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Iris is the concierge to vampires in Half Moon Hallow this means she does all the things vampires cannot do in the day time, event planning. delivering blood, shipping packages, etc. On top of running her business she is the guardian to her sister and she is trying to manager her on/off again relationship with an ex boyfriend. Then one day Iris is in the middle of her very long to do list when she trips over Calix also known as Cal. Cal is a vampire, he has come to Half Moon Hallow to investigate a series of unprovoked vampire attacks on humans. The problem is Cal has been poisoned and needs to hide from everyone. The unwilling Iris agrees to host him for a week for a small fee. BUT Cal thinks humans are worthless and Iris thinks vampire are one step away from ripping her throat out. Iris and Cal have to figure out how to get beyond their issues.
We first meet Iris in Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors as she helps Jane get through her wedding nuptials. I really enjoyed this book it was lighthearted and funny. The writing is smooth all of the way through and the mystery who is behind the poisoning was good.
I listened to this book on audio, it was narrated by Amanda Ronconi and she is fantastic!
You do not need to read any of the other books in the Jane Jameson series nor the previous book in the Half Moon Hallow (Driving Mr. Dead)
Professional female with little time for the fun things (cooking, reading and traveling)!
What fun! Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi were made for each other. When I want to really relax on a long drive (my job is high stress; high focus) this is a great combo. The stories rarely disappoint. I admit that a time or two Ms. Ronconi's voice can be too much; but, it was in part the material, too. But for just a fun "read" you can't miss here.
Oh, yeah, this was a good effort. Worth buying.
In the top 10% of my 200 plus audiobooks so far.
The interactions with the vampires were fine, but I particularly liked the exchanges with her teenage sister.
The narrator has a delicious command of accents and voices. You can almost see the characters. She is right up there with Jim Dale of Harry Potter fame.
She didn't over do it, and she made it more conversational. I enjoyed this book from the first word to the last. I never wanted the book to end but I'm glad it did I could use the sleep.
Classy sassy and a bit smart assy.
If you can put this book down you are a stronger one than I.
Awesome, amazing hilarious
The characters were so awesome and the story was just amazing
Laugh out loud
Amanda and molly make a FABULOUS team
Say something about yourself!
I bought 2 Molly Harper books. While reading the first, Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs, I wondered if she had an original thought in her head. This book proves to me that she does but they are very few. It's like she is working from a template for fantasy. Or, she's trying to create one. In both books I skipped parts because they were too predictable. I skipped the entire climax of the book and missed nothing. I could not bear to listen to some other authors ripped off idea here. If you've never listened to fantasy, you probably won't be bothered by her rip off style of writing but, if you are very well read in fantasy you'll want to gouge your ears out. I am not offended enough to never buy another Molly Harper book but I'm close. Maybe one day she'll have a book full of original thoughts and not stolen ideas.
No, not really. It has it's entertaining moments but overall save your credit.
Absolutely! The dialogue is smart and funny she makes this world believable and draws you in.
There are several memorable moments and as a Molly fan it brings in the peripheral characters that from the "Nice Girls" series and how they fit in.
She does southern sarcasim better than anyone.
Yes and I did.
I more than recommend Molly Harper as an author. Her dialogue is inspired and fun. LOve her and her work.
I didn't realize that this was a series until I started listening and was familiar with some of the other characters and the background of vampires living in the open. I was not disappointed to stumble upon this book during a sale.
Funny, dramatic and sexy, I'm definitely going to be looking for any other books in this series.
Her books are a reliable source of diversion. They have humor, self deprecating humor, a romance, little adventure and a happy romance end. Great diversion from household chores.
Her books are what they are, reliable. If you want depth and enveloping complex plot you go to Jeanine Frost or Deborah Harkness. For simple joy these books are consistent.
She does the story with a consistant irreverent vehemence that is un paralleled. I have to wonder what Tavia Gilbert or Jennifer Ikeda could bring???
Simple pleasures, thank you.
I have not read the print version but I did enjoy the audio version.
Ophelia, local vampire council leader. She's not the vampire you were expecting and I wanted to know more about her.
I am listening to The "Undead in my Bed" sublet now, it is very similar and has many of the same characters. I see a trend-strong independent woman falls for a vampire who somehow needs her help.
I loved the part when vampire Cal is grilling teenage Gigi's date. Also, there is a steamy scene when Iris and Cal find themselves in danger.
This story reminds me of True Blood (based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels) but funnier and with less brooding. One thing I must say-this southern gal has to call BS on some of these characters but I think that may be how the narrator voices them. I looked it up- she's from New York.