A friend of mine was reading this book at work one day and I went "What trash are you reading??". She then laughed and said it was extremely good trasA friend of mine was reading this book at work one day and I went "What trash are you reading??". She then laughed and said it was extremely good trash. A week or so later I was looking for something to read to kill some time and she told me to try it.
I got to the car wash scene and was fanning myself. :-) "oh my goodness". My friend started laughing and knew exactly where I was in the book and I became a HUGE Linda Howard fan. Her female characters were strong and these weren't just bodice ripping romance novels. I have now read a lot of her stuff and I find her earlier stuff is bodice ripping but around 2000 the main female lead stopped being 29 year old virigins.
This book where Jane (sp?) and her friends sit around thinking of what Mr. Perfect would be, make a list and then it's released to the media and then they are targeted by a killer who isn't pleased with their list. ...more
I enjoyed this book but found I didn't like it as much as previous LH books (see Mr. Perfect, Kiss me While I sleep, All the Queens Men, Kill and TellI enjoyed this book but found I didn't like it as much as previous LH books (see Mr. Perfect, Kiss me While I sleep, All the Queens Men, Kill and Tell). The ending was flat it felt like Howard got tired of writing / had a page limit, therefore had to abruptly finish the book. ...more
The book was more of a short story and probably would have gone well with an anthology or at least in paperback. I would have been upset if I had spenThe book was more of a short story and probably would have gone well with an anthology or at least in paperback. I would have been upset if I had spent the full Cdn Price of $26.00 for this book, even the $9.99 US that I spent on the Sony Ebook site. If you want to or need to read it get it from your local library.
The book itself felt familiar and seemed to be a combination of various other Howard books/stories. I find I either love Howard or find her really cheesy. I have issues with books where the main characters are gorgeous and 29 years old and still virgins in a modern contemporary romance. (Her MacKenzie series is like that). I was worried after the first couple of chapters this book the heroine was going that way but she didn’t.
The premise is that widowed Gabriel McQueen is home for the weekend to visit his son and his parents. His father who is the Sheriff in a small Maine town sends him out to go rescue Lolly Helton at her isolated family home as cell service is down and an ice storm is about to hit. He's a bit put off by the task as he remembers her as a snarky snob, but of course when she remembers back she had a crush on him and was "shy" and found that all he did is pick on her. Meanwhile two methheads have decided to follow Lolly home and rob her and the story proceeds with her escape/rescue from the bad guys.
The main characters seem to have fallen in love in a 24 hour period, and yes they knew each other in high school but they had never interacted other than she had a crush on him and he made fun of her a lot. I think it might have been a bit more believable if they had been together and then apart and getting back together 15 years later.
This book was ok but there was no "wow" factor to it. Howard has written some of my favorite books but I can say this wouldn't be one. ...more