Friday, August 12, 2016

Where the Wild Things Bite by Molly Harper (audiobook)

Title: Where the Wild Things Bite
Author: Molly Harper
My Rating: A-
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi

Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Series: Half-Moon Hollow #5
Main Characters: Finn and Anna
Release Date: August 2016 
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
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...

My Review:
Overall: 4.25
Performance: 4.75

Story: 4.00

Flat out, this is a series that I've enjoyed from the very beginning. I know going into it what exactly I'm going to get with this series...Molly Harper's distinctive, wonderful sarcastic wit, two MC's who probably don't get all, and a romance that keeps me smiling as it slowly evolves and develops. This latest installment to the series did not disappoint in any of these aspects. 

Anna is trying to deliver a valuable book to Jane Jamison, but before she gets a chance, her plane crashes...oh, and yeah, the pilot kind of did that on purpose because he wants that book. Also on the plane with Anna is Finn, who happens to be a vampire. Oh, and he also happens to be her savior since he saves her during the plane crash by throwing her out of the, really, that's the way it happened and it sets up just one of many issues that Anna has with Finn and his treatment of her throughout the progression of this novel. 

Unfortunately, Finn isn't quite the good guy he appears to be at first and this causes a few areas of contention between him and Anna. 

I liked what the background for the valuable book offered to this story. I literally laughed out loud at Anna's forcing the shifters (and pretty much everyone else, too) to see how completely idiotic they're all being about the whole thing. It was a typical Molly Harper twist that makes her books so good. 

This story had appearances by all the beloved characters that make up Half-Moon Hollow and I love that, too. It's like going to a family reunion where all your favorite family members are there. It's just fun to touch base with all of them. I liked it.

I thoroughly enjoy Amanda Ronconi's narration. I honestly cannot imagine listening to a Molly Harper book on audio without Amanda Ronconi's distinctive southern drawl. She does such an amazing job on these books. 

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