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~Ebook ⚔ Kill and Tell ⚒ Still reeling from her mother s recent death, Karen Whitlaw is stunned when she receives a package containing a mysterious notebook from the father she has barely seen since his return from the Viet Nam War over twenty years ago Unwilling to deal with her overwhelming emotions, Karen packs the notebook away, putting it and her father out of her mind, until she receives a shocking phone call Her father has been murdered on the gritty streets of New OrleansHomicide detective Marc Chastain considers the murder nothing than street violence against a homeless man, and Karen accepts his judgment at first But she changes her mind when her home is burglarized and accidents begin to happen All at once, she faces a chilling realization whoever killed her father is now after her Desperate for answers, Karen retrieves the only thing that links her to her father the notebook he had sent months before Inside its worn pages, she makes an unsettling discovery her father had been a sniper in Vietnam and the notebook contains a detailed account of each one of his killsNow running for her life, Karen entrusts the book and its secrets to Marc Chastain Together they unravel a disturbing story of politics, power, and murder and face a killer who will stop at nothing to get his hands on the kill book Oh, Kill and Tell was sooo good Wickedly sexy, with just the right amount of action, danger, and mystery Karen s estranged father is murdered in New Orleans not long after the death of her beloved mother and her emotions are in turmoil From meeting the very male yum and a little hostile Detective Marc Chastain, to having attempts on her life, Karen s life is turned upside down Marc is a little gruff with Karen when his mistakes her demeanor for cold heartlessness, but he soon realizes jus Oh, Kill and Tell was sooo good Wickedly sexy, with just the right amount of action, danger, and mystery Karen s estranged father is murdered in New Orleans not long after the death of her beloved mother and her emotions are in turmoil From meeting the very male yum and a little hostile Detective Marc Chastain, to having attempts on her life, Karen s life is turned upside down Marc is a little gruff with Karen when his mistakes her demeanor for cold heartlessness, but he soon realizes just how close Karen is to falling apart Finding out her history and the passionate woman underneath stirs up a powerful attraction combined with an intense possessiveness he s never felt before When danger strikes, Marc s main objective is to keep Karen safe all the while convincing her that they re meant to be Marc Chastain was every girls dream Handsome, protective, and considerate His Southern manners and care were a definite draw and the accent well, I just melt over a Southern drawl So very seductive I love Linda Howard s take on an alpha men He was the most considerate man she d ever met, and the hell of it was he was so damn alpha She hadn t known the two qualities could blend together so wonderfully.I adored Karen as well Even though she was going through so much turmoil, she kept a level head, and I felt her pain of loss acutely She deserved a man like Marc As for the romance, oh boy Sultry hot New Orleans nights were the perfect setting for this sizzling love affair Chapter Nine was so utterly and fantastically HOT Linda Howard expertly lays a foundation of sexual tension and her writing is just so beautifully sensual The mystery and suspense portion of the story was exciting, too I devoured the story As for the narration, Natalie Ross is perfection Her Southern accents aren t over the top, but still exude that sexiness that comes with a Southern drawl Her male voices are very well done Ms Ross enhances any story she narrates Dance with me, he said softly, standing up and holding out his hand to her She stood and went silently into his arms She closed her eyes, and her head found her personal resting place on his shoulder There couldn t be anythingperfect, she thought, than slow dancing, barefoot, on a balcony in New Orleans, while the rain poured down and twilight wrapped around them This was the part of the book that had me hooked, and I couldn t put it down until the mystery solved which just h Dance with me, he said softly, standing up and holding out his hand to her She stood and went silently into his arms She closed her eyes, and her head found her personal resting place on his shoulder There couldn t be anythingperfect, she thought, than slow dancing, barefoot, on a balcony in New Orleans, while the rain poured down and twilight wrapped around them This was the part of the book that had me hooked, and I couldn t put it down until the mystery solved which just happened to be the end of the book Marc was so smooth, strong, gallant, and oh SO alpha and just exactly what Karen needed.I LOVED Marc Karen together, and I loved their story The story, characters, and writing are amazing Another great story I just recently discovered this Author, but was written awhile ago by Linda Howard 2.5 stars Karen is surprised by a package that arrives at her house from her estranged father Karen is still mourning her mother s death when she is informed her father has been murdered Her father s murder wants her dead All her friends are also in danger because of their association with her Detective Chastain is intrigued by the murder of a homeless man which happens to be Karen s father He takes it upon himself to protect Karen.The chemistry between Karen and Marc Chastain was just o 2.5 stars Karen is surprised by a package that arrives at her house from her estranged father Karen is still mourning her mother s death when she is informed her father has been murdered Her father s murder wants her dead All her friends are also in danger because of their association with her Detective Chastain is intrigued by the murder of a homeless man which happens to be Karen s father He takes it upon himself to protect Karen.The chemistry between Karen and Marc Chastain was just okayish for me I m not an insta love fan and I ve noticed that happens a lot with this author In her other stories I ve been able to over