Thursday, August 9, 2012

Audiobook Review - Driving Mr. Dead (Half Moon Hallow, Book 1) by Molly Harper (4/5 stars)

Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Size: 166 pages
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release Date: January 31, 2012
Stand Alone or Series: 1st book in the Half Moon Hallow series
Source: Audiobook from
Rating: 4/5 stars

I listened to this on audiobook. This is the first in Harper’s Half Moon Hallow series which features different characters from her Jane Jamieson series but is set in the same world. The second book in this series, The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires, features different characters than this book and released in July 2012.

Miranda is in the middle of a broken engagement and has disappointed her laywer parents so much that she just needs a change of scenery. So Miranda takes a job with Beeline, Half Moon Hallow’s only vampire concierge service. Her first client is the obsessive compulsive and extremely difficult Collin Sutherland. When everything goes wrong that can go wrong will Miranda lose her job or will sparks fly between her and the most difficult vampire ever?

This book was a short, quick and fun summer read. Parts of the book are absolutely hilarious. The situations that Miranda and Collin find themselves in are laughable and improbable.

Miranda (like all of Harper’s heroines) is quirky, spunky, and prone to disaster...yet somehow absolutely lovable. Collin comes off as standoffish and obnoxious initially, but grows into someone charming and funny. They have great chemistry together and the scenes between them sizzle...sometimes into literal explosions.

The plot is very simple and romancy. Basically Miranda and Collin are trapped on a road trip together and initially hate each other. Of course through a series of events they grow to adore one another. Definitely not brain food here...also fairly predictable. Still it is a fun, hilarious, feel-good read. Great for summer reading or brainless enjoyment.

Overall a fun little read. Hilarious and full of quirky characters, witty banter, and improbable situations. Fans of Harper’s Jane Jamieson series will find a lot here to love. Highly recommended to those who enjoy humorous paranormal romance. I’ll definitely be checking out The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires when I am in the mood for a light and fun read.

This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
- Horror and Urban Fantasy Challenge
- 150+ Books Reading Challenge

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