Book: Fat Assassins

Marita Fowler
Chick Lit
Scuttlebutt Press / 2011
Mass Market / 302 Pages
Series The Fat Adventure #1

Southern style sweet potatoes Shasta and Ulyssa have stuck together through thick and thin since their escape from third grade fat camp. But on one dark day, they both find themselves unemployed. A hazardous job hunt sees them turn down egg harvesting, drug dealing and phone sex before they settle for an exterminator job. Confusing mafia lingo leaves the girls thinking they’re being interviewed to cope with a rodent infestation. Confident that they can handle the job, they oversell their skills and demand half payment up front to seal the deal. Skeptical at first, the mob boss decides to hire this unlikely pair when he mistakes their attitude for professional stoicism. The girls are shocked when presented with a target profile and an envelope full of cash. They want out, but it’s too late. The mob doesn’t allow do-overs. And certainly not when they’re whacking one of their own. The clock is ticking and when the body count is still zero after multiple attempts, the boss decides to bring in additional assassins to finish the job and tie up loose ends. And the girls just happen to be one of those loose ends.

I picked this book up because My sister recommended it

What I liked the Most? the wackiness

What I liked the Least? the writing was a bit juvenile at times

Review: Okay – I usually go for a book that makes me laugh, and this book made me LOL constantly. There is just something about inadvertent assassins that had me rolling on the floor, just imagine accepting a position only to find out later that you were hired to kill someone.

I will say that at times the story line gets a little juvenile and it appears the author went fishing for something funny to do, but all in all a really funny read.

Recommended to: someone who wants to laugh

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