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Drop Dead Gorgeousby Linda Howard
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“Linda Howard is a superbly original storyteller.”
Blair Mallory has already survived one murder attempt. Now, while planning her wedding and dealing with holiday-season madness, Blair once again dodges a bullet. Or more precisely, a Buick. And though the drivers identity remains a mystery, his or her murderous intentions are all too clear.
Or are they? After all, Blairs homicidal ex-husband and his partner in crime/wife are safely behind bars. And even Wyatt Bloodsworth, her police detective groom-to-be, isnt inclined to believe shes being targeted again. All of which makes Blair wonder if her close call was simply a mishap. But the wondering stops when she narrowly cheats death again in another seemingly innocent accident. Two strikes is all it takes to convince Blair that shes back in someones crosshairs. And the only thing more frightening is that Wyatt still doubts her. That means this time, no one will be watching Blairs back when she sets out to get the drop on her would-be killer-before whoever it is finally drops her.
"Although someone is trying to kill fitness salon owner and former cheerleader Blair Mallory yet again, she retains her winning comedic voice in Howard's follow up to 2005's To Die For. Southern belle Blair remains perfectly matched with police Lieutenant Wyatt Bloodsworth, who has given her one month to execute their wedding, or else he's taking them to Vegas. Things take a turn when a crazed driver nearly runs Blair down in the mall parking lot; it's not long before Blair starts receiving strange phone calls and spots a car tailing her, but the normally astute Wyatt doesn't put two and two together. Though the danger is real-and escalates violently-this is no heart-thumping suspense novel, but instead an old-fashioned clash of the sexes: Blair's high-maintenance style versus Wyatt's alpha male tendencies. Funny and sexy throughout, Howard's latest is marred only by Wyatt's shoddy policework, a convenient misstep that propels the plot but rings false. Regardless, fans of this couple will delight in their rematch, and Howard's recently revealed comedic talents are sure to secure her new readers." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Blair Mallory, the stunning heroine of "To Die For," once more matches wits with a killer as she tries plan her wedding to police detective Wyatt Bloodsworth in this latest romantic thriller from the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Cover of Night." Original.
About the Author
Linda Howard is the award-winning author of many New York Times bestsellers, including Cover of Night, Killing Time, To Die For, Kiss Me While I Sleep, Cry No More, Dying to Please, Open Season, Mr. Perfect, All the Queens Men, Now You See Her, Kill and Tell, and Son of the Morning. She lives in Alabama with her husband and two golden retrievers.
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