Series: Half Moon Hollow #1.5
Published by Audible, Pocket Star on December 27, 2011
Genres: Humor, Paranormal, Romance
Source: Owned Audible Book
HELL ON WHEELS
After failing as a magician's assistant, a photographer, and most recently, a bride, Miranda Puckett takes a position as a driver for Beeline, Half-Moon Hollow's premiere vampire concierge service.
Miranda's assignment? Driving Collin Sutherland, the world's most fastidious vampire from Washington to Kentucky, so he can deliver a mysterious black case to Council official Ophelia Lambert.
Collin, a paranoid, aristocratic vampire with a debilitating fear of flying, refuses to let the case out of his sight. Miranda needs this time on the road to decide whether to permanently cut her ties with the fiance that had an "emotional affair" with a childhood pal, but Collin’s neatnik tendencies are driving her around the bend. The man acts as if leaving a fast food wrapped on the passenger seat is reason for a full-on CDC de-contamination scrub-down of the car. All she can do is promise to stop intentionally doing the things that make his stiff upper lip twitch with irritation.
As more and more mishaps occur on the road trip from hell, Miranda and Collin work together to meet his delivery deadline. Hotel rooms are destroyed. Beloved cars are defiled. And somewhere along the line, client-driver hostilities become snarky flirtation.
Will Collin and Miranda make it to the Hollow in one piece? And if they do, will Miranda leave old, safe relationships behind for something new and well, just plain weird?
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.
Driving Mr. Dead is a little shorter than a normal Half Moon Hollow novel, think long novella, but it was long enough to be perfect. Miranda is one of my favorite Molly Harper heroines, and I found her hijinks just as amusing as Colin did. I loved how even in the face of so much, so much, trouble and mayhem, Miranda found ways to soldier on. I loved how Colin has 16 pages of rules and how Miranda broke each and every one of them. I liked how Miranda let her ex-fiancee know that things were well and truly over. Also, butt dials can get people in a lot of trouble. Lock those screens!
Molly Harper is my go to paranormal romance author, or just regular romance. Her writing is funny, sexy and sarcastic. I love that her female characters aren’t usually blushing virgins, or perfect size twos, or capable of not blowing things up. They’re quirky in all the right ways. I cannot recommend her enough to people!!
This is the part where I wax poetic about Amanda Ronconi. You’ve heard it all before, but I’m telling you, she narrates Molly Harper’s books perfectly. Ronconi and Harper are like peanut butter and jelly (grape jelly, I’m not one of those weirdos that combine pb with strawberry jam), they go so well together that without each other you feel the loss of the other.