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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

{Book Review} The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires (Half Moon Hollow #1) by Molly Harper

The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires (Half Moon Hollow #1)
by Molly Harper
Publisher:Pocket Books
Released: July 31st 2012
Genre:Fiction- Adult: Paranormal Romance
How I got it: Bought it

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 & romance—in the form of her very own stray vampire.

Review: Ms Harper brings all the wit and humor from her Nice Girls Series to a whole new set of characters.
Iris is head strong and witty two characteristics I've come to expect in Ms Harpers heroines. Cal is her exact opposite handsome, dark and macho to a fault. He takes things far to seriously, while she is flipant and sarcastic. Iris having a business that caters to vampires was already acquainted with their world, but she didn't want to be part of it. Her life was pretty straight her work, doing daytime errands for vampires, taking care of her teenage sister and paying the bills. Then in falls Cal, a ancient vamp who someone tried to kill. Heck it just screams bad sitcom.
The story was good, lots of sexual tension between Cal and Iris which kept things interesting. Then there was the mystery of who was trying to kill Cal, which kept me on my toes. I wasn't crazy about Iris playing Nancy Drew but it added to the tension in the book. There were a few twists toward the end I wasn't expecting and since they basically came out of left field I doubt any one could have.
I loved the cameos of the characters from the Nice Girls series they added their own charm and humor to sections of the book easing the tension. I really enjoy Ms Harpers writing style and think she is one of my favorite authors. I'm looking forward to seeing what the future holds for her books.

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