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.
©2012 Molly Harper White (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I enjoy the voice of the author. Very much so. The narrator has a good grasp of the cadence and speech patterning for the different characters.
The story is okay. It's a fun listen, but it's not really informative. You either buy the premise of there being a village of werewolves in Alaska, Ontario and elsewhere, or you do not. There's no attempt to convince the reader of the fact. This gives the story a sense of veracity that makes it even more fun.
There's a couple of very explicit sexual scenes that I feel do very little to drive the story in the explicitness. There's just no need for the description of the actual act and foreplay. These scenes are jarring and took me right out of the story's entrancement. There's nothing wrong with a sexual scene in a story, mind. Just that these are too much. Just too much, too clinical and too explicit in terms of the lightheartedness of the story.
Yes! I listen to all of Molly Harper's books many times and will continue to do so. I love the snarky wit and great one-liners. MH's books are loaded with them.
I don't want to be too specific since I hate giving spoilers, so I'll just say...begining to end. I do guess if I HAD to pick one, I would say when Iris falls oner Cal...literally.
Everything! She is such a PERFECT fit for Molly Harper's snark. I don't think you could find anyone better and don't know if I would continue listening to the series, or any of MH's books for that matter, if AR stopped doing the narration. I would still READ the books, but not listen.
Read instructions CAREFULLY before attempting this at home.
Molly Harper is a funny, talented, snarky writer. Add that to Amanda Ronconi's funny, talented and snarky narration and you can't loose. This team is one of my very favorites. WARNING: Do not attempt to read while eating, drinking or needing to empty your bladder, because if you do attempt this while reading, one or three things WILL HAPPEN: You will either choke on your snack, spew your drink or pee yourself from laughing. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! ENJOY!!
QUESTION : DOES LISTENING TO AUDIO BOOKS MAKE YOU SMARTER? If so, I'm. Freakin Genius!
Don't get me wrong. I still very much enjoyed this book. But truthfully, it wasn't author Molly Harper at her best.
The narration was great. Amanda Ronconi, "gets" Molly Harper's dry humor and works it with true perfection.
Still, I found this story to be lacking in some ways. The mystery /adventure just didn't do it for me.
That being said : Would I buy it again? Sure. Because even when Ms. Harper isn't at her best, she is still twenty times ber than most of the writers out ther
Let me start by saying that I am a huge Molly Harper fan. When I purchased this book I thought it was going to be a continuation of “Driving Mr. Dead” and her antics with Collin Sutherland. I wish it had been.
I love Molly’s books because I can escape from reality and laugh out loud. I kinda, sorta did that with this book but it was not as funny as her others. It did have the mixture of funny situations, bossy vampire and feisty female, annoying teenager and had me laughing but not out loud like her former books.
The love story between Cal & Iris got a little too much like a “gothic romance” during some of the love scenes. Molly went a little overboard in that department this time. I kept wondering, “What is Molly reading that is influencing her”? Along these same lines the lead vampire, Cal, is rude. I guess that goes with the whole gothic scene? Fortunately, Iris is a modern day gal that does not put up with rude.
Several times Cal grazes Iris’ neck/veins. I didn’t think that vampires just stopped there. Who knew and it was not explained.
There was some action in the book in the form of a mystery and Molly did keep me wondering. The book was an escape and funny but not as belly laughing as usual. This was just not up to her former books.
I am an artist that loves to read! I have a great husband and we adopted my sister And my brother, they are both adults now! We have a cocker spaniel Lilly and a Norwegian forest cat Inanna!
Sexy, Fantastic, Addicting!
I love it all!
I loved cal in this book!
Cals relationship with GG!
I Love all of Molly's books!
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
This was a fun, witty and lighthearted romance. I really enjoyed her writing and the narrator was fantastic! I can't believe it took me this long to discover this author.
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
This book has everything all rolled into one very entertaining story. Even though it's a romantic mystery with vampires involved, I found myself laughing out loud several times at things that were said (mainly by Gigi). The female narrator does a great job of actually making Cal, the male vampire, sound sexy. If Ms. Harper writes a sequel, I would definitely read it!
Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!
I am so in love with Molly Harper's books and the way Amanda Ronconi brings her characters to life. Molly Harper is an auto download for me.
Harper has a new book out in a different series, not out on audio yet, but I already downloaded e book. Give it a try - its called "My Bluegrass Baby". I am really hoping Ronconi will get to narrate if this goes to audio.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
What can I say, but thank you Ms. Harper for another wonderful listen. You and the estimable Ms. Ronconi are a force. This was a truly enjoyable story, rife with action, a lil intrigue and some laughs. Thank you
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.
"Was laughing and grinning all through this book!"
This book is absolutely fantastic! Iris really is a relatable female character, and I was oh so thankfull that she is sensible, cares for other then herself and yet can also be fiery and flipping hilarious! Unlike twilight.
And Cal, the male vampire, is damned sexy but so much more mature and yet portrays someone who has lived for thousands of years in a realistic way.
I would recommend this to anyone who loves vampire books but is also looking for a female lead character that isn't a silly teenage girl who just wants what she wants without actually thinking about real life implications.
The two adult scenes were damned hot too! ;D
Best I've read so far!!
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