Title: Peace, Blood, and Understanding
Author: Molly Harper
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Series: Half-Moon Hollow #7
Length: 6 hrs 50 mins
From the blurb of this book you would think it was all about Jane, but that isn’t the case. Meadow Swartz is the main character in this story. She is on probation with the vampire council and Jane is her advisor. Everything is going well with her probation until the council sends an auditor to review Jane’s methods.
So if I was rating this book on the romance aspect of it I probably would only give it two stars. Their relationship was just ok. Meadow and Erik Weston spend a good portion of the book at odds with each other. Their relationship was really just beginning really at the end of this book so it was hard for me to really enjoy these two as a couple. Also, just as an FYI, Meadow is in a friends-with-benefits relationship with another man through the beginning of this book.
What I did enjoy about this book was seeing Jane Jameson and Dick Chaney deal with being audited. I adore how much Dick and Jane have changed since the first book in the Jane Jameson series. Jane is now a leader of a branch of the council and she does a very good job at keeping her charges in line and contributing to the community. Dick has turned into a very compassionate man who is constantly adopting women who have family issues, and I love him for it. The overarching story is what really keeps me listening to this book because I can’t seem to get enough of Dick and Jane.
Overall, this was a good story for the series. I do think this one wasn’t as humorous as previous ones but I still enjoyed it in the end.
Content Warnings: Meadow is with another man in a friends-with-benefits relationship through the first half of this book.
Previous books and reviews for the series:
#1 The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires
#1.5 Driving Mr. Dead
#2 A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses
#2.5 Undead Sublet
#2.7 I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas
#3 The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire
#4 The Single Undead Moms Club
#4.5 Fangs for the Memories
#5 Where the Wild Things Bite
#5.5 Big Vamp on Campus
#6 Accidental Sire