Publisher: Pocket Books

The Accidental Sire by Molly Harper

Posted July 28, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | | 4 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Accidental Sire by Molly HarperAccidental Sire by Molly Harper
Series: Half-Moon Hollow #6
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Published by Pocket Books on July 25, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 304
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
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In Molly Harper's newest paranormal romantic comedy, Ben, Gigi's old boyfriend, must find a way to save his new love after a freak Ultimate Frisbee accident. But will she want to live after she finds out how Ben had to save her?

In this exciting addition to Molly Harper’s beloved Half-Moon Hollow series, the focus is on Gigi’s ex-boyfriend Ben. When his new girlfriend is killed in a freak Ultimate Frisbee accident, he’s determined to save her, no matter the cost, even if it means bringing her into the darkness of vampire life!

         

 

I have enjoyed everything I have read by Molly Harper because of the humor. Plus, the books I have read all have Dick Cheney and I love him! The Accidental Sire features Gigi’s old boyfriend, Ben, and one of Olivia’s college friends, Meagan. It starts at the college and moves on to Half Moon Hollow. Happily, it has characters from both places.

I really liked Meagan and how she adapted herself. Ben has always been kind of too good to be true and he still has that feel.  They are both college students and just starting their lives and it’s wonderful to see how they grow. I was really happy to see Olivia, Jane, Dick (of course!), Iris, Libby, and the rest of the gang. I care about these people and it is great to have a few scenes and catch up with them.

There is also a mystery intertwined with the new vampire story line, but no one is trying to solve it for awhile. I figured out some of the players right away and think Meagan could have caught on much faster, or Jane, or Olivia. The purpose and scope of the shenanigans weren’t clear to me, even when I knew people were deceptive.

I read this but I have to say I always like to get the audio for this series because the Molly Harper with Amanda Ronconi combo is a favorite!  Reading or listening, I don’t think you can go wrong with this Half-Moon Hollow series.

 

Giggle-worth quote:

I took my laptop from the counter and opened up the Wi-Fi settings, finding one network labeled “Get You Own Wi-Fi, Shirley.”

“Who’s Shirley?” I asked.

“The only neighbor I have close enough to try to leech off my Wi-Fi signal.” Jane sighed.”She’s eerily talented at guessing passwords.”

“Well, what did you expect with a password like ‘draculagirl’?” Georgie asked. “Honestly.”

 

 

About Amanda Ronconi

Amanda is an actress and narrator who divides her time between New York City and Upstate New York. She has a BFA from NYU where she studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory. She has performed in theaters around New York City and regionally at The Alley, Capital Rep and many productions at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

Her Off-Broadway solo comedy, Shirley at the Tropicana, received critical acclaim and was subsequently featured in The New York Times. Film and TV credits include Daydream Believer (Slamdance 2001’s Best Dramatic Feature winner), The Understudy, Deadly Sins (ID Discovery), IFC’s Get Hit and Chasing Paradise. National network and regional commercials include Chase Bank, Sony and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her voiceover work encompasses nearly 100 audiobooks available on Audible.com. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity.

Amanda’s new solo show, Kempner, will debut in 2016.

About Molly Harper

Molly is the author of the Jane Jameson series, which includes Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men, Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever and Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors.

Molly continues stories in the Jane Jameson universe through her Half-Moon Hollow series, Driving Mr. Dead, The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires, Undead Sublet, and A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses. Undead Sublet is a short story in The Undead in My Bed anthology. A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses and a special free audio holiday novella, I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas and the upcoming The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire.

Molly also writes about werewolves in her Naked Werewolf romance series, How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf, The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf and How to Run With a Naked Werewolf.

Her first-ever “haunted house story,” Better Homes and Hauntings, will be released in June 2014.

Molly will launch her first-ever contemporary romance series with My Bluegrass Baby, Rhythm and Bluegrass and Snow Falling on Bluegrass.

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