Nice Girls Don't Live Forever by Molly Harper
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Jane Jameson #3
Publication Date: December 29th 2009
Page Count: 324
Review Copy: Audiobook
Reviewed by: Lynsey
Synopsis: Nothing sucks the romance out of world travel like a boyfriend who may or may not have broken up with you in a hotel room in Brussels. Jane Jameson’s sexy sire, Gabriel, has always been unpredictable. But the seductive, anonymous notes that await him at each stop of their international vacation, coupled with his evasive behavior over the past few months, finally push Jane onto the next flight home to Half Moon Hollow — alone, upset, and unsure whether Gabriel just ended their relationship without actually telling her.
Now the children’s-librarian-turned-vampire is reviving with plenty of Faux Type O, some TLC from her colorful friends and family, and her plans for a Brave New Jane. Step One: Get her newly-renovated occult bookstore off the ground. Step Two: Support her best friend, Zeb, and his werewolf bride as they prepare for the impending birth of their baby . . . or litter. Step Three: Figure out who’s been sending her threatening letters, and how her hostile pen pal is tied to Gabriel. Because for this nice girl, surviving a broken heart is becoming a matter of life and undeath...
A trip to heartbreak hotel
This was definitely one of the stronger instalments to the series. Lots of lovely drama, as well as all the usual funny scenarios and witty banter that come part and parcel with everyone's favourite vamp next door, Jane Jameson.
You might recall Gabriel—Jane's sire and on/off boyfriend with complications—was acting mighty peculiar during the last book. Lots of visits out of town, lots of evading direct questions.... Jane, being the laidback, awesome character she is, has been giving him the benefit of the doubt until now, trusting him to tell her what's going on in his own sweet time. But even former mild-mannered librarians have their limits, and when Gabriel keeps disappearing for hours at a time during their romantic vacation, Jane finally reaches hers. Big time. Now it's answer hour. Give it up or get the hell out. Only that ultimatum doesn't go quite as she planned, and has devastating results.
So, it's a different, more sombre, Jane that returns back to the Hollow, but she has her new book store and good friends in the form of Andrea and Dick to keep her occupied, as well as some other strange happenings to try and figure out. And all of these things combined help to dull the ache, or at least take her mind off it a bit. Of course, it's only a matter of time before it all comes to a head once again, and when Jane finds out the real truth, that's when things get really scary. For everyone involved.
All together one of the better plots in the series and it comes with lots of the answers we've been waiting for. Definitely worth a read!
4 Stars! ★★★★