Release Date: July 26, 2016
Publisher: Pocket Books
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Delivering a rare book to a valued customer is definitely part of mild-mannered archivist Anna Winthrop's job description. You know what isn't? Protecting her precious cargo from mid-flight theft by the very pilot who is flying her to Half-Moon Hollow...while trying to appear as unappetizing as possible to the only other passenger, a vampire. Undead bookstore owner Jane Jameson could be waiting a very long time for her book. Possibly forever.
Fortunately, Anna's dashing fanged companion Finn Palmeroy helps her fend off the attack, but not before their plane crash lands in the forest hundreds of miles from civilization. Great, now she's stranded with a priceless tome and a rakish vampire whose bedtime is fast approaching. Why does everyone want this book so badly, anyway? Anna just wants to get it to Jane before Finn decides to turn her into dinner-or sweep her off her feet. Okay, the second option is really tempting. But they're not out of the woods yet...
I am a fan of Molly Harper's Half-Moon Hollow, a series set in Kentucky featuring vampires. It's sexy, comedic, and at times satirical in its portrayal of blood-suckers. WHERE THE WILD THINGS BITE is the fifth installment and takes us away on a wild adventure from surviving a plane crash to escaping the clutches of a rouge shape-shifting community.
The main plot of WHERE THE WILD THINGS BITE concerns this old book that holds secrets concerning supernatural creatures and shape-shifters in particular. Anna Winthrop, our hot librarian and very human heroine, is currently en route to delivering to book to Half-Moon Hollow when she got attacked, causing the plane to crash. As luck would have it, sexy vampire Finn Palmroy is with Anna when shit hit the fan and saved Anna from the claws of her aggressor. But is Finn Anna's savior or is he setting her up for something else?
You can say that WHERE THE WILD THINGS BITE is a paranormal romantic suspense comedy. Anna and Finn's a la Survivor adventure in the forest is quite thrilling, Finn's suspicious nature added to the suspense, and as expected, Molly Harper's signature humorous banter provided more than one comedic break in an otherwise serious or even dangerous situation. It also goes without saying that the romance between Anna and Finn developed in the silliest and sexiest way so romance lovers, you'll still get your dose of swoon here.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS BITE, though can be read as standalone as the rest of the other books in the series, moves the world of Half-Moon Hollow where shape-shifters are becoming more prominent and it's supernatural aspect expanding. As far as this series is concerned, only Vampires are "out" while the rest of the paranormal world is still in the shadows. I wouldn't be surprised if shifters get more page time in the coming installments and in turn expanding the preternatural world set in Kentucky.
I had a good time with WHERE THE WILD THINGS BITE, it's one of those comfort-read that you can cuddle up with and devour in a day or less.
*I started the series at book 3*