Rescued during a break-in by an unlikely hit man who has been directed by the mob to protect her, food writer Cranky Agnes finds her situation further complicated by a missing cache of money that becomes a key factor in a Southern mafia wedding. Simultaneous.
Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer collaborate on another playful novel that is part romance, part mystery, and part screwball comedy. Food Columnist Agnes Crandall has made a deal with a mob widow that soon puts her in hot water, when out of nowhere someone tires to steal her dog. Agnes inadvertently kills the pooch thief, and soon finds herself receiving mobster protection from a handsome hitman. Crusie and Mayer hit all of the necessary rom-com high notes and keep the wacky hijinks rolling right up until the end.