My review and an extended sample of the audiobook are posted at Hotlistens.com.
I’m a huge fan of Molly Harper’s Half Moon Hollow and Jane Jameson series. This book is a great addition to the vampires of Half Moon Hollow. Libby Stratton is a single mom with a young boy of about six. She was widowed not that long ago and now she has terminal cancer. She can’t think of leaving her boy without either of his parents. So she puts out an ad to find a vampire to turn her so that she can live. What she didn’t think about was how the people of Half Moon Hollow would react.
Small towns can be a bitch. I was originally born in a small town in South Georgia. Reading Half Moon Hollow books remind me so much of that little town, it is hilarious. Gossip circles and cliches are all the rage. Once one person finds out that Libby is no longer human, it doesn’t take long for it to spread around the town. What’s worse, is that her son, Danny, gets a lot of the backlash, as if he had anything to do with it.
As much as Libby is ostracized by humans that she really wasn’t that great of friends with anyway, she has gain a great new group of friends in the vampire community in Jane, Dick and the gang. They really come into help Libby when she really needs it.
There is also single father, Wade, and his son Harley. Harley and Danny become fast friends which pull Wade and Libby together. There is instant chemistry, even if they started off on the wrong foot in the school. On the plus side, Wade isn’t put off by the whole vampire thing.
Libby is also having to fight for custody of her child has her in-laws fight for custody. They don’t want just partial custody either. Her father-in-law is convinced that Libby is hanging out with a bad crowd and that this vampire thing is really bad for Danny. He wants full custody with no visitation.
I found this story to be another great addition to the story. As always, it was a lot of fun. Full of laughs and snarky humor that I’ve come to expect from a Molly Harper book. It was great to see the large cast of characters, as almost everyone from the series made an appearance.
Amanda Ronconi does yet another wonderful job with the narration of this book. I just love the way she is able to bring out the humor in these stories. She is able to handle the increasing large cast of crazy characters with ease. She has no issues with male or female voices. She does a great job with her tone and pace.