Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Review: Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men by Molly Harper ★★★★

Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men by Molly Harper
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Jane Jameson #2
Publication Date: August 25th 2009
ISBN: 9781416589433
Page Count: 376
Rating: ★★★★
Review Copy: Audiobook
Reviewed by: Lynsey

Synopsis: Following Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, the second in a hilarious, smart, sexy romantic series about an out-of-work librarian who is turned into a vampire.

With her best friend Zeb’s Titanic-themed wedding looming ahead, new vampire Jane Jameson struggles to develop her budding relationship with her enigmatic sire, Gabriel. It seems unfair that she’s expected to master undead dating while dealing with a groom heading for a nuptial nervous breakdown, his hostile werewolf in-laws, and the ugliest bridesmaid dress in the history of marriage.

Meanwhile, the passing of Jane’s future step-grandpa puts Grandma Ruthie back on the market. Her new fiancÉ, Wilbur, has his own history of suspiciously dead spouses, and he may or may not have died ten years ago. Half-Moon Hollow’s own Black Widow has finally met her match.

Should Jane warn her grandmother of Wilbur’s marital habits or let things run their course? Will Jane always be an undead bridesmaid, never the undead bride?

Combining Mary Janice Davidson’s sass and the charm of Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse novels, this is an incredibly satisfying read for fans of paranormal romantic comedy.


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Such fun. This really is one of those feel-good series—funny, sexy (surprisingly sexy actually!) and heart-warming. Then every now and again, a little bit of heartache is thrown at you that you don't quite know how to deal with while in such a blissed-out state. So, if you struggle with it, imagine how poor Jane feels!

Her love life is... complicated. I didn't instantly fall in love with Gabriel, the love interest, in book one like I did with, say, Joe Manganiello...er, I mean, Cooper from How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf. I liked him enough, but every now and again he would do or say something a bit shifty that had me questioning his Good Guy status. In this book, he's acting even more strangely than before and that can only mean something bad is brewing, surely..

One thing I am really enjoying in this series is the budding friendships in Jane's new little circle of undead pals. I love me a good romance, to be sure, but a nice buddy relationship—real, true friendship, particularly if it's between unlikely pairings— can be just as sweet to read. And that's what's developing here with Dick and Jane. I love that he calls her Stretch and that Jane "gets" him. They're so cute!

I definitely enjoyed this more than book one and had to go straight to the next one to find out what the hell is up with Mr. Weirdy McMoodypants.

4 Stars ★★★★

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