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.
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This is the 4th Molly Harper title that I have read and it's official, I'm a fan! I will definitely be checking out her Nice Girls series sooner than later. That being said, The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires is a feel-good-read that's sure to put a smile on your face. Amanda Ronconi's narration is cheerful and bouncy, the how-to tips at the beginning of each chapter are giggle-worthy and Harper's writing is injected with some good ol' fashion Southern charm. If you're in need of a pick-me up or just a good laugh then try The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires.
The main plot is pretty straight forward, which is one of the many reasons why I love Molly's books so much. The story is detailed enough to keep readers entertained but still simple enough to allow other literary elements to shine through, such as her phenomenal characters and top notch wit. Several peeps from her Nice Girls series make cameo appearances which I'm sure only adds to the overall experience for long time fans. For my part, I have no clue who these characters are but can't wait to make their acquaintance when I tackle her Jane Jameson books.
When I first started listening to this audiobook I was mildly confused on a few things that I feel are worth bringing up. The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires is the first full length installment in the Half Moon Hollow series. Driving Mr. Dead is a novella, which explains why it's only 160 pages and why the main characters are different. I struggled with Miranda vs. Iris' points of view. Plus, the fact that these two heroines have similar personalities and are read by the same narrator made it all the more confusing. Once I had all of my ducks in a row the story made a lot more sense. Unfortunately, I didn't realize my mistake until the end. That'll teach me to rely on GoodReads' accuracy!
I really enjoyed Amanda Ronconi's narration; she's perfectly suited for the voice of Iris. You can hear the smile in her tone as she reads the story and she delivers Harper's jokes with ease. The combination of Ronconi's narration and Molly's writing transforms this audio book into pure bliss.
It's nice to take a walk on the lighter side of Paranormal fiction from time to time. Molly Harper is a seasoned pro at writing chick lit with fangs. The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires is full of silly characters, slapstick humour and sex. What's not to love? I challenge you to read this book without cracking a smile!
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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 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.
If you like a nice vampire romance novel, then yes. It's a fun listen
Cal-- he's an interesting vampire leading man.
SHe does a great job narrating the voices and bringing them to life
I think the title does enough :)
I have listened to all of molly harpers books over and over..love the stories love the narrator. ..
I had low expectations for this book, expecting a light 'read', as it were, and got a ton more laughs and smiles (and smut, meow) than previously expected. This book is definitely a lighter read, but a very enjoyable one and I will be recommending it to ALL of my friends (much to their annoyance, my rec. list just keeps growing).
I'll admit it's still not top of my list as a best book ever, but I do think it will be a repeat listen. Also, if you're a Buffy fan, you'll love the well placed jokes.
Mom of 3 wild and crazy boys, I've become obsessed with books again after being sucked into a little vampire/lovestory series you may have heard of, and now I listen to most books (but read at night) so that I can be somewhat productive during the day and not leave my family and home to collapse around me while my nose is stuck in a book ; )
What A great listen! The story was perfect and so well written. It kept me interested the whole way through. No lag or slow spots. Amanda Ranconi did a perfect job with the whole book and all the voices. I most definitely recommend this book and I am so excited to continue with the series.