look that flaw because the story was good but the overall story for Kiss and Tell barely held my attention I ve loved every other book of Linda Howard s that I ve read so far So, I was surprised that this one didn t work for me.SERIES Each book can be read as a standalone Rereading 5 24 15I m in the mood for a Linda Howard book, rereading a favorite I knew I loved this book but I d forgotten how much I loved it Marc Chastain is a New Orleans Detective investigating the murder of what appears to be a homeless man Soon he learns the man s identity as Dexter Whitlaw a Vietnam veteran Marc is a compassionate man who decides to look further into the veteran s death and track down his next of kin.Karen Whitlaw is an ER Nurse who is still mourning the death Rereading 5 24 15I m in the mood for a Linda Howard book, rereading a favorite I knew I loved this book but I d forgotten how much I loved it Marc Chastain is a New Orleans Detective investigating the murder of what appears to be a homeless man Soon he learns the man s identity as Dexter Whitlaw a Vietnam veteran Marc is a compassionate man who decides to look further into the veteran s death and track down his next of kin.Karen Whitlaw is an ER Nurse who is still mourning the death of her beloved mother, when she receives a call from NOPD informing her of her estranged Fathers death Upon arrival in New Orleans she is dismayed and a bit shocked to feel the hostility coming from the Detective investigating the murder of her father.Once Marc realizes he misjudged Karen and gets to know her, he decides to do everything he can to help her make the necessary arrangements While helping Karen he decides that he wants Karen and plans anintensive courtshipto get her and keep her My favorite sceneDance with me, he said softly, standing up and holding out his hand to her She stood and went silently into his arms She closed her eyes, and her head found her personal resting place on his shoulder There couldn t be anythingperfect, she thought, than slow dancing, barefoot, on a balcony in New Orleans, while the rain poured down and twilight wrapped around them After that scene and an intense night together, Karen panics and flees back to Ohio Once home things start happening that threatens her life, she realizes someone obviously wants her dead so she hastily returns to Marc knowing he ll keep her safe.Obviously there is muchto the murder of Karen s father, which puts her in the direct path of determined killer This is such a great romantic suspense book with many powerful and shady characters Lastly we re introduced to John Medina All the Queen s Men, another great LH read with one of the most memorable scenes I veEVERread who s father was also murdered and intertwined with Karen s father s murder Great narration by Natalie Ross, she s definitely a favorite narrator of mine First read June 2011 Kill and Tell3.5 StarsAfter receiving a package from her estranged father, Karen Whitlaw doesn t even give it a second glance But when Dexter Whitlaw is murdered in New Orleans and Karen is plagued by a series of mysterious accidents , she soon realizes that someone is desperate to get their hands on the package With help from homicide detective, Marc Chastain, Karen must learn her father s secrets before she falls victim to a determined killer The suspense plot is good, but the romance fall Kill and Tell3.5 StarsAfter receiving a package from her estranged father, Karen Whitlaw doesn t even give it a second glance But when Dexter Whitlaw is murdered in New Orleans and Karen is plagued by a series of mysterious accidents , she soon realizes that someone is desperate to get their hands on the package With help from homicide detective, Marc Chastain, Karen must learn her father s secrets before she falls victim to a determined killer The suspense plot is good, but the romance falls flat mainly due to the judgmental hero Karen and Marc s relationship gets off on the wrong foot when he makes some rather ugly assumptions about her Then, all of a sudden, he has an epiphany and realizes he has made a mistake, and she is the perfect woman to take as his next conquest Please save me from this man s gigantic ego Unfortunately, Karen falls very easily for his possessive charm and protectiveness, and what little tension there is between them at the outset fizzles very quickly once they hop into bed As is always the case with Linda Howard, the sex scenes are sizzling even if the emotional connection is lacking The mystery is much better with some intense and exciting moments even though the villain is revealed early on There is some bumbling around on the part of the hired goons that defies common sense, but Karen is a strong heroine and there is, thankfully, no damsel in distress routine In sum, not one of Howard s better books but it is a quick and entertaining read nonetheless Great romantic suspense set in New Orleans and Ohio I loved the scenes in New Orleans, I almost felt like I was in the French Quarter siting on the balcony with Mark and Karen I love how LH described Mark and his southern gentleman characteristics The scene where he seduces Karen with some wine and dancing on a steamy New Orleans night was so hot I highly recommend this book I liked it, but not the best LH I ve read.As usual the hero was sexy, although I wasn t on board with his original plan to simply seduce the grieving heroine with no thought of a future relationship Perhaps in a man s mind the magic penis is a thing and he really thought some great sex would soothe her grief over her father s death He quickly abandoned that plan for insta love however I don t feel like the relationship ever developed all that much, just bam instalove.The hero from the nex I liked it, but not the best LH I ve read.As usual the hero was sexy, although I wasn t on board with his original plan to simply seduce the grieving heroine with no thought of a future relationship Perhaps in a man s mind the magic penis is a thing and he really thought some great sex would soothe her grief over her father s death He quickly abandoned that plan for insta love however I don t feel like the relationship ever developed all that much, just bam instalove.The