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The Hit List by Anne Brooke
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Jul 02, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: best_2010

I am not fond of books where the MC dithers around unable to decide whether he’s gay or straight. And I prefer the main love interest to be there from Act 1. And I like sex scenes to be hot. So I was pretty lukewarm the first couple of chapters. Almost put the book down.

That would have been a serious mistake. I think it was the humor that kept me going and then I just got caught up in the complex, claustrophobic, angst-driven world of Jamie Chadwick.

Jamie lives at home with his father. He lacks social skills. He is often unbelievably rude and unsympathetic. He isn’t particularly good looking. He worries about his lack of height (5’ 7”). He is desperate to marry either the vicar’s daughter or his dad’s physiotherapist. He writes a “hit list” of people he wants to kill.

Jamie is the most wonderful character. I love him to death. He can be mean and hurtful and generous and inarticulate and dreamy. I want to shake him when he’s being exasperating and hug him because he’s got sad, difficult times ahead. I wish books didn’t have to end.

This isn’t really a love story. And I would have liked to know more of the secondary characters. But I’m putting Anne Brooke on my list of favorite authors.

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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

Gosh, thanks so much, Holly! Most people don't really like Jamie and I'm usually forever defending him, so it's lovely when I don't have to! Worryingly though, my husband thinks Jamie and I are like twins - Lordy, perhaps I should go back to that therapist after all?!?... :))

Many thanks again!


Holly Jamie is a "difficult" person. Plenty of those in our family too! My mother likes to call it being "too sensitive". LOL!

message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Tee hee, I shall use that phrase next time, Holly! :)) Axxx

Andy Frankham-Allen This book better hurry up and arrive. I'm nearing the end of Blood & Ice...

message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

:)). But Jamie's still packing his case for you, Andy, and can't decide what to wear ...



Andy Frankham-Allen Bit of a tart is he? lol

A. x

message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

Tee hee, he doesn't get out much and likes to look neat! :))

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