Series: Half-Moon Hollow #5
Published by Pocket Books on July 26th 2016
Genres: Adult, Humor, Paranormal, Romance
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Delivering a rare book to a valued customer is definitely part of mild-mannered archivist Anna Winthrop's job description. You know what isn't? Protecting her precious cargo from mid-flight theft by the very pilot who is flying her to Half-Moon Hollow...while trying to appear as unappetizing as possible to the only other passenger, a vampire. Undead bookstore owner Jane Jameson could be waiting a very long time for her book. Possibly forever.
Fortunately, Anna's dashing fanged companion Finn Palmeroy helps her fend off the attack, but not before their plane crash lands in the forest hundreds of miles from civilization. Great, now she's stranded with a priceless tome and a rakish vampire whose bedtime is fast approaching. Why does everyone want this book so badly, anyway? Anna just wants to get it to Jane before Finn decides to turn her into dinner-or sweep her off her feet. Okay, the second option is really tempting. But they're not out of the woods yet...
There are some things that are just meant to go together. Peanut and jelly. Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. And most definitely Amanda Ronconi narrating a Molly Harper book. There is just something so perfect about this pairing, and I’m always pleased with the resulting audiobook production. Therefore, I was pretty excited to listen to Molly Harper’s newest Half Moon Hollow book, Where the Wild Things Bite, and I enjoyed every minute of the audiobook.
In typical Molly Harper fashion, Where the Wild Things Bite starts off with an adorable heroine making me giggle. This time it’s Anna Winthrop, who is delivering a very special book to Jane Jameson in Half Moon Hollow. Anna has the last leg of her travel left, and it requires her to board a very small plane that will take her to Hall Moon Hollow. And the only other passenger on the flight is Finn Palmeroy, who just happens to be a vampire. When things take a bad turn and the plane crashes in the wilderness, Anna and Finn have to work together to survive. I adore the whole forced togetherness trope in romance, and it’s done really well here.
Anna is just the most loveable and fabulous heroine. I loved her from page one, and never stopped. One of the strongest things about this novel is Anna herself, who you just can’t help but love. Anna definitely has some issues, mainly anxiety, but this just made her all the more relatable. Finn isn’t your typical hero, though. He definitely tends to fall in the gray area with his actions sometimes, and I will admit he wasn’t my favorite. I didn’t hate him, but he isn’t necessary the kind of hero that I fall for. However, he was hilarious, and Anna really did end up liking him, and I totally respect her decisions.
Where the Wild Things Bite is such a fun, fast-paced story. I couldn’t put the book down, and read it in two days. The humor in this book is just fantastic. In fact, the humor and the wonderful heroine are why I love Where the Wild Things Bite so much, and Molly Harper’s books in general. It really made me want to actually read the Jane Jameson books. If you haven’t given Molly Harper’s books a try, I highly recommend them, especially in the audiobook format.
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