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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!

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)

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Jill M. Smith