Agnes leads a quiet, simple, life as a food writer engaged to a quiet, simple man named Taylor. Important lesson; never make t This book was so cute! And how much does he owe his Uncle and just why is his next hit apparently in the same town as Agnes? The only thing that's going his way is that his new secretary looks efficient, boring, and biddable. But the more silver-haired stiffs she dates, the more she suspects it's the young dog-loving doctor she wants to sit and stay! And someone is trying to kill her. This is screwball comedy at its best, a very entertaining surprise for my summer read list, a real page turner mixing home cooking, anger management, marriage, murder, sex and a shit-ton of dirty money in a highly improbable plot that 'cooks' together two genres steamy romance and mob crime from two new authors for me Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer. It was missing for many years. The main character is extremly like-able.
Unfortunately, this audio production is annoying. It's more a sassy-chick-lit meets hardboiled adventure novel meets screwball comedy. I can tell who is who and that is always a bonus when a book contains too many zany characters. I generally like Jennifer Crusie books, but I don't know whether I'll finish this one. Agnes is a chef, hot-headed and fed up with being treated like a fool by the men she knows.
I was all set to only sort of enjoy this book. Suffice it to say that there are several nefarious characters, and part of discovering who they are and what their motivation is Selfishness? Take one food writer named Cranky Agnes, add a hitman named Shane, mix them together with a Southern mob wedding, a missing necklace, two annoyed flamingos, and a dog named Rhett, and you've got a recipe for a sexy, hilarious novel about the disastrous side of true love. It was that bad of a good book. So on to the actual story. Agnes Crandall is a food writer and wields a mighty frying pan. Through all of this hoopla about missing money and dognapping, Agnes tries to keep the home of her dreams, ditch her fiancé, create a lovely wedding, and control her anger issues.
Sarah — huh, this must be a delightful palate cleanser after Cassie Edwards, eh? Take one food writer named Cranky Agnes, add a hitman named Shane, mix them together with a Southern mob wedding, a missing necklace, two annoyed flamingos, and a dog named Rhett and you've got a recipe for a sexy, hilarious novel about the disastrous side of true love… Agnes Crandall's life goes awry when a dognapper invades her kitchen one night, seriously hampering her a Take one food writer named Cranky Agnes, add a hitman named Shane, mix them together with a Southern mob wedding, a missing necklace, two annoyed flamingos, and a dog named Rhett and you've got a recipe for a sexy, hilarious novel about the disastrous side of true love… Agnes Crandall's life goes awry when a dognapper invades her kitchen one night, seriously hampering her attempts to put on a wedding that she's staked her entire net worth on. Please allow extra time during peak holiday periods. Agnes doesn't take well to this and cracks him on the head with a frying pan. It had a slapstick quality. Agnes and Shane have their hands full with greed, florists, treachery, flamingos, mayhem, mothers of the bride, and - most dangerous of all - each other. Agnes and the Hitman is the perfect combination of sugar and spice, sweet and salty—a novel of delicious proportions.
But apparently she does this sort of thing often because she has anger issues and even had to see a court appointment shrink because of it. It was fun to read. The story itself has a lovely flow to it combining the best of comedy and mystery. His name is Shane, no last name, just Shane, and he has his own problems: he's got a big hit scheduled, a rival trying to take him out, and an ex-mobster uncle asking him to protect some little kid named Agnes. Genre: , , Archetype: , Agnes just bought her dream home from the mother of a friend of hers. You need a laugh, read this book. Agnes is a cookbook author.
Things turn south for Agnes Crandall's wedding catering business when a dognapper invades her kitchen holding a gun. I wonder how they compare to this one. Agnes is determined to have her goddaughter's wedding at her new house that is being refurbished. Mobsters, bridesmaids, and frying pans, oh my! Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. It's like those alternate endings in the Clue movie. She had some funny parts about her but for the most part, I couldn't seen anything great about this heroine. I lived in the region where the book is set and the towns there are ran by old Irish families, so the setting didn't quite snap into place for me, but it didn't prevent me from enjoying the book.
Too bad for you, sucker. Agnes and the Hitman pairs romance writer Jennifer Cruise with action writer Bob Mayer in a whirlwind of murder, cooking, laughter, and-of course-love. I thought this book was great. Her current beau is no exception - from the get go, her fiance is pretty much a douchebag. I thought the supporting cast of characters was awesome. Agnes and her hot raspberry sauce.
Sometimes that frying pan is used for purposes other than it was intended; like whacking someone over the head if they tick Agnes off. What is his boss Wilson hiding? She expresses self doubt and successful thoughts by her characters in real life ways that we all think from time to time. Ppl should read thi I thoroughly enjoyed this book!! I love, love, love it. Then one day, an unkempt high school janitor manages to page through her novel without any cerebual fluid leaking from his ears! Some of them were in the mob, though you aren't sure who until the very end, and there's a local legend that treasure is buried in Agnes' basement, which might explain why masked men keep breaking in. I was unhappy with lack of explanations.