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Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman
J.B. Lynn

Avon Impulse
February 7, 2012, ISBN-13: 978-0062134639
Romance /Comedy / Mystery

Reviewed by Linda Morelli

Maggie Lee survives an auto accident, suffering only a mild brain injury, while her sister and brother-in-law died, and their 3 year-old daughter, Katie, is in a coma in a hospital. Maggie intends to fulfill a promise she made to care for Katie, but her job won't cover the horrendous bills. Maggie has always bottled up her emotions because it separates her from her delusional mother, but her emotions run high when she realizes Katie needs the best help and she can't afford it.

During a visit to Katie, Maggie successfully defends herself and a young patient against a mobster who is trying to kill his young son. As a result, the child's grandfather, Delveccio, offers Maggie $100,000 to kill the boy's father. After all, she is the daughter of Archie Lee, a convicted murderer who is in prison.

When she brings home Katie's pet lizard, God, short for Godzilla, she hears him talk and begins to wonder if her brain injury made her crazy. Delveccio makes sure Maggie follows through on her assignment by having Detective Patrick Mulligan teach Maggie the fundamentals of how to become a killer, and Maggie finds herself attracted to the sexy cop.

Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman is a quirky, hilarious and thoroughly enjoyable novel. It has engaging characters and a plot that kept me enthralled. Maggie is a well-developed, admirable character, but despite her emotional baggage, she becomes a hitwoman only to pay for her niece's medical bills and have Katie continue to get the best care. The detective, Patrick, is sexy and mysterious, and little "God" provides lots of humor and even more common sense. J.B. Lynn has blended the surrealistic with a plausible scenario that had me continuously laughing out loud. I loved this book and this delightful author.

Reviewer Linda Morelli is the award winning author of three published romance novels.
Reviewed 2012