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Guns Will Keep Us Together (Bombay Assassins #2)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  1,017 Ratings  ·  97 Reviews
Dakota Bombay prided himself on his blonde Bond image. Then his life gets both shaken and stirred by an irate grandmother demanding a marketing plan for the family assassination business, a six-year-old son Dak never knew he had, and a mysterious redhead who's erased his decades-old preference for blondes.
Paperback, 318 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Leisure Books (first published January 29th 2008)
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Aug 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I found myself laughing out loud, really. This was a great follow up to 'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy'.
Sep 17, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-2010
You know, after getting through about three chapters I jumped online and read a few reviews because I honestly wasn't feeling the darn book at that point. In fact, I thought the main character was idiotic and that he needed to be hit in the head with a hammer. The reviews I read were glowing. GLOWING. And I'm looking at them thinking that there must be something fundamentally wrong with me because I felt the exact opposite of everything that everyone else was feeling. Okay, I really do know ther ...more
Kathleen Burket
Jun 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
Another wacky adventure about the Bombay family of assassins. This time Dakota Bombay discovers he has a son and meets the assassins of his dreams. Often laughed out loud as I read this fun story.
Bette Lentz
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another Bombay gets up to his pits in trouble

Dakota is a playboy assassin until he meets a redhead funeral director and finds himself with a six year old son from one of his many conquests. The fun is just beginning.
Kathie Duame
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another funny one. The typos are distracting though.
Short review. *Spoilers* I like the second installment I thought it was really good, I wish that Dak's family had been a little understanding instead of giving him a hard time when he discover that he was father. He needed to adjust to the news not have everyone acting like he should go from 0 to 60 right off the back other than that I enjoyed the book.
Sep 29, 2008 rated it it was ok
This writer lives in the Quad Cities. That is my old neighborhood and I'm glad I didn't know that until after I finished this book!

Okay, the GOOD thing about this book is that the premise of it is wonderful. Really, it is. A family of assassins, from a tradition that is some 2000+ years old, is a great idea. In the hands of a good writer, this could have been fantastic. It could have been rich and layered and....good. Instead, it is campy, and silly and ridiculous. The names of everyone is the f
Jan 31, 2011 rated it it was ok
I really didn't like this book but grudgingly gave it an extra star because the humorous writing style showed the author has much talent when it comes to crafting a novel and telling a tale. However, a family who is quick to kill off children and grandchildren,even the tiny ones, who don't measure up and start to train 6-year-olds to kill people was just too sick for my taste and ceased to be funny, however witty the dialogue. At the point the grandmother ordered a DNA test on an out-of-wedlock ...more
Feb 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 1st-person, humor, romance
This was another amusing light read for me. If you read the first book in the series, you know what to expect - lots of quick witty one liners and many references to pop culture. Honestly, I didn't really like Dakota's character - he was a womanizer (yeah, he reformed by the end), spoiled rotten, and didn't strike me as tough enough to be an assassin. At times, I actually thought the voice of Dakota was the same as his sister Ginny - if it wasn't for the obvious guy references I would have thoug ...more
Jan 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Publisher: Making It
Purchased: Free from Amazon Kindle

What I Loved: This was such a fun premise for a book. It was funny, witty, and just amazingly heartwarming. The family, even though they are assassins, are quite close and such a huge part of Dakota's life. There are movie quotes, book quotes, and general pop culture references that play well through out the book too.

What I Liked: I really liked all the characters, how they were presented, and the different roles they played in the book. The
Dakota Bombay oozes sex appeal which matches perfectly with his line of work, an assassin. Dakota is from a long line of assassins and the Bombay's pride themselves with their work over the last few centureies, but times are changing and their numbers are down. The council wants to know why and assigns Dakota and his brother to take care of the competition, but Dakota's life is about to go from cushy to crazy when he finds out he has a six year old son he knows nothing about and he finds himself ...more
I'd So Rather Be Reading {Nat}
Guns Will Keep Us Together was a fun, fast read. I really enjoyed book one in the Bombay Assassins series, 'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy (read my review here), and I jumped at the chance to read more of Leslie Langtry's unique series. After two and a half years of blogging, I still get a thrill when I actually receive a book that I've requested!

