59 year old female school nurse. My husband like to books because we travel quite a bit to visit our elderly parents.
The narrator as usual did an exceptional job. The story flowed well with Harper's usual twists and turns. Well done.
Loved it, it is my third time listening to this book again! I love the characters and the reader brings their personalities to life :) I'm super excited and listened to everyone except one book and it's on my wish list!
Never read the print version; so I couldn't say.
The part where he's about to bite her wrist (again) and she swats him on the nose with her hand and says sharply, "NO!" using the same tone you would for a disobedient puppy. Loved that part!
Amanda always does a stellar job of reading and is a pleasure to listen to.
I laughed through some of it, but if I was the one responsible for Gigi and she pulled that stunt....she wouldn't be able to sit for a week. I don't care how old she was. Then I'd tie her to a chair and force her to watch show after show which involved plots of foolish teenage girls pulling the same stunts that ended up costing them, or others, their lives just to demonstrate why she should never, ever, do anything like that again.
I still listen to it over and over. Including the Christmas sequal. Can't wait for the next one.
A FUN BOOK
Not my "normal" Vampire Type Book so I have NO Comparisons - Sorry!!!!
No - 1st Time Listener to Ms. Ronconi's books
It had really good sarcasum and whit and I did catch myself laughing in parts
Because the book was pretty much "all" sarcasm & whit when it came to the love scenes it was hard to relate - Overall the book was a very good listening too!!!!
Cons: Too many descriptive romantic encounters.
Pros: Minimal swearing
Iris serves the Vampire Communities needs by delivering their orders during the day when when they are sleeping. She is the guardian for her younger sister, Gigi. They have a loving relationship. Cal (vampire) ends up in their home and the sexual exploits start and the topic is even discussed by Gigi.
There are many other enjoyable vampire/werewolf series that do not rely so heavily on sexual interplay.
This book was wonderful, marvelous, amazing, splendid and just excellent.
I don't think I can pinpoint any particular scene as my favorite. This book was just hilarious and clever and wonderful.
Thanks Amanda Ronconi for making the narration wickedly amusing to listen to!
Devourer of all books fantasy
This is the first book in the Half Moon Hallow series by Harper. Previous to this I had read the Jane Jameson series by Harper and enjoyed it. I also read Driving Mr. Dead which technically takes place after this book. This was a very typical Molly Harper book, a cute and humorous paranormal romance.
I listened to this on audiobook and the audiobook was well done. The narrator has a very snarky voice which fits the story well. Although it’s not the best narration I’ve listened to, it’s decent.
Iris Scanlon runs Half Moon Hallow’s only daytime concierge service for vampires, while also supporting her younger sister Gigi. Things aren’t great but Iris is able to make ends meet. Everything changes when she literally stumbles on Cal, who is poisoned on his kitchen floor. Iris ends up agreeing to hide Cal and getting involved in solving the mystery of who poisoned Cal’s blood supply.
As mentioned above this book is very typical Molly Harper. The story is nothing special, but it is a fun little diversion. I don't read a lot of Molly Harper paranormal romance books because they are all very similar, but when I am in the mood for a fun little paranormal romance they definitely fit the bill.
Iris is a great lead. She is practical and hardworking and is doing her best to raise her younger sister after their parents died. She is very careful to never get involved, or even see, the vampires she does work for. Harboring Cal goes against everything Iris would normally do. However Iris happens to be a bit of a do-gooder and just can’t turn away a sick vampire.
Cal has this whole “I am a mysterious agent for the Council” thing going on and is, of course, very handsome. He has a cutting sense of humor and really endears himself to Iris because of how caring he is about Gigi’s wellbeing.
There is a good mystery here and some sizzling chemistry between Cal and Iris. This book was exactly what I expected. If you read and enjoy Molly Harper books then you should enjoy this one as well.
Overall this was a fun little humorous paranormal romance. There’s not a lot special or outstanding here, but the book is a cute and funny read. If you are looking for a light-hearted paranormal romance this book will definitely fit the bill.
On a whim and recommend from Audible, I picked up this audiobook.
The overprotective drop dead geougeous Cal, who just happend to be a vampire meets Iris Scanlon the mortal. The witty banter that ensues is more than worth the listen.