry out one last hit, but if they hurt her, I will bring the world down around their ears.


I’ve been sheltered from the outside world all my life. Homeschooled and farm-raised, I’m so naive that my best friend calls me Pollyanna. I like to believe the best in people. Nikolai is part of this new life, and he’s terrifying to me. Not because his eyes are cold or my friend warns me away from him, but because he’s the only man that has ever seen the real me beneath the awkwardness. With him, my heart is at risk..and also, my life.

Have you ever read a book that you really liked, but when someone asks what you liked about it you don’t know what to say?  Well, that’s me with Last Hit.  I really liked it, but for some reason I really had trouble getting my thoughts down on paper.  I’m not sure if it’s because there’s just too much to say or because I don’t know where to start. 

Both Daisy and Nick were sheltered from the world in very different ways.  Daisy knows very little of what exists outside the 4 walls of her farmhouse.  Nick knows nothing aside from his job and the “family” he’s been part of since he was a boy.  Daisy’s naïve and Nick’s a killer.  Two people could not be more opposite if they tried.  But, are they really that different once you look really look beneath the surface? 

Both Daisy and Nick are “A little mentally twisted, a little sick in the head, and a lot lonely and needing of love.”  When you really strip it down to the core, Daisy and Nick have been searching for someone to love without actually realizing it. Neither one knows how to be in a relationship, but together they fumble though and try to figure how the whole relationship thing is supposed to work.  Then, the story took a quick left turn, throwing me for a major loop.  All of a sudden, Nick’s life Daisy knows absolutely nothing about comes barreling in and introduces itself with no apologies.  I knew it would happen at some point, but the intensity in which it happened caught me off guard.  What happens when Nick’s secret life sucks Daisy in is nothing short of breathtaking. 

Last Hit is definitely darker and sexier than what I’m used to from Jen Frederick.   And I. LOVED. EVERY. SINGLE. MINUTE. OF. IT.  It is was erotic, exciting, intense, and emotional.  I love stories with broken characters but Daisy and Nick are two of my favorites.  I love the connection the pair have –  you can feel just how much they need and love each other. 

When I read a book, it’s all about how it makes me feel and how drawn I am to the characters.  Jen & Jessica create a lovable killer in Nick.  How is that even possible???  I think the dual POV has a lot to do with it. If I wasn’t in the mind of Nick, I’m not sure I’d feel as strongly as I do for his character – don’t get me wrong, he’d still be irresistible, just in a different way.  He’s a killer, but the way he’s written makes you see WHO he is and not WHAT he is – it’s actually quite remarkable.  Nick’s beautiful, confident, and always in control, but the fact that he has no idea how to pursue Daisy is so unbelievably sweet.  His awkwardness with words around her just made me want to jump in the pages and give him a big hugs of encouragement.   And, there is just something about Nick’s broken English that makes it adorable and endearing.

Even though the story for me centered around Nick, I have to at least say something about Daily since she is the sole reason Nick opened his heart.  Daisy may be bit naïve by believing the best in people, but that’s exactly what Nick needed.  Her innocence is what drew Nick to her, and it’s what made me like her so much, too.  Despite not knowing much about life, Daisy is a strong and smart woman.   For a naïve character, I truly did like her.

I have to admit that lately I have been totally obsessed with bad boys… and I mean BAD ones!  So to say I thoroughly enjoyed Last Hit is an understatement.  I had no clue this was to be a series, so I was more than excited when I found out.  I am looking forward to Daniel and Regan’s story.

If you’re looking for an obsessive, sexy, broken and killer BAD BOY, go grab LAST HIT!!

4 - 4.5 STARS!!!

Author Jessica Claire
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.

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

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