I would actually give this a 3.5 to 4 stars. This was my first Linda Howard book. It was a fun book with a mystery and higher body count than I expected. I will say that Howard does write crazy people very well. If you are looking for a mostly humorous read with a little mystery then this is a good book....it is a tad unrealistic but fun non the less.
It was gripping. Couldn't stop listening.
The ending with Jane & Sam. That's all I'll say.
I listened to this book because I've listened to or read just about everything Linda Howard has ever written. Up against some of my favorites like "Kiss Me While I Sleep" and "Death Angel", this book is definitely not one of Ms. Howard's best. It is an odd mix of humorous romance entwined with a plot that features a psychotic serial killer. I couldn't decide if I should laugh or feel edgy. The reader did a good job with voicing the multiple characters, which made it easy to listen to. This is a fun 'read' and a good one if you are a true Linda Howard fan. If this is your first time with this author, try my favorites first.
Yes, nice one to spend a few hours with.
Mr Perfect obviously! :-) Wish I had his patience
Laughed quite a few times
Good example of how a relationship can benifit from at least one party staying calm
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
It started off as a really funny lighthearted story which was expertly switched into a dark murder mystery romance (with a twist or two along the way) by the skilled writings of Ms Howard.
Worth a credit? If you're looking for a good romance thriller then, for the price, just buy it with $ coz it's cheap enough.
AWESOME writer! GREAT story! A real good azz story that is well written. I can't say how much I truly enjoyed this book! The previous reviews really pushed me to get this title so I hope this review gets loads of others to take a LISTEN!
Say something about yourself!
I read this book a number of years ago and laughed my head off. It was available on tape but not CD and I've continued to watch for the CD or download and now its here. Once again I laughed out load. I found the narrator took a while to get used to but that was the only down side. Some of the references in the book are dated as you would expect from a re-issue but I still loved it!
The antics and smart mouth of the main character.
PLOT: 5 women make a list of the "perfect man" leading a serial killer to hunt them down.
Janine Bright is one of the 5 friends who meet every Friday for a drink and "rag" on men session. After a few drinks they make up a list of the "perfect man" in each womans eyes and the list is HYSTERICAL AND DETAILED "~ SOON the List is bringing UNWANTED attention and fame to the ladies of the List as it hits GOOD MORNING AMERICA and the internet. An abused killer is SET off when HE reads the list and soon is stalking one by one the ladies who wrote the list. Janine has RUDE nasty neighbor who has the disposition of a RABID skunk~ is DETECTIVE SAM DONOVAN~ oh THE fun AS Janine and Sam goes toes to toes in this one~ BEST character development by Howard we have read. the slant is on HUMOR and intrigue as Janine suddenly is *involved* with Sam in and out of bed.~ as the KILLER slowly tracks down the LIST ladies SAM is doing his very best to keep Janine alive.
I give this plot 10 stars but 5 is as high as they go. We also get inside the mind of the KILLER who was very abused as a child who is driven to "GET even". The mystery is first rate~ the romance is hot hot hot~ the humor is grand because this couple IS FUN~ and the great surprise ending is excellent. this was unavailable on audio for many years in the un abrided form and audible has been able to give this oldie but goodie GEM by Linda Howard. The READER is excellent and this over all is one of the BEST by Linda Howard. also see All the Queens Men and Now You See Her and Open Season all released again in audio after many years and were very hard to find RELEASE IN UNABRIDGED FORM~ thank you audbible~
The storyline was good, not great (a bit predictable). The narrator completely grated on my nerves. Her male voices all sounded like a grumpy old man who has smoked for 40 years, and her elderly lady voice sounded like the wicked witch of the west. Too bad really, because I would have enjoyed the book much more with a different narrator.