Saturday, September 29, 2012
So Funny: Further Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman
Published October 16, 2012 by Avon Impulse
Read September 2012
OMG! My abs hurt reading this book. I laughed so hard through the opening chapters. J. B. has really come into her own with Further Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman. The writing was sharper and just over all tone had the mark of a mature, seasoned writer. I can't wait for more.
I absolutely love Doomsday. She stole every scene she was in (even upstaging God as my favorite pet character). How I wish I could understand my own dogs. I'm pretty sure my Charlie was giving me his own version of "Gotta! Gotta!" because I didn't want to put this book down for anything.
With the riotous start, you would think this book was all fun and games. But oh, no. There is some serious business going on here. Maggie is dealing with a ton of stuff - her niece is still in a coma, she hates her crappy job with the sexual harassing boss, her crazy aunts (even the sane one is acting odd), a custody struggle, a guy who "wants" her and the guy she "wants", and of course, there's her side job - hitwoman for a notorious crime boss. The job this time - a drug kingpin who just happened to have been her uncle for a week at one time. Yeah, there were times (amidst the laughter) that I just wanted to, well not hug because I'm not really the hugging type but if you are the hugging type you would have wanted to, hug Maggie.
Some things were cleared up for me. When I finished Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman (see my review), I couldn't decide who I wanted Maggie to be with - Paul the cop who pulled her over during what had to be the funniest traffic stop ever or Patrick, her hitman mentor who happens to be married and has a second family. I had suspicions about Paul in the first book, which weren't really alluded to in this second book, but he did have more of a creepy vibe in this book. Patrick is so sweet in this story. If he didn't have his two families he would be perfect.
Further Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman is definitely going on my Best of 2012 list. Go ahead and pre-order it so you don't forget to get it on October 16. Everyone deserves a good laugh and this book will give it to you. And the greatest thing, the way it ends ensures there will be even more confessions of a slightly neurotic hitwoman in the future!
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