Audiobook Review: The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire by Molly Harper

Posted March 30, 2015 by Carmel in Audiobook Reviews, Carmel, Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 26 Comments

Audiobook Review: The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire by Molly Harper
The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire by Molly Harper
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Published by Audible
Published on: March 24, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Length: 9 hrs & 13 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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In the next book in Molly Harper’s beloved Half Moon Hollow paranormal romance series, Gigi starts her first job (at Vampire Headquarters), gets over her first love, and may even fall for her first vampire!

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...

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Whenever I just want to sit back, and enjoy a quality audiobook, I turn to Molly Harper & Amanda Ronconi. My last listening session with them was in June 2014, so clearly I was in desperate need of a fix because I finished THE DANGERS OF DATING A REBOUND VAMPIRE in one day. As soon as I clicked ‘play’ my smile was locked into place thanks to the fun quotes from The Office After Dark: A Guide to Maintaining a Safe, Productive Vampire Workplace—this installment’s fictional how-to manual—and there it stayed.

We first met Gigi in I’M DREAMING OF AN UNDEAD CHRISTMAS, and it was nice to finally get the continuation of her story, and find out who her mysterious vampire stalker was. She’s the last human in the Jameson / Scanlon circle, so I was curious to see whether she’d stay that way, or join the rest of the HALF-MOON HOLLOW supes. She’s also the youngest POV to date which lightened Harper’s already breezy writing style even more, and made her character’s sometimes questionable decisions and go-with-the-flow attitude easier to grasp which is always beneficial in insta-love type situations.

The plot wasn’t a brain buster, but still kept me on my toes, and I really enjoyed seeing Ophelia get kicked off her high horse. My favourite secondary, Dick Cheney, didn’t have as much dialogue as I would have liked, although Nik was a pseudo Russian version of him which was an acceptable substitution. It was entertaining watching Iris in all of her overprotective big sister splendor, and how their group of friends banded together when Gigi’s life was in danger. Plus, this author’s latest batch of pop culture references were real winners: GAME OF THRONES & THE WALKING DEAD.

Amanda Ronconi pulled out all the stops once again with her exuberance, accents, voices, and sound effects. She’s a pro at pinning down the emotions that each scene calls for, and always gives her 100% in every performance. Harper’s sense of humour is increased tenfold by Ronconi’s narration, and because of that I ALWAYS opt to listen over reading. I can’t recommend Harconi enough; they are the benchmark by which I measure all Chick-Lit Paranormal Romance and a MUST for all audiobook junkies.

THE DANGERS OF DATING A REBOUND VAMPIRE was like riding a killer water slide, except the whee lasted for 9+ hours.

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26 responses to “Audiobook Review: The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire by Molly Harper

  1. I like the sound of this, but once again it is part of a series that I haven’t read it. Thus, the dilemma… Not all plots have to bend the brain – in fact, just lately, I discovered that easy plots have a certain charm too (if “consumed” sparingly, lol) All in all, this makes me wish for summer, heat and the beach… Yeah 😀
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  2. I think books like this, with a really strong sense of humor, would definitely be enhanced in the audio version with a fantastic narrator. I’m so glad Amanda knocks it out of the park, you’re definitely making a really convincing case for me finally giving an audiobook a try Carmel!

  3. It’s been a while since I’ve read a book by this author but I used to have a great time with them. I really should go back to them… soon. This one sounds good too! thanks for the review!

  4. I’m hoping that I can start listening more at work again. I’ve got so many audios that I want to listen to and this is one of them. This is a winning author/narrator combo.

  5. I was already looking forward to this one (b/c as you said, winning combo of author & narrator) but now I really can’t wait! Definitely gonna splurge a little on Audible now. I really liked what we saw of Gigi in The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires, but I still need to read Dreaming of an Undead Christmas before diving into this one. Glad it was such a fun ride!
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