by Molly Harper
(Half Moon Hollow #2.5)
Published February 13th 2013 by Tantor Audio
Narrated by Sophie Eastlake
In "Undead Sublet" by Molly Harper, executive chef Tess Maitland is banned from her five-star kitchen in Chicago to recover from "exhaustion". Choosing a random rental house in Half-Moon Hollow to spend time in, she's unaware that the house comes with a strange man.
Even though Sam Masden's ex-wife has rented the house out from under him, the divorce settlement allows him access to it for another ninety days. With Tess unable to go anywhere else, and Sam unwilling, a war of epic proportions is declared - and romantic sparks and heavy pots fly.
REVIEW:I don't do a lot of anthologies but when Audible.com offered up this Molly Harper short for FREE I grabbed it up since it was the only story I wanted to read in the anthology.
Undead Sublet is a short story that takes place in Half Moon Hollow, the home town of Jane Jameson and if you are a fan of her series you should check out this story plus the other ones in the spin off series.
And since Undead Sublet takes place in Jane's town we get to see Jane and some of her friends while Tess is on sabbatical from her nervous breakdown from work. Tess rents a house from an overly perky lady in hopes of getting reason and relaxation so she can get back to work in her Chicago restaurant.
But Tess finds herself sharing the house with Sam, the undead and soon to be ex-husband of said perky lady. Tess is pissed when she finds out that Sam's ex-wife lied to her and won't give her the rent money back. Tess is low on funds and has no where else to go for the month.
So with no other choice Tess lets Sam know that she is staying right were she is and that he can move out. One thing leads to another and the two are trying to punk the other enough to get them to leave. But during their turf war a friendship blooms. And after Tess spikes Sam's blood with pepper juice the two share one hot kiss and the friendship starts turning into something more.
If you are a fan of Molly Harper or thought about checking her out this is a quick, fun and romantic read to introduction to her sexy and snark writing.
Narration Note: While Sophie Eastlake does a fine job of the narration I did miss the usual narration by Amanda Ronconi that does the other books.
Other books in the series:
HALF MOON HOLLOWER SERIES
- Driving Mr. Dead by Molly Harper
- The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires
- Undead Sublet
- A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses - Coming May 28th
And the series that started it all:
JANE JAMESON SERIES
- Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs
- Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men
- Nice Girls Don't Live Forever
- Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors