Title: The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire
Author: Molly Harper
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Audiobook Length: 9 hours, 13 minutes
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Origins: Mine. All mine.
Release Date: 24 March 2015
“Gigi is no longer an innocent teen. All grown up and looking for love, her family and friends worry she’ll go for the sexy, alluring vampire instead of a nice, safe human. But sexy and alluring, with a penchant for biting, could be just what Gigi wants…”
Thoughts on the Novel: Ms. Harper takes readers back to Half-Moon Hollow in The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire. Picking up shortly after I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas, readers continue following Gigi as she navigates her way around the weird and wacky world that is the Half-Moon Hollow undead populace. As one of the few remaining humans in Jane Jameson’s eclectic vampire family, Gigi experiences plenty of gaffes and danger to appease the most discerning of fans.
The story itself is not necessarily that surprising. There are minor twists and turns, but anyone who has read the entire series to date will be able to pick up on the clues and predict them. In fact, long-time fans will be able to correctly hypothesize pretty much everything that happens in the novel. However, this is one novel, and series, where doing so in no way diminishes the experience, for enjoying the zany antics that one knows will ensue is half the fun. Reading Ms. Harper’s snappy dialogue and snarky monologues complete the package.
The one caveat to reading The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire is that it, more than the other novels in the series, does discuss previous Half-Moon Hollow adventures. First-time readers may be lost with the myriad of references to prior storylines that occur in this novel. It is not impossible to get through the novel without having read the rest of the series first, but it would definitely help readers catch all the inside jokes.
That being said, The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire holds the same appeal as every other novel by Ms. Harper. The sarcasm, the humor, the sexy times, the romance, and most importantly, the family bonds make it every bit as good as the previous novels. Gigi’s story makes a great addition to an already fabulous line of stories that never grow old. Fans of paranormal romance would be remiss without adding any of Ms. Harper’s Half-Moon Hollow novels to their repertoire.
Thoughts on the Audiobook: At this point in time and after listening to pretty much every novel ever written by Ms. Harper and narrated by Ms. Ronconi, the only thing left to say is that everyone needs to experience one audiobook by the two of them.