Book Reviews of Open Season

Open Season
Open Season
Author: Linda Howard
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780671027582
ISBN-10: 0671027581
Publication Date: 6/1/2002
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 400 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
Hilarious, suspenseful and fun all in one book! Loved it.
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Helpful Score: 6
Daisy Minor is an engaging character and the story, while starting off a bit slow, perhaps, soon becomes very enticing.
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Helpful Score: 6
This is a laugh-out-loud,tears-running-down-the face hysterical book that does not take anything away from the storyline with the humor. It's about a mousy, plain librarian that wakes up one day and decides it is time to change her life to everyone's amazement and glee. When she decides to change her life, she is in for much more than she originally bargained for: murder, drugs, smuggling, and love!
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a pretty cute read! A little suspense, and a little funny:)
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Helpful Score: 2
A good read. A nice mix of romance and a thriller.
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Helpful Score: 2
Daisy and Jack have become some of my favorite characters of Linda Howard. Great book. Loved the condom scene.
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Helpful Score: 2
A fun story with excitement and mystery.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a really good read. I couldn't put it down and laughed out loud a few times. Highly recommend this book.
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Helpful Score: 2
Enter: Daisy Minor, She's in her thirties. She's lived at home all her life. She has a good job, and a wonderful family, but she wants a husband to love and a life of her own. She gets a makeover, gets her own place, and starts husband hunting. As she's sitting in her car, in the parking lot of a night club, trying to get the courage to go in, she sees three men. It looks like one is drunk. It looks like after he passes out, the other two men help him into the back of a pick-up. Daisy doesn't have a clue that she's just witnessed a murder.
Enter Jack Russo. He's the chief of police. He gets a kick out of teasing Daisy before she makes her transformation. Jack suddenly has his hands full, first in trying to get Daisy to notice him, then trying to protect her from a killer. I loved this book! It was suspenseful, romantic, and funny. It's one of my all time favorite Linda Howard books.
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Helpful Score: 2
funny and interesting! I actually laughed out loud a few times :)
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Helpful Score: 1
One of the best heroines around, Daisy Minor. What happens when she decides it's time to change her life?
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed reading this book. Kept my interest to the end. Usually takes me awhile to read a larger book (over 300 pages) compared to the usual (200 and under pages) but I finished this one in 3 days. Think you'll enjoy reading it.
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Laugh out loud funny!!! And I mean literally. I have never read a book that made me unable to contain my laughter, like 'Open Season' did.

Unfortunately, while reading the amusing parts I was sitting on a plane next to an elderly gentleman that did not appreciate my uncontrollable giggles. Okay, maybe they weren't giggles, but more annoying "pee your pants" laughter.

I give it 5 smileys :o) :o) :o) :o) :o) on the laughter scale.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a light read, moves quickly, and the heroine is delightful. There were passages that had me laughing out loud. Only Linda Howard does it like this!
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Helpful Score: 1
Entertaining writer. It was a quick read for me, but definitely enjoyable. I'll probably check out other books by this author when I want something fun and easy!
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Helpful Score: 1
An outstanding read. I could not put it down.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book. It was funny and suspenseful. Daisy and Jack are great. Mr. Perfect was the first Linda Howard book I read. Because I liked it so much, I read Open Season, which has become my favorite Linda Howard book and the reason that to this day, Linda Howard is one of my must read authors. I must admit however, her most recent books have been disappointing to me, as they have been very dark. I keep reading each book she puts out hoping that she'll go back to books like this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
If you enjoy thrillers this is a great read.
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Daisy is a small town library and looks the part. At 34 she decides she needs a make over and becomes party girl extraordinaire. One night she witnesses a murder and become a target herself...
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Another of Linda's books with the humor, intrigue, mystery and romance all in one. You will fall in love with Daisy immediately and then know why Jack falls in love with her too! One of her very best!
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This is another of Linda Howard's thrillers, and is therefore exceptional.
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I loved this book. It moved quickly and Daisy is a different kind of heroine and Jack Russo was 'gobsmacked'. One of the funniest suspense novels I've ever read. On the order of Rachel Gibson, and parts were laugh-out-loud side splitting.

