Author: Jen Frederick, Jessica Clare
Publisher by: Berkley, Penguin
Published on: January 20, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Crime, Romance
Page Count: 130
Related Books: Unraveled
There was a time when Nick loved the fear he instilled in his enemies. His tattoos alone promised danger, but it was the look in his eyes that delivered on it. A contract killer since he was just a boy, Nick has now forged a new life and a new identity with the woman who followed him, captured him, and changed him.
He terrified Daisy. Once. But she couldn't resist, and she ignored every warning. It paid off. Now she's part of a new beginning, a fresh start in America helping him to leave behind a reckless and violent past as a professional killer. But the past is never easy to outrun, especially when so much of it thrives on revenge.
A new threat has emerged from the shadows, and now Nick and Daisy have no choice but to rely on Nick's killer skills to protect them from everything they've tried so hard to escape.
When I first heard of this series I was so excited. A hit man that falls in love with a shy yet vulnerable girl; I found this premise intriguing. So when I saw this novella that surrounds the main characters Nikolai and Daisy, I did not hesitate to dive in.
I really wanted to like this story but unfortunately, this story did not work for me. Last Hit Reloaded takes place as Daisy and Nikolai are trying to adjust to a life of normalcy. They are both in college, living together, and as a couple they are happier than ever, but they are finding difficult to adjust to this new life.
Daisy is sweet, shy, a bit vulnerable, but she is a much stronger person that she used to be. In her relationship she is confident but she is desperate to have friends and be like any other young woman. Her slight awkwardness and lacks of knowledge about popular culture and other experiences make I difficult for her to make friends. People are also hesitant to go near her because they feel intimidated by Nick.
Nick has tattoos and with his personality and size he can come across as an intimidating guy. He can come across odd and a bit scary but when it comes to Daisy he is sweet, protective, and a tad bit possessive. Nick loves Daisy and would do anything for her. He’s left his criminal past behind and he’s trying desperately adjust to their new life. While Daisy is more open to new people, Nick is still skeptical. Part of him still feels that he is still on the job and part of him still wants to be. It makes in hard for him to let go of He doesn’t care about what people think of them but since it’s important to Daisy he tries.
I wanted to like this story, I tired, sigh boy did I try, but I was just not connecting with these characters. There was awkwardness that both of them had that I just could not get past. Even though I learned about their pasts, I still found it hard to relate to them. I kept turning the pages hoping the story would evolve but nothing really happened as the story progressed. They would make love, she would baked, they went to school, made loved, talk about their old life, make love, try to make friends, make love, etc. etc.
I do commend the authors for creating a unique set of characters but unfortunately this story failed to capture my attention. I don’t think I would continue on with this series but I do want to read their individual novels.
Other Books In This Series
Last Gift (#1.5): Goodreads
Last Hit: Reloaded