Series: Half Moon Hollow #4
Published by Pocket Books on October 27, 2015
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Romantic
Sexual Content: Sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kate
In the next book in Molly Harper’s Half Moon Hollow paranormal romance series, Libby (a widow-turned-vampire) struggles with her transition, and finds out it sucks to be the only vampire member of the PTA…
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).
I've been having a hard time with Molly Harper lately. After THE DANGERS OF DATING A REBOUND VAMPIRE didn't live up to my expectations, I was really hoping for THE SINGLE UNDEAD MOMS CLUB to rekindle my love. Unfortunately, THE SINGLE UNDEAD MOMS CLUB fell completely flat for me, in both the romance and the plot aspects.
I think a big part of my problem with this book was that it was all over the place. There were some many random plot threads it was almost distracting. Nothing came out the way I expected it to (except for the romance) and so little time was focused on each one of the plots that they felt half-finished. Plus, a lot of the page time was devoted to Libby's court case and custody battle to keep her son, and having gone through that in real life - I can say it's the last thing I want to read about in my escapist paranormal romance.
The romance also didn't really catch my attention either. It was rather lackluster. Libby and Wade are pretty great, and I loved the way they met, but after that I didn't feel the romance got the attention it deserved in the rest of the chaotic plot.
Though disappointing, THE SINGLE UNDEAD MOMS CLUB isn't enough for me to swear off Harper completely. I'm definitely still in it for the long run - the Half-Moon Hallow series has me coming back for all the fun characters we've met over the course of Harper's books, and one book does not a bad series make. Here's hoping for the next one in the series!Series Titles:
- The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires
- A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses - 4/5
- The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire - 3/5
- The Single Undead Moms Club
- RT Book Reviews - 4 Stars