ARC Review: A Witch’s Handbook to Kisses and Curses by Molly Harper

Posted May 30, 2013 by Suzanne in Reviews / 7 Comments

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ARC Review: A Witch’s Handbook to Kisses and Curses by Molly Harper
A Witch's Handbook to Kisses and Curses
by Molly Harper

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 28, 2013
Series: Half Moon Hollow #2
Published by Pocket Books
Pages: 284
Format: ARC
 

This was a fun book with great characters and although it didn’t rock my world, it made me laugh and look forward to the next page…~ Under the Covers

Nola Leary has come to Half Moon Hollow, Kentucky because of a death bed promise made to her grandmother, one her grandmother is determined that she honour even from beyond the grave. She has to find the four Elements, four artifacts each representing one of the elements, before her rivals do, if not her whole family lose their magic. But things get complicated when she finds long lost relatives, some crazy new friends, not to mention her Adonis like next door neighbour who seems to be allergic to wearing tops…

I always enjoy a Molly Harper book, it is hard not to with her mixture of funny banter and some really quirky heroines and of course a great romance. Although they never quite make it to a 5 feather review with me, that doesn’t stop me enjoying her books and looking forward to the next one.

What stood out for me most in this book was the humour and the relationship Nola quickly develops with some familiar characters such as Jane Jameson and Dick Cheney. The romance between Jed and Nola was really good as well, they had chemistry from the start but it was a allowed to build up so that you got to know Jed. He wasn’t just the sexy guy who was there for her to conveniently fall in love with, but a funny character with issues of his own.

The story line itself about the elements wasn’t particularly strong and it was a bit of an anticlimax at the end but it was a good vehicle for Nola to start looking at the issues she had with her magic and eventually come to terms with it’s presence in her life.

This was a fun book with great characters and although it didn’t rock my world, it made me laugh and look forward to the next page, what more can I ask for?

*ARC provided by publisher

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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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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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