Daisy Minor is a small town librarian who, at 34 is the typical 'old-maid' who decides to change her image, as she wants a husband and children. She thinks that the way to find one is going to the bars, unfortunately Chief of Police Jack Russo gets in her way and the story just flows from there.
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As an avid reader of all of Linda Howard\'s books, this rates up there with the best of them. The characters of Daisy and Jack\'s chemistry if great. A very good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love anything Linda Howard writes even if the back cover doesn't sound like something I would normally read. She's one of the few authors that I will buy in hardback and she's on my keeper bookshelf for life.
This is a wonderful story that I keep reading over and over again.
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She is hunting for a mate and there is no more playing it safe.
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Helpful Score: 1
On her 34th birthday the librarian decides she needs to change her image to get a man! So after she transforms herself she ends up in danger when she sees something she should not. Good story!
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Not her best, but cute.
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Helpful Score: 1
Daisy Minor needs a change. She's 34 years old, lonely, and wants to get married and have a family. So, she decides on a make-over....new clothes, new hair, new home, new life. She wants to become a "party girl" who has lots of dates and lots of fun. But, during a night on the town, she witnesses a murder. Now her life may be in danger and the only man standing between her and death is Jack Russo, the local police chief.

This story is light romantic suspense with a few laugh-out-loud moments. We learn who the villains are early in the story, so there really isn't any suspense. Daisy and Jack have great chemistry and are a fantastic couple. I couldn't get enough of their story. But I thought the best part of this book was how funny it was. There are a few laugh-out-loud moments, especially during the "party pack" scene. I highly recommend this book. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excelllent thriller!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a very excellent book! I completely recommend it.
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Helpful Score: 1
As always with Linda Howard this book is wonderful. She always seems to please.
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This was the first book I've heard by this author and it was absolutely hilarious!! The people in cars around me were certainly jealous as I sat all by myself, in my vehicle, laughing hysterically with tears streaming down my face. Daisy is so identifiable that you can't help but fall in love with her and all of her crazy antics. I can not wait to listen to more books written by Linda Howard and hope that they are all just as funny.
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Helpful Score: 1
Read it in one day - it's that good!
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A high suspense romantic thriller..one of many by Linda Howard.
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Mystery Romance. Not one of her better ones.
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I like her books, but it is kind of a simple read.
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Daisy Minor is a small time librarian until she wakes up on her 34th birthday and wonders if she'll always be living with her widowed mom and spinster aunt.
On her way home one night she sees something she was not supposed to see. Suddenly she's a target of a killer.
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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 the night away at clubs, laughing and flirting with abandon -- and she's declared open season for manhunting. But her free-spirited fun turns to shattering danger when she witnesses something she shouldn't -- and becomes the target of a killer. Now, before she can meet the one man who can share her life, first she may need him to save it.


Seamlessly blending heart-pounding romance and breathless intrigue, Linda Howard delivers a stylish and provocative novel that absolutely defies readers to put it down.
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from amazon....
On her thirty-fourth birthday, small-town librarian Daisy Minor resolves to enliven her boring life by finding a man with whom she'll have a steamy fling. Makeover done, she dances the night away and later finds a place of her own on the seamy side of town. Then one night she sees something that puts her in danger, and she finds herself having to deal with the infuriating local police chief--single, attractive . . . and sexy. Although the premise is a little shopworn and the "makeover changes all" plot point a trifle unbelievable, Linda Howard gives Daisy a lot of spirit and the police chief a lot of spice--and the result is good chemistry that makes for an enjoyable romantic thriller.
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Few authors tie a little X-rated romance together with a tricky mystery plot as well as Linda Howard. This one loops back and forth, leaving the law with wa-a-a-y too many suspects after the murder of a light-loving lady.

