Series: Half Moon Hollow #2
Published by Pocket Books on May 28, 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Source: Owned Audible Book
Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it.
Complication One: Her grandfather was Mr. Wainwright and the artifacts are lost somewhere in what is now Jane Jameson's book shop.
Complication Two: her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, who keeps turning up half naked at the strangest times, a distraction Nola doesn't need. And teaming up with a real-life Adonis is as dangerous as it sounds, especially when he’s got the face of an angel and the abs of a washboard—can Nola complete her mission before falling completely under his spell?
I love audio books. In the author’s notes on the audio version of Joe Hill’s NOS4A2, he talks about how the first stories we learn are read to us. I listen to audio books when I’m in the car, shopping, and playing Candy Crush.
In typical book blogger fashion, I already have a tbr shelf just for audio books. Reviewing them is a bit more difficult, because I don’t take notes and I don’t always know how to spell the characters names. So these reviews will be a little different from my book reviews.
Oh, Molly Harper, you can do no wrong! Once again we’re taken back to Half Moon Hollow, this time we’re along for the ride with Nola, and Irish witch (with some American flavor) on a mission.
Harper delivers swoony romance in the form of Nola’s hottie in the house neighbor, Jed. But the one thing I love so much about Harper’s romance books are the fact that the main characters aren’t just waiting around for Mr. Right. Nola’s got other shiz to do, so when she’s not pressed up against her half naked neighbor, she’s busy tracking down some lost magical items that her family needs in order to keep winning a family feud with another witch clan. Her search brings her into Jane and the gang’s orbit, which made me insanely happy.
I love this series, I love this town and the residents, and it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite literary locations (no worries, Hogwarts, you’ll always be on the very top of my list!). I cannot recommend Molly Harper’s books enough. I especially can’t recommend the audio books enough- they are perfection! But be warned, they are also like crack. Or so I imagine, because the closest I’ve come to crack use is Krispy Kreme doughnuts. So, Harper’s books are like delicious literary crack, without all the calories and rehab that usually comes with addiction!
Amanda Ronconi is my friend. Not that we’ve met. In fact, it’s pretty fair to say that she has no idea who in the heck I am. But I can just tell from her voice acting that we would be friends, assuming she’s not weirded out by fangirl affections. In A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses, Ronconi manages to capture Nola’s unique Irish by way of Boston accent in all its strange glory. Then she switches to flawless southern accents whenever the residents of Half Moon Hollow appear. Plus, all the Irish accents of Nola’s family. Ronconi knocked this one out of the park!