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DYING TO PLEASE
by Linda Howard

Genre: Romantic Suspense

2002 Best Romantic Intrigue Nominee

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Butler and bodyguard extraordinaire Sarah Stevens thwarts a burglary in her employer's home and is thrust into the media spotlight as a result. Despite receiving several job offers, she makes it clear she has no intention of leaving her job with retired federal judge Lowell Roberts. Infuriated by Sarah's refusal to leave the judge, a deadly admirer decides to eliminate her employer.

Police detective Thompson Cahill is not quite sure what to of Sarah. He first met her during the aborted burglary, and now finds she's the prime suspect in the judge's murder.

Sarah just wants to try to get on with her life, but her stalker has no intention of letting her slip through his grasp.

Stalking takes on a fresh and creepy edge in this bestselling author's newest thriller. Taut, electrifying and oozing with sexual tension, DYING TO PLEASE is the latest in her unbroken string of unforgettable books. This title was a RT Top Pick in hardcover. (Nov., 312 pp., $7.99 - Hardcover published May 2002)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Ballantine

Published: November 2003

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Dying to Please

Submitted by Robin in PA on August 10, 2011 - 10:14pm.

Sarah Stevens is a butler for a retired judge.  She runs his household, pays his bills, and make sure everything runs smoothly.  She is also a bodyguard for the judge since he has received numerous death threats.  One night when thieves break into the judge's home, she thwarts the burglary and ends up being front page news.  This also catches the attention of a man who wants Sarah for himself.

A few days later her employer has been murdered and Sarah is devastated.  Detective Tom Cahill investigates the murder and totally falls for Sarah.  But when her next employer is found murdered also, Sarah becomes suspect number one.

Even though you know who the villain is from the start, this was great romantic suspense.  Linda Howard is one of my go-to authors.  My rating:  4.5 Stars.