4 stars · Dark · Mafia/Crime

Last Kiss (Hitman #3) by Jessica Clare, Jen Frederick

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Hitman Series #3
Jessica Clare, Jen Frederick
Fiction, Dark Romance
May 5th 2015

Naomi: 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 forever...no matter how good he makes me feel.

Vasily: 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.

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Val’s Review

3.75 – 4 Stars

I was undecided on my rating for this for a bit, quite honestly.

Don’t get me wrong, I really did enjoy this book…

…just not as much as I thought I would, I suppose.

But being that book two in this series (Last Breath) is one of my ALL-TIME FAVORITES – you read that right:

ALL time.

FAVORITE.

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(Them be some bold words right there, I know)

…It’s pretty unreasonable of me to expect book three to reach those epic proportions.

But I be but a human yo, so trying to separate this book from that one is difficult for me.

So there’s that.

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Overall though, I really enjoyed this story.

I thought a great job was done with Naomi and her “Aspie” tendencies.

Also, Vasily was a great character and I enjoyed finally getting to know him better here.

Watching these two quirky people come together was a lot of fun to watch.

HOWEVER….

I have a serious confession to make.

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This book really touched on a sensitive subject for me.

Something that has been a part of my life and affected me for as long as I can remember.

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That’s right, I’m talking about you, GERMS.

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I fucking hate you.

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Like Naomi, I have bit of OCD, and a whole lotta of GERMAPHOBE in me.

That’s right, I am that annoying bitch who will wipe down my entire seating area when I get on a plane.

That crazy ass who will not sit on a toilet seat not located in my own house. Not even at my grandmother’s house – actually, especially at my grandmother’s house…

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That asshole who will not shake a stranger’s hand, but insist on a fist bump.

I know, I know, I’m heinous.

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So my secret is out.

I am a germaphobe and an asshole.

A germassphobe, if you will.

Sorry, but certain things just gross me the fuck out.

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NO.

No I’m not.

So needless to say, reading a lot of these scenes through Naomi’s eyes made it a little…difficult for me to concentrate sometimes, as some of my own…issues would rear themselves.

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So in scenes where they were about to get busy and Vasily had to “distract” her from the dirty mattress?

I was stuck on the dirty ass mattress.

Le sigh.

Anyway!

Enough about my crazy.

I really enjoyed this book and I look forward to pre-sanitizing and reading the next one.