MaryJanice Davidson is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. Her Undead books are extremely popular paranormal romances.
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"Davidson's witty dialogue, fast pacing, smart plotting, laugh-out-loud humor, and sexy relationships make this a joy to read. And Betsy's second adventure, following her debut in Undead and Unwed, will have readers begging for more." (Booklist)
I laughed so often and out loud that I am sure people observing me walking in this 115 degree heat think I am delirious! I live in the desert area, and turned to audio downloads to motivate me to get out and walk day and night in the intense summer heat. This is a fun series...I love the narrator and the writing is so clever, such a good pace, and just enough steam to get a few hot blushes! I am onto #3
I do not get the main character in this- who knows that much about shoes?? And the author would have to know it to write about it. Unless it is all made up...
The narrator is also irritating, but maybe it is the infantile dialogue?
For the record- I did find the first book entertaining enough to try this one.
I liked this series alot. It's fun and shallow, and Betsy has some hilarious lines. The narrator's interpretation of how Sinclair speaks is kind of dumb, but you get used to it. If you enjoyed Southern Vampire Mysteries, you should like this too
Ok, seriously... the only thing that could make the AMAZINGLY badly written characters any more annoying is the HORRIBLE narration. Don't waste the book credit.
I can happily suspend disbelief when it comes to the existence of vampires. I can be ok with vampires drinking chocolate milk, having babies, being immune to holy water and wooden stakes, but I draw the line at believing that a Republican would join PETA, or that a member of PETA would wear leather shoes! Seriously, it could have been a fun book if the main character weren't such a shallow, vacuous vamp, with no redeemable qualities.
Now "chick book" could label many books like those you'd find in Oprah's book club like "Lovely Bones," or a classic feminine erotic piece like "Lady Chatterly's Lover," but those books are also fine works of literature. This book is just a chick book. It's your formulaic Anita Blake sort of working girl in a supernatural, yet mundane world, which could have great potential as a work of contemporary fantasy if it weren't such a bloody "chick book." I had to stop listening when she got into a ten minute description about shoe shopping. Women's fashion can be handled subtly and in an entertaining way, like in "Cassandra French's Finishing School for Boys," but this book overdid it a bit, but that's just my opinion.
Not for dudes.
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