Might have liked this better if I wasn't expecting a romantic suspense. First half of the book is Daisy getting a makeover and changing her life. Which I found got really dull while waiting for the bullets to start flying. Then the story picks up a little (very little) around the halfway mark when she accidentally witnesses a murder. The only thing is there isn't any real suspense. Daisy is in some rather distant danger but the guy who is sent to kill her never gets anywhere near her, by the time he comes around she's already safely stashed away and out of reach. She's never in any actual peril, and that whole section of the plot feels very easy. Everything falls into place and the bad guys are all caught with a minimum of fuss.
I was expecting some real tension and danger, which Howard can do very nicely, but it never materializes. This mostly reads as a small town romance, with a weak suspense sub-plot in the second half.