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Open Season (edition 2002)

by Linda Howard

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Title:Open Season
Authors:Linda Howard
Info:Pocket (2002), Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
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Open Season by Linda Howard

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Much better than the last one I read. I enjoyed this book, a good mystery/romance rolled into one. ( )
  Carlathelibrarian | Feb 5, 2019 |
Quick summer beach read for librarians - and any others who enjoy a "sexy thriller" about a small town librarian in northern Alabama who decides to change her image. The background story of murders of young women involved in sex trafficking or date rape drugs to the US is left totally unexplored as a social issue, which is strange because of the horrors of that underground world, but the rest of the story is just fun. ( )
  ioplibrarian | Aug 26, 2018 |
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  mitabird | Jun 10, 2018 |
Open Season
3.5 Stars

On her birthday, small-town librarian Daisy Minor, decides that she is in dire need of a makeover. After transforming herself from a colorless mouse to an outspoken siren, Daisy starts attracting the wrong sort of attention from two very different men - the sexy new chief of police and a determined killer who is sure Daisy has seen something she shouldn’t have. Which one will get to her first?

The first half of the book detailing Daisy’s early midlife crisis is slow and plodding with an excessive amount of detail on her transformation. The second half, however, is exciting and action packed, and the romance is fantastic.

Daisy and Jack Russo’s relationship incorporates the best aspects of the “opposites attract” trope and their banter is simply wonderful.

Daisy is an endearing heroine although she is quite naive, far too trusting and not all that observant. On the other hand, this could be explained away by her secluded lifestyle and small-town upbringing.

Jack is a man on a mission! What’s not to love about a sexy alpha male in pursuit of the woman who pushes all of his buttons?!

The suspense plot has incredible potential and the prologue is quite dark and troubling. Unfortunately, this does not really play out in the book itself and the gritty theme of human trafficking is underplayed. Nevertheless, the climax plays out well and the resolution is satisfying.

Overall, Open Season is my first Linda Howard book and I enjoyed it enough to read another.
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  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
This was a great book, it made me laugh and the suspense kept me reading. The characters were likeable and I was thoroughly pulled into the story. Kept me up way to late! ( )
  MyaB | Apr 25, 2018 |
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Forbes, KateReadermain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bernard, Jean-Pascalsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Göhler, ChristophÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hazlett, DeborahNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Helanen-Ahtola, Marjasecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Martín Sanz, María CristinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Be careful what you wish for....

On her thirty-fourth birthday, Daisy Minor decides to make over her entire life. The small-town librarian has had it with her boring clothes, her ordinary looks, and nearly a decade without so much as a date. It's time to get a life -- and a sex life. The perennial good girl, Daisy transforms herself into a party girl extraordinaire -- dancing the night away at clubs, laughing and flirting with abandon -- and she's declared open season for manhunting. But her free-spirited fun turns to shattering danger when she witnesses something she shouldn't -- and becomes the target of a killer. Now, before she can meet the one man who can share her life, first she may need him to save it.
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Be careful what you wish for....

On her thirty-fourth birthday, Daisy Minor decides to make over her entire life. The small-town librarian has had it with her boring clothes, her ordinary looks, and nearly a decade without so much as a date. It's time to get a life -- and a sex life. The perennial good girl, Daisy transforms herself into a party girl extraordinaire -- dancing the night away at clubs, laughing and flirting with abandon -- and she's declared open season for manhunting. But her free-spirited fun turns to shattering danger when she witnesses something she shouldn't -- and becomes the target of a killer. Now, before she can meet the one man who can share her life, first she may need him to save it.

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Small-town librarian Daisy Minor is tired of not having a life and sets out to transform herself, but her plans go awry when she witnesses a deadly crime and becomes the target of a killer who will do anything to keep her quiet.

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