Last Kiss

Last KissNaomi was kidnapped eighteen months ago and the only way she knew to survive was to tell her captors she could make them rich as she was talented with computers. She helped the leader make millions but soon she will find herself rescued and then taken again by a different man. Only he wanted more than just her help, he wanted her as well.

Vasily had one goal which was to get back his sister. He would do anything for his sister which meant taking a woman who would get him to his goal. Although Vasily had not expected Naomi. She was unique and let him feel things that he had buried long ago.

Last Kiss is the third book from the series Hitman by Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick. I liked the book. It was once again with a man from a troubled group and a woman that needed to be rescued but I liked that Naomi was not your average victim. Naomi had Asperger s but a mild form of the disease. I liked how curious she was but also so fearful of germs that she went into panic mode. Her character stayed consistent through out the book. But her character also grows especially with the strength that Vasily gives to Naomi. With him at her side she could handle all the terrible things that come her way. So then there is Vasily’s character. He is a bad guy but he is a bad guy for a reason. He had to protect his sister years ago and by doing what he did he created his own reputation for being ruthless. Although Vasily is not as terrible as I thought. I liked that he helped Naomi and was understanding about the situation because they both shared a desire not to be touched. The characters though will get over that desire not to be touched especially when they are together.

So the bad guys are pretty evil men and some sick minded individuals. Though that is nothing new in these books. The bad guys all are pretty twisted with the business they have or activities they participate in. There was one villain in particular that I was very happy to read their end.

At the end of the book there was a quick story that was titled Last Gift which was about Nick and Daisy. It was very short but it gave another look at the couple and how they were doing. It was a good quick read.

I am reading Last Hope next which is the fifth book to the series. I saw on the list there is a fourth book titled Last Hit: Reloaded and I would read that by my library doesn’t have it, I am sure I will find it at one point. Until then I am reading the fifth book next.

Dec the Holls

Dec the HollsHolly was not having a good day when her car suddenly would not start. She will be stuck in the parking garage until her boss comes out and helps her get home. She will be surprised that Declan will start to notice her. His hungry stars will make her start thinking things that she could not have with her boss.

Dec the Holls is a standalone novel by Jasinda Wilder. Obviously this is a Christmas novel. I thought that this was a fun and sexy novel.

Lust and love begin to form quickly for Holly and Declan. Normally I would say that this went a little fast but it was that type of story where everything moved fast. There were sweet moments especially when Declan interacted with Holly’s children. I liked both characters of Declan and Holly. Holly was the overstressed mom down on her luck while Declan was the overstressed boss who was feeling unlucky in love.

Their love was a slow build, well it went fast, but it wasn’t them just jumping into bed and having sex. Declan seduced her but seduced her in a way that felt he cared for Holly and wanted something more.

Dec the Holls was a good sexy holiday story that can be enjoyed anytime of the year.

The Pregnancy Test

MandyThe Pregnancy Test was not ready for the pink strip down the middle of the pregnancy test. She also wasn’t expecting her boyfriend to up and leave saying he can’t deal with another kid. She will find help with her best friends who help her get a new job. Mandy was ready to dislike her boss from all that she heard but she couldn’t, instead she fought the attraction that Damien brought out in her.

Damien needed a new secretary but most only lasted so long, now he had Mandy. He will find attraction with this woman knowing he shouldn’t. He can’t help but be intrigued by her and will take her with him on his week trip to the Caribbean where he will find out the secret Mandy is hiding.

Going for more Erin McCarthy I found the series New York Girlfriends. The Pregnancy Test is the first book to this series. As I have found out from the previous book of McCarthy sex does intertwine in her books among her characters very well. She does the same with Mandy and Damien and it gets a little hot and heavy especially as Mandy is pregnant and has some cravings that only Damien can satisfy.

Now what is cute about this story is how Damien turns protective. He would be the man you wanted to be the baby’s daddy. He is sweet and wants to be part of Mandy’s life along with her little girl. The book gets a little crazy with the psychic and telling these friends their destinies which for Mandy turns out well. Jamie’s future will be told next which looks to be the last book to this series.