December 4, 2016 by Valerie Ullmer
Favorite Reads – December 4th, 2016
Favorite Authors – Molly Harper
There are very few authors that make me laugh out loud at their writing. Janet Evanovich is one of the rare authors that write humorous books, but she writes mystery. Luckily, I came across Molly Harper’s books. I was intrigued because of she is one of the few romance authors who identified herself as a humorous romance author, and when I read her first book, I wasn’t disappointed.
All her books consist of several different plot lines. But what sets her books apart, other than the hero and heroine, are several supporting characters that have great personalities. For instance, her Half-Moon Hollow series contains several established characters that contribute to the new characters stories. From the bookstore owner, Jane Jameson to her mate, Gabriel, to their friend, Dick Cheney and his mate Andrea.
While the stories all interconnect in some way, the characters are distinct and you can’t wait to get to know them.
The characters are all hilarious, and they get into situations that make you laugh until you cry. Below are three books that I found to be hilarious and I hope that you enjoy them too!
Iris Scanlon, Half-Moon Hollow’s only daytime vampire concierge, knows more about the undead than she’d like. Running their daylight errands—from letting in the plumber to picking up some chilled Faux Type O—gives her a look at the not-so-glamorous side of vamps. Her rules are strict; relationships are purely business, not friendship—and certainly not anything more. Then she finds her newest client, Cal, poisoned on his kitchen floor, and her quiet life turns upside down.
Cal—who would be devastatingly sexy, if Iris thought vampires were sexy—offers Iris a hefty fee for hiding him at her place. And even though he’s imperious, unfriendly, and doesn’t seem to understand the difference between “employee” and “servant,” she agrees. But as they search for who wants him permanently dead, Iris is breaking more and more of her own rules . . . particularly those about nudity. Could it be that what she really needs is some intrigue and romance—and her very own stray vampire?
My Rating and Review
I loved Iris, she was strong, fierce, hilarious, and caring. She is one of the greatest character’s I’ve ever read and paired with Cal, who was trying to keep from caring about Iris and her sister, Gigi, and failing miserably, made the book stand out and shine. This is a wonderful read and I highly recommend it!!
Miranda Puckett has failed at every job she’s ever had. Her mother just wants her to come home, join the family law firm, and settle down with Jason, the perfect lawyer boyfriend. But when Jason turns out to be a lying cheater, Miranda seizes on a job that gets her out of town: long-distance vampire transportation. Her first assignment is to drive vampire Collin Sutherland from Washington to sleepy Half Moon Hollow without incident—no small feat for a woman whom trouble seems to follow like a faithful hound dog! And she has to do it without letting her passenger—the most persnickety, stuffy, devastatingly handsome vamp she’s ever met—drive her crazy. As she and Collin find disaster on the roads, they also find an undeniable spark between them. Could Miranda have found the perfect job and the perfect guy for her?
My Rating and Review
This was an absolutely wonderful book. Miranda kept me laughing from beginning to end, but she also had a sweetness and a fierceness that made her perfect. Collin is such a straitlaced hero who, when he fell for Miranda, changed in a way that endeared him to me. This was a wonderful book with great characters and I highly recommend it!!
Even in Grundy, Alaska, it’s unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem. Her surly neighbor Cooper Graham—who has been openly critical of Mo’s ability to adapt to life in Alaska—has trouble of his own. Werewolf trouble.
For Cooper, an Alpha in self-imposed exile from his dysfunctional pack, it’s love at first sniff when it comes to Mo. But Cooper has an even more pressing concern on his mind. Several people around Grundy have been the victims of wolf attacks, and since Cooper has no memory of what he gets up to while in werewolf form, he’s worried that he might be the violent canine in question.
If a wolf cries wolf, it makes sense to listen, yet Mo is convinced that Cooper is not the culprit. Except if he’s not responsible, then who is? And when a werewolf falls head over haunches in love with you, what are you supposed to do anyway? The rules of dating just got a whole lot more complicated. . . .
My Rating and Review
Another perfect book by Molly Harper. Mo was a hilarious but strong heroine who I rooted for from the beginning of the book. Cooper, the brooding and gruff hero, was perfect for Mo, and I loved how the story played out. A must read!!