Bee on Books: The Killing Kind by Jill Amy Rosenblatt

The Killing Kind (The Fixer #2)

  • By Jill Amy Rosenblatt
  • Editions: ebook, paperback
  • Published: November 28th 2016
  • Genre: Adult Suspense
  • Source: review copy
  • In a Buzz: So thrilling it kept me awake at night but also brought up personal issues
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    Kat’s back and in over her head with crooks, cops… and killers.
    Christmas is around the corner but professional “fixer” Katerina Mills isn’t feeling the holiday spirit, juggling college classes, a lovesick cop, and demanding clients.
    Obnoxious hedge fund manager Simon Marcus wants his prized Porsche back from his vengeful wife. The job is hard enough until wise guy Anthony DeSucci shows up and orders her to bring the car to him.
    Rock star writer, Paul Patel needs something “special” to finish his next bestseller, something that will get Katerina a “Go Straight to Jail” card if she gets caught.
    And what about mysterious Thomas Gallagher? His jobs are simple and easy. Is he just a bored billionaire, or is he watching Kat’s every move, making his own plans for her?
    As the jobs heat up, handsome, elusive thief Alexander Winter re-enters Kat’s life to tutor her in all things criminal. But can she trust him?
    Katerina Mills is still haunted by her first assignment…and her first assignment is about to come back to haunt her…a deadly enemy who’s closer than she thinks…

    ~ Goodreads

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    About the author: Jill Amy Rosenblatt is the author of “Project Jennifer” and “For Better or Worse”. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Literature and a Masters Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Burlington College in Vermont. She says about herself on Goodreads: “Writer, reader, bibliophile, wanna be watercolorist, saxophonist, photographer…owner of short attention span and overactive imagination.”

    About the book: “The Fixer – The Killing Kind” is the second book in Jill Amy Rosenblatt’s “The Fixer” series. It is her “self-publishing adventure” about Katerina Mills a college student trying to finance her education via a rather dubious job being a so-called fixer. She works for an agency who connects her with rich people who need problems fixed outside of legal ways. It pays well if the job works out. If not, you can imagine what happens. If that’s not suspense enough there are at least two men interested in her.

    Fluttering Thoughts:

    That’s Sweet: What I loved about this book is the fact that it directly leads you into the action. No preamble or long introductions. And it stays at that speed.

    With Katerina as your guide, you are pushed from one problem to fix to another and her stubbornness to solve them alone isn’t always understandable.

    However, today we are self-reliant women and do not need Prince Charming to help us. And that is exactly what Katerina tries to live. Trouble is her problems are rather out of the ordinary and her Prince Charming Alexander Winter is rather good looking and mysterious.

    He also got her into this line of work (as far as I can see from this book as I haven’t read book one yet) and doesn’t want to escape the role of mentor for Katarina. He wants more and not only because she helped him back into his own line of business.

    I loved the contradicting feelings both felt for each other which came across as realistic and gave the story an extra layer of excitement.

    Then there is Thomas Gallagher who has his eyes on Katarina too but in a rather dubious way. “The Killing Kind” doesn’t reveal why and what exactly his agenda is. It kept me wondering what was going on and certainly makes me want to read book three “The Last Romanov” that doesn’t come out until Winter 2018. Ugh! Much too long to wait!!!!
    This stings: Now you probably wonder why I gave “The Killing Kind” only 4 bees as I am rather excited about the story and characters.

    I would have given it 5 bees if it wouldn’t be for Katarina meeting a string of men who use violence to get from her what they want and as I have experienced a certain amount of violence by men in my life that always brings up flashbacks.

    However, that has nothing to do with the quality of Jill Amy Rosenblatt’s writing but is rather a sign of how thrilling this book is.
    The Honey of it all: If you are into mystery books with a lot of suspense and don’t mind facing violence against women then this is a great book to read. The characters are charismatic and multi-layered and you just need to know what comes next.



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