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
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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!
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2016 Audiobook Challenge