Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Undead Sublet (audiobook) by Molly Harper

Title:  The Undead in My Bed: Undead Sublet
Author: Molly Harper
My Rating: A
Narrator: Sophie Eastlake

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Half Moon Hollow #1.5
Main Characters: Tess and Sam
Release Date: September 2012
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
In "Undead Sublet" by Molly Harper, executive chef Tess Maitland is banned from her five-star kitchen in Chicago to recover from "exhaustion". Choosing a random rental house in Half-Moon Hollow to spend time in, she's unaware that the house comes with a strange man.

Even though Sam Masden's ex-wife has rented the house out from under him, the divorce settlement allows him access to it for another ninety days. With Tess unable to go anywhere else, and Sam unwilling, a war of epic proportions is declared - and romantic sparks and heavy pots fly.

My Review:

Please Note: this review is only for the novella UNDEAD SUBLET by Molly Harper, although it falls within an anthology with three stories. Personally I believe this novella alone makes the purchase of the anthology worth it, even if you never read the other two stories. 

I love this little quirky town of Half Moon Hollow that Molly Harper has created. In this book, we meet a couple of new characters:
1. Tess is a chef who has successfully run the kitchen in a very successful restaurant. It's a lot of work to run a kitchen and Tess finally broke under the strain of it all...having a nervous breakdown in the middle of the restaurant during service. As a result, she's been forced to take a month off to rest and recuperate. Without family or any other ties, she decides to visit Half Moon Hollow where her chef-mentor lives. She rents a house for a month from a lady getting a divorce.

What she doesn't realize is that the woman's newly-turned vampire husband is still living in the basement.

2. Sam...poor Sam...has gotten a raw deal. He was turned against his will and his wife left him because of it. The world may know there are vampires now, but that doesn't mean that everything is fair and legal for them. Something about being actually dead means that they've lost some rights and Sam's soon-to-be exwife is working to cash in on every single one of those unfair laws. She's NOT a nice person. The problem is....Sam still loves her and is devastated in multiple ways over what has happened. 

Both these characters are stuck in these very unhappy circumstances and I loved the way that the book transitioned for the two of them. At first, they were taking it out on each other, but then they began to see each other as something more than just enemies and start to work together. It was a fun, entertaining, and creative story. I loved the way that the story line moved and evolved. It was really a great story. DEFINITELY one of my favorite from this series!!

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