I love Langtry's wit, writing style, and unique storylines. The book moved at a great pace and kept me interested the entire time. My problem was with
Sep 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really entertaining book! It was a quick & fun read with a mixture of laughs, mystery, & sexy time! Which sounds strange since the book is about a family of assassins, but it had humor, light-hearted moments, & romance to counteract the parts when the main character had to do his "job". And it sounds like most of the Bombay's hits/jobs were usually bad guys. I hope to read more in the series, they sound like great books for those that enjoy light-hearted mysteries with a d ...more
Feb 10, 2013 rated it did not like it
I probably would have given this two stars if the hero had had any redeeming qualities. I guess he learns to love the son he didn't know he had from one of the many hook-ups he doesn't remember? But then we find out at the end that (view spoiler). Also, when t ...more
Jul 12, 2011 rated it liked it
An assassin with a conscience...A grandma who wields an Uzi ...A family who kills together, stays together.... What's not to like in this black comedy by Leslie Langtry?

`Guns will keep us Together' is a fun, fast read that surprisingly is quite charming as well. At its heart, this story has appealing characters in Dakota Bombay and his family: "the first name in assassination since 2000 BCE". While you will smile at the ridiculous scenarios Dakota finds himself having to face, you will also enjo
Aug 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
Pros: a light, kind of funny, meaningless read. I read this while feeling under the weather and my kids were playing, and I could be distracted to fetch them stuff or referee every couple of pages without missing anything and it kept me entertained for a few hours when I just wanted to sleep and couldn't. CONS: totally mocking of gender nonconformity, including the use of the word "trannie." Also, quite a bit of misogyny for a female author-- the female characters were all either related to the ...more
Jun 09, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, fiction
This book was picked for a book club I am in. I don't usually pick romance types, but this was pretty funny.
This book cracked me up. The author is most definitely hilarious.
The main character Dac is an assassin. Not only that, but he was completely fool of himself and was a total player. He was silly. He grew up in the book though and fell in-love for the first time and found out he had a 6 year old son. I did like the book. I only gave it 2 stars because it didn't "wow" me. It was funny, but I
Jun 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. The first one was so funny. So I knew I had to continue with the second one. I am so glad I did. Dak and Paris are too funny together are the signle hot cousins and then the shocking knock on Dak's door. I love Dak's sister Gin decking him as well. Too funny. But at least his mother is so happy. And the surprising woman he falls for. Missi is always having the coolest stuff to help save the day, or maybe I should say end the day. The zoo trip was so funny, I thought I was goin ...more
Sep 24, 2010 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the story of a hereditary assassin, and consumate playboy, who suddenly discovers he's a dad and finds a woman he wants to keep. But it looks like he might have to choose between the love he never new he wanted and the job he "can't" retire from.

This was a kindle freebie on Amazon, if you are looking for a free cute humorous read, you might want to check it out. I read a lot of romance and it was a bit hard adjusting to a male first person narritive, but once I got into the swing it wa
Dec 27, 2010 rated it it was ok
I have read the first and fourth books in this series and really liked them. Guns Will Keep Us Together was a disappointment. It did make me laugh occasionally, but I felt the majority of the jokes fell flat. If you know the premise of these books (a 4,000 year old family of assassins) my next statement is very ironic but nevertheless true. The plot was contrived and unbelievable. I can suspend belief like any other good reader, but not for this particular book. Instead of the zany flow of event ...more
Sep 11, 2012 rated it did not like it
struggle. to. get. to. end.

I thought the first one was "eh" and it was all about self centered Gin; imagine my amazement when in the 2nd book, Dakota was even more vain and self-adoring-stupid than his sister.

I do have to admit, the ending was the best part, but maybe it was because I was anxious to get it over with and move on to another author.

