Review: Veil of Night by Linda Howard

March 6, 2011 at 11:19 pm 1 comment

Linda Howard's "Veil of Night"Linda Howard’s newest release Veil of Night combines humor, suspense, and faster than you can say “hello” romance.  Like Open Season and Mr. Perfect, it’s written with Howard’s trademark quirky, off-the-wall, in-each-others-faces romance and with plenty of suspense, making it a fun and light read, very different from Howard’s latest assassin-filled novels.

A dedicated and talented wedding planner, Jaclyn Wilde, the heroine, is spunky and classy–all at the same time.  Her newest client, Carrie Edwards, takes the term “Bridezilla” to a new level, but when Carrie is found dead, Jaclyn is thrown into a world of murder, suspicion, and lust with police detective–and real “Studley Do Right”–Eric Wilder.

Readers will love the insane interactions between Carrie and Jaclyn, literally laughing out loud as Jaclyn tries to deal with her demanding client.  But the heart of the book is Jaclyn and Eric’s sizzling relationship.  Completely chaotic and uncontrollable, their passion both amuses and scorches.  And with funny and fresh dialogue, it is impossible not to like the pair.

However, while I was glad to see Howard return to the lighter side of death and murder, I felt the action and threat in the book was underplayed. Just a little more danger, and this book would have been a 5 star for me.  But all-in-all, it was a good read, filled with that instant, possessive passion that Howard portrays so well and pretty decent plot to boot!

4.5 Stars!

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  • 1. Book Reviews at BookRack  |  March 7, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Nicely written review too 🙂

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