Title: The Single Undead Moms Club
Author: Molly Harper
My Rating: A
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Half-Moon Hollow #4
Main Characters: Libby and Wade
Release Date: October 2015
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Sexual Intensity: spicy
Widow Libby Stratton arranged to be turned into a vampire after she was diagnosed with late-stage cancer. It wasn’t the best idea she’s ever had, but she was desperate—she’s not about to leave her seven-year-old son to be raised by her rigid, overbearing in-laws.
On top of post-turning transition issues, like being ignored at PTA meetings and other mothers rejecting her son’s invitations for sleepovers, Libby must deal with her father-in-law’s attempts to declare her an unfit mother, her growing feelings for Wade—a tattooed redneck single dad she met while hiding in a closet at Back to School Night—and the return of her sire, who hasn’t stopped thinking about brave, snarky Libby since he turned her.
With the help of her new vampire circle, Libby negotiates this unfamiliar quagmire of legal troubles, parental duties, relationships, and, as always in Harper’s distinct, comedic novels, “characters you can’t help but fall in love with” (RT Book Reviews).
Molly Harper is back. Honestly, I think this is one of the best books she's ever written. I loved it so much. She was able to take vampirism and use it to make fun of the everyday things that mom's have to deal with. As a mom, I loved the humor in it and the tongue in cheek sarcasm that M. Harper excels at.
And the whole setup of the story is wonderful. Libby was dying of cancer and the thought of leaving her 5 yo son an orphan isn't something she can deal with, so she advertised on Craig's list for someone to turn her...something the vampire community frowns on. So they aren't real happy about how she goes about getting turned.
And then things become even more complicated from there. It's not easy to be a newly turned vampire, a single mother, and an effective member of the PTA. But overall, Libby is sure she's made the right choice. She just has to get the rest of the world to agree with her...or at least stop harassing her over her choice. Between snotty mom's, rogue chupacabras, sexy, sweet-smelling single dads, and irate in-laws.
This book is hilarious. I had so much fun listening to the audiobook...to the point where I was searching for housework to do so I could listen for just a little bit longer to the audiobook. Amanda Ronconi is brilliant in her inflections and voices. If you like your stories with a tongue in cheek sarcasm and humor, I HIGHLY recommend this story. It's part of a series, but easily works as a stand-alone.
I loved Libby and Wade and Finn and of course, Jane and Dick...who always bring in a great wit to the story. I really liked this one because Dick was in a place of authority for it. I like to see him trying to be the voice of reason. It makes me laugh. They all make me laugh.
If you haven't tried Molly Harper, I highly recommend you try her...and this one is a great place to start, especially if you're a mom.