Last Hit Reloaded by Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick #AfternoonDelight #Review

Posted April 6, 2015 by Sophia Rose in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 19 Comments

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I received this book for free from NetGalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Last Hit Reloaded by Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick #AfternoonDelight #Review
Last Hit Reloaded

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Series: #2.5 Hitman
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Intermix
Released on January 20, 2015
Pages: 134
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
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I was excited to see this follow-up story for Nick and Daisy that shares what happens after their exciting happily ever after. It answers the question of what happens when a cold-hearted killer falls in love and tries to go straight. This story was laced with humor, sweet moments, red-hot dirty mouthed passion and a few challenges that only a former trained assassin can deal with all in a day’s work.

This one cannot be read as a standalone. At the very least, it needs to come after book one, but ideally it’s nice to get it in order so references to characters from book two will make sense.

Daisy and Nick are trying to settle into normal life, but can’t seem to figure out where they are going wrong, particularly Daisy. Nick just needs Daisy and is content if a little off balance with his new start, but Daisy, she loves people and wants friends. Unfortunately, the other college students mark her as different and are terrified of Nick so she is lonely and sad. Nick can’t have that so he tries to help even while he is also trying to figure out what the suspicious cop has on his mind and deal with the possibility of a dangerous hit man on their college campus. In between the joys and sadness of daily life, Daisy and Nick are as passionate as ever. Nick’s crude yet tender lovemaking and filthy talk stir Daisy to no end and at the end of the day she realizes that what does she need with a bunch of friends if she has her Nick.

I had a good time with this one though I do confess that it has its draggy moments and Daisy can come across as a tad whiny about the friends thing. She is insecure and not strong enough to embrace her differences, but she is also sweet and cute and perfect for Nick who needs her sunny light and generous nature. He doesn’t need normal; he needs a woman who will accept a damaged man with a dark past and she does that whole-heartedly. Now, Nick was Nick and that is always a good thing for me. I’m amazed how these talented authors were able to convince me that even a cold-hearted killer would make an engaging hero.

Now, that I’ve had a visit with Nick and Daisy, I am so ready for the next installment of the series that promises to be just as riveting as the others. Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense lovers might find this series an interesting change of pace.

My thanks to Penguin Group and Net Galley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Red Iza
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I’ve had book #1 for ages and haven’t read it yet ! (insert shame here). I need to catch up with this series, just moved it up my list – thanks for kicking me into it πŸ˜‰

Sophia Rose
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Haha! I don’t dare kick for that otherwise I’ll have a bunch of bruises from all the kicking I deserve for my own stack of neglected reads. πŸ˜‰

Red Iza
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I’ve had book #1 for ages and haven’t read it yet ! (insert shame here). I need to catch up with this series, just moved it up my list – thanks for kicking me into it πŸ˜‰

Sophia Rose
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Haha! I don’t dare kick for that otherwise I’ll have a bunch of bruises from all the kicking I deserve for my own stack of neglected reads. πŸ˜‰

Red Iza
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I’ve had book #1 for ages and haven’t read it yet ! (insert shame here). I need to catch up with this series, just moved it up my list – thanks for kicking me into it πŸ˜‰

Keionda Hearts Books
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Hmm. I don’t know about the female heroine, Daisy because I usually go for strong-willed and snarky female leads. So Daisy doesn’t seem like one that I would particularly care for? How did you seem to like her Sophia?

Sophia Rose
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She is not my type either, but the gal in the second book (Daisy’s best friend) is. Nick will win you over though, Keionda!

Keionda Hearts Books
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Hmm. I don’t know about the female heroine, Daisy because I usually go for strong-willed and snarky female leads. So Daisy doesn’t seem like one that I would particularly care for? How did you seem to like her Sophia?

Sophia Rose
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She is not my type either, but the gal in the second book (Daisy’s best friend) is. Nick will win you over though, Keionda!

Keionda Hearts Books
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Hmm. I don’t know about the female heroine, Daisy because I usually go for strong-willed and snarky female leads. So Daisy doesn’t seem like one that I would particularly care for? How did you seem to like her Sophia?

Mary Kirkland
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I would say that yeah if an author or authors can make a cold hearted killer into a likable character, they’ve done a great job.

Sophia Rose
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I was so curious about that which was why I had to start this series, Mary.

Sophia Rose
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I was so curious about that which was why I had to start this series, Mary.

Sharonda
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can’t stand a whiny chick but at least she had Nick, I guess he’s the savior in this story and the fact that he’s a killer…interesting indeed πŸ™‚

Sophia Rose
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Nick is the big draw. Daisy’s not awful, but yeah, she majors on the minors.
Oh yeah, the killer hero aspect is an interesting facet. He grew up in a Russian mafia family and trained from childhood as an assassin.

Lindy Gomez
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Lindy Gomez

I love this series! I agree, Daisy did come off whinny about the friends issue! I am going to read Naomi and Vasily’s story soon, and can’t wait! Have you read Daniel’s story yet? It was so good!!!

Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

Sophia Rose
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Oh yes, I’ve read Daniel’s story too. Can’t wait for Naomi and Vasily. I’ve got that one too.