FANGS FOR THE MEMORIES: A Half-Moon Hollow Short from Molly Harper

Fangs for the Memories

 

Fangs-for-the-Memories cover

A Half Moon Hollow Story
By Molly Harper 

E-Book: Simon and Schuster/Pocket Star | 120 pages |
ISBN 9781476794549 |
November 2,2015

Audiobook: Audible Audio Edition Unabridged
Amanda Ronconi (Narrator)
Listening Length: 2 hours and 8 minutes
Publisher: Audible Studios
Audible.com Release Date: November 2, 2015

 

Audiobook provided by publisher for review. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.

…How did Andrea and Dick Cheney fall in love? Join Half-Moon Hollow’s favorite couple for a trip down memory lane—to a time when Mr. Wainwright was newly dead, Jane Jameson was a newbie vampire, and a budding paranormal romance was not yet uncorked… 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 that revisits the early days of Molly Harper’s Nice Girls series—one that “makes me laugh and laugh” (USA TODAY). – See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Fangs-for-the-Memories/Molly-Harper/9781476794549#sthash.MxPUz6JO.dpuf

My Take Oblong

Don’t you love it when the scoundrel is reformed for the love of a good woman?  Placed within the temporal context of the Nice Girl (Jane Jameson) series, between NICE GIRLS DON’T DATE DEAD MEN (BOOK 2), and NICE GIRLS DON’T DATE LIVE FOREVER (BOOK 3), this is the story of how Andrea, a blood “surrogate,” and Dick Cheney, a shady character but not the former VP fall in love despite her initial resistance.

It is not the book in which to start this series. Like the song says: Start from the very beginning: NICE GIRLS DON’T HAVE FANGS (BOOK 1) You will not regret it.

Molly excels at creating characters who are actually good people, whether they are still human or vampires and this is true here as well as it is in any of her books; after all, we all know Dick and Andrea. Molly also creates villains, in general, who are redeemable; not always, but usually – even a benevolent writer might get into a mood some days.  This is a fabulous, very human love story; if you love the series you might have wondered how Andrea softened up enough to give Dick access to any part of her life. This gives us answers and tells us more about what has brought Andrea to the bloody business of feeding vampires. Dick turns out to be a sympathetic, squishy and romantic character.

Molly has INCOMPARABLE series continuity, which may seem like a small thing, but to a picky reader like me, it means a lot.  It translates to caring about the reader.

It this short the crisis comes a little more than halfway through the book, but Dick still has to win Andrea over.  And you’ll want to be on board for how the love story unfolds.  While it was not as compelling as Gabriel and Jane’s storyline, or the Half Moon Hollow spin-offs.

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