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Open Season

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  16,023 Ratings  ·  741 Reviews
A New York Times BestsellerDaisy, a plain, small-town librarian is bored . . . and boring. She's never had even a lukewarm love affair. Waking up on her thirty-fourth birthday still living with her mom, she decides it's time to get a life. One makeover later, Daisy is letting her hair down for the first time. It's open season for man hunting, until one night, Daisy sees so ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 461 pages
Published December 2nd 2003 by Thorndike Press (first published July 1st 2001)
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◆ Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$ ◆
4 STARS

Loved it!



I love how Linda Howard's books always follow the same formula (see below) but still end up different and unique.

My rating is based on the following success equation:



S = (.5P + .2C) + (.9M x .7F) + H + .3D + (Q x 1.5C x 8L),

where

S is the success of a novel,

P is the build and depth of a plotline,

C is the richness of the characterization,

M is the the amount of badassness/hotness of a male character (hero),



F is the amount of intelligence, independence and strength of the f
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♥Sharon♥
Sep 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I haven’t read many Linda Howard books but for the ones that I have I did enjoy then. She is certainly a talented author. Open Season was such a fun book to read. I was hooked right from the get go and just let the story unfold ignoring some of the predictability.

The two main characters were fantastic together. Daisy Minor was a 34 year old Librarian who was about to find her inner tiger that would finally snag a guy of husband material. She was done with being plain Jane and all about becoming
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*TANYA*
Cute story, granted not very original but it still had a little of everything. I very much enjoyed the banter between the 2 main characters.
Lisa Kay
Daisy needs some protection.

★★★★ (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 quit
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Alex ♈
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: safe, strong-heroine
A good mix of suspense, romance and humor.
Very likable heroine. Decent hero.
Overall very enjoyable! 🤓
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Tis' the (Open) Season.

There isn't much more to say than what this picture will cover because the word "condom" was used a couple dozen times in this book.


There were seventy-two condoms purchased in the production of this story.
Maybe she needed to warn Chief Russo to keep a close eye on aisle five at Clud's Pharmacy, because judging by the variety offered here, there were some hinky things going on in Hillsoboro.

No, hinky was not a typo. I swore it was kinky the first time I read it, which
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Sandra
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sandra by: Linda
Small-town librarian Daisy Minor wakes up on her thirty-fourth birthday and realizes she is tired of her life--tired of being boring, tired of her drab clothes and her mousy brown hair, tired of not having a boyfriend. She decides it's time for a change. So she gives herself a makeover--she starts using make-up, she buys new clothes, she colors her hair blonde. She looks for a home of her own (she is still living at home with her mother and her aunt). She wants to get married and start a family ...more
♡Karlyn P♡
Loved it! Couldn't put it down. When Linda Howard nails it, she certainly does a spectacular job. I think this might have been even better as an audiobook, as the narrator had a great voice for both male and female characters, she captured the humor, and made me believe I was really listening to these characters.

Daisy and Jack were a great romance H/h pair, the suspense was really good but never over-the-top, the humor was a great surprise (their conversations around a 'party pack' of condoms w
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Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover Reviews  ❤️

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4.5 Party Pack Stars!

Daisy Minor wakes up on her 34th birthday and has an epiphany. Daisy decides she wants to meet a man! Not just any man, she wants to find a husband and have children before it's to late.

Daisy is a small town librarian who leads a pretty boring life. She lives with her widowed mother and Aunt in the house she grew up in, hasn't had a date in a very long time, dresses drab, wears no make-up, and is basically mousey....and she's a very proper southern lady who's a bit naive.
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Kathleen
Updated for audio: 4.5 stars (half-point lost due to major quibble with the ending, as noted below). Good audio. Solid narration by Deborah Hazlett. I have read this book and now I've listened to it. Unabridged. No matter how many times I "read" it, I always laugh. Daisy and Jack are such a kick! Plus, an audiobook makes cabinet polishing go faster.

This is one of Howard's best (even though the make-over fashion scenes went on too long). Jack Russo, a former SWAT cop from NYC, is the new chief o
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Linda S. Howington is an American best-selling romance author writing under the pseudonym Linda Howard. After 21 years of penning stories for her own enjoyment, she submitted a novel for publication which was very successful. Her first work was published by Silhouette in 1982. She is a charter member of Romance
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