Agnes and the Hitman
by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer
St. Martin's Press, 2007
Summary: Agnes Crandall is food columnist with an obsession with butter and a love of gravy. As she works toward putting on the wedding of the summer at her home and business, Two Rivers, she runs into unexpected trouble. Dognappers, mob bosses, hitmen, crazy fiancés and flamingos all rain down on Two Rivers as her life is in danger and her home and career are at stake. The only one who can help her is Shane, a government hitman with secrets of his own to uncover.
Review: I have read this book four times and loved it all four times. It is escapism at its best. The characters are fun, crazy, and unique. Especially Agnes, a strong woman with a quick temper who is unlucky in love. The weakest point of the book is the plot, which is outrageous and immensely entertaining. Still there are times throughout the book where the action lags, especially when Shane is away from Agnes and Two Rivers. Ratings: ***1/2 out of 5.