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...more
Still a four-star read the second time around! I loved Chief Russo more this time, in fact. The only thing I did not like and think it's the oddest addition to a book's ending is Sykes looking up Mrs Nolan. I see that I'd commented on that in my 2004 review below but this time, I'll say it felt even creepier. Even though Sykes rolled over and made a deal with the DA, he is still involved in the trafficking of young girls. He's the last thing Mrs Nolan needs in her sad, abused lif...more
The love story between Daisy and J...more
Old-fashioned Southern Daisy meets big tough SWAT Yankee Jack Russo in small-town Alabama... what's not to like!
My favorite scene remains when Daisy buys the Party-Pak and discovers what flavors are inside:-p
Reread it on Nov 17th, and loved it just as much! Still as funny, and now it's a 5 star book!
★★★★½ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Oh, I had to be bad and get this one! I know I only gave the hardcover of this one four stars, but it has some of my favorite themes along with one of my favorite authors, so I splurged and got the audiobook. I’m so glad I did, as Deborah Hazlett does a great job narrating. She handles this fast-paced Romantic Suspense with ease and perfect diction, while her pace, volume, and tone do not fluctuate. The male voices aren’t qui...more
HERO is a Warrior, chief of police, sexy, blunt, determined to get his prude librarian.
GENRE/TONE: contemporary/action, light
LENGHT: 365 pages
Always on the lookout for new authors and good stories - heard about Linda Howard and I'm glad I gave her a try! Open Season was a humorous, fast-moving story filled with likeable characters - a 34-year-old librarian, Daisy, who has no life aside from her job and family and Jack, a police chief, who is pretty hot stuff. At first, I really didn't get them and didn't see how their relationship would work out. It started out more like he was her protector/guardian. But quickly enough, th...more
Narration by Deborah Hazlett 4.5*
I originally read this book over three years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I recently bought the unabridged audiobook from audible. The narration bu Deborah Hazlett is excellent. She does the Alabama accents well, and really gets Daisy's personality. Her voice sounds just like a smart but somewhat shelters southern woman should. Daisy is a great character, somehow blending prim-and-proper with backbone and humor. After deciding to c...more
It's not her best. It's definitely not her worst. But it didn't have enough story or romance to keep me interested. I was forcing myself to read for the last 2 hours. I won't recommend a book that fizzed out, and actually became tedious with 2 hours left. No matter how I adore LH, this wasn't for me.
Linda Howard's books aren't anything earth shattering - just fun romantic/suspense. She writes dark but not too dark, enough to allow the reader to understand the depravity and gravity of a situation but not to the graphic, totally uncomfortable level. I appreciate that.
Open Season rates a four star because I love the hero and heroine. Daisy is a plain, ordinary, milk-toast spinster/librarian who is sick of it and decides to give herself a make-over. The one thing she can't make over,howe...more
UPDATE KEDUA: Gara - gara bete ma ga mood mau lanjut baca Fifty Shades yang geje apa maunya itu, akhirnya re-read ini tadi malem. Baca versi Engnya dan tenang, tenang. Sama lucunya kok ;D
Rating pertama : 4 bintang
Rating kedua : 5 bintang
Kesimpulan Ngantuk pas kasih rating [hmpfh]
Salah satu buku Linda Howard tentang polisi, yang jadi favoritku sepanjang masa :D
Daisy Minor adalah seorang pustakawan yang juga peraw...more
Open Season starts on Daisy's 34th birthday, when she gets the sickening realization through one entire chapter that she is a Miss Goody-two-shoes with no life to boast of. No husband, no kids, no love life in years, still living with her mom and aunt (I know this is frowned upon so much, but I can never understand what's so wrong or embarrass...more
At first this book seemed a bit choppy to me and I was trying to figure out how the author was going to tie together human traffikers/sex slavers with an 'old maid' librarian. But as I got further into the story, things quickly started to tie together. The old maid librarian storyline was a cliche--and I didn't find it all that believeable. But I grew to like her character in spite of it, when she showed her intelligence and her spunky banter. Some of the inte...more
serba nanggung, baik romance maupun suspense nya...
