Iris Scanlon, Half-Moon Hollow's only daytime vampire concierge, knows more about the undead than she'd like. Running all their daylight errands - from letting in the plumber to picking up some chilled O neg - gives her a look at the not-so-glamorous side of vampire life. Her rules are strict; relationships with vamps are strictly business, not friendship - and certainly not anything else. But then she finds her newest client, Cal, poisoned on his kitchen floor, and only Iris can help.
Cal - who would be devastatingly sexy, if Iris allowed herself to think that way - offers Iris a hefty fee for hiding him at her place until he figures out who wants him permanently dead. Even though he's imperious, unfriendly, and doesn't seem to understand the difference between "employee" and "servant", Iris agrees, and finds herself breaking more and more of her own rules to help him - particularly those concerning nudity. Turns out what her quiet little life needed was some intrigue and romance - in the form of her very own stray vampire.
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Probably not... it was a good listen, mostly because of the sarcastic and snarky self-deprecation-ey humor of Molly Harper... interpreted and delivered so well by Amanda Ronconi's talented vocal acrobatics... but the plot in itself, and the actual story was mediocre at best... and drawn out for the actual content.
Ophelia... the voice and intonation is like Dahlia Royce from "Suburgatory" I seriously adore the combination of overly-bored, deliberately calculating and sharp words delivered in a slowly drawled, uber girly voice.
Why can't the heroines own being attractive? Whats the deal with all the flaws... c'mon.
Really good escape book. Quick and Witty. Nothing too deep. Just perfect in between read if you have had a lot of weighty literature lately. She is my new go-to author when I just need a break.
I have never laughed so hard. This book is so up beat. It made me cry because I coudn't stop laughing. I loved the story.
I would recommend another of Molly's books. Not so much this one. I felt like it to started to become predictable and drag on.
Not the best.
she did a terrible job with the main male character. I heard Wisconsin, Brooklyn and even Russia in the accent. She couldn't quite seem to find the character's voice.
Sure, I fast forwarded it to finish it.
"My test of a good book is dreading to begin the last chapter." - Thomas Helm
Perfect narrator. Amanda give each character life through voice. Harper is hilirious, spinning comedy, mystery and romance to create a fun read/listen. This book goes before The Undead Christmas book. I downloaded that one free over the holiday. So it was great to read this one to understand the dynamics of Iris,Gigi & Cal. I wish the Undead Christmas was longer though.
My ONLY bone of contention is EVERY book Harper has penned for the Jane Jamason series and/or spin offs drags you though the back story of Arnie Frink or brings up how Jane was turned into a vampire. I feel its over done. I mean not to critize Harper. I truly love these books. The romance is sexy but not erotic to the point of uncomfortable. I laugh out loud within each chapter over something someone says/thinks. I'm just tired of hearing what I already know. Its a waste. If your reading these books, you already know those important facts. Why keep reminding us?
So Molly Harper can become slightly formulaic (might have made up a word there). First you start with a quirky fun girl, and then add a vampire. You know that the two will meet, there will be fighting, sexual tension, and then love.
Having said that this is my 7th book written by her and I still enjoy them very much. She keeps me interested in the characters and their trouble they get into. I think she came up with a really interesting way to cause trouble in this book. The idea of poisoning the vampire's food chain was interesting.
Most importantly she makes me laugh. There are very few other authors that make me laugh as often as I do with her (Mark Tufo, and R L Naquin are probably the only other ones). The only issue is the scene I laughed the hardest at was with Jane, Andrea, and Jolene. It made me realize just how much I missed Jane's insane personality. Don't get me wrong Iris and her sister have great funny, quirky, snarky, chemistry (reminds me of Gilmore girls). I just wish Molly would make another Jane book is all.
This is my second Molly Harper book and I found it boring. The narrator was too sarcastic in her tone and the story lacked depth and passion. Not for me!!
I love to read... love to listen while I walk my dog, Sally Jo.
It is a good book, the series is also good. But how can these women all be so lucky, so beautiful, so everything? And the men too. Ok, it's a story, but not all of the characters have to be gorgeous. Very interesting take on vampires, humans etc... I will not hesitate to listen to more of these books, they kept my attention while I was walking and working.
Yes! I've heard so much about the Molly Harper and Amanda Ranconi pairing so I decided to pick this up during a sale! The book did not disappoint! It was hilarious and Amanda Ranconi injects just the right amount of sarcasm and irony into the lines that everything flows so naturally!! I'd definitely listen to this again!
It's hard to decide, but probably Gigi because of all of her making fun of Iris and Cal.
She's amazing and brought all the characters to life! She delivered perfectly all the sarcastic and funny lines that I wouldn't think possible!! I'm definitely listening to more of her and Molly's works!
Yes!! If only I had the time!
I am going to have to say that Iris' sister Gigi was my favorite in this book. The relationship with her and Iris was very interesting trying to find the right balance as parent and sister.
Amanda Ronconi was fabulous as usual.
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