From the bestselling authors of Last Hit and Last Breath comes the next dark and sensual tale in the Hitman series that crosses the line between danger and desire...
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.
I loved the "oversharing" with her brother!!!
The story line was good but for me, personally, I just couldn't get deep enough into it to really enjoy it. I had a hard time connecting Naomi, the girl with Aspergers, with the same Naomi that Vasily was in love with and had some completely consensual but violent sex with. The connection didn't click for me until chapter 38 when Naomi talks about what it all means to her. Her relationship with her brother was great. Her inability to edit the things she says always has her brother reminding her of her "oversharing". Her brother also has to remind her constantly that his comments are not truth but sarcasm. Theirs is a great relationship. Like I said, the story was good but it just wasn't for me.
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I will say up front that this series is very dark, maybe too much for me. However, it is always well-written and keeps you reading to find out what happens. While I enjoyed Last Kiss, the subject matter is a bit too dark for me; it’s a personal thing not an issue with the author or the book. So yes, I recommend this book and series if you enjoy this subject.
I have to say Ms. Clare dealt with autism in such a wonderful way – and sometimes it was downright funny! That’s a fine line to walk when you aren’t making fun of a disease but highlighting how wonderfully someone looks at the world differently than you. Both the main characters really are meant for one another.
So go ahead – read the book if you enjoy the “darker” side of life (and I’m not talking about sexy stories.) This series is well-written.