Book Review

by Linda Howard

Genre: Romantic Suspense

2001 Best Romantic Suspense Nominee

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Librarian Daisy Minor woke up on her thirty-fourth birthday and nearly refused to get out of bed. She thinks, "dateless dinosaur, still living with her mother and aunt." But with their help, Daisy sets out to achieve a complete fashion makeover.

Hillsboro, Alabama chief of police Jack Russo is unofficially helping out adjoining jurisdictions by circulating at hot bars and clubs, watching for use of the date rape drug, GHB. Having tangled with librarian Daisy, Jack is pleasantly surprised and somewhat amused to find her newly blond and hitting the singles scene. That is, until she inadvertently starts a brawl in a club.

Rescuing Daisy soon becomes a regular occurrence as Jack continues his undercover investigation and begins his plot to get Daisy between the sheets. It is just Daisy's luck to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and witness a murder.

But the killers don't want to take any chances and are about to make eliminating the pesky blond a top priority!

To say that Linda Howard knows how to tell a good story is clearly an enormous understatement. As her legion of fans can attest, picking up one of her books guarantees you an amazingly sexy tale of romance and suspense. Plus by adding in a large dollop of humor, Ms. Howard ratchets up the fun factor exponentially!(Aug., 310 pp., $24.95)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Pocket

Published: August 2001

Reader Rating

4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(2 ratings)

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Open Season

Submitted by Robin in PA on September 1, 2012 - 8:47pm.

Daisy Minor needs a change. She's 34 years old, lonely, and wants to get married and have a family. So, she decides on a clothes, new hair, new home, new life. She wants to become a "party girl" who has lots of dates and lots of fun. But, during a night on the town, she witnesses a murder. Now her life may be in danger and the only man standing between her and death is Jack Russo, the local police chief.

This story is light romantic suspense with a few laugh-out-loud moments. We learn who the villains are early in the story, so there really isn't any suspense. Daisy and Jack have great chemistry and are a fantastic couple. I couldn't get enough of their story. But I thought the best part of this book was how funny it was. There are a few laugh-out-loud moments, especially during the "party pack" scene. I highly recommend this book. My rating: 4.5 Stars.