From back cover: 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 the night away at clubs, laughing and flirting with abandon--and she's declared open season for manhunting.
But her free-spirited fun turns to shattering danger when she witnesses something she shouldn't--and becomes the target of a killer. Now, before she can meet the one man who can share her life, first she may need him to save it.
Seamlessly blending heart-pounding romance and breathless intrigue, Linda Howard delivers a stylish and provocative novel that absolutely defies readers to put it down.
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Awesome book - one of my favorites by Linda Howard - I read until the end - hard to put down! Full of fun, suspense and romance.
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Awesome read!
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One of my favorite books to read!! Good story line with just enough suspense to keep the pages turning. I was a little confused with one character at the end, but maybe Howard will follow up on him sometime in the future?
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This is the first Linda Howard book that I read. I was drawn in by how easy this book was to read and how realistic the characters were. I would highly recommend this book to others.
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really enjoyed this book
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Steamy romance at it's best plus a murder mystery.
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Excellent book.....
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I love this book. Mine is on my keeper shelf but give this book a try. My daughter(age 30) and I(age 58) laughed outloud many times while reading Open Season. Great romance and mystery!
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On her thirty-fourth birthday, small-town librarian Daisy Minor resolves to enliven her boring life by finding a man with whom she'll have a steamy fling. Makeover done, she dances the night away and later finds a place of her own on the seamy side of town. Then one night she sees something that puts her in danger, and she finds herself having to deal with the infuriating local police chief--single, attractive . . . and sexy. Linda Howard gives Daisy a lot of spirit and the police chief a lot of spice--and the result is good chemistry that makes for an enjoyable romantic thriller.
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Another very good Linda Howard book, very hard to put down.
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OMG! This book was so not what I expected and such a great read!!! My favorite line had to be about having the affair while you wait for the relationship.....It was great - I love to watch an unexpected and unaccepted relationship form, bubble and blossom before me on the pages. A great romance, a great back story, and most of all a great story. 5 stars and worth the time! Enjoy!
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I loved this book. laugh out loud funny.
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I just love this book. Linda Howard is an all time favorite of mine
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An entertaining read with moments of hilarity that made me guffaw and that add to the whimsy of this little mystery. I love Howard's more serious books, but found this one well written and surprising in its irreverence! This is not a serious mystery, but it is certainly a delight! If you wish to lighten your day, I recommend you spend time listening.
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Very good!
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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 transforms herself into a party girl and witnesses something she shouldn't...
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As always Linda Howard is fantastic!!
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On her thirty-fourth birthday, small-town librarian Daisy Minor resolves to enliven her boring life by finding a man with whom she'll have a steamy fling. Makeover done, she dances the night away and later finds a place of her own on the seamy side of town. Then one night she sees something that puts her in danger, and she finds herself having to deal with the infuriating local police chief--single, attractive . . . and sexy. Although the premise is a little shopworn and the "makeover changes all" plot point a trifle unbelievable, Linda Howard gives Daisy a lot of spirit and the police chief a lot of spice--and the result is good chemistry that makes for an enjoyable romantic thriller. Kate Forbes's narration is relaxed and sensual, her Southern accents believable.
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Never been used! Brand new!
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this is not one I have read or listened too
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For Daisy Minor, it's open season on men. The small-town librarian is tired of being a good girl, living with her widowed mother and spinster aunt. She wants to experience life and love, to have some fun, to meet a man. Before she starts her personal manhunt, she sets out to reinvent, or at least redecorate, herself. She seeks out a new look to match her new attitude, moves into her own place, and sets out in search of all the fun and adventure she's been missing. Soon she's dancing her nights away, flirting with men, and thoroughly enjoying her new free-spirited lifestyle. Then, late one night, she sees something that no one was supposed to see and finds herself in deadly danger. Suddenly, a killer declares it Open Season on Daisy Minor, and Daisy's one hope, for life and love, is to find the perfect man to save her life -- and share it.
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On her 34th birthday, Daisy Minor decides to make over her entire life. The small-town librarian has had it with her boring clothes, ordinary looks, and nearly a decade without so much as a date. Daisy transforms herself into a party girl extraordinaire - dancing the night away at clubs, laughing and flirting with abandon; however, her free-spirited fun turns to shattering danger when she witnesses something she shouldn't....
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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 the night away at clubs, laughing and flirting with abandon -- and she's declared open season for manhunting. But her free-spirited fun turns to shattering danger when she witnesses something she shouldn't -- and becomes the target of a killer. Now, before she can meet the one man who can share her life, first she may need him to save it.