I can NOT imagine what the 3rd installment will be. Gin and Dakota in 15yrs on the Council? In the mansion on the island filled with wall to wall mirro
Sep 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The second book of the Bombay family saga concentrates on Dakota, the family playboy until he discovers he is the father of a six year old genius and falls head over heels for a funeral home owner. The cast of characters from the first book returns for this story as well. The story as a whole is a bit far fetched as are the characters. However, that is why I enjoy these books so much...they are so far out there that they are fun to read. The comedy is great...Dakota's narration had me laughing t ...more
Heather T
Jan 23, 2012 rated it did not like it
1.5? Here's my issue with this one: It's not just cheesy and cutesy, yet somehow fun...That I can forgive. I will admit it had some great one liners, but that was the only thing that kept me reading the book. If it hadn't been for them, I'd have given up. I didn't even realize the main character was male until they started a discussion on ED. I honestly thought I had somehow come across a book that happened to have a lesbian as the main character. The name Dakota could go either way these days, ...more
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: chick-lit, romance
Wow. I don't even have words to describe how unlikeable Dak is. An entire book filled with his swagger, his God's gift to women attitude, the constant hints as to the thousands of empty-headed but beautiful blondes ready to sleep with him at a moment's notice...I want to Lysol my brain. Luckily, I like Louis (and secretly wonder when he will change his name to Louisville) because he made the story readable.

I'm not sure who is up next. Missi would be fun. Maybe Paris. Regardless, I'll read it -
Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Although Mr. Bombay's narrative voice is a little too similar to his cousin's (Ginny Bombay, the narrator of the first book) the snappy dialogue and quick pace was totally entertaining. The humor, the plot and the entire Bombay situation is so compelling, they more than make up for any imperfections. This story made me laugh throughout (I love the bear scene), the budding father/son relationship was rather touching, and there's a nice twist at the end. I will be going on to read book three in th ...more
Feb 13, 2014 rated it liked it
The Bombay family is not your average run of the mill family...let's just say you don't want to be on their list. The main character in each book is a different member of the family, and this one was about Dakota, the narcissist playboy of the family. He was a fun supporting character in the other books I have ready, but as a main character he was not as charming. I enjoyed this story, but not as much as the others I have read in the series.
Kirsten **Be A Dragon**
If you're feeling down and depressed, this is a great series to read. Not quite as hilarious as 'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy, Dakota's book is still a lot of fun. Not sure about a lawyer that drops a kid off at his (unknown to him) biological father's doorstep without the paperwork, but, still, a lot of fun!
Lori Whitwam
Sep 25, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, romance
Not as good as the first one. While I liked Dak (brother of Gin in book 1), I didn't like Leonie as much, and their romance didn't stand out in the plot line. His son and the rival assassin group (and the clever, amusing hits) overshadowed it. But, that aside, the tone is funny and the family darkly quirky, and I've already started book 3. Looking forward to it, because Missi is a cousin with a lot of comedic and homicidal potential.
Jan 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book was such a hoot! It's written in first person from the guy's point of view, and it really works in this story. The Bombays are a family of assassins, and Dakota is a bachelor who loves his carefree life until he finds out he has a son and might just have to mature. This book is a fast paced, witty read with mild black humor, a few twists and a little bit of romance. I really loved it.
Sep 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
How does a family with an enormous secret to keep find love and keep it?????? Try the methods the Bombay family has employeed for centuries! Assassins by trade..... beloved whack jobs for sure! While the s storyline is ridiculous- yes, it is really a silly beach read.... you will find yourselves laughing out loud. Even as asssassins ... it's hard to believe this family makes money at it! :)
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Leslie Langtry is a USA Today Bestselling Author of the Merry Wrath Mysteries and the Bombay Family of Assassins Greatest Hits series. She lives in the Midwest with her family and is an active Girl Scout volunteer. Her dream is to someday invent calorie free cake.
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Other Books in the Series

Bombay Assassins (8 books)
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