Molly Harper has done it again! The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires had me laughing like a lunatic in public. Iris is a single parent, raising her little sister after their parents died. She is trying to make a living and has no time for herself. She is so easy to like, I wanted to go out for coffee with her. Iris and her sister have a wonderful relationship that was sheer fun to watch. Cal was a good choice for Iris and it was fun watching them argue, trying their hardest to avoid falling for each other. This book proves that Ms. Harper is the queen of funny paranormal romance, riding that fine line between hilarious and unbelievable. I didn’t want this book to end; it is a sheer delight from the start to finish.
With this offshoot of the Jane Jameson series, we get a new perspective on the vampire culture. Iris is a daytime concierge for vampires, doing their errands and such that can’t be completed at night. Going about her job she stumbles over her newest client quite literally. Finding Mr. Calix poisoned on the floor of his kitchen was not how she expected her day to go. When he is able he offers to pay Iris to help him stay in hiding while he investigates his poisoning. Needing the money, Iris reluctantly agrees. Grouchy and unpleasant, Cal is at least easy on the eyes. As they spend more time together in her house, they grow closer. Will Iris take a walk on the wild side and get to know her house guest up close and personal or continue to play it safe?
Iris Scanlon, Half-Moon Hollow's only daytime vampire concierge, knows more about the undead than she'd like. Running all their daylight errands--from letting in the plumber to picking up some chilled O neg--gives her a look at the not-so-glamorous side of vampire life. Her rules are strict; relationships with vamps are strictly business, not friendship--and certainly not anything else. But then she finds her newest client, Cal, poisoned on his kitchen floor, and only Iris can help.
Cal - who would be devastatingly sexy, if Iris allowed herself to think that way - offers Iris a hefty fee for hiding him at her place until he figures out who wants him permanently dead. Even though he's imperious, unfriendly and doesn't seem to understand the difference between "employee" and "servant," Iris agrees, and finds herself breaking more and more of her own rules to help him - particularly those concerning nudity. Turns out what her quiet little life needed was some intrigue & romance--in the form of her very own stray vampire.