Kill and Tell by Linda Howard was a little difficult to get into. The first time I read the book I didn’t much care for the heroine–I thought she was unfeeling. She so unlike me, I had a difficult time relating. The hero, IMHO, was a jerk. Let’s just say the characters improved the second time I read the book, and continue to improve with each re-reading.
Why, you may ask, did I revisit the story?
- Vietnam Vets
- Political corruption light
- Black Ops light
- New Orleans (even though most of the story takes place in Ohio)
- Great first kiss/seduction scene
Of all of the above listed things, the last one was the clincher. Picture a rainy, steamy, sultry New Orleans night, sitting on a balcony in the French Quarter, sipping red wine, eating cookies with white chocolate chunks, and listening to bluesy jazz being played in the distance. A perfect recipe.