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Plain Jane and the Hit Man

(Plain Jane #1)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  99 ratings  ·  50 reviews

Trained by the best in the business, Emmet Streeter is nobody's babysitter, until his mentor's secret daughter needs a bodyguard. She's everything he doesn't want: mouthy, obstinate, temperamental, and untouchable. So why can't he keep his hands off her?

The unwanted daughter of a hitman, Bailey Monroe has kept a low profile until Emmet barges
Kindle Edition, 244 pages
Published January 1st 2019
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Feb 20, 2020 marked it as to-read
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Scarlett Ian
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bailey has lived her life with the knowledge that her father didn’t care for her – or so she thought. All of a sudden she finds herself kidnapped from a relaxing Jamaican vacation by her father’s protege’ – who is adamant that her father cares about her life and is willing to do whatever necessary to protect her. She doesn’t know what to believe : years of experience with her father popping in and out of her life at random moments, or the very stubborn and very dominant man who has been tasked w ...more
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Why 5 stars when I couldn't finish it? Because the reason why for me was personal, nothing at all to do with this excellent book.
Based on the title & book description I thought the heroine Bailey was a plain jane regular woman who happened to be the daughter of a hitman. Come to find out she's beautiful in a slender athlethic way & has been HIGHLY trained in martial arts & other methods of self protection & beyond capable in those methods: not a bad thing but NOT what I was expecting/hoping for
Melanie S
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Not enough stars to rate this one!

Holy hand grenades, Batman! Tmonique Stephens scores all aces with Plain Jane and the Hitman. "Plain Jane" is anything but - she's a cute little bit of a thing, a woman of independent means and an independent mind, brass ovaries, and mad skills in martial arts and munitions. Emmet the hitman doesn't know this. His black ops boss/mentor and de facto dad since age 12 has beef with a professional competitor, and has assigned Emmet to safeguard his estranged daugh
Douglas Williamson
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
She may not like her father, but he taught her how to take care of herself. Paired with a bodyguard assassin, she is kicking butt and taking names.

This is a wonderful blend of hard rocking action and romance. There is an instant connection between our hero and heroine, so we know where that is going, but it doesn't get in the way of the action to follow.

The story was very well written and included plenty of twists and turns to keep things interesting. The characters are also well developed and
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Not so plain

Bailey Monroe is about to enter a world of danger and intrigue. She didn't ask for it or her upbringing. Her father's chosen profession has placed her in harm's way on more occasions than she's aware of

Emmet Streeter isn't a stranger to danger. His latest assignment will be a challenge that he didn't bargain for. Until a few days ago Bailey Monroe wasn't a blip on his radar. The knowledge that his foster father had a daughter won't be the only thing to throw him for a loop. Can he s
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a gripping story with plenty of action surrounding a steamy romance.

Emmet was raised by Hank and trained to follow into his footsteps as a hitman. He’s shocked to discover Hank has a daughter he has kept secret when Hank gives him the job of protecting her from people out of his team that have gone rouge. Emmet and Bailey end up hiding out in a house in Switzerland together. There’s plenty of steamy scenes when they give in to temptation and lots of drama when the bad guys catch up to t
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this story with its mix of romance and action. I found this story fun and refreshing. I recommend this as a great read for action romance lovers. I always find it so much more fun to read a romance that has action and suspense in it as it helps to hold your attention better in my opinion.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Dan Colee
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great read with a little of everything.

I'm not sure calling our little heroin,a plain Jane is fair. Maybe she isn't a a bombshell but she sure caught more than a few heads and most who meet her didn't forget her. The book is action filled and not a predictable outcome in it.

I would hate to call it a love story but,it had it moments.
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hit Me Baby, One More Time!!!!

Loved this book!!! The title should have been "G.I. JANE and The Hitman!!!" Although it came out slowly, Bailey (who initially needed saving from LOTS of bad guys because of her super, secret but absent dad) stepped up and kicked butt! Throw in hot Emmett and you've got yourself a smokin' story!
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I found this to be a superb storyline that grabs you right from the start keeping you engrossed and on edge throughout the whole book!
Great characters that will keep your interest extremely well.
The chemistry, sweetness, and twists in plot kept things interesting.
Add in drama and steamy passion and you have a good read.
I received a copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
She is an unwanted daughter of a hitman so she keeps her head down until.He arrives in her life. He is just like her father and he has been sent to protect her while trying to keep her father alive. How will they do it? Will.She fall for him? Follow them to.see

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Lisa D.
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great read!

