Audiobook review of Single Undead Moms Club

June 9, 2016 Audiobook Reviews, Book Reviews 7

Audiobook review of Single Undead Moms ClubThe Single Undead Moms Club by Molly Harper
Length: 9 hours and 33 minutes
Published by Pocket Books Pages: 356
Format: Audiobook
Source: Bought

Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
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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).

Also by this author: How to Run with a Naked Werewolf, Fangs for the Memories (Half-Moon Hollow, #4.5)

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What I thought of this book.

I love me some Molly Harper and I am not sure why it took me so long to get to this book as I have it in print and audio…lol. I like the prints for my bookshelf but these books must be listened too! 🙂

Libby has cancer and she wants to be around to see her kid grow up. She really doesn’t want to leave him in the hands of her in-laws because she is afraid they will turn him into who her husband use to be and not let him thrive with the imagination he has now. (He loves bigfoot, etc)

So she decides to put an ad in the paper asking for a vampire sire to turn her so she can stay with her son. This goes against all sorts of vampire protocol and gets her and her sire reprimanded, but not real harshly. As soon as she wakes up Jane and Dick are there to help her into her vampire transition as they told her sire to stay away from her.

Things where going well and she was doing pretty good at hiding that she was a vampire until she saves a child from getting hurt and her friend at the time sees her heal up really quickly. After that she pretty much becomes a bit of an outcast in the PTA community, her father-in-law sues for custody of her son and if that isn’t enough on her plate it seems someone is trying to kill her.

She meets Wade at one of the school functions and they don’t hit it off to well, but after a few bumps in the road they start hanging out together. His son and her son are friends and being together just seems to fit.

I really liked both Libby and Wade and I think Finn (her sire) is starting to grow on me. (Finn will have his story in the next book). Libby had a hard decision to make regarding whether to be turned or die and leave her son without a mother. I liked that it wasn’t a easy decision and that even after being turned she had second thoughts and fears about how things would turn out. (I’m not a mother but I am sure if vampires were a real thing that it would be a hard decision to make in terms of not wanting to see your child without a parent.) Her in-laws are horrid, well her father-in-law more than her mother-in-law but I could see not wanting to leave him with them.

Wade is a single dad looking out for his son and the vampire factor aside they have a lot in common being single parents trying to figure out the best ways to raise their kids. Wade was a little rude at first and I wasn’t real keen on him in the beginning but her turned out being a real nice down to earth guy and was very sweet in the little things he did to let her know that he didn’t mind her being a vampire.

I don’t think I have read/listened to a Molly Harper  books that I haven’t loved. I laughed, smile and just had a fun time like always when I listen to one of Molly Harpers books. I so recommend this series though it’s a spin off of the Jane  Jameson series so I would read that one first. 🙂

The Narrator:

Amanda Ronconi is my favorite narrator and as always Molly Harpers snarky books and her voice just go hand in hand. 🙂

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7 Responses to “Audiobook review of Single Undead Moms Club”

    • Stormi

      I have read all of her paranormal ones. I loved the Naked Werewolf series but it didn’t seem to go very far and only had a few books. While her vampire one Jane Jameson has gone great with a spin off series which is Half Moon Hollow series. Not caught up on her contemporary romance but I like it as well. 🙂

    • Stormi

      If you have never read Molly Harper you need too! You could probably read this without having read the others but it has characters from the Jane Jameson series and the other Half Moom Hollow books. 🙂

  1. Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons

    I thought this one was really cute too. I can’t imagine having to make that call about becoming a vampire to stay with your child or leaving your child to be raised with someone else you don’t like. It worked out really well in this story, but I’m sure it wouldn’t work out so well for all vampires. I bet not all newly turned vampires have the great friends that she finds in Jane and Dick and the others. I love this series so much.

    I also agree that I must listen to these books. I’ve listened to all of Molly Harper’s paranormal books and I just love them. Amanda Ronconi is perfect for these books. I need to try to find more books with her as a narrator. I know there are a ton more of them. Great review.

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