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Open Season | [Linda Howard]

Open Season

Daisy Minor is bored. Worse than that, she's boring. A plain, small-town librarian, she's got a wardrobe as sexy as a dictionary and hasn't been on a date in years. She's never even had a lukewarm love affair, let alone a hot one. So when she wakes up on her 34th birthday and wonders how it is that she still lives with her widowed mom and spinster aunt while her friends have all gotten married and started families, she decides it's time to get a life - and a sex life.
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Publisher's Summary

She's hunting for a mate and there's no more playing it safe.

Daisy Minor is bored. Worse than that, she's boring. A plain, small-town librarian, she's got a wardrobe as sexy as a dictionary and hasn't been on a date in years. She's never even had a lukewarm love affair, let alone a hot one. So when she wakes up on her 34th birthday and wonders how it is that she still lives with her widowed mom and spinster aunt while her friends have all gotten married and started families, she decides it's time to get a life - and a sex life. And as far as she can tell, good girls don't attract nearly as many men as bad ones.

One makeover later, Daisy has transformed herself into a party girl extraordinaire. She's dancing the night away at clubs, and laughing and flirting with men for the first time in, well, forever. With a new lease on her own place, it's open season for manhunting.

But on her way home late one night, Daisy sees something she's not supposed to see. Suddenly the target of a killer, she's forced to put her manhunt on hold. But the very moment she stops looking might be the moment she finds what she's wanted all along.

©2001 Linda Howington (P)2001 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"A thriller... with deftness and charm." (The Orlando Sentinel)

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    Shery Seaford, DE, United States 02-03-13
    Shery Seaford, DE, United States 02-03-13 Member Since 2014
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    "great performance! story line predictable"
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    It was a cute story, but predictable. The narrator did a great job with the voices and accent.

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    Liz Santa Cruz, CA, United States 11-20-12
    Liz Santa Cruz, CA, United States 11-20-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good Romantic Suspense"

    This was a re-read for me and the second time around I still enjoyed it. The best part of the story was the romance. Linda Howard really knows how to write a believable "I can't stand you" to "I love you" romance. I liked the main characters a lot, but Daisy was so naive, it got to be ridiculous. Still a good listen, though not my favorite Linda Howard book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    AXiD 11-16-12
    AXiD 11-16-12

    axid

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    "Great story and great narration"

    I already like Linda Howard, but with this book, there are some down right LOL moments (literally)--wait til the condom box scene. Hee! Yes, there is the romance aspect, but it's also a thriller and suspense. It will keep you on your toes and you'll fall in love with the main characters (including the main woman's aunt and mom). You won't regret getting this book. I listened to it on audio (I like audiobooks while I run or do weights) and the narrator is wonderful. You won't regret giving this book a chance. If you like this one, check out her Medina series.

    I guess I can also relate since I grew up in a small town. You'll love Daisy, Jack, Ev, aunt Jo, Todd, etc.

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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 10-30-12
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 10-30-12 Member Since 2014

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "One of my favorites"

    This book was the first book I read by Linda Howard and have since read almost everything that she has writen, I was glad to see it on Audible. This is a fun, and simple romance. One of her first where she was trying for a little suspense but didn't quite hit the mark. But fun in the romance section and defiently worth the listen. More favorites by Linda Howard are Mr. Perfect, Now you See Her, and Cover of Night.

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    Rose 10-18-12
    Rose 10-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Very nice love story"
    What did you love best about Open Season?

    Was a very nice love story with a little action with the illegal stuff going on.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Her search for a husband to have babies with.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she sat on that man's lap and accidentally started a bar fight.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but it took me four sittings.


    Any additional comments?

    No other comments.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chloe COLUMBUS, OH, United States 09-04-12
    Chloe COLUMBUS, OH, United States 09-04-12
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    "a 'Bear with an attitude"
    What made the experience of listening to Open Season the most enjoyable?

    those two love birds


    If you’ve listened to books by Linda Howard before, how does this one compare?

    not sure


    What about Deborah Hazlett’s performance did you like?

    she was ok


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    yes, when she fell down the hill in the rain and hurt herself


    Any additional comments?

    no. Linda howard has better books. it was ok

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    yasmine32068 Jacksonville, FL, United States 08-13-12
    yasmine32068 Jacksonville, FL, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Different..."
    Any additional comments?

    The biggest problem that I have with rereleases is that the social norms, technology, and dress tend to be a bit distracting and glaringly obvious.

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    Susan 08-06-12
    Susan 08-06-12

    C. C.

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    "Good but predictable"
    What made the experience of listening to Open Season the most enjoyable?

    The main character Daisy is very likeable.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Linda Howard? Why or why not?

    Yes, her books are well written, they hold your interest


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I was able to break it up with no problem


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    Sherri 07-24-12
    Sherri 07-24-12 Member Since 2012

    Sherri

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    "LINDA HOWARD ROCKS!"

    This was the ---...uhm AWESOME! AWESOME read! Love the characters and the writing! Linda Howard is PERFECT! Immensley satisfying listen! GO LINDA HOWARD! I need to find more by her...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Denise Manitowoc, WI, United States 07-23-12
    Denise Manitowoc, WI, United States 07-23-12
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    "All around well done"
    Would you listen to Open Season again? Why?

    Absolutely! The narration was great! So was the story! There was some "who done it", some intimacy, and some parts made me laugh out loud.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Open Season?

    When a kiss happened in the middle of a sentence - Deborah Hazlett handled it perfectly!


    What does Deborah Hazlett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The variations in her voice for the different characters - was just enough. It really made a difference.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I can't pinpoint one. There were several. Some were intimate, and some were cute and funny.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened every moment I could.

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