Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Review: The Single Undead Moms Club by Molly Harper

The Single Undead Moms Club: Libby Stratton and Wade Tucker

(Half-Moon Hollow #4)

The Single Undead Moms Club (Half-Moon Hollow, #4)

Widow Libby Stratton arranged to be turned into a vampire after she was diagnosed with late-stage cancer. It wasn’t the best idea she’s ever had, but she was desperate—she’s not about to leave her seven-year-old son to be raised by her rigid, overbearing in-laws.

On top of post-turning transition issues, like being ignored at PTA meetings and other mothers rejecting her son’s invitations for sleepovers, Libby must deal with her father-in-law’s attempts to declare her an unfit mother, her growing feelings for Wade—a tattooed redneck single dad she met while hiding in a closet at Back to School Night—and the return of her sire, who hasn’t stopped thinking about brave, snarky Libby since he turned her.

With the help of her new vampire circle, Libby negotiates this unfamiliar quagmire of legal troubles, parental duties, relationships, and, as always in Harper’s distinct, comedic novels, “characters you can’t help but fall in love with” (RT Book Reviews).

Here we are at the fourth book in the Half-Moon Hollow series by Molly Harper. It’s been a funny, snarky and quirky ride and I live revisiting this world each time a book is released. This installment is no exception. You know when you pick up a Molly Harper book you are in for some laughs.  The humor is the primary reason I read this series, I love to laugh. Now as with a lot of Molly Harpers books, the romance is not really the central theme. I think the point of these books is to be humorous, display the different characters as their quirky selves, tell an outrageous story and then the romance: and that’s what we get with this book. We get to meet up with most of the gang again as they help newbie Libby navigate her new vampiric world. Jane is seen a lot as the new head of the council. Seeing Jane in “official” mode is funny as she tries to be “professional” and you know she doesn’t have professional bone in her body. Lol  

Libby is super cute and a loving mom. She goes to extremes to make sure her baby does not grow up alone and without her. I think she handled her transition pretty well, considering she had no real guidance going into the whole thing. Her interactions with the fellow parents are quite funny especially after they find out she’s turned. Talk about Mean Mommies, her only real ally is her kiddos, best friends, father.. Wade.. as they spend more time together, the more they realize they want to spend more time together. But then Libby’s sire shows up on her doorstep and suddenly we have a love triangle! HAHA and not an obnoxious one. Overall, I really enjoyed the book. It’s another solid installment and gave me everything I wanted from a Molly Harper novel.

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