Last Breath

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Overview

Regan

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 is 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 ...

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Overview

Regan

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 is 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.

Daniel

For the last eighteen months, I've had one goal that has dictated every action I've taken. I've left the Army, turned paid hit man, and have befriended criminals all across the globe to find my kidnapped sister. In every brothel I raid or every human trafficking truck I stop, I hope the next face I find is my sister's. In a hidden brothel in Rio, I find Regan Porter, bruised by not broken and still sane despite her weeks in captivity. I should leave her behind or send her home because the last thing either of us needs right now is to get involved. But with every passing minute, I find I can't let her go.

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Editorial Reviews

The Bookpushers - Minn Chica
I thought both Daniel and Regan were interesting and wonderful characters, and I loved getting to see them work through their issues and find a way to fall for each other. I’m happy to report that Clare and Frederick knocked this one out of the park for me. -- Minnchica, The Bookpushers

Julia's Book Haven - Julia Book Haven
"This series has become a new favourite. The first book was amazing and Last Breath was just as amazing if not more."
Kiwibooknerd - Jackie Kluyts
This is a great read and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a wickedly sexy alpha male with a heart of gold, a kick ass heroine who is all sorts of brave and a great story line of how far someone will go and what they will sacrifice to ultimately save the one they love..
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780991426737
  • Publisher: Pear Tree, L.L.C.
  • Publication date: 3/23/2014
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Jen Frederick is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Woodlands series. Jessica Clare is the NYT Bestselling author of the Billionaire Boys Club series. One day via email, Jessica challenged Jen that she would write a hitman romance, but only if Jen would co-write it with her. Jen responded by writing the first scene. The rest is history.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    !

    Good continuation of the series. Lucky Regan is rescued by Daniel and they are on the run trying to get out of Rio. Authors did a good job of describing the sex slave industry. Just enough info to have an understanding but not so much you are cringing in horror. 265 pages

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Good sequel

    Good sequel but not as good as the first book. The story is hard to take at the beginning, because of the horrendous situation the girl is in. It is not excessively descriptive but it still contains sufficient details of her abuse to make it disturbing. This sets the tone for much of the book and it makes it hard to find her partial recovery relatable. He is terrific though, and, in my opinion, the best part of the book. I was also a little disappointed with the last action scenes in which they attempt to rescue his sister. They were not that well developed and things resolved too fast and too easily. Still I enjoyed the read and would buy the next book in the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Yay

    Freakin amazing, loved it even better than the first book. Hurry hurry with the next one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    Good

    I waited anxiously for this book's release and purchased it quickly the day of release. I was disappointed. I'm a romance reader, not suspense, action or adventure. I can have a little action but I need a lot of romance. Out of 260 pages, it felt like most of the book was action/suspense, not my cup of tea. Their next book in the series will be released this late fall. I'm not sure I'll read it. However, I love me a gruff, overprotective Russian.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    great!!

    Loved. Highly recommend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Wow!

    What a great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2014

    Good but....

    I think this was way to emotional for Regan's 1st couple chapters. I like Daniel and Regan and wish them a HEA. Can not wait for the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Pretty Good

    Pretty good, but not as good as the first. I love those Russian Mobsters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    WOW!!!!

    Ok people gather around and listen up! This book was totally awesome....better than the first book "Last Hit" which I dearly loved but nobody holds a candle to Daniel & Regan! Sorry Nick & Daisy! This book made me feel every emotion there is and I loved every freakin minute! No slow points in this bad mutha! Get to buying people.....you will not be disappointed

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  • Posted April 3, 2014

    This book- wow.  I was in love with Nick from the Last Hit- book

    This book- wow.  I was in love with Nick from the Last Hit- book one in this series.  The love is still there, but he has had to make room for Daniel.




    This is a raw and gritty read.  Nothing too pretty here.  But to say I was hooked would be an understatement.




    Daniel is on a mission to find Regan, on his way to saving his sister who was kidnapped 18 months ago.  The pain and depravity he has seen in that time only motivates him.  The strength and beauty he sees in Regan shocks him.  And gives him hope.




    Regan can’t figure out what Daniel’s play is- why would he want her?  I love that she is ready to fight.  Incredible that while she is terrified and torn- she is not broken.  So very different from the girl Nick watched in Book 1. In the midst of the immense trauma and drama she is in she finds that bit of strength that allows her to survive.  Thrive.




    LOVE their banter- so much sass and wit.  Dual POV was perfect.  Reading Daniel’s thoughts- such a boy.  Yet so tender and caring around and for Regan.  He gives her time to go at her own pace, as well as lending her strength when she is afraid.  So watchful, such a very good man. His dirty mouth had me dying from laughter.  I’m sure not appropriate given what Regan has gone through- but for me it worked in this story.




    This was an easy read. Fast-paced, sexy, tense and funny.  Can’t wait for the next in the series.

