Books that I've read more than once are difficult for me to review. Agnes and the Hitman is one of my all time favorite books. Ever. But I also just r...moreBooks that I've read more than once are difficult for me to review. Agnes and the Hitman is one of my all time favorite books. Ever. But I also just reread it, and that's the review rule for the new blog, so here goes.
The cover art of this book is what first grabbed my attention a few years ago at our public library when my husband was an RI (Ranger Instructor) in a small town in North Georgia.
I like the bullet holes and I like the chick with the glasses. It sort of felt like coming home in a book cover. Isn't it great?
The characters are both amazing and well developed. You love Shane even though he's a hitman. You love Agnes even though she's cranky, angry, and imperfectly perfect. The secondary characters are just as well written and you quickly feel yourself pulling up a chair to the table joining this quirky cast of characters.
Each character has their own set of troubles, and yet they are woven together beautifully creating an interesting, always entertaining, and exciting plot. I almost always read this book in one setting every time I pick it up.
Now, my favorite thing about the Crusie/Mayer writing duo is always the dialogue the easy flow of voice and the great "he said/she said" conversation that is some of the best I've ever read. These two make a great pair in writing adventurous comedic romance novels.