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Posted November 30, 2012
Posted August 2, 2012
PB/Fiction: I had the paperback, but a friend lent me the unabri
PB/Fiction: I had the paperback, but a friend lent me the unabridged audio. After listening to the first disc, I really didn't like the narration. There is a lot of "thinking" and I had to rewind, rewind, turn it up and rewind it again. So I tried the paperback and gave the audio back. This is a book you need to read. It is a really good book that you root for the good guys, root for the bad guys, and hate on the really bad, bad guys.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I really liked Agnes. She is spunky, too trusting, and has a temper of a redhead. Our hero is Shane, the mysterious hitman who comes into her life. There is a wedding to be catered, pink flamingos. car bombs, evil in-laws, a bad boss, rickety bridge, angry sex, pancakes, and murder. The best part is that this is a oner; no sequels!
I was expecting the more Crusie banter, but I am definitely recommending it. It is quirky and fun!
Posted July 28, 2012
Agnes and the Hitman By Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer Cranky Ag
Agnes and the HitmanWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
By Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer
Cranky Agnes is a successful food writer and when a gun toting guy comes into her home after her dog her first call is Joey a former mobster and one of her best friends. Joey calls in his nephew, Shane who is a hitman, to come and protect Agnes afraid that the dognapper is only the beginning. Agnes not only has to contend with a dognapper but if she cannot pull off an upcoming wedding without a hitch she will lose her home and everything she thought she ever wanted. Agnes and Shane work together to pull off the wedding, stop the assassins who keep coming for Agnes and inevitably begin to have feelings for each other that will change their lives forever.
Agnes is not your ordinary damsel in distress, not only is she good with a frying pan in the kitchen but it seems to be her weapon of choice, making her truly an interesting character and when you add in Shane the hitman and a variety of eccentric side characters you have one heck of a funny and captivating novel. I have read several of Jennifer Crusie’s novels and I truly enjoy her writing and the stories she creates, they are light, fun and full of the warm and fuzzies, when you add in Bob Mayer to the equation, a former Green Beret and West Point graduate it adds a different perspective to the male character making him more realistic yet still a heartthrob. This is truly a fun book from two talented authors; if you are into contemporary romance I would recommend you give these two a try!
Posted May 7, 2012
I have thoroughly enjoyed this funny, over the top book of mobst
I have thoroughly enjoyed this funny, over the top book of mobsters coking, wedding, and flamingos. The story gets from bad to worse, to over the top worst, you think you just figured out yet there is another curve ball. There's no bloody, or gory violence but enough of dry killing and frying pan wacking to satisfy a murder mystery readers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Very good interesting writing.
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Posted December 28, 2011
Twists and turns, galore!
This book was a fun read that i couldn't put down. It started off a bit slow and i wasn't sure what i was in for. But! In the end i was so happy I kept reading!! The story line had murder, mayhem and even a romantic story line. great story of the mob life and their families without boring you to tears. I love Jennifer Crusie and this book of hers does not disappoint!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted August 18, 2011
I loved this book!! It was hilarious from beginning to end! You will fall in love with Agnes, Joey, Shane and Rhett! This was my first time reading a book by either author and I loved it! I'll be looking for others!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 15, 2011
Posted July 27, 2011
HILARIOUS - guaranteed to make you laugh out loud
This book is overflowing with outrageous, outlandish, humorous moments. Pink flamingos, cooking utensils, and Agnes herself provide hilarity throughout the story, which also features the mob, scheming southern belles, and hitmen - of the good and bad variety. Amongst the good is hitman Shane, who is mysterious and ultimately, good hearted. This book will make you laugh and cry and is a great, easy read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 21, 2011
This was fun!
When I first started reading this book I wasn't sure I'd get through the first few pages. The concept of a murder mystery/romance/hitman just didn't seem to jive for me. But, I have to say I really enjoyed this book. It was light, flirty, and it was fun. A perfect book to read between heavier readings.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Apparently we have acceptable levels of murder herein. I loved Agnes. Her character was just as I like women to be - independent, saucy, head strung, and funny.
This is a great summer read. Take the storyline with a grain of salt and you will laugh out loud by the antics of many of the characters. One of my favorites was the handyman "Doyle" - when he is riled up he can launch a stream of profanity that is impossibly funny.
Posted March 20, 2011
Funny, Thrilling, and yes, Scrumptious
This is one of those books that grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let go. Between the mob ties, a wedding appearing to be doomed planning, Anges' veritable kitchen weapons, and the salivatingly-perfect food descriptions (WARNING: Do not read this book if you are hungry - your stomach will soon be grumbling), you're swept up into the chaos of a small Northern Carolina town and will never want to leave.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I don't think that I have enjoyed a book this much in a while. I can't count the amount of times I laughed while reading, and when I wasn't laughing I was riveted, clamoring for more of Agnes' crazy life.
The genius dialogue and narrative that Crusie and Mayer create is witty, satirical without being over done, and easy to follow, without making the reader feeling like it's been dumbed down for a larger audience. I mean, one of the most memorable moments for me happens near the middle of the book with an extremely humorous scene with Anges making a perfect breakfast for the whole brood that's descended on her house - including a kid who the night before assaulted her to get her dog.
The connection between Shane and Agnes is just an added bonus and doesn't dilute the story line at all. In fact it fits in perfectly like that last stroke or dab of a masterpiece. Surely it's the type of book destined to be on your bookshelf and be read many times over.
Posted March 20, 2011
Read this a 2nd time and you'll like it even better!
I love this book! I missed a lot of the subtle humor the first time I read it. Do yourself a favor and read this one a 2nd time, and I bet you'll find it even funnier then. I did! Bob Mayer and Jennifer Crusie collaborate very well. Crusie's zany humor comes through, but so does Mayer's dry humor. Together, the one-liners make me giggle at the oddest moments, even when I'm not reading the book. If you liked this one, you will probably also like Don't Look Down.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 8, 2011