The title intrigued me to read Plain Jane and the Hitman. One reason was the woman in the lead, was not some drop dead gorgeous vixen. Instead, Bailey was a so-called rich girl with get by looks. Money for her anything and Amy man. The odd couple theme of Bailey and Emmet never slowed down. I enjoyed this book a great deal and can't wait for the sequel
Heather andrews
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emmet just doesn't understand his woman, "women got upset over the strangest things." Emmet is not a shy man when stating things, “damn, I just sprang wood,” said rather matter-of-factly." I liked this book, I loved Emmet. ...more
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I felt like I was watching a movie instead of reading a book. Emmet is the epitome of tough, but Bailey is strong and a perfect match. I’m looking forward to find out what happens next.
Sissy Satterfield
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this story with its' mix of romance and action. I found this story fun and refreshing. I recommend this as a great read for action romance lovers.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Miss Piggy
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book however all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
I loved this! It grabbed me from the first page, kept me til the last and enthralled me in between. Well worth your time to read it.
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Plane Jane and loved it! I liked the female character, tough and sensitive. Tmonique has a witty way of writing that connected with me. Funny and suspenseful. I can't wait for the 2nd book in the series. ...more
Jul 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mob-criminal
What a surprise this book and author turned out to be! I really enjoyed it. The writing was great, the characters were interesting, the h was strong and resourceful, the story was fast paced ... everything I love in a romantic suspense. This author is quickly becoming a favorite of mine!
Georgianna Skinner
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I did not expect what happens in this story. It was a fast and exciting story with wonderful characters. I highly recommend this book!
Cecilia Campi
Aug 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A must read! This story was all about a big bad hitman alpha who is really good, falls in love and saves the girl. I loved this story and cannot wait to read the next book in the series.
May 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
I felt like this book took me longer than 4 days to read it. I was enjoying it and then I just put it down and didn’t really read it for a few days.
I honestly don’t understand why this book is titled Plain Jane or why this series is considered the Plain Jane series. Bailey was anything but a Plain Jane. Her father is a killer/hitman. They have a super complicated relationship and you find things out about her mother towards the end or the person you thought was her mother.
I enjoyed her charact
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Not so Plain Jane in my opinion, however the novel was good. Bailey gets taken off of her vacation by Emmett, a man who has turned up on the behest of an absent assassin father. A father she rarely sees and one who has told no one in his business that he has a kid, so surprise is both Emmett and Bailey when he comes knocking.

As far as Bailey goes, she was an interesting character, one who was strong, knew her mind and had a bit of daddy issues, but who wouldn't. She gets with the program fairly
May 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Bailey is definitely not a "plain jane" - she is a tough lady that doesn't put up with the crap life has thrown her way. Abandoned by her father and then thrown a major upset at 18 she manages to pick up and move on with her life. Emmet is a hitman sent to protect Bailey from her fathers mistakes. They end up on the run, fighting to stay one step ahead of the people chasing them. Although the reader never gets a clear understanding of who the bad guys in this plot are, Bailey and Emmet manage to ...more
Mindy Lopez
May 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is Book 1 in the Plain Jane Series and my first read by this author. And I must say that I quite liked the storyline and the characters. It is a suspenseful romance between hitman Emmet and his mentor's daughter Bailey. These very different but likeable souls and the unique plot make for an intriguing read. What starts out as an assignment turns into something more. It is a wild ride with drama, action, humor, steam, twists and turns, plus appealing secondary characters to keep the reader i ...more
Evy Schiettecatte
Apr 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5stars plus!

Yes this writer, her books... I can’t start to explain how good they are!
You’re drawn into the story and you want to continue reading until the end and then you’re sad because the story is finished...
Every single time!
Whenever she releases a new story, buy it and read it, you won’t regret it!
This story about Emmet and Bailey is golden: the heat, their interactions, their conversations, the suspense ... everything makes this story soooooooo GOOD!
I can not emphasize this enough!
Thank y
May 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is a good storyline with a balance of romance, action, and danger. A man raised by a hitman is surprised to learn that his foster dad has a daughter who was kept secret. Tasked with keeping her safe, the hitman realizes that she is much more than a helpless female. She is independent in her thinking and finances, and there is certainly a spark between them. The flow of the story is good, the characters and storyline are entertaining and engaging. I liked this read.

I received a free copy of
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
It was a good story with a very good balance of action, romance and humor.
I liked the background story of Bailey and all the reasons she grew up the way she did. The chemistry between the two characters is multi-leveled because they needed to work some issues before they could be honest with each other.
Although the book could be read as quickly as possible because of the action, it could be explored for all the hidden thought-provoking gems too.

Jan 14, 2021 rated it liked it
I think this might be my favorite Plain Jane book to date.
I love the characters and the world Tmonique has created for them to play in.
Yes, these are unusual romances because each of the men are major league bad guys.
Well, maybe not Julius, but he is a part of the brotherhood.
In this book the bd boys could actually be good guys it just depends on what side your on.
I like to think of them as good. The lucky lady is just as tough as the guys and makes for a very interesting story.
I can't wait to r
Thea Kubicki
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
If I could, I would rate this book with many more stars than five! Emmet Streeter (Streets) a Hitman for a super secret agency is sent to protect his boss’s daughter, Bailey from a rogue agent and the fireworks begin. This is a book that has it all: spice, sass, intrigue, humor, excitement, and of course steam. Highly recommend!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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