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4.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 5 4.03 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Howard Narrator: Kate Forbes Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2001 ISBN: 9780743568135
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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 thirty-fourth 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A thriller…with deftness and charm.” 

    Orlando Sentinel (FL)

  • “Kate Forbes’ narration is relaxed and sensual, her Southern accents believable.” 

    Audiofile

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelby | 2/9/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. Daisy and Jack are great characters and I liked them both. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Me Lin | 2/2/2014

    " The beginning of this book seemed like a great comedy of errors. I haven't laughed out loud and enjoyed the humor in a story so much for a long time! Daisy and Jake seemed like such an unlikely pair but they were sweet together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Radziah | 2/1/2014

    " Spinster gotta lucky at love! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisha | 1/21/2014

    " LOve this for hero and heroine alone "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianthi | 1/18/2014

    " Couldn't put it down. The characters were just so fun! Well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine Carminati | 1/15/2014

    " This book is on my "keep forever" bookshelf. Funny, endearing, suspenseful. No other romance writer nails the male psyche like Linda Howard. This is a must read over and over and over again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffluvsaaron | 1/10/2014

    " I really liked it. I love all of Lindas work. Jack and daisy were cute together. Not enough of the two of them for me but still a good read. Todd wasn't gay???? he didn't pass the PUCE test lol. and the end????? anyone else find it a tad weird... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Cromwell | 12/23/2013

    " This is the Linda I love. I keep all my Howard books and this is one I re-read a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 12/21/2013

    " He-He-He-He Funny this book is funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Damaris | 12/11/2013

    " Fun read..lots of humor with the heroine Daisy Minor. Great characters within a small town. Not heavy in the suspense, but a great story nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristine | 12/11/2013

    " For all you librarian types out there - a bit stereotypical but a fast, enjoying read. I'm a big fan of Linda Howard and I enjoyed this one so much this was the second time I've read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene | 8/20/2013

    " One of my favorite Linda Howard novels. I pulled it off the "keeper" shelf today to reference it for someone and ended up getting sucked back into the story of librarian Daisy Miner, fed up with her "good girl" life in small-town Alabama. Lots of laugh-out-loud moments in this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie Tuell | 8/10/2013

    " Started off a bit slow but picked up about a quarter of the way thru. Ending was predictable and everything kinda fell into place. But it was good solid no-brainer read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 12/2/2012

    " Absolutely one of the best combos ever. I love the hilarity and the plot. I love the characters! I love everything about this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandyh | 10/26/2012

    " My personal favorite of Linda Howard's books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kindle-aholic | 9/11/2012

    " I liked the characters, but the suspense and danger was not there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 10/27/2011

    " The author has a down-to-earth quality that is made evident in her characters. I laughed out loud reading this book! The description of the characters brings them to life on the page. A good read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee | 5/29/2011

    " Quite different from C. J. Box. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 5/26/2011

    " This wasn't one of Linda's best books. The plot could have been much better with a scattered twist to make it interesting but it wasn't bad. The condom scene was a riot... I actually laughed out loud when they were trying to decide on the colour. That was worth the price of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 HappyHippo | 5/8/2011

    " empat bintang buat adegan dan dialog "party pack" :))

    terimakasih buat tukang kueh yang udah minjemin bukuna ;)) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 KK | 5/2/2011

    " This book has some seriously laugh out loud scenes! Such a fun book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BamaGal (Naysa) | 4/15/2011

    " LH lives in Alabama, and did her small town library research in our local library and in the library of the hs where I work. Gotta love it just for that! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 3/25/2011

    " This was one of the best books I have read this year so far...I love the way the book goes, the guy already wants her at the beginning and doesnt try to hide it and when she asks if he loves her he doesnt walk away or act stupid...good book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefanie | 3/22/2011

    " I loved listening to this book. Hokey and fun fluff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MRS | 3/13/2011

    " The beginning of this book seemed like a great comedy of errors. I haven't laughed out loud and enjoyed the humor in a story so much for a long time! Daisy and Jake seemed like such an unlikely pair but they were sweet together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 2/11/2011

    " I just finished it and I loved it! It was fast paced but funny and romantic with a lot of drama going on. I loved the whole thing with the party-pack. This is not a book to pass up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Reading Cove | 2/11/2011

    " 17th: OPEN SEASON - Linda Howard
    Trivia Winner - Connie S.

    ~COVE OPINION: B, Great story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 2/7/2011

    " Very Fast Read! Loved the characters, and the story was believeable. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating, is I felt like it could have been more in depth! Great read overall, would recommend it! Of course, I'm bias when it comes to Linda Howard, I love ALL her books! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kindle-aholic | 12/20/2010

    " I liked the characters, but the suspense and danger was not there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daffodil | 12/6/2010

    " This is either the 4th or 5th time I've read the book and I still love it. This book and Mr. Perfect are the two books I remember first when I think of my favorite Linda Howard reads. "

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About the Author
Author Linda Howard

Linda Howard is an award-winning author whose New York Times bestsellers include Open Season, All the Queen’s Men, Mr. Perfect, Kill and Tell, and Son of the Morning. She joined the Romance Writers of America in 1981, shortly after it was formed. She lives in Alabama with her husband and two dogs.

About the Narrator

Kate Forbes is a professionally trained actress who has appeared on Broadway, in regional theaters, and with a renowned touring company. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was active in theater, she completed an MFA at New York University School of the Arts. With this training, she launched into a successful acting career.