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Saturday, November 7, 2015

108) The Single Undead Moms Club by Molly Harper

The Blurb :

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.

My Thoughts :

Half-Moon Hollow is the place to be if you are a vampire.  Libby Stratton finds this out when she takes the plunge into the undead life when the big C threatens to stop her from seeing her son grow up. It may not of been the best decision she made but a mother will do anything to make sure her child is safe.

The problems start piling up around Libby from the first day of her Vampire life.  They range from a custody fight to Sire issues and include some PTA haters and a sexy redneck.  Every night is a challenge as she makes sure her son is cared for when she is asleep in the day and that she manages her feeding and doesn't hurt anyone.

With Molly Harper's typical wit this story manages to be fun and inspiring instead of weepy and exhausting.  Libby is likable from the beginning and is realistic as a character.  It is an interesting story and many may not like the twists and turns or concept of this latest Half-Moon Hollow installment but as always I enjoyed the vampire book quote at the beginning of each chapter from 'My Mommy Has Fangs',  I loved the new characters and catching up with the regulars and most of all I enjoyed the usual Molly Harper banter and action.

Listening to this series is highly recommended if you like audio books.  Molly Harper is extremely lucky to have such a great narrator for her books.  It is slightly confusing at first because it is the same voice from the previous books, told from another characters perspective, but once the story gets going there is just fun times ahead.

A must read and pre-order author.  I can't wait for the next Half-Moon Hallow adventure and look forward to listening to this great narrator again.

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