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.
Chaos, Vampire, and Road-Trip. If that doesn't grab you attention, nothing will!
Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs. This story brought us back to Half Moon Hollow, introduced us to more residents of the most paranormal SOUTHERN town in America!!
The sarcastic wit of Molly Harper's writing. Reading it just wouldn't have the same flair, nor the Southern twang that adds another level to the story.
Always, always, A L W A Y S, laugh my ass off.
No. I don't know anyone who would like this book.
No. This is the first paranormal romance that I have read. I realize that I do not like paranormal romances.
Had it not been a romance.
I know that it seems contradictory to criticize a book about vampire for realism, but I did not believe in any of the characters' motivations. The main character, Iris, is supposed to be educated, intelligent and responsible but most or her actions are crazy. As usual a thousand year old vampire falls in love with someone who is sweet and ditzy and he hardly seems to act like a vampire at all.
I think Ms. Harper can do bette.
Say something about yourself!
When you are tired of intense books, or tired of people finding their mates and just poof living happily ever after in a book where everything just seems to magically work out for everyone I HIGHLY recommend you pick up a Molly Harper Book where nothing works out the way you think it will and you will laugh until you cry and smile while you listen.
Some people don't want to get into these books because they think it's just another vampire series, they could not be further from the truth! In this book our human leading lady Iris owns a company who provides a special service...see ever since the vampires where outed by a lawsuit in the late 90's the general population has just had to accept that they really do exist. Part of that acceptance is creating sparkling fang toothpaste, Fo-type O (a fake blood replacement), and even vampire protection kits...all of which are available at the local Wal-Mart....nope not kidding! Iris's business is providing daytime services to the un-dead, for a nominal fee of course! She picks up donor blood, get's their pets groomed, cleans their house for the company they are having tonight and is just a personal assistant to the un-dead...but to be honest they kind of creep her out! She tries very hard never to meet any of them on purpose and never after dark.
That is until she goes to a new clients house and accidentally trips over his poisoned body on the floor. Oh she is SOOO not happy about being near the un-dead especially when the man asks for her help, for a sizable fee he needs her to take him home with her so he can figure out who tried to kill him. Waiting at home is her 17 year old sister, her mouthy opinionated, sneaky snarky sister...oh this is going to go well! It also doesn't hurt that the vampire is H-O-T!
The snarky jabs and jibes are hilarious, and I can't recommend these books and the narrator enough! Whenever I need a pick-me-up I turn to Molly Harper, she never disappoints! Put all her books in your wish list so audible can tell you when they go on sale, but to be honest I would pay full price for this slice of uncomplicated heaven.
I wasn't expecting much from this book and was happily surprised at the witty dialogue and humor. This was a "What the heck" purchase from the $4.95 book sale and I have been laughing ever since. What a lovely stumble.
What a winning combo, Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi. I am a die hard fan of these 2 women. Harper is a down to earth writer, with a wonderful sense of humor. Ronconi is just a terrific narrator. I try to listen to every thing these 2 do, it is such a fun listen. If your are looking for a light, fun listen, this is the book for you.