Title: The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires
Author: Molly Harper
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Series: Half-Moon Hollow #1
Length: 9h 10m
“The first rule of caring for a stray vampire: Don’t tell anyone you’re taking care of a stray vampire. —The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires”
Iris Scanlon is Half-Moon Hollow’s only daytime vampire concierge. She runs all the daytime errands for her clients and knows more about them than she wants. When she finds her newest client poisoned and passed out on his kitchen floor her life quickly changes.
This was another wonderful paranormal story from Molly Harper. Iris was introduced in the Jane Jameson series when she helped to plan Jane’s wedding. I loved that the new Half-Moon Hollow series started with her story. Iris was a wonderful heroine. She was compassionate, smart, and sassy when she needed to be. I loved her extensive knowledge of herbs and flowers, and wished I could steal it for myself. Her relationship with her sister was wonderful and powerful. I loved how she was parental but still stayed in the older sister role.
Cal was interesting. He was an ancient vampire who has never been weak before so as you can imagine he was a little grumpy. I enjoyed his experiences with feeling somewhat human, especially his tummy ache scene. While Cal did make a few mistakes in his relationship with Iris, I still really liked him and think he was a good partner for Iris. I loved how he adopted Gigi so quickly and played the role of protective father with her. It was quite adorable.
Cal and Iris’s relationship was filled with lots of intense looks, steamy sex, and quite a few brushes with danger. I really enjoyed the mystery that Cal was working on and how they worked together in a way to solve it. Overall, this was a wonderful vampire romance, and a wonderful start to a new series set in Half-Moon Hollow. I can’t wait to read the next book.