What's to like about the current craze for vampire books? Nothing much. While I don't remember how I came across this book, the title itself promised something different. Stray??? Vampires. Next, the description promised the story of a human taking care of the mundane day to day needs of vampires, which didn't sound like the usual approach in most science fiction books. So I bought it. Molly has a lot of fun with the foibles of vampires as seen from the human business woman's view point.
I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and/or listening to mostly paranormal and fantasy.
I keep trying to read Molly Harper books. I've heard such great things about them. So I try them when I'm looking for humor. They just are not what I'm really looking for. They aren't bad, but I'm just looking for something different. I've found that I do better with them as audiobooks. I can listen while I do other things. I do catch myself chuckling out loud at times. There is a Simpsons reference in this book that I loved. Overall all, this book is okay.
As much as I have enjoyed Molly Harper's works and Amanda Ronconi's narration, I found this title to be listless, a bit rushed and only mildly entertaining.
The plot seemed rushed because characters would just quickly accept something traumatic or unusual and at one point in the story when our heroine has sex with the vampire, instead of some, I don't know, magical or sensitive moment, they continue their witty banter. In fact, there is so much witty banter throughout this book, that it robbed any remaining drama from the circumstances. No one seemed threatened or afraid or even really very sad because they were so busy with the witty banter.
I usually enjoy Amanda Ronconi's narration, but here it is lost in a rather average character. In fact, I think everyone in this book was average---even the vampire, who seemed just like a nice guy.
This won't stop me from listening to Molly Harper's other books, but maybe I will wait a bit.
Great story.Love Molly's books,all have a fun sence of humor about them & Amanda Ronconi is a great narrator.Another good one:)
I'm a 30-something paranormal, mystery, and humor enthusiast. For me, the main character is the most important part of a book.
Its no secret that I love Molly Harper. Specifically Molly Harper as read by Amanda Ronconi. I don't know what makes the combo work so well, but it does.
For me, all of these books are like coming back home.
The main characters were in love way too fast. There needed to be a few pages of relationship depth...
The narrator had no range. All of the characters sounded the same.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
This one is more like #5 to the Nice Girls series, but with a new person as the main character. Of course it was funny, Molly Harper wrote it. The narration was spot on. It probably can be read separately but I don't recommend it because a lot of the background information would be lost. I will be reading all of the half moon hollow books that Molly Harper can put out.
wife,mother, hard worker... and lover of romance and wit
I choose this book as part of a promo special/package deal, and was glad I made the choice. I have since downloaded and listened to several of miss harpers books and really appreciate her creativity and wit.
I think it says a lot about a writer if a reader can enter into the middle of a series, and can not only follow the thread of the story... but than has to to get the previous books that she has already missed.
try a Molly Harper book and enjoy
Maybe one of my girlfriends that would like a comical romance novel. Most of my friends like to read books such as Wheel of Time or anything by Brandon Sanderson, so they tend to think they are above romance novels.
I felt the relationship was a little too rushed. I haven't met a couple that feel in love in a month and proposed and seen it last. If maybe it happened after a few years, or he just came back and said he wanted to be with her, I would be ok with that.
I thought she did an awesome job and it really allowed me to enjoy the story fully.
I laughed a lot. It was really a witty book that I enjoyed.
I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!
I really enjoy listening to the combination of Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi, however, this was not my favorite book. I thought it was interesting and enjoyable but I would not listen to it again.
I found myself quite aggravated every time she kept saying "the care and feeding of stray vampires" after each and every chapter. I mean come one, we know what book we are listening to.
While the narration was good, the story itself just did not do it for me. If you purchase this on a sale then you cool but I would be disappointed paying regular price or using a credit. Even still, it was a decent read.