Last Hit (Hitman #1) by Jessica Clare, Jen Frederick
Review: I was happy to find this book at Half Price Books, a couple of weeks ago (especially for like five bucks). I have been wanting to read this for a while now, so I jumped at the chance when I saw it. I did really enjoy the book as a fun quick read, but there were things I did not feel were okay.
I guess I will start with the good, I kinda loved the intensity between Nikolai and Daisy. I think they are a really good balance of their two personality’s and are able to make a cute couple.
Now onto the things I was not super comfortable with… I was unsettled by Nikolai’s need to control a lot of things about Daisy. Her clothes and a good amount of her choices later in the novel, even going as far as taking those choices (even if they were small ones). But the flip side was that Daisy straight out told him that she won’t be controlled, which of course had me pumping my fist into the air.
The end of the novel (the main big plot point) was a bit of a let down, I got really board by the typical conflict that the novel lead to. But in the end I do think I would read more of this series, if I got the chance (ran across anymore of the series).
I should be the one in control, and I want to punish him for making me think otherwise.
Would I? Reread? I think so. Read the rest of the series? Yes, I would. Tell others to check it out? If it’s something I think that they would like.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.
Edition: Paperback, 360 pages
New Adult. Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Contemporary. Dark.
Published February 3rd 2015 by Berkley Books (first published November 30th 2013).
Summary: Nikolai: 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 spoke 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.
Daisy: I’ve been sheltered from the outside world all my life. Home-schooled and farm-raised, I’m so naive that my best friend calls me Pollyanna. I like to believe the best about 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 who has ever seen the real me beneath the awkwardness. With him, my heart is at risk . . . and also, my life.
-Summary from GoodReads.com