Review ~ Driving Mr Dead by Molly Harper @MollyHarperAuth

Posted October 20, 2016 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 9 Comments

Review ~ Driving Mr Dead by Molly Harper @MollyHarperAuthDriving Mr. Dead by Molly Harper
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 5 hrs 2 mins
Series: Half-Moon Hollow #1.5
Published by Pocket Books on January 31, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 180
5 Stars
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HELL ON WHEELS

After failing as a magician's assistant, a photographer, and most recently, a bride, Miranda Puckett takes a position as a driver for Beeline, Half-Moon Hollow's premiere vampire concierge service.

Miranda's assignment? Driving Collin Sutherland, the world's most fastidious vampire from Washington to Kentucky, so he can deliver a mysterious black case to Council official Ophelia Lambert.

Collin, a paranoid, aristocratic vampire with a debilitating fear of flying, refuses to let the case out of his sight. Miranda needs this time on the road to decide whether to permanently cut her ties with the fiance that had an "emotional affair" with a childhood pal, but Collin’s neatnik tendencies are driving her around the bend. The man acts as if leaving a fast food wrapped on the passenger seat is reason for a full-on CDC de-contamination scrub-down of the car. All she can do is promise to stop intentionally doing the things that make his stiff upper lip twitch with irritation.

As more and more mishaps occur on the road trip from hell, Miranda and Collin work together to meet his delivery deadline. Hotel rooms are destroyed. Beloved cars are defiled. And somewhere along the line, client-driver hostilities become snarky flirtation.

Will Collin and Miranda make it to the Hollow in one piece? And if they do, will Miranda leave old, safe relationships behind for something new and well, just plain weird?

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I absolutely LOVED Driving Mr. Dead. This is just a novella (which I was pleased to find in audio), but Molly Harper fits so much in that time frame, it will leave your head spinning!

Miranda is one of the best characters yet. Her life up until now has been one disaster after another. She’s really put her all into everything she’s done, but she just can’t get a break. So when this job pops up for Beeline, she’s hoping that this time she’ll find something she can do that won’t be a total mess.

This job is to drive Collin Sutherland across the country to deliver some rare book to the Council. Collin is the perfect travel companion for Miranda. Or at least I thought so. He was so rigid, with so many rules. The perfect to opposite to Miranda, enough to drive her nuts while she deals with her own personal problems.

These two could not get themselves into enough trouble. They go from problem after problem, each making me die with laughter. I’m not sure if Collin just adjusts or if he is really starting to enjoy himself. I don’t think he really believed Miranda could be as cursed as she says until they slowly try to make their way back to the Hollow.

The Jane Jameson, and now the Half Moon Hollow books have become a go to for a good lighthearted laugh. The characters are so over the top and have lives that just make you shake your head.

Amanda Ronconi truly makes this series! She brings out the wonderful craziness of each character. I loved her accent for Collin, especially during the different phases of his character.

This is definitely a series binger for me!

About Molly Harper

Molly’s books are published by Pocket Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. They are available in print, as e-books and audio books at major book stores and on Amazon. Molly is a native of Kentucky. She lives in Paducah with her husband and children.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2016 Audiobook Challenge
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  • I need to grab this one, <33333 her books!

  • Wonderful review. I read this one a very long time ago and I loved it too. It was nice to revisit this novella through your review!

  • Great review. This was actually by first Molly Harper book (or well, audiobook) and I’ve been in love ever since. I can’t read her books, or well, I haven’t tried. Amanda Ronconi does such an amazing job that I insist on listening to them. Great review. I hope you continue to enjoy all of the Molly Harper/Amanda Ronconi audiobooks. 🙂

    Oh, and sorry I haven’t been around much. I was on vacation and then just been so busy. I’m hoping to be back around more starting this weekend. We will see. 🙂

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • I don’t know if I could read this series now. Of course I’ve tried with others series and have pretty much always been disappointed. The narration just adds SO much to the story! This pairing is awesome too. It would be a shame to go over to the books side. I’m glad that they have put some of the novellas on audio, I always miss novellas in series because they are only in ebook and not in audio. I’ve missed so many of Nalini Singh’s novellas for that reason.

      I hope you had a great vacation! I see you’ve had a couple of reviews pop up. Of course that doesn’t mean you’re back on at this moment, but love to see your reviews! I’ve been behind and kind of behind. Life has been in the way the past few weeks and my posts have been kind of erratic. I’m hoping to get caught up on my audio reviews to get them into my challenge!

      • I’ve been back for a little bit. I’m posting fewer reviews until I can get back to 100%. Working my way back into everything. I hope that things calm down and I will have more time soon. 🙂

  • Oh man great review, I really need to try this author, although I did try a novella but think a full length novel would be better.

    • The full length books carry the most mystery, but maintain the humor. I really enjoy this author’s snark and humor, in this series as well as her others