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  • Posted April 3, 2014

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         Last Breath begins a few months after the events of Last Hi

         Last Breath begins a few months after the events of Last Hit take place. Regan is still being held captive in a brothel, yearning to go home but with no way out, she’s almost lost hope. Against her will, Regan fights every man that enters the room but she finds her humanity slowly slipping away. Until the day that Daniel (Nick’s friend from the first book) finds her and fights tooth and nail for her to escape.
         Daniel goes after Regan as a favor to his fellow Hitman, Nick. Daniel’s own sister had been kidnapped several months before, so he understands the ins and outs of how these terrible people operate. Seeking both Regan and his sister, he finds Regan in the slums of Rio. When returning Regan to the United States becomes complicated, they join forces to search Rio for Daniel’s sister. 
          If anything, I think I might have enjoyed Last Breath even more than Last Hit and I really loved Last Hit. Daniel is so irreverent and cocky, so when he’s faced with the utter devastation that has become of Regan’s life, he’s at odds with everything he knows to do. I thought the authors did an excellent job of not so much as redeeming him, because he didn’t need that...but they definitely showed a different side to him that we hadn’t seen before.
         They absolutely do not shy away from the sexual abuse Regan receives at the hands of her captors. It was handled really well and I felt emotionally raw reading those torturous scenes. Regan’s mental health and eventual acceptance of her new life now were dealt with realistically. I thought that would scare me away from the story, but in fact it just made me realize the true power of the author’s words. 
          Extremely emotionally captivating, Regan and Daniel’s desperate escape from Rio is strained, rife with sexual tension, and fueled by desire.The romance between these two flawed characters is sweet, very romantic, with the perfect amount of heat while dealing with the difficult past of sexual abuse. An excellent story that I read through like a crazy person, I can’t wait until the next as yet Untitled story has to reveal. The authors really need to be commended for bringing this fascinating world to life, something that is pretty hard to do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

    Thumbs up

    Even though last hit is my fav. Number 2 is great. Read it. Cant wait for 3.

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  • Posted April 1, 2014

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    ¿A sinister, carnal and stirring rescue mission.¿ My rating:

    ¿A sinister, carnal and stirring rescue mission.¿




    My rating: 5 of 5 ¿¿








    Two months ago, Regan Porter was kidnapped along with her neighbour, Daisy, by a couple of scary looking Russians. Separated Regan was raped and ended up being sold to a brothel in Rio, where she spent all this time chained up, alphabetizing scary movies in her head, while strangers came and used her body, hoping for her to scream. They could wait a long time. Regan wasn't about to give in, but she had all but given up when a man named Daniel came and purchased her for the night.




    Former military man, turned assassin in order to find his kidnapped sister, Daniel Hays has been on a year and a half quest. His blond sibling a brilliant hacker who was taken while vacationing in Cancun. Chasing down every trace of her has lead him into brothels all over the world looking for blond, American girls. Encountering and killing the most dispicable of criminals and the pitiful victims of their human trafficking exploits, saving as many as he can. When he finds Regan, he knows she is special.




    Two months in hell had killed any feelings of trust or desire to ever be touched in Regan. Afraid, defensive and alert, she doesn't believe Daniel when he says he is there to save her. But when it appears that some people are eager to have her stay around Brazil, and do their damndest to get her back, she concludes her best bet is to stick close to Daniel, who has guns and knows how to use them! Besides, he is making her feel safe in a world where nothing feels safe anymore.




    His senses on high alert, Daniel is determined to keep Regan safe. Despite his need to find his sister, he can't bring himself to leave Regan behind. Realizing he is not making it easier on himself, he decides to keep her close by his side, but vows to keep his hands off, regardless of his growing lust. But when Regan starts to tentatively seek some human contact, it takes almost superhuman powers for Daniel to keep his hands to himself. And the more in danger they get, the more entangled they become.....




    *****




    AH-mazing!!! Fantabulous!! Sensational!! 




    I unequivocally adore this incredibly talented combo of authors, Jen Frederick and Jessica Clare. Each in their own right great writers, but combined, in this series, they are PHENOMENAL!! 




    The most attractive part I think for me in this series, is the contrast between the brutal reality of the life of these men - their business like, callous attitude toward life and 'justice' - versus the innocence and wonder they feel, when faced with the beauty of emotions. A contrast so stark and yet so believable.




    LAST BREATH is full of similar contrasts in character, ones that make each individual and the story as a whole so colourful and dynamic. 
    Daniel whose strong protective streak towards his sister and now Regan, literally brings out the animal in him, except, with a cool detached robot-like precision that belies any emotional involvement. Yet he would never be involved in what he does, without a morally just purpose. 
    Regan who from rather demure, regular girl went to captive whore, enduring mental and physical abuse, but growing in strength instead of diminishing. She comes out with a newly found innocence of sorts, a need to rediscover herself, having seen the world through much different glasses even though she has been able to preserve her mental strength. She has come out a fighter instead of a victim.




