Audio Review: Where the Wild Things Bite by Molly Harper

Audio Review: Where the Wild Things Bite by Molly HarperWhere the Wild Things Bite by Molly Harper
Series: Half-Moon Hollow #5
Published by Pocket Books on July 26th 2016
Genres: Adult, Humor, Paranormal, Romance
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Source: Audible

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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14 Responses to “Audio Review: Where the Wild Things Bite by Molly Harper”

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    This sounds awesome and I love the title! I’ve only read one Molly Harper (Better Homes and Hauntings or something like that) but I really loved it even though I know it’s not her best. Should I start with this series or is there another one I should go with?

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      I think Molly Harper is best known for her Jane Jameson series, although I haven’t read those ones yet. But I think that would be a good place. She also has a fun werewolf series (How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf, How to Run with a Naked Werewolf) and I really liked those. She even has a few contemporaries which I’ve loved.

  2. Kaja

    Oooh, I have to get this soon! *bounces on seat* I love Molly Harper and you’re right, this “together in trouble” trope is wonderful if done well. I’ll be reading the ebook, probably, not the audio, but I’m glad it worked well for you. 🙂

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      I think so! I’ve read these books all out of order, and have had no problem. In fact, I still haven’t read the Jane Jameson books, and she’s sort of an important character in this book.

  3. Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy

    Hmm, I’ve not heard of this series, but this book sounds fantastic. I’m curious too if I can read this one out of order? Vampires and forced togetherness and humor has sold me on this one. 🙂

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      I’ve read all of Molly Harper’s books out of order, so I think you should be okay. I think the only thing you need to know is that vampires are just part of society in this book. So they aren’t a secret.

  4. stefanie

    I can feel your enthusiasm for this great read. Added the first of the series to my TBR and another of this author’s work as my library has the Nice Girls ones.

  5. Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

    I love Half-Moon Hollow! It is such a quirky place and I find the whole concept of the world to be a ton of fun. I still need to read this book, but I have read all the others in this series and, of course, Jane Jameson. You would love Jane Jameson! I only listen to Molly Harper’s books and Amanda Ronconi is one of the biggest reasons why. They are perfect together!

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