“Molly Harper writes characters you can’t help but fall in love with” (RT Book Reviews), but 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 in this hilarious and heartwarming enovella that revisits the early days of Molly Harper’s Nice Girls series—one that “makes me laugh and laugh” (USA TODAY).
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I have yet to read a Molly Harper book that I didn't absolutely love! Her snarkiness and characters are amazing. This was a great quick read and even though it was a short novella there was lots of humor, quirky characters, romance, and some drama thrown in.
Full of the humor and often inappropriate utterances
One of my favorite escape listens are the audio stories from Molly Harper, set in and around Half-Moon Hollow Kentucky. The narration for these snarky, occasionally outrageous and always unique stories featuring a motley group of supernatural superfriends and the humans who love them are full of unexpected laughs, lots of heart, the occasional (or not so) misadventure and plenty of dysfunctional family dynamics to amuse everyone.
In this story, we are treated to Andrea and her life, or her life that led up to her relationship with Dick Cheney. No, not that hunter’s beware Cheney, but the Civil-War era Cheney, now vampire, and his curiously malleable adherence to the law, attraction to cheesey t-shirts and unending charm. Andrea is a new resident, taking up in Half-Moon Hollow as a surrogate, utilizing her connections with the council to earn a living after a rather tumultuous and short university experience that ended her family relationship as well. She’s introduced to Jane early on, and this story brings us into the story after a death.
I like Andrea, and Dick, despite his questionable morals, is truly a romantic and caring vampire: hoping to be able to protect (at surprising cost) those he cares for. While Andrea is struggling with issues from a failed relationship and the struggles that she had to finally consider herself independent, she’s finding that loneliness is a true burden, one not easily resolved. When a new client meeting goes horribly awry, it is when she sees the value and merit in knowing Dick, and having him consider her a friend, one that he could fall in love with.
Full of the humor and often inappropriate utterances, clever references to other characters and the ability to revisit some of the more outrageous moments in the series through eyes that are slightly more removed from the middle of the action, this story is perfect to present Andrea’s history, and provide readers of the series some fun moments. Best read in order, this series is truly fun and engaging, keeping you laughing and intrigued almost from the first page.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Fangs for the Memories by Molly Harper is the latest book in the Half-Moon Hollow series. It is the story of how Andrea Byrne and Dick Cheney (the vampire) became a couple. Andrea Byrne is a blood surrogate for vampires in the area (you can only drink so much bottled blood). Andrea is not interested in a relationship and keeps pushing Dick away. Andrea had a bad experience with a vampire in college that has affected her whole life. Will Dick be able to get past Andrea’s defenses? Will Andrea be able to look past Dick’s manners and inappropriate t-shirts?
Fangs for the Memories will keep you laughing! I just loved this unique and quirky short story. We get to see a different side of Dick as he helps out Andrea (spoilers). I give Fangs for the Memories 5 out of 5 stars. I like that it was included in the series, but it did not repeat a lot of information from the other novels. We get to see a different perspective of Zeb and Jolene’s wedding (which is just hilarious). I love the setting, the characters, the great, snarky comments, and the uniqueness of this novel (and the series). In order to understand Fangs for the Memories, you really do need to read the other books in the series (you will want to read them).
I received a complimentary copy of Fangs for the Memories from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.