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
"A thriller... with deftness and charm." (The Orlando Sentinel)
I will just say straight out, I loved this book. Yeah, there were issues, but who cares.
It had humor, it had likeable characters and villainous villains.
Did I mention there was humor?
The narrator did a great job. Lots of women's voices were needed and each was distinguishable. Intonations were spot on. The men's voices were not grating or silly sounding. The emotion was properly done; there was no overacting or over-reacting.
The story is simple; the execution, superb. Some people don't like the "ugly duckling" trope, but I like it. This on was quite well done. She is the one that initiates her change. She looks at her life, sees it is not going the way she wants it to and effects the changes that she thinks will get her to her desired end.
She initially has issues with the male protag. Needless to say, they work it out. There was a natural (if predictable) arc to their relationship. They tease each other, they have fun. He does not overpower her and she does not overpower him. They meld. They make a couple. The female protag is not TSTL and even chides him for thinking she would be TSTL in a certain situation.
Just fun and funny. Did I mention there was humor?
Was a very nice love story with a little action with the illegal stuff going on.
Her search for a husband to have babies with.
When she sat on that man's lap and accidentally started a bar fight.
Yes but it took me four sittings.
No other comments.
those two love birds
she was ok
yes, when she fell down the hill in the rain and hurt herself
no. Linda howard has better books. it was ok
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.
The main character Daisy is very likeable.
Yes, her books are well written, they hold your interest
No, I was able to break it up with no problem
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...
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.
When a kiss happened in the middle of a sentence - Deborah Hazlett handled it perfectly!
The variations in her voice for the different characters - was just enough. It really made a difference.
I can't pinpoint one. There were several. Some were intimate, and some were cute and funny.
I listened every moment I could.
! Love to listen to jazz, r/b and listen to erotic or a good paranormal sci-fi and " good narration is everything"
One small town librarian name Daisy Minor wants a make over . She sees her time running out for a good man and some children. With the help of a gay man whose not really gay but a undercover federal agent but he get the job done. In walk the Chief of Police he see Daisy makeover and figure she after a man and he decides that he is going to be the one. There're all kinds of hilarious incidents especially when she buy condoms at the neighborhood drugstore, he sits beside her in church, meets the family the chief do so many things. One night Daisy goes dancing by herself and see something she thinks it's guys helping one guy that's too drunk but they're really killing him. A few days later she see a picture of the man in the paper and tells the Chief and later on he gets a call about a plate number on a car its park illegally the Chief knows this is a lie! Get the book its has drama, action, love. You get to see both side of a town the nice hilarious honest people than there's the Dark side murders ,rapists, white slavery ring sell very young women and girls to the highest bidder for torturing doing anything they want and laughing about when they kill them they just throw the body in a field or river like a piece of garbage and this is from the rich and powerful evil people!
PLOT: old maid librarian Daisy gets a GRACE KELLY MAKE OVER AND WHILE out at the local dance hall witnesses a MURDER~ 4 STAR fun.
straight laced~~~~Miss Daisy prim 34 year old librarian goes for a new make over and ends up a GRACE KELLY clone ~ she is determined to find a man. As she sets off to the local dance hall her efforts bring on male attention and the UNWANTED advances and attention of the local YANKEE Sheriff~ this is FUN. As the sheriff who loves to tease Miss Daisy is soon attracted to the changes in her. Soon some one is out to KILL Daisy as she witnessed a murder and did not know it. the FIRST part of this book drags a bit as we are bombarded how much of a frump Miss Daisy is SOON jumps to fun and adventure when locals are involved in a human sex trade and a series of murders enter the story.The fun in a Yankee who Daisy has NO desire to date is HOT on her trail for romance and to keep her safe. I give this one 4 stars for fun plot, Sheriff Yankee or not and Miss Daisy who are FUN and a great slant on murder. VERY Good READER and over all 4 STAR tale. this audio was hard to find in unabridged for many years and audible was able to obtain this thank you audible. also released were Mr. Perfect, Now You See her and All the Queens Men in unabridged form~ oldies but goodies
This book moved along at a good pace all the way through the book. This was my first Linda Howard book and I am glad I have found her with the help of other reviewers. Not only romance, humour and some suspense all added up to a delightful book.
I enjoyed Deborah Hazlett's narration, and the ability with the voices. Well done.
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