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Last Hope

(Hitman #4)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  1,415 ratings  ·  205 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published September 29th 2015 by Berkley
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
Oh man, this was...I don't even know what to say here, quite honestly.


This NEVER happens.
Okay, wait, my words just came to me...


No seriously, someone please tell me.

Someone please tell me how one of my favorite series of all time - Daniel and Regan's book is seriously one of my TOP READS OF ALL FUCKING TIME - was reduced to being about seemingly nothing more than a TTSL female and and her relationship with Mendoza's Godzilla dick.


Seriously though, I
May 10, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I've read every single book in this series including the novella, but I just don't see the connection of Last Hope has with the rest of the series. Is not a problem to me, but I just want to make a point. In the beginning, you will see the hero in the middle of a job with a few fellow mercenaries and you will start thinking that you are missing something crucial from the previous book, which is not the case.

Rafe Mendoza is a mercenary in the midst of trying to save his friend from the g
Jacqueline's Reads
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Yummy in the Jungle Stars

Last Hope is a standalone and is part of the Hitman series. I can’t stress enough how much I love this series and I love each book more and more. Last Hope is different from the previous ones and it hit all the right spots for me.

This is Mendoza and Ava’s story.

Mendoza is a hitman, mercenary. He takes on jobs and he is ruthless. Ava is stuck in a situation trying to help her best friend.

What I love about these books is that I’m instantly I’m hooked from the start. I lo
Claire Robinson
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 - "Deaths not taking us today." Stars!


I really enjoyed Last Hope it had a certain 'tongue in cheek' quality to it that the previous books in this series didn’t have. It didn’t really have the feel of the rest of the books in the Hitman series either, in that it wasn't really connected to them, and the story wasn’t as dark or edgy. I think this is mainly because a large part of the book is taken up with thoughts, discussions, general chit-chat and non-stop visualization of and about
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WARNING: This review contains a lot of spoilers...proceed at your own risk!

It's always hard with series because often after the first few books you find yourself getting bored and wondering "Why am I wasting my time?".

Unfortunately this was the case with the beginning of this book as well...but because I always try to reach my 25% mark (not always successful but that's life) I powered through and boy am I glad I did :D


I'm still having mixed feelings about this novel because it had some ingre
Mar 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Michelle by: Berkeley NAL
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

Last Hope by Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick is a sexy, fast paced, seductive romantic suspense that will take readers on a crazy whirlwind adventure in the heart of the Amazon jungle. As always, Ms. Clare and Ms. Frederick has perfected in captivating and luring their readers in this sexy romantic suspense thriller filled with lots of laughs, banter, action, and palpable sexual chemistry.In this 4th installment of the Hitman Series, our
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
Besides the fact that Mendoza showed up for a tiny bit in book 2, this book seems completely out of place in this series. You could actually read this without reading the other books and be fine. He's also the least hitman and murderous seeming of all the guys, which is disappointing. I'm not reading a hitman series to read about precious bunny personality type dudes. Sigh.

Ava is in Lima being a courier for a bad dude because he threatened to kill her BFF if she didn't, never mind that the BFF
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I delayed reading this book because of all the mixed reviews. I love this series but the last book was not a favorite. But I am now glad I read this one.

Yes there was way too much focus on the size of his dick. Ava thought about it constantly. The sex actually came pretty late in the book, which annoyed me. Rafe was surprisingly still naive about human physiology and still damaged by his mothers abuse.

Aside from those things, I still really enjoyed the story. Rafe was so besotted with Ava. It
What the fuck was this? This book should be titled 'Ava and the Giant Penis.'

I swear, Rafe's dick was mentioned about a million times. Ava called it such sweet names like "Godzilla" and "Monster." If you keep comparing it to a baseball bat then that's how big I'm gonna imagine it and that shit ain't cute! I love how authors need such crazy, far-fetched ideas to make their H a virgin.

Everything else was a disappointment as well. A stupid plot that I did not care for. Ava is trying to save her b
Feb 16, 2015 rated it did not like it
Let me start by saying that Daniel and Regan are my absolute favorite couple of this series. Their book sucked me in from the beginning and I couldn't put it down to the last word. I have reread their book several times and have loved it just as much as the first time I read it. The reason I brought this up is because IMO I think this author is capable of awesome, unfortunately Last Hope which is Rafe and Ava's story was terrible. I thought the whole story line focusing on the size of his penis ...more
Ezinwanyi Chinyere
I need to start by saying I barely remember Rafe Mendoza from the prior books. He was a pretty minor character. I do not believe Ava was mentioned at all, and if she was, I missed it!

I found this last book to be the funniest in the series. I also found the writing to be a little different. Ava was a hand model who found herself trying to rescue her best friend from mob boss Duvall who is holding her hostage.

The adventure between Ava and Rafe reminded me of Six Days, Seven Nights with Anne Heche
Debra Presley
Apr 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love this series. I'm a huge suspense fan so when I was invited to review this book I jumped on it! Last Hope is a stand alone.

Mendoza is a pretty hot book boyfriend. He's drawn to Ava while watching her during a surveillance job. He's looking for clues to help him find his friend. Ava left her hotel room and he tasked himself with the job of following her. Soon he found himself sitting down at a coffee shop with him and instead of questioning her or looking for signs/clues to what she was up
Originally posted at SmexyBooks-

I have enjoyed the Hitman series since the beginning with its dangerous and charming anti heroes and intelligent lively heroines who always seem to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The dark action packed suspenseful story lines always blend well with the lush romances, vivid intense descriptions, and engaging dialogue. As with all the Hitman books, the main characters are all connected to one another though a soft ar
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have gushed over this series book after book so, of course, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Last Hope. Obviously I went in with high expectations and I'm sad to say that even though I enjoyed this one, I didn't love it as much as the first three books in the series.

