Monday, March 31, 2014

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Last Breath by Jessica Clare & Jen Frederick

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Last Breath by Jessica Clare & Jen Frederick, hosted by TRSOR Promotions. Check out my review and enter the giveaway!

Last Breath
(Hitman #2)
Author: Jessica Clare & Jen Frederick
Publisher: Pear Tree L.L.C
Publication Date: March 24, 2014
Genre: Contemporary/Suspense
Source: eARC via TRSOR Tours



I never really knew what misery was until the day I was kidnapped and sold for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Two months later, I'm at a brothel in Rio when I meet Daniel Hays. He says he's here to save me, but can I trust him? All I know of him are his sarcastic retorts and his tendency to solve every dispute with his gun. He's also the only safe thing in my world, and I know it's wrong to fall in love with him, but I can't seem to help myself. He says he’ll protect me until his last breath but I don’t know if I should believe him or even if I can. 


For the last eighteen months, I’ve had one goal: to find my kidnapped sister. I’ve left the Army, turned paid hit man, and have befriended criminals all across the globe. In every brothel I raid or every human trafficking truck I stop, her face is the one I’m desperate to see. In Rio, I find Regan Porter, bruised but not broken and still sane despite her weeks in hell. I should leave her behind or send her home because the last thing either of us needs is to get involved. But with every passing minute, I find I can’t let her go.


Oh man, I freaking loved this book. I really enjoyed Last Hit but Last Breath blew it out of the water. Daniel and Regan are two kick ass characters and they definitely go to hell and back together but when they come out on the other side, they are both so much stronger. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure how I would handle this book since sexual assault is a subject that I’m not always comfortable with. As a warning, it’s a bit tough in the beginning and while I think Jen and Jessica handled it well, it still may not be for everyone.

Regan has had the worst 2 months of her life and after being sold into sex slavery, she is barely holding on. I could not even imagine what she has been through and I was super amazed by how strong she was. She is definitely not unaffected and will be scarred for life but she is a fighter and she never went down without a fight. Daniel is a total badass and I am seriously in love with him. He is a deadly assassin but he has such a big heart and I love the way he protects and cares for Regan. He knows how fragile she is and the way he handles her with such care and concern was incredible.

Daniel and Regan have a really great relationship and from the beginning there is definitely a connection between them. Despite all she’s been through, Regan feels the pull and it really scares her. After everything she’s been through, how can she ever trust another man? However, as soon as she knows that Daniel is there to save her, she can’t help but trust him. He becomes a lifeline for her and that really helps her stay strong and heal. I loved the way Daniel helped Regan gain back control and discover pleasure again. I’m sure she felt like damaged goods and thought she would never be able to enjoy sex again. They care and gentleness he showed her was incredible and I loved the way he used humor to help her feel comfortable. Also, Daniel is quite a dirty talker and the scenes between he and Regan were pretty steamy. Ok, REALLY steamy!

One of the things that I really loved was how well balanced the action and romance was in this book. It was definitely full of suspense and there were some fantastic action scenes. It was great to see Regan and Daniel build a relationship and fall for each other while fleeing and fighting for their lives. They really worked well together and I loved Regan’s growth and how brave she was in the end. I was impressed with her selflessness and the way she put her life on the line for Daniel.

Overall, this was a fabulous read for me and I was riveted the entire time. I liked the way Jen and Jessica handled the tough subject of the book and I felt like the characters were very well developed. I also really liked the plot and felt like it flowed well and kept me interested the entire time. I think Jessica and Jen are amazing authors and they make an incredible writing duo.


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

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.

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  1. I got a shiver when I read the synopsis. I'm glad to hear that it's well handled. Sounds like such an emotional and gripping read. I want! :)

  2. Dang! I never went and one clicked so fast in my life! I need this! I have Last Hit, but of course, haven't gotten to it. But I can't wait to! Do I need to read them in order?

  3. It was definitely a darker romance and I really liked that.

  4. LOL, I really liked this one and Daniel was, whew! :-) I think you should read Last Hit first because even though it is different characters, it is a sequel.

  5. Ooh I just got a copy of this and now I can't wait to read it!


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