ARC Review: Where the Wild Things Bite by Molly Harper

Posted July 25, 2016 by Suzanne in Reviews / 6 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Where the Wild Things Bite by Molly Harper
Where the Wild Things Bite
by Molly Harper

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: July 26th 2016
Published by Pocket Books
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
 

“It may not have rocked my world but it entertained me for a few hours and I know I would read another Harper book in a heartbeat.  ”
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Delivering a rare book to a small town shouldn’t be this hard. However, after a few days trudging in the jungle after her plane has been deliberately crashed, with a vampire she isn’t sure she can trust, Anna Winthrop is coming to the conclusion that the book may be more trouble than it is worth. Especially when she is being chased through the jungle by some angry shifters. But Anna has spent most her life preparing for the worst possible scenarios; however, he facts and figures (as well as her anti anxiety pills, sadly burning merrily in the plane crash) hasn’t quite prepared her for the reality of being so thoroughly out of her element, especially with the aforementioned untrustworthy, yet charming vampire.

It’s not quite right to say once you have read one Molly Harper book, you have read them all. However, there is an element of familiarity with every book I have picked up from her, when I started Where the Wild Things Bite I knew exactly what to expect and there was an element of comfort in that. So, what was expecting when I picked this up? I expected a kooky heroine, check. I expected to laugh, check. I didn’t expect any real danger, check. I expected to have a nice but not explosive romance, check.

The romance in this was a slow build, especially we know that Finn, our untrustworthy vampire is up to no good. But, I enjoyed seeing them both trying to survive in the great outdoors, when they are both completely unsuited to it. I haven’t read all the books in this series, but I believe Finn may have appeared in previous installments, however, I didn’t find it detrimental to read this book without knowing his background, so if you, like me, aren’t completely up to date it can be read as a standalone.

I do keep coming back and reading more Harper, so this is a formula that works for me, it was great to sit back and relax with one of her funny and lighthearted books and enjoy myself. Which, I did. It may not have rocked my world but it entertained me for a few hours and I know I would read another Harper book in a heartbeat.
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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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Elizabeth

I have one of her books on my tbr…I just haven’t gotten around to it :/

Amy R
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Amy R

Thanks for the review, I’ve enjoyed this series so far except for the most recent novella release.

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Kathleen Bylsma

Just enjoy Molly!

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I’m saving this read to my “to listen to books”. Molly Harper has the best books to listen to thanks to Amanda Ronconi! Harper’s witty writing and Ronconi’s voice and timing of her narrating is not to be missed.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts Suzanne

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great review!