I requested this book because it looked like it might be a quick, entertaining read. I was right.
This book is a prequel to a series that is apparently moderately popular (The Half-Moon Hollow series), though I have to admit that I’ve never read any other books in the series. I haven’t even read anything by Molly Harper before.
In this book (novelette), we meet Andrea, who is fed up with romance, having recently gotten out of a relationship. We also meet Dick (Cheney), a very handsome, roguish, swaggering man who is anything but good for her. But Dick is determined to win the affections of Andrea (and he really needs a date for a big shin-dig coming up soon). Dick also happens to be pretty wise and he knows that to win Andrea, he has to be persistent but also wary of some of the damage that’s been done to her by previous lovers.
Oh…and Dick happens to be a vampire as well.
I found this to be a quick and entertaining read. Mostly light fare, but with enough here to keep me interested. It also definitely has me curious and interested in reading more of this world and I look forward to searching out more of Molly Harper’s books (specifically those in the Half-Moon Hollow series).
It is unfortunate that the main character’s name is Dick Cheney. I have to admit to having a difficult time picturing anyone other than the former Vice-President of the United States when I read that name, no matter how much Harper tells us what she imagines he looks like. Sometimes this can’t be helped, sometimes this is done on purpose, but for whatever reason, I am one of those people who can’t shake the imagine of the more famous namesake. (This happened also in a book I reviewed recently (Dhalgren) in which a major character was named “George Harrison.”)
I am glad that Pocket (and other publishers) have seen the value in these shorter books, typically published only in e-format. They definitely meet the need for those who like to read and want quick little escapes from time to time.
Looking for a good book? Molly Harper’s Fangs For the Memories is a quick, entertaining escape, with vampires and romance.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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Fangs for the Memories
author: Molly Harper
series: Half-Moon Hollow 0 – prequel
publisher: Pocket Star
Kindle Edition, 86 pages