Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Review: Agnes and the Hitman

I can't even remember right now where I first saw Agnes and the Hitman or what compelled me to purchase it but I am so happy that I did. Agnes and the Hitman is a fast-paced fun read with lots of laughs, a few murders, a mob family, a wedding surrounded by chaos, a food column, and a hot hitman. Enough said.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
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. Then a hero climbs through her bedroom window. 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. When he finds out that Agnes isn't so little, his uncle has forgotten to mention a missing five million bucks he might have lost in Agnes's house, and his last hit was a miss, Shane's life isn't looking so good, either. Then a bunch of lowlifes come looking for the money, a string of hit men show up for Agnes, and some wedding guests gather with intent to throw more than rice. Agnes and Shane have their hands full with greed, florists, treachery, flamingos, mayhem, mothers of the bride, and--most dangerous of all--each other. 

Most of the books I gravitate toward are somewhere in the fantasy/mystery realm with a little bit of romance on the backburner. If the character has some attitude, even better. Every once in a while though, I look for a book that will just make me smile and feel good. Agnes and the Hitman was perfect for this.  The characters were well developed and every one of them had just enough back story that you couldn't help but hope for each to get either their happy ending or their comeuppance. I found that I didn't want to stop reading so very little housework was done during the reading of this book. I highly recommend it.


  1. Oh fun! I can see why you had to take a break from the usual for this one. I'm adding it to my list. Thanks, Laura!

  2. I love this title and cover -- definitely one of the more unusual blurbs and books I've seen!