What happens when a snarky hitman and a by-the-book PI cross paths?
Being a hitman has its perks, but I never thought getting an accidental mooning by an attractive PI while he’s caught on a fence would be one of them. While it’s not exactly love at first sight, he’s captured my interest and won’t let go.
Suddenly, I find myself caught in a game of cat and mouse, determined to attract the attention of Jackson, the PI who should be my enemy. He pretends like he’s not flattered by my flowers and the mentions of my totally-not-fictitious blow-up doll Randy (or was it Dandy?), but I know better. Why else would he be teaming up with me to bring down Hardek, one of the city’s most ruthless criminals?
Even though the cops are telling me that the hitman is a notorious contract killer, I can’t help but admit that I’m drawn to him. He’s funny, charismatic, and attractive. There’s no way this ridiculous man can be the person the cops are after.
But when Leland ends up at my doorstep injured, I’m faced with a tough choice. It’s my duty to hand him over to law enforcement, but my heart has other plans. I want to keep him. To protect him. To be with him.
Though one question remains: why in the world does the man have so many d*mn guns?
Point of view:
Part of me wants to give this a 4 because the parts that worked for me really worked for me. This is OTT and much like Winter’s Hidden In Darkness with a contrasting “obnoxious young guy” & “older straight man”. (Straight meaning serious – these guys are both openly gay). I laughed a lot and enjoyed the suspense/mystery as well as the comedic aspects.
But something was off, because I would put it down and then have to remind myself that it was waiting to be finished. I’m not sure if it just felt like reading a “repackaged” version of the “In Darkness” series or what. There were also some lulls in the story, abrupt changes of pace that felt off.
I enjoyed it, but I know it’s not something I’d read again, so it lands in my 3 star pile.