I have to admit, after reading a few early reviews I was a little wary going into this one... I mean, according to some of those reviews, Rafe's peen was basically a main character in this book, and I wasn't really sure how that
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++++3 to 3.5 Stars++++

This is the second book in the series that I've had the pleasure of reading. This book was sizzling with the characters' escapades!
Ava is trying to protect her best friend Rose. That is the reason why she is in the hands of some very dangerous people who use her as a mule. Duval is her captor but he is also Rafe's main target.
Rafe is a mercenary and quite infamous for his huge success. He is also very inexperienced in the bedroom despite his 35 years of age. When he sees A
Anna Banana
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars!

Review to come.

*Ebook given in exchange for an honest review.
Jun 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
this book should not been publish. it is such a disappointment to the hitman series.

this book should be shallowed by amazon jungle or burned. it is that bad.

eva is annoying heroine. spoil and needy. rafael is such a dick... feeling sorry for himself. ugh!
Paige  Bookdragon
DNF at 40%


I've had enough of throbbing godzilla dicks and inappropriate erection. The characters are stranded in the Amazon forest for fuck's sake and all that I was reading is the hero's dick?


The story is ridiculous and so far different from the previous books in the series. I was more interested in wild animals trying to kill the main characters than their sex life. So the story is, this Rafe guy has gigantic porno like dick and he killed a girl once during sex because *snap fingers* his fami
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5++++ last hope stars!

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This book was frigging hot! I only read book number 1 in the series and enjoyed it but once I read the blurb for this book I knew I had to read it. Our hero is a 35 year old sexy as shit virgin with a massive dick! Umm yes please!

So this book is centred around Eva who is being used by her friends dangerous boyfriend to carry around dangerous information. Eva is doing this only to help her friend as they will kill her if she doesn't cooperate.

Then we have mister big d
Jun 19, 2015 rated it did not like it
My love affair with this series is over.
Julia's Book Haven
This one seemed to stray from the rest of the series and have a really different feel to it. There was stuff I liked and stuff I didn't *cough* hearing about Rafe's big dick every five seconds *cough*
I'm assuming that if there are more books in the series they will probably be about the rest of the guys on the island so I'll probably give them a try. I'm hoping that this one was just a fluke and the next goes back to being 5 star reads.
Bonnie-Anne Carmichael (Love Triangles Are Fucking Stupid.)
Never ever gonna stop laughing.

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Vee Paige
Feb 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
*4.35* There are many things I loved about this book, so let me get what I did not like out of the way first.

* Rafe's "problem" was dragged out too long
* The ending felt a bit flat

But ... but ... but ...this book kept me riveted from the beginning. I love it when the plot moves forward and not in circles. I was a bit apprehensive because stories that happen in a jungle do not normally appeal to me. Somehow, it worked here. Rafe was an endearing hero. And he is my favorite kind, a badass—with man
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Rosalie's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

4.5 stars

Ava Samson is on a mission to save her only “family” Rose. She will do everything in her power to a find her and keep her safe; including risking her own life through every turn the book makes. Rafael Mendoza is a Hitman that is hell bent to save one of his own. When his paths cross with Ava’s he is instantly turned on and has feelings he never has had for a woman before. Should he risk the life of his brother for this woman, or le
This lacks the magic of the first three in the series, but it's still an enjoyable read. The price for this book is outrageous though, and I waited more than a year for it to come down or appear at the library. Eventually, I gave up and asked Santa to foot the bill. Thanks, Santa! (aka Mom)
It was with relish that I picked up this latest installment from the Hitman series (oh please, please, let there be more). These books are something else with their anti-heroes can be more villain than the bad guys, sizzling hot romances, gritty and dark plots, and in depth development of characters. I would have never thought these would be my thing, but I've enjoyed them all.

This one is book four and includes the story of Rafe Mendoza who first made an appearance in book two, Last Breath. He w
Ivy Deluca
May 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Full review posted on

Another Hitman book? Yes please : When I finished the last book, I’d wondered where the series would go next, since it felt like it was closing a chapter on the original overarching storyline. When I saw that the Tears of God, a group introduced in Last Breath, reappears to pick up where the original group left off, I was as giddy as a schoolgirl with a new boy band CD.

When the story begins, Rafael Mendoza and his crew are followi
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
The Hitman series is a favorite of mine because of its uniqueness, anti-heroes, and non-traditional story lines. I have loved each of the previous books with their dark, suspenseful plot lines, tortured anti-social heroes, and quirky yet determined heroines. Thus far, the books have been connected by a similar theme with a loosely connected story arc and often time, characters toting some serious baggage. The books are well-written with witty dialogue, lustful romance, and dangerous missions. Th ...more
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This review was originally posted on Cocktails and Books

Here is a story about Rafe a mercenary who is following Ava who is in Peru trying to save her best friend. Ava’s friend was dating a known international criminal kidnapped her and now Ava is being blacked mailed into being a mole for the organization. Rafe is following Ava because a member of his team is being held by the US government until Rafe and his team find the information that Ava has. Rafe and Ava end up in a plane crash together a
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