By Linda Howard
She's attempting to find a mate... and there is no extra enjoying it secure. Daisy Minor is bored. Worse than that, she's dull. A simple, small-town librarian, she's obtained a dresser as horny as a dictionary and hasn't been on a date in years. She's by no means even had a lukewarm love affair, not to mention a scorching one. So while she wakes up on her thirty-fourth birthday and wonders the way it is that she nonetheless lives along with her widowed mother and spinster aunt whereas her pals have all gotten married and began households, she comes to a decision it is time to get a existence -- and a intercourse lifestyles. And so far as she will inform, stable ladies do not allure approximately as many males as undesirable ones. Can a lifelong sturdy woman flip undesirable? No, now not precisely. yet they could fake, correct? One makeover later, Daisy has reworked herself right into a social gathering lady extraordinaire. She's letting her hair down, dancing the evening away at golf equipment, and giggling and ?irting with males for the 1st time in, good, endlessly. With a brand new rent on her personal position, she's discovered a brand new rent on lifestyles -- and it really is open season for guy searching. yet on her approach domestic overdue one evening, Daisy sees anything she's no longer imagined to see. abruptly the objective of a killer, she's pressured to place her manhunt on carry. however the very second she stops having a look will be the instant she reveals what she's sought after all alongside. hassle is, ahead of he can proportion her existence, he may well simply need to put it aside. Seamlessly mixing heart-pounding romance and breathless intrigue, Linda Howard has once again proved herself a masterful storyteller, penning this trendy and provocative novel that totally defies readers to place it down.
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Since he'd been back in Hillsboro, he'd met only one man who remembered him, but over twenty years had passed since he'd stopped visiting Aunt Bessie except for lightning stops during the holidays, when people were busy with their own families and he hadn't had time to look up any of his old pals. Aunt Bessie lived to be ninety-one, and when she died three years ago, he'd been both startled and touched to find she'd willed her old house to him. Almost immediately he'd made up his mind to make the move from New York City to Hillsboro; he'd just gotten divorced, and though he'd been steadily moving up the ranks in the NYPD, he was getting tired of the stress and bustle of the job.
He smiled and patted her hand. "Be brave," he said cheerfully. " Daisy didn't think she was brave so much as totally unable to stop this train she had started in motion. She was still trying to come up with a compelling reason why she didn't need any body parts pierced when Todd bundled her into his car and they set off for Huntsville. Their first stop was a beauty salon. " For one thing, she was asked what she wanted to drink. All Wilma ever asked was if you were in a hurry. She started to ask for a cup of coffee, but Todd, with a twinkle in his eyes, said, "Wine.
Less than an hour later, entranced, Daisy stared into the mirror. Her lips parted in wonder. Oh, she wasn't a raving beauty, but the woman in the mirror was attractive, and she looked confident, lively. She didn't fade into the wallpaper. And most important, men would notice her! The process hadn't been painless. First Todd had insisted she pluck her eyebrows: "You don't want Joan Crawford eyebrows, dear. " But thankfully he hadn't wanted her to have Bette Davis eyes, either, so she'd been able to limit the tweezing to a few stragglers.
Open Season by Linda Howard