It's just another day in the life of this neurotic hitwoman…
In “Further Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman” by JB Lynn, newly minted hitwoman, Maggie Lee, is at it again. With mounting bills for her comatose niece Katie, Maggie must take on a new job. Unfortunately, the man she is supposed to kill is dangerous and was once married to her aunt. Her life is further complicated by romantic feelings for her assassin mentor Patrick, a cop who won’t leave her alone, the reappearance of her childhood crush Zeke, her best friend’s wedding, her possibly psychic coworker, her talking pets and so much more. While this isn’t a romance, it is a fun adventure that will make readers laugh, possibly make them cry, but will entertain from start to finish.
Maggie is a bit of a mess. Her sister and brother in law have recently died in a violent car crash, caused by a drunk driver, leaving their young daughter orphaned and in a coma. Maggie is Katie’s guardian, but doesn’t have the money for Katie’s care. When a relative of Katie’s deceased father sues for custody, Maggie realizes that she has no choice about the hit she has been offered. Despite the danger, she must kill Jose Garcia.
Unfortunately, she is on her own as Patrick (her murder mentor) must deal with family issues from one of his two families (yes, he is married to two women and has two separate families). The requirements for the hit (that it be public) conflict with her maid of honor duties for her friend’s wedding. Alice (the best friend) is a bit of a bridezilla, planning a hurried wedding because of a pregnancy. Plus, Maggie hates weddings with a passion.
And then there is Maggie’s family. Her three aunts are meddlesome and crazy, although not mentally unstable like her mother. Her father is in jail, and her only remaining sibling refuses to have any contact with the family. Nothing about her family is easy, but ultimately, they are there for Maggie – even if she can’t always see it.
My favorite part of this book, however, just might be the hit of Jose. Nothing ever goes according to plan for Maggie. Eventually, the job does get done – but not in any way that one might expect. Zeke ends up interfering in Maggie’s plan, and somebody who is close to Maggie has to ride to the rescue.
“Further Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman” is the perfect book to read if one is looking for a distraction or a good laugh. JB Lynn knows how to entertain readers. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for Maggie next!
Book Disclosure: A book was provided by the publisher.