Killing Joe by Marie Treanor

Product description from about Killing Joe by Marie Treanor:

"How many times can one man die? To professional assassin Joe, life is cheap, and crash researcher Anna just another hit. Until his own unplanned car crash changes everything. Dr. Anna Baird, dedicated to the point of obsession, suddenly finds her state-of-the-art crash test dummy haunted by a weird and exciting stranger-who seems doomed to repeatedly experience the fate he-d intended for Anna.

Lost in a reality only he and Anna inhabit, Joe finds himself falling in love with his intended victim, and ultimately fighting to save her life-because whoever hired him still wants her dead.

Warning: This title contains explicit sex, occasional bad language and extreme violence perpetrated against crash test dummies."

I would probably say "inhabited by" instead of "haunted by" in the line above because Joe isn't actually dead.

I enjoyed the unusual story, though the book is really too short for a full development of the characters. Kind of interesting, too, that a rash of books have rather noble heroines falling for hitmen, gun dealers, etc. recently. And none of the heroes exactly strike me as kind and misunderstood; they're actually doing these things for money, and they aren't generally very decent to anyone other than the heroines.

Anyway, check this one out if you're interested in hearing more about who's trying to kill Anna, what Joe does to save her, and whether she can reform her bad boy.

My overall personal rating of Killing Joe is a B-.


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