I love books, it's my great escape.
I have to say, I just loved this book. It was light and funny. I found myself laughing out loud and getting strange looks from people. Molly Harper does not disappoint with this one and Amanda Ronconi is a talented narrator. Laughing is good for you and throwing in a little romance and mystery does not hurt either. This was well worth my credit. I always get a Molly Harper book when I want to have a laughing good time.
No I wouldn't, even for a friend looking for a twilight fix. The world of the story stroke me as interesting, the fact that the leading lady does day services for the newly revealed vampire community is a new angle not explored by any book i've seen. But my gripe is that the plot was quite unbelievable at many points. Any time she got in a close encounter with these vampires attacking her, she should have died but some how she doesn't without any consequence. By the description of the character she is doesn't seem all that attractive, she consistently makes comments to insinuates that vampires are monsters, and she does the bare minimum to make sure the vampire is alive and comfortable. The vampire male lead clearly thinks that humans are cattle and has admitted unapologetic, that he has killed alot of humans both good and evil and is only into finishing his job.Apart from the tension churned from just being in close contact with each other, there is no real connection there, and all the steamy encounters in the world will not convince me otherwise.
The plot however was decent, there is an interesting twist at the very end to learn who the killer is and their whole scheme, so the book is not without its high points.
Quirky, nerdy, funny
I don't think so, but thats just an opinion.
At the end of the day, I didn't like the main characters, by the end of the book they were not developed enough for me to care. I would not read a follow up to his book.
Elle AKA PlantCrone..I'm an organic gardener, quilter, volunteer and elder who enjoys different genres from biographies to si/fi to fantasy
On recommendation from my youngest daughter-who is into paranormal romances, I downloaded a couple of Molly Harper novels. If you like light paranormal romance I'm sure you'll love this book. I'm recovering from hip surgery and very much needed something different to listen to, having read and heard everything I could imagine, I decided to try this different-for me- novel.
I understand all the reasons for laughter that filled most of the reviews. Harper is a funny writer but, honestly, if this topic isn't something you normally enjoy, most likely you'll roll your eyes at "Care and Feeding". It's basically one step up from young adult writing...lets call it "Twilight for the Twenties and Thirties."
Amanda Ronconi gives a cute voice to the heroine-she's ideal for this and similar books.
I have another Molly Harper book to listen to and I'm sure I'll enjoy it just as much as this one. It's not something I usually like but it wasn't awful...it was just different.
I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)
I don't know why so many people say this book is funny - I didn't find it to be particularly funny (and yes I do have a sense of humour). I will admit, however, that it is light and fluffy, so maybe that is what makes it funny? dunno... but there certainly weren't any moments that made me giggle, nor did I notice any moments where I thought the author was aiming for funny and missed...
It is a fast read, and it's not very deep, but you wouldn't be reading Harper for a deep novel anyway, would you. The mystery is just entertaining enough that you kinda wonder who the bad guy is, but mostly the story is about the main character's personal life/growth so the bad guy - and the entire 'suspense' thread - is mostly irrelevant.
I almost felt there was a problem with the time-component of the story. The vampire is staying for one week, then two, but we're told 'several' days pass a couple times, so I am not sure if they fell in love in 3 days, or in 9. Either way, it is a rapid about face for an ancient vampire. But, to be fair, these books assume 'true love' will happen nearly immediately - that is one of the reasons people buy them, for the romance (or soft-porn as the case may be).
In this case, there are no graphic details (but they do have a bit of semi-detailed sex), and it is not gory. Really, it is a lighthearted vampire romance novel with a tiny bit of non-romantic suspense to it. I would read more by Harper, but only if I wanted some brain-fluff. The narration is very good.
I really like Molly Harper. She is able to balance wit and snark perfectly. I have liked the glimpses of Iris that I have gotten in some of the other books so I'm glad she got her own story. I like the Jane books, but I have really liked the other Half-Moon Hollow books so much more. Amanda Ronconi did her usual good job. If you like Molly Harper this is a must add to your collection!
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
It reeked with quick witty remarks, Iris is FULL of personality!! Molly Harper is now added to one of my favorite authors. Also I love Amanda Ronconi's narration skills.
I totally enjoy her tone of voice.
I snickered all through it.
It's worth the credit or just buy it!!!
Another fun and interesting book in Molly Harper's book shelf. I am always thrilled to see another of her titles in the new releases list and they always go straight to my cart.
Amanda's narration is again, just perfect. You won't be sorry to use your credit.
My only complaint? They end too quickly so could be an hour or more longer.
I didn't read the print, but the narration was so good, I doubt I could create better voices in my mind.
The unveiling of the bad guy
She created individual personas without making any of them sound alike. There was only one character I didn't care for the voice of (mr. Dodd's voice was very breathy/nasally and blech). I especially loved Cal's very slight accent -- one that I don't think I could have placed on my own.
I chuckled and grinned to myself a LOT. The characters are hilarious and spunky.
I grabbed this on sale as an editor's suggestion, and I'm so glad I did. I love paranormal romance, but tend to stray away from vampires because they're usually very repetitive. With Molly Harper's book, the vampires aren't some time-trapped stuffy neck suckers, and the humans aren't cowering little victims. They're all witty, hilarious, and all-around like able to listen to/read. The sex scenes aren't overly trashy or drawn out, but enough that they added to the story.
I won't spoil the end, but I definitely never saw the antagonists that played out, which is unusual for me! I also liked how, again, the conclusion to the romance wasn't predictable. I'm definitely going to be buying ALL of Miss Harper's books available on audible (probably within the month).