Rating: DNF
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Length: Novel


My boyfriend’s been trying to kill me for weeks. Well, I guess he’s my boyfriend. I mean, we’ve never officially been introduced, but he’s always standing in the shadows, watching me. That has to be a good sign, right? The first time I saw him, he was hunched down in my bushes, aiming a rifle at my heart, and he’s turned up with a new weapon every night since. As fun as our silly little game of Murder Daddy may be, I’m getting tired of having to steal my stalker-slash-boyfriend’s affection by disarming him and using his weapons against him.

I’ve got to get my head in the game. As my agency’s top assassin, I’ve killed my fair share of men. When Senator Levinson placed his son on my hitlist, I figured it would be a one-and-done. I was wrong. Every time our paths cross, he winds up getting the upper hand. The things he makes me do once he’s pried a gun or a knife out of my hand are downright depraved, and for some reason, I can’t bring myself to stop it from happening. My wife tells me I need to just suck it up and get the job done. My wife’s boyfriend says I’m sweet on the guy, which is absolutely ridiculous. Even if I wanted to take advantage of our open marriage, I’m not gay. This man—this Freakshow—is completely unhinged, and the worst part is, I think I might be just as crazy as him.

The vibe of this book didn’t work for me from the start and it wasn’t a book I wanted to continue with past the 25% mark. The blurb sounded like it might be some fun to read, but I didn’t want to spend any more time with any of these characters.

Scotty is mostly alone in the world, with the exception of his one friend, Tatum. His senator father disowned him for being gay and the father came across as a one note caricature. It is his father that hires Brody to kill Scotty. Scotty is either truly “too stupid to live” or just so out of touch with reality that he thinks it’s romantic and cute that Brody is always following him around and lurking in the shadows. Scotty believes that Brody really doesn’t want to kill him and this is all just foreplay.

Brody is an assassin for hire. Although it’s stated that he has many kills on record, it’s laughable, because Brody appears to be the worst assassin ever based on the portion of the book I read. He’s married, his wife is also an assassin, they have an open marriage, and Brody’s longtime best friend is a regular in their bed. Except now, the friend and the wife are spending more time together alone. Brody also has extreme internalized homophobia to the point it makes his bed partners uncomfortable and I had no interest in listening to his homophobic rants.

Based on the portion I read, along with some looking ahead, the plot appears to progress with Scotty and Brody getting together and a story for Brody’s wife and partners, with standard issue retaliation on the senator. The book is listed as a romcom and I found it neither romantic nor comedic, but hey, another reader may find this is their scene.