Another fun Molly Harper. Similar to Susan Elizabeth Phillips, she puts her characters through hell, often leaving them desperate and broke in some unlikely location, only to let them claw themselves back for their HEA. I'm not always a big fan of gratuitous protagonist suffering, but like SEP, Harper seems to make it work.
I have two quibbles with the book, one with the narration and one with the story: First of all, Colin's voice was not very masculine. It made him sound like a wimp, even though he wasn't. Pretty unsexy. This was a shame because the rest of her narration was perfect.
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My second quibble is the heroine's actions toward her former fiance. Yes, he was a total scumbag and he probably deserved a great deal of psychic pain, but breaking someone's nose is just not funny. A good way to test this is to ask, would it have been funny if the characters' sexes were reversed? No one would ever try to play a man breaking a woman's nose for laughs, under any circumstances, and I thought it was offensive here too. Ineffectual attempts at violence by a woman toward a much stronger man can sometimes be mildly funny, but a broken nose isn't ineffectual violence. This made me dock the book by a whole star.
I haven't read the print version of this story, but I really enjoyed the audio edition! This is a delightful story in the best tradition of Molly Harper's Hollows series. It's a fun, sexy story that doesn't take itself too seriously. And Amanda Ronconi's interpretation makes this an easy listen. Again, she finds a new voice for another woman from the Hollows. It's amazing how she manages to make them sound like they're from the same town, without sounding like the same person. Brava!
I really liked Miranda. She tries so hard to be what she's supposed to be, and it always blows up in her face. She just soldiers on. You have to admire that kind of tenacity.
Amanda Ronconi makes sure that you never miss the humor of the situation. She makes the funny parts funnier, and the sexy parts feel natural...not awkward.
This book made me laugh out loud several times. It also made me smile a lot. Two reactions I'm looking for when I read/listen to a Molly Harper book.
Wife, mother of 3 and lover all of all books! I've really become interested in the audio books since I have such a long commute. It's a wonderful way to pass the time!
Yes, I would recommend this book. It's very light-hearted and as always Molly Harper delivers on the one liners.
The main character was my favorite. She embraced her flaws and was seriously funny.
The scene where they had to stay in the hotel together.
It did make me laugh, all Molly Harper books make me laugh
Could use a little more romance to spice things up a bit. There was some of course just not enough.
There is nothing better than a good book!
I could go on and on about Molly Harper's wittiness and talent.... She is one of my favorite top 5 authors ever... But when she teamed up with Amanda Ronconi, oh my! What a pair! Ronconi's spot-on vocals and her ability to bring Harper's characters to life always leaves me smiling and begging for more!
I will definately be listening to more from Molly Harper. This was a fast paced, funny, all around great story. The characters were rich and quick witted. The banter between the two was lively, I laughed out loud. I originally found Ms Harper with the free selection at valentines The Undead in My Bed and loved it so much I went looking for more. Amanda Ronconi was fantastic.
The performance of Amanda Ronconi was a treat!
Her voice, the inflection and her honest sarcasm without being insincere.
I have a 40 minute commute each way and with out Audible, I'd go crazy! My fav genre is fantasy and I love a great series!
This was a fun book that your sure to enjoy. Narrator is really good and smooth. I enjoy a series of books, and usually longer, but sometimes I just want something fun, quick and simple. This book fit the bill perfectly!
I will listen to this series every year. Why not when you enjoy something so much
Jane is so funny. If there is something that can go wrong it will happen to her
I so enjoy Amanda's reading of this book that I can't imagine what it would be like to just read the book. In fact, I am listening to book 3 as I am writing this review
I laughed the whole time listening to this book. If not laughing I had a smile on my face
I plan on listening to the complete series. I also am going to get the rest of Holly Harper's books. She is a very entertaining writer
Yes. It was funny. The narrator was perfect for the main character. I have never read or listened to a book by Molly Harper but now I am looking for them. Great entertaining read.
The main character was hilarious with her misadventures.
This was just an entertaining light hearted story. She was so funny and her interactions with "Mr. Dead" were great.