Who wants a cute vampire contemporary romance? Molly Harper has been an audio favorite of mine with her Half-Moon Hollow Series, full of the occasionally wacky but always intriguing vampires, werewolves, ghosts and humans. Read on for my review and a short excerpt from Fangs for the Memories the newest installment that presents Andrea’s story of how she came to love Dick Cheney.
One of my favorite escape listens are the audio stories from Molly Harper, set in and around Half-Moon Hollow Kentucky. The narration for these snarky, occasionally outrageous and always unique stories featuring a motley group of supernatural superfriends and the humans who love them are full of unexpected laughs, lots of heart, the occasional (or not so) misadventure and plenty of dysfunctional family dynamics to amuse everyone.
In this story, we are treated to Andrea and her life, or her life that led up to her relationship with Dick Cheney. No, not that hunter’s beware Cheney, but the Civil-War era Cheney, now vampire, and his curiously malleable adherence to the law, attraction to cheesey t-shirts and unending charm. Andrea is a new resident, taking up in Half-Moon Hollow as a surrogate, utilizing her connections with the council to earn a living after a rather tumultuous and short university experience that ended her family relationship as well. She’s introduced to Jane early on, and this story brings us into the story after a death.
I like Andrea, and Dick, despite his questionable morals, is truly a romantic and caring vampire: hoping to be able to protect (at surprising cost) those he cares for. While Andrea is struggling with issues from a failed relationship and the struggles that she had to finally consider herself independent, she’s finding that loneliness is a true burden, one not easily resolved. When a new client meeting goes horribly awry, it is when she sees the value and merit in knowing Dick, and having him consider her a friend, one that he could fall in love with.
Full of the humor and often inappropriate utterances, clever references to other characters and the ability to revisit some of the more outrageous moments in the series through eyes that are slightly more removed from the middle of the action, this story is perfect to present Andrea’s history, and provide readers of the series some fun moments. Best read in order, this series is truly fun and engaging, keeping you laughing and intrigued almost from the first page.
Title: Fangs for the Memories
Author: Molly Harper
Series: Half-Moon Hollow #4.5
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Paranormal
Published by: Pocket Star
Published on: 2 November, 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 3 Hours (approx)
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Half-Moon Hollow’s supernatural social event of the season—Zeb’s Titanic-themed werewolf wedding—is coming up, and Dick Cheney (not that Dick Cheney!) needs a date. But Andrea’s had enough of clever, handsome, and rakish to last a lifetime, and Dick Cheney is certainly not the sort of man you bring home to mom (not that Andrea’s deadist parents are speaking to her ever since she dropped out of college and became a blood surrogate.) Shameless, relentless, roguish, with a Stetson-worthy swagger, a naughty sparkle in his eyes, and a constant smirk—oh, and fangs—no, Dick is the last person (er…vampire) Andrea wants to date.
But the infuriatingly irresistible man who lives quietly on the edge of a criminal underworld knows exactly what he wants, and once he surprises Andrea with a thrilling hot and dirty kiss behind the paranormal bookshop, she knows what she wants too: Dick. All it takes to ignite their unconventional courtship is a near-undeath experience that confronts Dick with a choice between turning Andrea, losing her forever, or tapping into his countless shady resources in this hilarious and heartwarming enovella.
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.