Published by Jen Frederick on March 24th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Narrator: Iggy Toma
Length: 10 Hours and 33 Mins
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 are 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.
For the last eighteen months, I’ve had one goal: to find my kidnapped sister. I’ve left the Army, turned paid hit man, and have befriended criminals all across the globe. In every brothel I raid or every human trafficking truck I stop, her face is the one I’m desperate to see. In Rio, I find Regan Porter, bruised but not broken and still sane despite her weeks in hell. I should leave her behind or send her home because the last thing either of us needs is to get involved. But with every passing minute, I find I can’t let her go.
Regan never knew the disaster that would happen to her because she became roommates with Daisy. But she finds herself kidnapped, sold. At first with the russians who used her brutally for sex and abuse. Then she was sold to a contractor who wanted her “broken” and she was sent down to Brazil to a whorehouse to be broken in. For months Regan has been hoping that someone would remember what happened to her and come find her. But as the months go by, she starts losing hope but she never stops fighting with spirit when many others become broken, Regan doesn’t. Daniel Hayes is on a search to find his sister and to find Regan. When his close friend Nick asks him to go search for her, and he finds her while searching for his sister that was kidnapped. He knows he can’t leave her. So he takes her, intending on sending her to the embassy. However the man who wants Regan will do anything to find her and Daniel must keep her by his side even though its dangerous. But Daniel and Regan will have to face their enemy and their fears and pasts…
Plot and Story Line
Last Breath is the second thrilling installment in the Last Hit Series. And WoW!! That is all I want to say for this book. I was completely blown away by this one. Jessica Clare joining up with Jen Frederick have written a heart pounding suspense romance that will keep its readers on their toes from the first to last page. I just couldn’t get enough of this story and it captivated me from the beginning. This does contain some tough issues on sexual slavery so it’s not for the faint of heart. But what a read!! Loved every single moment while listening to this one.
The story kicks off, with Regan for a while. We see her side of things, from the beginning really. Seeing what she has gone through over the months was simply heartbreaking…but what I loved about Regan is that she never stops fighting. Most women eventually would. But not Regan. She has this inner strength you have to admire. Before she was kidnapped she was just a sweet and kind woman and went with the flow. But this experience has definitely changed her to fighting for herself and those she cares about.
“I bite and I don’t cry and I’ll vomit and pee all over you.” Jesus Hermione Christ. This girl has balls of freaking steel.
Our hero is such a great match for her. Daniel is ex military, became a hit man, and for long eighteen months has been searching for his sister while rescuing any of the woman he can along the way. But Regan is the first that he is drawn to. In Daniel’s mind, Regan is unique. Because she is a fighter, when all the other women he has rescued have become like dolls…no life anymore. Just existing. But Regan is determined, strong and courageous. The attraction between these two is very obvious and vibrant. But after Regan’s experiences, they take it slowly. And I really admired that. It fit with the setting of the story and the characters. Just because you are attracted doesn’t mean you just jump into bed right away. I liked that these two learn each other both emotionally and physically.
“You’re mine, Regan Porter. You don’t get to decide if you die or not. Because if you do, you’re destroying me, too.”
This story has alternating POV between the hero and the heroine which I really liked. I love seeing both sides of the story, from both the hero and the heroine’s personal perspective. The romance is sweet at times and very emotional and I really liked that. It had its poignant moments, but some flirty and fun ones too!!
Every day that I wake up and see Daniel’s face next to mine in the bed, I am so thankful that he’s all for me, that he never gives up on me, even when I’m at my most needy and demanding. Not every guy would take up with a damaged girl fresh out of a whorehouse. But Daniel has never made me feel dirty or used or anything but incredibly beautiful.
The suspense is pretty intense at times and is good enough to get your heart racing. I loved these moments, seeing these two fight together and protecting each other. We also get to see Nikolai and Daisy and meet two new hitman (that are heroes in the next two books). This was a blast of a romance that rocked my world!!! Intense, gratifying, and sassy!!
I don’t always like the change in narrators, but these two were just perfect!! I want more from both of them. I loved both of their voices, and they handled the story very well. Especially with all that goes on with this one, they portrayed the story in the perfect way. I hope that they do the next books too.
I really like this cover and man that hair!!! I just want to run my hands through it. I love the intensity of the cover with the gray background and the colored titled writing.
Last Breath is an emotionally provoking read that takes you on a wild ride of adventure, danger, and intense emotions. GUARANTEED TO LOVE!!
“How could I ever be disappointed in you, Regan? You’re a little damaged. So am I. Maybe we’re both a little more fucked-up than normal, but we’ll be nice and fucked-up together.”