hubungan antara Daisy dan Jack kurang intense klo menurutku. chemistry nya kurang...
emang sih awal2nya kocak....
tp dipikir2 "pathetic" bgt ya si Daisy, umur 34, msh tinggal ama orang tua, blom punya pacar, gak bisa dandan and so on,,,dan baru nyadar pas ulang tahunnya yg ke 34,,,please deh,,kemana aja selama ini.
padahal diceritakan klo selama ini dia suka baca majalah trend..
endingnya malah gak peduli ama nasib Daisy dan Jack -_-...
Av Mevsimi, yazarın ilk okuduğum romanıydı. Ki oldukça da başarılı buldum. Yazar aynı anda her konuyu ele almış ve hepsini birbirine bağlamıştı.
Baştaki küçük kızlardan birinin kitabın sonunda ana karakter olacağını düşünmüştüm ama yazar beni yanılttı. Olayların küçük bir kasabayla nasıl bir bağlantısı olacak diye merakla çevirdim sayfaları. Tahmin etmeyeceğim şekilde gelişti olaylar. Kitabın içinde her şey vardı. Polisiye de denebilirdi kitaba aşk romanı d...more
Daisy gets into a little trouble he...more
You are also introduced to Daisy Minor- a plain, mousy, boring librarian...more
I will just say straight out, I loved this book.
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...more
Open Season was a fun quick read with romance and suspense mixed together perfectly. I happily flowed throughout the book without once making a pit stop. The only bad thing is that the cover of the novel gives the overall book a different impression. "She's hunting for a man...and there's no more playing it safe" makes me think that the woman is the killer, not the actual killer. The shattered glass on the cover also made me think something along the lines of guns, not a knife.
Aşk,polisiye,mizah,gizem türünde roman okumak isteyenler bence Linda Howard'ı sakın es gecmeyin ki,Nora Roberts.Sandra Brown severler bu yazara bayılacak.Ozellikle dışı sert maco erkekleri tam Alfa erkegi...
Av Mevsimindeki Jack Russo'da tam anlamıyle bir Alfa erkeği:))
34 yasindaki kız kurusu Daisy ile eski Sawa elemani polis şefi Jack'ın hikayesi.
Gösterişsiz Daisy Kasabanin kütüphanecisi idi. 34 yaşina geldigi halde basindan ne ask macerasi gecmiş ne de evlenme durumu ol...more
Plotline: Daisy Minor is a woman who wakes up on her 34th birthday realizing she's well on her way to becoming an old maid. Suddenly alarmed at her bland hair, bland clothes, and bland lifestyle, Daisy vows to become a more attractive woman in order to catch herself a husband. Unfortunately, instead of a husband, she manages to catch herself a whole deal of trouble. Will she...more
Daisy Minor is such a fun, interesting heroine. She's one of those women that, if she were real, I would like to have as a friend. And she's a...more
The Daisy/Jack couple was rather more flat compared to Jaine/Sam from "Mr. Perfect", but they were reasonably charming all the same. However, I found the character of Daisy very difficult to understand; she was...more
The book has two story lines running through it. There is the transformation and the romantic life of tame and dowdy town librarian, Daisy. The second story line is that of an underground slave trade. Then there is a third angle introduced toward the middle that loosely related to the slave trade.
Daisy's story is sweet, funny and at times a little hokey. The author took every...more
Daisy Minor is a librarian with all that title entails - a 30 something almost spinsterish good girl with bookish look - she woke up one morning and decided that her life has to change. And the first thing to do to change her life is changing her look.
I love that Daisy's duck to swan changing is not over the top and unbelievable. She is not drop dead gorgeous, she just becomes attractive because she finally pays atte...more
(1) Romance author
Linda S. Howington was born on August 3, 1950 in Alabama, United States. She began to write at nine years old, and wrote for twenty years for her own enjoyment. She worked at a trucking company where she met her husband, and then decided to try and get her work published in 1980. [1:] Her first...more