    The transition in the relationship between Daniel and Regan is rough and beautiful at the same time. Their intimacy crass but tender and so very healing, both sensuous and emotional. The trust they ultimately give each other is heart-warming.




    Even Naomi, Daniel's sister, presents a contrast in her naivite versus her brilliance, and her strength winning out over her lack of social ability.
    And lastly Vasily, an associate of Daniel's, who represents crime and whose hands are not clean, but who has a clear sense of justice and respect. 
    These last two, Naomi and Vasily we will see again in an upcoming novel.




    An amazing collaborative writing effort of Jen Frederick and Jessica Clare, throwing us in the middle of clever intrigue and gritty action, while at the same time gently exploring the psychological and emotional transformations of the main characters. And despite its rather dark and heavy subject matter, the book does not feel too dark or weighty. Simply sublime!




    ¿A sinister, carnal and stirring rescue mission.¿




    **Copy provided in return for an honest review.**

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  • Posted April 1, 2014

    Jen Frederick and Jesicca Clare write a fantastic action packed

    Jen Frederick and Jesicca Clare write a fantastic action packed romantic suspense!

    *I receive a copy of Last Breath for an honest review.
    Jen Frederick and Jessica Clare have become my favorite collaborative authors. Having read their books separately, they seamlessly weave their voices into one gritty, nail biting romantic suspense. Last Breath deals with a pretty heavy subject matter and they treat it with respect and honesty. The authors story captures your attention from the very beginning. I devoured this book in one sitting and was left wanting more when I was finished.

    Last Breath picks up where Last Hit left off. Daisy’s roommate Regan Porter is kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery and taken Rio de Janeiro. Daniel Hays is tasked by Nikolai to track down Regan and bring her home. He is more than experienced for the job since he’s been trying to find his own sister who was kidnapped in Mexico. Daniel is quite surprised when he finds Regan. He’s used to seeing broken and deeply damaged women and Regan is quite the opposite. She still has fire in her eyes and fight in her body. She has experienced the unimaginable and refuses to let it beat her down. I love that about her character. Strong heroines are a must in my romance reads. Daniel’s character is the balm Regan needs to survive the next terrifying step in this scenario…escape. He is respectful and compassionate toward Regan as he navigates the dangerous situations thrown at them. But doesn’t allow her to sink too deep into her misery. You can’t help but fall hard for Daniel because of it.

    Considering the subject matter and the fact this is a romance read, I was curious about how the authors would deal with this delicate part of the storyline. Jen and Jessica do a great job of respecting the trauma Regan has experienced and still create a beautiful romance between her and Daniel. Their chemistry together is dynamic! They are two broken people who come together in a beautifully desperate way.

    The secondary characters in Last Breath are colorful, flawed, and deep. I really loved Daniel’s sister Naomi. She is quirky and not what I was expecting. Vasily’s character is dark, unforgiving, and completely heart-stirring. I love characters like this, which is one of the reasons I love this series so much. I love complex characters that are different. Naomi and Vasily’s story will be the next book in the Hitman series. I’m really excited to read it

    Last Breath is a very well-written, angsty romantic suspense. The authors create a perfect combination of action, romance, dark plot, and excitement to keep me hooked. This series is the reason I’ve become a diehard fan of both Jen and Jessica’s writing. If you love action packed romantic suspense reads with dark and complex characters, you’ll love this book. I give Last Breath 5 out of 5 stars!

    Written by Dee McGee - Booze, Bookz, and Bad Boyz

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Great read!

    Loved it- it has everything you need for a great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    Don't think the Rio COC will be pleased with the way they paint

    Don't think the Rio COC will be pleased with the way they paint Rio but I really enjoyed the end of the tale of Nick and Daisy.

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  • Posted March 27, 2014

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    Last Breath captivated me up until the very last word. It was a

    Last Breath captivated me up until the very last word. It was a page turner without one dull moment! The hurt and anguish Regan endured though out the first few chapters, strangled me with tears. Living her trauma right along with her (because that’s what this book was capable of doing) you didn’t read this book you lived on the pages with the characters. You were there with them both through it all. And Daniel being sound enough to realize that Regan was indeed broken no matter how she tried so hard to be strong. And having the strength to be patient and do the right thing even though deep inside he wanted something more. Letting Regan take the lead. I LOVED this book! It was Beautifully Brutal, that would be the best way I can describe it. I fell in love with this series, when I began Last Hit, its just as amazing. So this was one book I waited and watched for. It was a book I didn’t want to end, I kept watching the pages go by thinking how am I going to read after this. Such and emotional journey.

    ¿Jammie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    Great follow up to the first book

    Awesome i love this author

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    Posted August 31, 2014

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