Series: Half Moon Hollow #6
Published by Pocket Books on July 25, 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Romantic
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Sexual Content: Sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kate
In Molly Harper's newest paranormal romantic comedy, Ben, Gigi's old boyfriend, must find a way to save his new love after a freak Ultimate Frisbee accident. But will she want to live after she finds out how Ben had to save her?
In this exciting addition to Molly Harper’s beloved Half-Moon Hollow series, the focus is on Gigi’s ex-boyfriend Ben. When his new girlfriend is killed in a freak Ultimate Frisbee accident, he’s determined to save her, no matter the cost, even if it means bringing her into the darkness of vampire life!
In ACCIDENTAL SIRE, Harper brings the Half Moon Hollow series back to Half Moon Hollow, and with it, brings in many favorite characters from throughout the series, with nearly everybody making at least a small cameo. I wouldn't say that the description of the book is completely accurate, though, as it makes it sound like Ben is the focus, not even mentioning Megan, the main character of the book (the one who accidentally gets turned into a vampire).
First of all, Ben and Megan aren't even boyfriend and girlfriend when she gets turned (and this is in the first 30 pages of the book, so no spoilers here). They'd just met at a party and chatted a bit. The first half of the book is mostly dealing with the consequences that come from being turned, and then the second half deals with a relatively lukewarm mystery that I could have done without.
Ben and Megan are cute together. Despite the circumstances which have thrown them together, and their love/hate vibe, they have excellent chemistry. If the whole book had focused on the growth of their relationship and Megan getting used to being a vampire, it would have been fine. Harper is great with the snarky zingers and the dialogue between the characters is amusing without sounding too scripted. My complaint is with the half-hearted mystery aspect that was brought in to the second half. Sure, it gave the whole thing a bit of suspense, but it felt like it was thrown in there to make the book longer. I liked the added interesting aspect, but all in all, I didn't feel it was necessary.
Overall, ACCIDENTAL SIRE made me want to go back and read all the Jane Jameson and Half Moon Hollow books, and I really enjoyed myself. While it isn't as good as my favorite in the series (THE CARE AND FEEDING OF STRAY VAMPIRES, and at a close second, DRIVING MR. DEAD) it still is nowhere near the level of THE SINGLE UNDEAD MOMS CLUB. So, if you like Harper's writing and you like the Half Moon Hollow crowd, definitely pick this one up.Series Titles:
1. The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires
1.5. Driving Mr. Dead
2. A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses - 4/5
2.7. I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas - 3/5
3. The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire - 3/5
4. The Single Undead Moms Club - 2/5
4.5 Fangs for the Memories - 4/5
5. Where the Wild Things Bite - 3/5