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Agnes and the Hitman
Agnes and the Hitman
Author: Jennifer Crusie, Bob Mayer
When a fiery food writer meets a hitman with a heart of gold, all bets are off in this wildly entertaining novel from bestselling authors Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer. — Agnes Crandall's problems are roiling to a boil. First, a dog-napper invades her kitchen, seriously hampering her attempts to put on a wedding that she's staked her enti...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312363055
ISBN-10: 0312363052
Publication Date: 8/26/2008
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 354 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Agnes and the Hitman on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Crusie's best book to date, better than the first collaboration with Mayer. It has the exact right amount of thrill, kisses and funny. It reads very quick and gets better with every read. The chapter headers (snippets of Agnes' cooking column), are so funny I read them aloud to my husband. Makes me want to make pecan pancakes from scratch!

I think I'll read it again tonight...
juli118 avatar reviewed Agnes and the Hitman on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I thought this book was great...it was a lot of fun to read, and I really liked how, despite the fact that it took place over just 1 week, it didn't seem like it. Relationships usually progress quite quickly in romances, and it sometimes drives me crazy when the main characters talk about how "they've never felt this way about anyone", even though it's only been a week. Their feelings for one another are clear, but they don't talk them to death. They just are.

I loved the characters, I loved Shane, and I really loved that Agnes appreciated food and was a normal sized woman :) I've read Jennifer Crusie once before and wasn't too impressed but I will definitely check out some more of her stuff, especially her other collaboration with Bob Mayer.
Angeleyes avatar reviewed Agnes and the Hitman on + 217 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I completely LOVE the book "Agnes and the Hitman." I love the plot, the characters and the laugh-out-loud dialogue. I'm giving this one my top rating because it does such a good job of blending all the important elements of a stellar romance with a high degree of comedy. I could relate to Agnes wanting to be independent; the book left me wishing I could find a hitman.
PBAddiction avatar reviewed Agnes and the Hitman on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book made me laugh. I love the characters, and especially Agnes. She is Betty Croker with an attitude. Shane rolls into town looking to do a favor for his uncle. He believes he is there to protect a small child named Agnes, based on the way his uncle speaks of her, but he quickly finds out that is not so. Agnes is a feisty woman who needs someone to protect her, and keep her from killing the people around her. Let me just say she isn't a stranger to court appointed anger management. Good book. Funny characters and scenes.
reviewed Agnes and the Hitman on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Jennifer Crusie has created Cranky Agnes, a woman with a loser finance', a money pit of a house, a wedding to pull off for her god-daughter, a hitman lover, and his protective mob uncle. This is an enother extremely enjoyable book for those who like their female protagonist to have the guts to keep people from rolling right over them. If you liked Faking It, Bet Me, or Manhunting, you will like Agnes and the Hitman too.
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marcijo28 avatar reviewed Agnes and the Hitman on + 170 more book reviews
Absolutely loved this book! I did not want it to end! A comic caper and a sexy, racy romance...laugh out loud funny...a wild and fun ride. Highly recommend!
vvanv avatar reviewed Agnes and the Hitman on + 2 more book reviews
I **loved** this book! It was the perfect fast, light, romance for the day I read it. Don't expect depth, but if you want a fun, funny, non-traditional heroine, with some truly laugh-out-loud moments, give it a try. The character development worked for me, but then, I'm not hyper-critical; I just want to be entertained.
reviewed Agnes and the Hitman on + 24 more book reviews
Fast read, but not her best. still enjoyable
robinmy avatar reviewed Agnes and the Hitman on + 1931 more book reviews
Agnes Crandall has her work cut out for her. She and her fiancé have recently purchased the home of her best friend's mother, wanting to turn it into a wedding venue. Part of the purchase agreement was having her goddaughter's wedding at the property. With just five days left until the wedding, things are not looking good. When a gunman breaks into her house and tries to kill Agnes, her "Uncle Joe" sends her help in the form of a hitman named Shane. The next things she knows, Agnes is facing dog-nappers, a cancelled flower order, a series of hitmen, a cheating fiancé, elderly mobsters, a moody bride, pink flamingos, and a grandmother of the bride who wants to make sure the wedding never takes place. Shane has his own problems. His boss has given him a target to take out, but his mind is on the quirky lady who is planning this wedding.

This book was just plain FUN! It took me a couple of chapters to sort out all of the characters and their relationships, but it was worth hanging in there. Agnes wasn't your typical heroine. She is smart, independent, and sometimes violent. She and Shane make a good team. The story itself is a wild ride. I never knew what was going to happen next or when the next dead body would pop up. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
reviewed Agnes and the Hitman on + 2 more book reviews
Fairly smooth blend of two writing styles. I have read this book three times in two weeks and laughed at Agnes' conversations to herself every time.
reviewed Agnes and the Hitman on
This book made me laugh from the incredulous beginning to hilarious end! I gasped for breath as I read the funniest passages out loud to my sister, and bought the audio book so we could listen to it in the car. Wonderful read!
amy872 avatar reviewed Agnes and the Hitman on + 14 more book reviews
This book made me laugh out loud!! I loved it! The only drawback was a lot of language to wade thru. Not really needful in my opinion to make a good book!
reviewed Agnes and the Hitman on + 91 more book reviews
If you're looking for an an enriching, literary masterpiece - look elsewhere. Looking for a fun experience? This is the place.
jaglvr avatar reviewed Agnes and the Hitman on + 127 more book reviews
Ok, I have to say that I went into this with a "whatever" attitude. I'd never read anything by Jennifer Cruise, and the only reason I even HAD the audiobook is because it came along with FOURTH COMINGS which is the one I had ordered. That being said...

I LOVED this one! At first, it was a bit slow as all the characters came into the picture, but after the first 1/2 hour of the 1st CD, I was hooked.

You could anticipate what was going to happen, so it didn't take rocket science to follow along. But the mishaps that befall Agnes, you feel so sorry for her and pray that everything comes together by Saturday's wedding.

I don't want to give away the pieces, so you'll just have to read or listen yourselves, but it was highly amusing, and will keep you giggling at all the bizarre characters that come together under Agnes' roof and drawn to her cooking. :)
bookjunkie5781 avatar reviewed Agnes and the Hitman on + 35 more book reviews
I love a Jennifer Crusie book but OMG this one! It wasn't bad but it was CRAZY! Hit men and would be hit men coming left and right, crazy grandma stealing and sabotaging and flamingos! Oh the flamingos!

Despite the chaos I enjoyed the story. Shane and Agnes make a really cute couple who I believe will have a really great future at Two Rivers. 4 Stars
jazzyheather avatar reviewed Agnes and the Hitman on + 37 more book reviews
I dearly loved this book. It kept me laughing the whole read!
reviewed Agnes and the Hitman on + 13 more book reviews
I have enjoyed several Jennifer Crusie audio books, but this one was hard to follow. There were a lot of characters, and it took awhile to keep track of all of them. I think the problem could be that it is abriged, but it seemed like the plot moved ahead too quickly at times. I did not like this book.

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