Review: Driving Mr. Dead by Molly Harper

Posted September 9, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 2 Comments

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Review: Driving Mr. Dead by Molly Harper
Driving Mr. Dead
by Molly Harper

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: December 27, 2011
Series: Half Moon Hollow #1.5
Pages: 160
 

 

 

 
DRIVING MR DEAD is a very fast read.  It’s light paranormal romance with a touch of humor, so if you’re in the mood for a little distraction from the doom and gloom you might be reading then this is the book for you.That being said I have a confession to make.  I’ve only read two books by Ms. Harper, the first two in the Jane Jameson series.  After the second book I had to quit reading the series because I realized that I did not like Jane, which is important being that you’re in her head, and I wasn’t a huge fan of Ms. Harper’s humor.  Or so I thought.

DRIVING MR DEAD was a much better read for me, even though I didn’t find it as LOL funny as other readers did, I did find it entertaining and that was a good thing because now I know my problem is just mainly with Jane.  Apparently, Miranda Puckett had made a cameo appearance in that series as a vampire driver.  So now she gets her book.

She’s assigned to drive a vampire almost across country, with an important delivery.  Said vampire, the sexy Collin Sutherland, has a list a mile long of all the conditions and stipulations of what she’s allowed to do and not to do while she’s driving him.  Anal much?

Destruction and mayhem follows them along the way while they try to get to their destination on time and in one piece.  And also along the way things start to develop between the two of them.  The romance is a good part of the story, considering that it’s a short book.

Even though I found the characters to be a bit cookie-cutter paranormal romance they were still likeable, if not memorable.  The storyline also had enough action and disaster to keep things interesting.  And then of course, it was sexy.

I have to mention that I loved the cameo by Dick Cheney (snickers), probably my favorite character in the Jane Jameson series, when he comes to save the day.

If you enjoy Molly Harper, you will definitely enjoy this book and series.  If you’ve never tried her, then I think this would be a great place to start.

Did you like this review? If so, please tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

About Molly Harper

When Molly Harper was eight years old, she set up a “writing office” in her parents’ living room, complete with an old manual typewriter and a toy phone. And she (very slowly) pecked out the story of her third-grade class taking a trip around the world and losing a kid in each city. She had a dark sense of humor even then.

When Molly was considerably older, she headed for Western Kentucky University, where she majored in print journalism. After graduation, she landed a job with The Paducah Sun and married her high school sweetheart, David, a local police officer. After six years at the newspaper, Molly took a more family-friendly secretarial position at a local church office.

A big fan of vampire movies and TV shows, she decided to write a vampire romance novel. Molly created Jane Jameson, a bit of an accidental loser. Jane is single, almost 30, and a librarian working in Half-Moon Hollow, Ky. She has become a permanent fixture on her Mama’s prayer list. And despite the fact that she’s pretty good at her job, she just got canned so her boss could replace her with someone who occasionally starts workplace fires. Jane drowns her sorrows at the local faux nostalgia-themed sports bar. On her way home, she’s mistaken for a deer and shot by a drunk hunter. And then she wakes up as a vampire. The three-book Jane Jameson series–which includes Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs,Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men and Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever—was released in 2009. A fourth and final installment, Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors, was released in 2012.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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I understand where you’re coming from Francesca I read one of her books and didn’t enjoy it but after reading your review I think I’ll give this one a try.

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Hey Timitra, it’s good to see I’m not the only one I was starting to get a complex. Of what I’ve read by this author, this has been the best so far. Although I can’t agree with other people on how funny it was, I do have other books I consider funnier, it was still an enjoyable read and I hope you like it as well.

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