by Jennifer Crusie, Bob Mayer

September 2007
ISBN: 0-312-36304-4
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Food columnist Agnes Crandall is trying to plan the perfect southern mob wedding when a gun wielding young man tries to steal her dog, Rhett. The one thing you need to remember about Agnes: she is a demon with a frying pan and melted butter. Then a black-clad man climbs through her bedroom window and claims he was sent by his uncle to protect her. His name is Shane, no last name, and his ex-mobster uncle, Joey, begged him to return to his hometown and watch out for his ‘Little Agnes’. Joey forgot to mention he might have hidden five million dollars in Agnes’ house, which could be the reason Agnes is in danger.

Then Shane finds out that he killed the wrong man and he has a hitman on his tail. Hmmm, professional courtesy means nothing these days. Of course, the fun hasn’t stopped because now a bunch of sleazy low lifes have come looking for the money, a bunch of hit men come looking for Agnes and the wedding from hell is about to hit a few snags. Even though the whole world seems to be on Agnes and Shane’s shoulders, their desire for each other will not be denied.

The gifted duo of Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer return with Agnes and the Hitman, a hilarious story about food, deception, weddings, and love. Crusie and Mayer are the best partnership since Ben and Jerry and just as deliciously satisfying. You will fall hard for Agnes, Shane, and the motley crew that surround them. Trust me on this, you won’t be able to put this book down.

Reviewed in November 2007 by Cynthia.