Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie

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Take one food writer named Cranky Agnes, add a hitman named Shane, mix them together with a Southern mob wedding, a missing necklace, two annoyed flamingos, and a dog named Rhett and you've got a recipe for a sexy, hilarious novel about the disastrous side of true love…
Agnes Crandall's life goes awry when a dognapper invades her kitchen one night, seriously hampering her attempts to put on a wedding that she's staked her entire net worth on.  Then a hero climbs through her bedroom window.  His name is Shane, no last name, just Shane, and he has his own problems:  he's got a big hit scheduled, a rival trying to take him out, and an ex-mobster uncle asking him to protect some little kid named Agnes.  When he finds out that Agnes isn't so little, his uncle has forgotten to mention a missing five million bucks he might have lost in Agnes's house, and his last hit was a miss, Shane's life isn't looking so good, either.  Then a bunch of lowlifes come looking for the money, a string of hit men show up for Agnes, and some wedding guests gather with intent to throw more than rice.  Agnes and Shane have their hands full with greed, florists, treachery, flamingos, mayhem, mothers of the bride, and--most dangerous of all--each other.  Agnes and the Hitman is the perfect combination of sugar and spice, sweet and salty--a novel of delicious proportions.

About Jennifer Crusie

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Jennifer Crusie is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of Tell Me Lies, Crazy for You, Welcome to Temptation, Faking It, Fast Women, and Bet Me.
Published August 26, 2008 by St. Martin's Press. 430 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Business & Economics. Fiction

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When Agnes is attacked after moving into her dream house in the small southern town of Keyes, S.C., Shane’s Uncle Joey, a mobster with a soft spot for Agnes, sends his nephew to protect her.

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Publishers Weekly

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Crusie and Mayer reteam (after Don't Look Down ) on this goofball romantic confectionary that mixes together Cranky Agnes, a food writer and caterer, with Shane, a hit man with no last name.

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After an armed thug tries to kidnap Agnes's dog, who appeared in the local paper wearing a gaudy necklace that Agnes believes (incorrectly) to be junk, a Fortunato family friend (and mobster) asks hit man Shane to keep an eye on Agnes.

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Even though the previous Crusie/Mayer book, Don’t Look Down, wasn’t my cup of tea, I’m going to keep my eye on this pair, for, other than a bumpy start, I couldn’t find anything wrong with Agnes and the Hitman.

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When a man breaks into her home and tries to kill her, food columnist "Cranky" Agnes Crandall escapes with her life when she bangs him over the head with a frying pan and he accidentally falls into the basement, breaking his neck.

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What happens when a food writer (Agnes Crandall, author of the Cranky Agnes column, syndicated in most minor newspapers) meets a hit man (Shane, just Shane, syndicated by a major government agency which disavows all knowledge of him, anything about him, they've never heard of him, Shane Who?) the...

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She has to pull off catering a wedding almost single-handedly as her fianc is trying to sabotage her every move, someone tries to steal her dog by gunpoint the night before the wedding party is picking out the wedding cakes, not to mention lying in-laws, stolen treasure, the mob, gorgeous governm...

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