hero from the next book was introduced toward the end and he seems like a pretty fascinating guy I m a big fan of LH s earlier romantic suspense novels, but her latest releases have failed to catch my interest Kill and Tell is one of her oldies and, IMHO, a very good one.The story starts with Dexter Whitlaw, a Vietnam veteran, sending a mysterious package to his estranged wife Unbeknown to him, she died a few weeks ago and it s their daughter, Karen, who receives the package Still grieving for her mother s death and resentfull of her father, who left them when she was only a teenager t I m a big fan of LH s earlier romantic suspense novels, but her latest releases have failed to catch my interest Kill and Tell is one of her oldies and, IMHO, a very good one.The story starts with Dexter Whitlaw, a Vietnam veteran, sending a mysterious package to his estranged wife Unbeknown to him, she died a few weeks ago and it s their daughter, Karen, who receives the package Still grieving for her mother s death and resentfull of her father, who left them when she was only a teenager to never come back, Karen doesn t give the package any importance, sends it to a storage house along with her deceased mother s belongings, and forgets about it.Fast foward 6 months, and Dex is killed in a New Orleans street Homicide Detective Marc Chastain is assigned to the case, and he soon suspects that there sto it than the simple murder of a homeless John Doe But solving the murder of a homeless man isn t top priority for the police, so as soon as the body is identified as belonging to Dexter Whitlaw, all Marc is left to do is contact his family aka Karen and get her to take care of his funeral.Karen works as a nurse at the surgical floor of a hospital in Ohio, and she s still not fully recovered from the loss of her mother When Marc tells her her father is dead, she doesn t know how to feel about it He s been a virtual stranger to her but, out of duty and respect for her mother who never stopped loving him, Karen flies to New Orleans to identify and claim her father s body.Marc doesn t really like Karen at first he finds her too cold and unfeeling but it doesn t take long until he realizes that s just a facade and, in fact, she feels too much behind her controlled behavior That s when he falls hard and fast for her and, knowing time isn t on his side, begins an intense courtship Oh boy, I wish I had a man like Marc to help me whenever I m facing a difficult time Things get complicated when a 2nd body is discovered in Mississipi Even though there are no visible links, Marc feels the two murders are connected and starts investigating This calls the attention of the CIA, the bad guys get antsy and, suddenly, Karen has the killer after her But why What do they want with her What was in the package sent by her father If I didn t make it clear before, let me tell you again I loved Marc He was protective, caring, and totally devoted to Karen Some readers thought he was a bit manipulative, taking advantage of her distress to seduce her, but I really didn t see it that way Was she feeling vulnerable and needy Yes, but it wasn t like anyone would do No, she wanted Marc as much as he wanted her And he wasn t after a one night stand, he just felt the need to speed up his intense courtship because she was leaving in 3 days and he wanted to hook her on a relationship with him before she left and put him behind her Desperate times call for drastic measures, LOL.It took me longer to like Karen I thought she was too cold and passive at first, but then I understood she was basically on the verge of depression and I could definitely relate to that Been there, done that She won me over when she managed to escape a near death situation all by herself Gotta love an intelligent heroine who doesn t have a single TSTL bone in her body I have one small complaint about this book it s somewhat short and could have used 50 or sopages to develop Marc and Karen s relationship, IMHO Other than that, I really enjoyed this book and look forward to read All the Queen s Men, the next book in this miniseries loosely connected through John Medina s character I do love Linda Howard This romantic suspense gets going strong in the second half Maybe 4 stars Erotica Hot steamy read, in Audible, narrated superbly by Natalie Ross This book is set in New Orleans and Columbus, Ohio It is the first of a series, but the books are only loosely connected.Detective Mark Chastain is some kind of heart throb, huh Gotta love a Howard hero protective, passionate, smart, and sweet.On the down side, there is too much time spent in introspection my pet peeve, I do love Linda Howard This romantic suspense gets going strong in the second half Maybe 4 stars Erotica Hot steamy read, in Audible, narrated superbly by Natalie Ross This book is set in New Orleans and Columbus, Ohio It is the first of a series, but the books are only loosely connected.Detective Mark Chastain is some kind of heart throb, huh Gotta love a Howard hero protective, passionate, smart, and sweet.On the down side, there is too much time spent in introspection my pet peeve, evenyawn worthy in audio version Also, it was almost love at first sight, once Marc got past his hasty judgement of Karen.Also, no suspense Nothing to wonder about We saw and heard everythingfrom everyone s POV, as the perspective hopped from the killers, to Dexter one of the victims , to the big wig who paid the killers, to the CIA operatives who sought to avenge the death, to the bungler who tried to find the notebook, etc.On the up side, the final fight scene was tight and suspenseful Who knew we could do that with a latex glove No, not that.Also on the up side, I rather appreciated how Karen resolved some of her feelings for her AWOL father Dexter , and how daddy ended up helping her, even in death, by teaching her some survival skills when she was a girl Howard never creates a helpless heroine.But why do so many of these types of suspense thrillers always always ALWAYS involve view spoiler a corrupt senator, in the billiards room, with a wad of cash and a candlestick hide spoiler This is a series opener John Medina gets a book of his own All the Queen s Men