by Jen Sacks – The title of the book refers to how the female lead describes herself: too nice to hurt anyone’s feelings, especially not the men she has had sex with. To avoid the discomfort of bruising anyone’s ego, she breaks off her relations with them the only way she thinks she has left: she kills them. To be fair, she’s never impolite to them, just fatal.
The male lead character doesn’t kid himself that he’s a nice guy. No, he’s an assassin, with no delusions about his personality or relationships.
The premise of two people like this getting involved is intriguing, but I had trouble getting into this novel, because these two characters are, well, not very likeable. They are emotionally detached, probably mentally ill (although in two different ways), and cold. Until the point in the book where they finally interact, the book is not terribly engaging. After they meet, the story gets more interesting, and the characters become more sympathetic. I found myself starting to care, finally, and glad I had picked up the novel. (finished 12/12/13)