Last Hope by Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick
Release Date September 29, 2015
In the explosive new Hitman novel from the bestselling authors of Last Kiss and Last Hit a jungle mercenary and a female target find love on the run…
Mendoza: I grew up in the slums and lost everything I loved to poverty, illness, and death. I had only one skill to leverage myself out of my circumstances—violence. Being hired out as a mercenary hitman brought me money and built an empire. But all that I’ve fought for is in jeopardy. My next job: Steal secret information that could bring down world governments. Find my target. Destroy it. But then, I meet her.
Ava: Karma hates me. When my best friend Rose is kidnapped, I have no choice but to take a job as a mule for a pair of criminals intent on selling top-secret information to the highest bidder. I should have known that bad luck tends to cling, because the plane I’m on goes down. That I survived a crash-landing was a miracle. And so was being rescued by Rafe Mendoza—hot, sexy, dangerous. The thing is, he wants the information that I need to free Rose. I can’t let him have it, but I need his help. And I need to fight this crazy attraction for this mercenary with hungry eyes. Rose is depending on me, and I won’t let her down, no matter how appealing Rafe is.
The Hitman series has been fantastic thus far. As for Last Hope–the suspense, spying, angst: I love, and….Godzilla will make me snicker from here on out. Ava is a dedicated friend and rarely complains. She’s a tough heroine and I fell in love with her immediately. She’ll face any danger to rescue her friend. Ava has information that Rafe needs to save his own friend. He’s a hitman, a mercenary. He saves people and has the softest of hearts with a badass shield for a body. The flow of Jessica and Jen’s writing catches me from the first page, in each of the novels in the Hitman series. I love a great love story, but throw in some gun fights, bad ass men and a strong, independent heroine, with a side of angst and I’ve escaped to a completely other level. The beliefs Rafe holds of himself from the words his Mom told him growing up and seeing him overcome these beliefs and finding hope completely tore at my heartstrings. I can’t wait for more from these two in this series. Keep ’em coming. Give this a try and find your next book crush!! Rating: 4 stars