Books by Linda Howard

B
Mr. Perfect

Most of us outgrew discussions of what makes for "The Perfect Man" in college. That's usually the same period in our lives when we would all sit around in groups discussing the meaning of life (or some such) in great detail until the wee hours of the morning. But these just aren't the sorts of d ...

B
A Game of Chance

Ever since Linda Howard introduced Chance Mackenzie, readers have been been demanding his story. I work part time at Waldenbooks where one thing I do is set out the series romances. I knew that this book would be a big seller when customers lined up and grabbed it off the shelf as fast as I could pu ...

B+
Diamond Bay

I just finished a marvelous Linda Howard book featuring a secret agent in deep cover and in deep trouble and the brave and resourceful woman who saves his life and falls in love with him. No, it wasn't her latest hardcover All The Queen's Men, I'm talking about Diamond Bay one of Howard's earlier an ...

C+
All The Queen's Men

Black Ops undercover agent John Medina was introduced a couple of years ago as a memorable secondary character in Linda Howard's romantic thriller, Kill and Tell. I was intrigued by him then and have waited impatiently, along with many other readers, to get my hands on his story. Was it worth the wa ...

D
An Independent Wife

Linda Howard can write fabulous romance - but she can also write some stinkers, and this is one of them. An Independent Wife was first published as an early Silhouette Special Edition. It definitely shows its age and showcases what doesn't always work in a Linda Howard read: there's the insufferably ...

B
Loving Evangeline

I don't know where Linda Howard wants to go with her writing, but wherever that is, I sure hope she keeps writing romance novels. True, I've not loved every book she's written (I've read them all), and I've hated some of her heroes as much as I've loved others. But, when it comes to writing romance, ...

C
Now You See Her

I have to admit, I am pretty new to Linda Howard. Except for one short story in a Christmas anthology, I have never read anything by her. Judging from all the positive comments I have heard about her books over the years, starting with Now You See Her may have been a mistake. It wasn't a bad book; i ...

C+
Now You See Her

These days, whenever I see that a favorite author of mine has a new hardback release, I can’t help but cringe a little; prepare myself to expect less of a romance, and more of an emphasis on mainstream themes. In essence, prepare myself for disappointment. Such is the case with Linda Howard’s No ...

D
Shades of Twilight

I have loved many books by Linda Howard - this is not one of them. I grew up in Alabama, where Shades of Twilight is set, and I've been fighting the very sort of stereotypes it depicts my whole life. I've been reading romance since I was a teen, and while I've read scenes of rape and incest before, ...

C+
A Lady of the West

Mostly, I liked this book. Mostly. But, it had a few quirks, pushed a few limits, was a bit too icky in places, so that I didn't enjoy this book as much as I had wanted to. Duncan Sarratt is lying dead. At his feet, his wife is being raped. Young Jake and Ben are roused from their ...