Blair Mallory has already survived one murder attempt. Now, while planning her wedding and dealing with holiday-season madness, Blair once again dodges a bullet. Or more precisely, a Buick. And though the driver’s identity remains a mystery, his or her murderous intentions are all too clear.
Or are they? After all, Blair’s homicidal ex-husband and his partner in crime/wife are safely behind bars. And even Wyatt Bloodsworth, her police detective groom-to-be, isn’t inclined to believe she’s being targeted again. All of which makes Blair wonder if her close call was simply a mishap. But the wondering stops when she narrowly cheats death again in another seemingly innocent accident. Two strikes is all it takes to convince Blair that she’s back in someone’s crosshairs. And the only thing more frightening is that Wyatt still doubts her. That means this time, no one will be watching Blair’s back when she sets out to get the drop on her would-be killer–before whoever it is finally drops her.
In the sequel to To Die For, Linda Howard once again takes us back inside the mind of Blond-Bombshell, former Cheerleader Blair Mallory.
When I first heard that To Die For was going to be written in the First Person, I was a bit nervous. I’ve always loved LH, but I wasn’t sure she could pull it off. She did. I loved TDF. But when I heard DDG was the sequel to TDF, and was once again written from Blair’s POV, I got nervous all over again. I wasn’t disappointed, however. While I didn’t enjoy this as much as TDF, it was still an entertaining read.
Since the plot is outlined above, I’m not going to go over it again. Blair’s happy with Wyatt, she’s planning her wedding and doing all that she can to bug Wyatt. Basically, same as the first book. And once again, someone is trying to kill her. Nothing new there, either.
Unlike a lot of others, I didn’t find Blair annoying. I loved reading about her antics with Wyatt, her interactions with her family, and just her overall sarcastic, narcissistic, bubbly attitude. Watching her and Wyatt go rounds for the top position in their relationship was hilarious. Blair’s antics often had me laughing out loud.
The murder plot wasn’t too hard to figure out. I knew who the bad guy was within a few chapters. But that didn’t take away from the story at all. Reading along as Blair tries to figure it out was fun and interesting.
It was nice to revisit some characters and I enjoyed seeing Wyatt and Blair again. I also felt that their relationship was progressing along nicely, and it seemed very real. They had fights, just like all couples, and they both played dirty, which I enjoyed.
Overall the book was a very good read. On the light side, but I enjoyed it. I’d highly recommend both To Die For and this one.
4 out of 5