Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source of my copy: publisher
Synopsis (from Goodreads)
Trinity Harpswell is a cursed Black Widow-death and mayhem are all part of the job description. If she can manage to go just one more week without accidentally killing someone, she'll break this killer curse and put her Black Widow days behind her. When sexy Blaine Underhill III shows up at her door and asks for her help rescuing his friend from the clutches of Death's evil grandma, Trinity gets pulled into a daring high stakes adventure. As Blaine and Trinity join forces to take down a series of underworld assassins, they may just learn that love is the deadliest game of all.
Our heroine is Trinity Harpswell and she was cursed when she was very young--she is a Black Widow and knows how to kill anything. The problem is that every time she falls in love she ends up killing the guy. But she hasn't killed in years and if she gets through the next week without killing anyone, she breaks the curse and finally live a normal life. Unfortunately, her dad was kidnapped and the only way to save him is to kill. Enter Blaine Underhill and his friends. They are prisoners of Angelica, Death's grandmother, whose husband left her and had ever since tried to turn men into "good" men by torturing them. To escape evil Angelica and save their friend, they need a black widow to know the exact way to kill her. Trinity and Blaine make a deal--he's going to help her if she helps him. It's not going to be an easy week for Trinity. Can she save her dad, break her curse and find her happily ever after?
This is my first Stephanie Rowe book and I have to say it wasn't bad. I liked the romance aspect of the story--I thought Trinity and Blaine were quite likable and watching them come together was great. Sometimes, though, I found myself rolling my eyes at Trinity because she gets a bit much with her whole anti-killing thing. The plot gets a little confusing because the point of view often changes between the characters and you have to keep up as there are a lot of sub-plots but it's basically a wild slapstick comedy. This being the first book in the series, the author also had to "build" the world--which I thought was interesting so hopefully we will get to explore it more as the series goes on. Overall, it was funny (I found myself laughing at some parts), it had plenty of action and great, sometimes weird, characters. If you like humorous paranormal romances, you might enjoy this book. 3 out of 5 stars