Monday, November 2, 2015

Fangs for the Memories by Molly Harper

Title: Fangs for the Memories
Author: Molly Harper
My Rating: A

Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Series: Half-Moon Hollow #4.5
Main Characters: Dick Cheney and Andrea
Release Date: November 2015
Publisher: Pocket
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Sexual Intensity: mild

Story Overview:
How did Andrea and Dick Cheney fall in love? Join Half-Moon Hollow’s favorite couple for a trip down memory lane—to a time when Mr. Wainwright was newly dead, Jane Jameson was a newbie vampire, and a budding paranormal romance was not yet uncorked…

Half-Moon Hollow’s supernatural social event of the season—Zeb’s Titanic-themed werewolf wedding—is coming up, and Dick Cheney (not that Dick Cheney!) needs a date. But Andrea’s had enough of clever, handsome, and rakish to last a lifetime, and Dick Cheney is certainly not the sort of man you bring home to mom (not that Andrea’s deadist parents are speaking to her ever since she dropped out of college and became a blood surrogate.) Shameless, relentless, roguish, with a Stetson-worthy swagger, a naughty sparkle in his eyes, and a constant smirk—oh, and fangs—no, Dick is the last person (er…vampire) Andrea wants to date.

But the infuriatingly irresistible man who lives quietly on the edge of a criminal underworld knows exactly what he wants, and once he surprises Andrea with a thrilling hot and dirty kiss behind the paranormal bookshop, she knows what she wants too: Dick. All it takes to ignite their unconventional courtship is a near-undeath experience that confronts Dick with a choice between turning Andrea, losing her forever, or tapping into his countless shady resources).

My Review:
Every time I start a new Molly Harper I get a little thrill just because I'm laughing almost immediately. I forget how much I love her sarcastic sense of humor that comes through her books, but I think with this novella, I have a new favorite. I loved this story. 

I think most of that is just because I love Andrea and Dick Cheney so much. Dick...gah...I think I could read books featuring him all day long. He's this completely irreverent "character" of a person, but underneath those obnoxious T-shirts and irrepressible flirting is a guy who has a heart of gold. And that's why this book was so good...because his heart belongs to Andrea, so he doesn't take it well when she's been hurt on her job working as one of the Counsel's most highly requested human blood donors. 

Andrea doesn't really get how much Dick likes her and how much of a heart the guy really has until this book begins. First there's the emotional upheaval of Mr. Wainwright...one of the last of Dick's family line and then she gets hurt. For the first time ever, she gets to see the real man behind the sarcasm and that made this book so good. 

I just really, really loved it. It wasn't a very long book, but it was completely emotionally satisfying. This one definitely gets catalogued under my list of Molly Harper's favorites. (And a huge thank you to Molly Harper for listening to your fans and giving us Dick's story...I love him even more now.)

If you couldn't tell, my advice...read this book. And if you've never read any of Molly Harper's books, this is a GREAT place to start because it gives you a good view of her humor and writing style. I think you'll find yourself as a new fan!!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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