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In comes detective Thompson Cahill. Cahill had heard of the bumbled burglary and was curious enough to go to the house, mainly because of the 9-1-1 call. He was intrigued. Upon meeting Sarah, he instantly knew that Sarah was more than just a butler.
An attraction forms between them right from the get-go - purely physical at first. But soon both can't get the other out of their heads. However, Sarah has attracted unwanted attention - a certain man thinks that Sarah is wasting her time taking care of the judge. She's perfect, and he accepts nothing less than perfection. Sarah should be his.
While Sarah is out on her day off, the judge is murdered while sitting in his recliner. Guilt assaults her - had she been there, it wouldn't have happened. Of course Sarah becomes the prime suspect, much to Cahill's chagrin. But eventually they rule her out, and Cahill, a year after a particularly nasty divorce, decides to go after Sarah, without subtlety.
Sarah eventually takes on another job, just for both of bosses to be murdered in their house while Sarah is with Cahill. Again, she's brought in for questioning, as a time gap between Cahill and Sarah becomes evident.Read more ›
The characters in this book, Sarah Stevens and Thompson Cahill, are likeable and fun but not classics. Cahill is sexy, ripped and outrageous, but for me he lacks the x-factor that made Dane Hollister (Dream Man) and Ben Lewis (Heart of Fire) stand out. His messy divorce and cheating ex-wife have damaged him and made him question his trust in women (a little too much sometimes, if you ask me) and this makes him wary of a relationship with Sarah at first. Suddenly though he changes his mind and the relationship rushes into full swing - it all happens very fast after a fairly small amount of interaction in the first quarter of the book. Sarah is clever and driven and keeps Cahill on his toes and finds herself slightly bemused by how fast their relationship moves, rather as I was.
Overall this was a good book, the chemistry between the couple was white hot. I thought that for a first love scene that the wrestling / handcuffs / drainpipe thing (not as weird as it sounds when you read the book!) was probably a bit too kinky, but it was also passionate and sexy.Read more ›
Sarah Stevens is a butler, but not just any type of butler. She makes over $100,000 a year, and only works for top notch clientele. She is also not only a butler but a trained body guard. Sarah works for a retired judge who she loves and considers family. One night during an attempted robbery, Sarah uses her training and skills to stop the burglers. When the police arrive to apprehend the suspects, she meets Detective Cahill, and there is an instant attraction, although neither will acknowledge it. This foiled burglery attempt also attracts the local news media who do a "human interest" piece on Sarah. This newscast attracts the attention of a stalker, who later turns killer, and the story flows from there. Of course, Sarah will have to come into contact again with hunky Detective Cahill and both of them will have to work together to find this killer. I enjoyed this story and would highly recommend.
Sarah Stevens is the perfect butler and her job is to look after retired Judge Roberts, keep him healthy and safe and iron his newspapers. The usual butler stuff but unbeknownst to the outside world she is also his bodyguard. Upon thwarting two burglars Judge Roberts decides the reluctant Sarah should get fifteen minutes of fame and arranges the media to do a story on her. Unfortunately she makes herself an obsessed fan who will stop at nothing to make her his butler.
If you like books with strong female characters who can take care of themselves and others try Christopher Nicole's novels with the Jessica Jones character such as The Search, The Quest, The Voyage to name a few.
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I'm a big fan of Linda Howard and this book didn't disappoint. The suspense kept me turning the pages and I really liked the characters. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Marion G.
THIS WAS NOT EVEN AN AVERAGE BOOK. THE PLOT OF THE BOOK SUCKED REALLY BAD. THE BAD GUY IS AN OLD GEEZER WHO IS A BIG PERVERT AND COMES TOTALLY OUT OF LEFT FIELD. Read morePublished on July 8 2004 by Julie Sumner
"Dying to Please" is my first Linda Howard novel but it won't be my last. All the characters in this book are very likable except the killer, of course. Read morePublished on July 4 2004
Sarah and Cahill are a match in combat, marksmanship, wit and passion. There is a lot of chemistry between them that you could feel the charged atmostphere when both of them are... Read morePublished on June 28 2004 by Kelly
I have read quite a few Linda Howard books, and was excited to start this book. However, by the time I was halfway through it, I was bored. Read morePublished on June 28 2004
First Mr. Perfect and now this wow I am hooked I love how Linda ties romance, comedy, and mystery all together in one book and also uses things that could REALLY happen !!!Published on April 16 2004 by K. Geiger
The last book of LH that I read was Open Season, what a waste! Since then I was waiting for a new book, and this one was amazing, it has some boring parts that doesn't have to do... Read morePublished on April 10 2004 by Jorge Frid
I first picked up this book after reading some of Lind Howard's other titles. The heroine in this story is a strong charicature, and happen to be a butler. Read morePublished on March 17 2004
Please, if you're going to read a Linda Howard book, make sure you don't have to get up in the morning. These books are like potato chips--you can't just read a page.Published on Feb. 29 2004