Widow Libby Stratton arranged to be turned into a vampire after she was diagnosed with late-stage cancer. Read more...
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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).
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-09-28
- Reviewer: Staff
Harper returns readers to the preternatural town of Half Moon Hollow with the ninth installment (after The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire) in her hilarious paranormal romantic comedy series. Whats a desperate, widowed, dying single mother to do when all she wants is to see her young son grow up? She begins by making plans to slide out from under the thumb of her controlling in-laws and finishes by placing an advertisement for a vampiric sire. Libby is out of options and out of time for dealing with her cancer, so she throws caution to the wind to become one of the undead. Luckily, some of the other sunlight-challenged residents of the town are there to help her out. All biker Wade wants to do is raise his son in peace. When he meets Libby, sparks fly, but the living parents in the PTA think she should be shunned. Laugh-out-loud depictions of parenthood stand front and center, often overshadowing the somewhat lukewarm romance. Theres a definite sense that Wade and Libby could just as easily be friends as lovers. Series fans will enjoy the familiar faces, warm-hearted scenes of kindness, and cheer-worthy moments of joy. Agent: Stephany Evans, FinePrint Literary Management. (Nov.)