WITH THIS RING, I THEE DEAD.
Just as Jane Jameson’s unlife seems to be stabilizing, fate sinks its fangs firmly into her butt. Despite her near-phobia of wedding planning, her no-frills nighttime nuptials to her sexy boyfriend, Gabriel, are coming along smoothly. That is, until she turns a fatally wounded teenage acquaintance, and the Council pronounces her responsible for the newborn vamp until he can control his thirst.
Jane’s kitchen barely holds enough Faux Type O to satiate the cute teen’s appetite and maintain Gabriel’s jealous streak at a slow simmer. As if keeping her hyperactive childe from sucking the blood out of the entire neighborhood isn’t enough to deal with, the persnickety ghost of Jane’s newly deceased grandma Ruthie has declared war on the fanged residents of River Oaks. Suddenly, choosing monogrammed cocktail napkins and a cake she can’t even eat seem downright relaxing in comparison.
Tensions inside the house are growing… and outside, a sinister force is aiming a stake straight for the center of Gabriel’s heart. Most brides just have to worry about choosing the right dress, but Jane fears that, at this rate, she’ll never make it down the aisle for the wedding all nice girls dream of.
©2012 Molly Harper (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I love listening to audio books because I have little time to read. Faves are paranormal/sci-fi, with romance & inspirational thrown in.
Molly Harper has done it again! This 4th book in the "Nice Girls" series is just as good as the other three. I was entertained and laughed many times (as I always do with MH books).
I have to admit, I panicked near the end because I thought the series was ending because of some things that happened, but then Molly threw us a curve ball and now there is subject matter for several more books. Whew! That's a relief.
Amanda Ronconi was awesome as the narrator, as always.
I had started and stopped several audio books before NGDBTN because I was bored but I listened to this one every chance I could and was disappointed when it was over. I am ready for #5.
Is it weird that I'm a guy and I simply love the Harper/Ronconi duo? All I can say is that I'm comfortable with who I am and I can listen to these books all day! I've found myself listening to these books on the treadmill at the gym. I love Molly Harper's style of writing and Amanda Ronconi brings these characters alive in a way that I don't think anyone else can do. For some weird reason my favorite character is Dick Cheney, I find that guy awesome. I really hope that there will be more to this series. The humor catches me off guard sometimes and I love that. If you're looking for something with fun characters and an interesting story line this series is for you.
I'm a 30-something paranormal, mystery, and humor enthusiast. For me, the main character is the most important part of a book.
There just HAVE to be more excuse for Jane to return to my life. Maybe and Andrea and Dick book? More from Iris and her sister? Ophelia and Jamie? Please... more. More please.
I have to include it as part of the (series of books) and If you've listened to Christopher Moore's "Blood Sucking Fiends", "You Suck" and "Bite Me" and enjoyed that series then you'll really love this. I find myself laughing out loud so many times. I just started the third book in the series. If you enjoy FUNNY Vampire stories this is a MUST have series. I know I'll listen to it more than once.
So many things, Grandma Ruthie, Jamie's turning, planing the wedding, Ophelia & Jamie.......LOL
Amanda Ronconi is just wonderful in doing character voices. You always know who's speaking. Also delivery of the comedic lines are just perfect.
Actually I did, I was working on cleaning the carpets, and had enough time to do it in one day. I know I'll listen to this series again just as I have the Christopher Moore series
If you enjoy humorous vampire genre, you will love this series. Molly Harper is a brilliant writer and has a great sense of humor. I hope she'll come out with another Jane Jameson book in the future.
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
I love Molly Harper books; she makes them so entertaining and humorous! That being said... I really liked this addition to the Jane Jameson series. While I wouldn't say this is my favorite book in the series, it's definitely a good one and well worth the read. It was a great listen...it had me laughing out loud during the book and satisfied at the end. The only thing I was really lacking was that I ended it wanting more. Can't wait for the next in the series...
Love fantasy books, usually with a strong female character. I also enjoyed just about anything from J.D Robb I am a fan of mysteries as well. I also enjoy funny and quirky novels anything from Molly Harper is a winner in my book. Since listening to audio books is important to me while I travel I also follow certain narrators as well.
Its nice to laugh throughout a book, and to see things from a female perspective. This is read by one of my favorite narrators and written by a great author. The plot is not shallow, and if you read the series each book builds on the last. Its funny how everyone begins to come together as a family in this one. You will enjoy it, promise.
When I clean, drive or exercise I listen to romance. The steamier the better but it must have a great story as well!
I love Molly Harper she is always fun to listen to or read because of her charming writing style. Her ability to combine humor into a storyline is entertaining to listen to or read. Amanda Ronconi is an amazing narrator. I love the way she reads, it is so light hearted and fun! You can never go wrong when these too talented artists work together. I highly recommend this entire series!
My Initial Reaction...
These books always bring me to tears with laughter and Nice Girls Don't Bite their Neighbors was no exception!
I know you've got to be tired of hearing me say it, but for anyone who hasn't heard me yet I'll say it again. Amanda Ronconi is an incredible narrator. I would (and have) pick up a book just because she's narrating it. She brings the wit and snarkiness of her characters to life perfectly and I always the variety of voices for all the different characters. You can't go wrong with Amanda!
I just adore these characters. I connect with Jane so easily - she's a book worm living the dream, running her own bookstore. *sigh* Oh and did I mention that she's finally marrying her sire - Gabriel? It took me a while to fall for Gabriel but his proposal finally brought me over to his side. He's always been a bit removed from the rest of the group in my opinion, but in this book he finally seems to be part of the drama.
Of course, right in the thick of the drama are Dick Cheney and his wife Andrea. Gah, I love these two! They're like the poster children for opposites attract and every minute with them is hilarious. There are no words for how ridiculous Dick is and Andrea is as witty and smart as Jane, so what's not to love?
I have to admit to being a bit disappointed with how little we see of Jane's best pre-turn friend, Zeb, his wife Jolene, Jane's Aunt Jetti and Mr. Wainwright. These are four of my favorite characters and, while they were still there, they've definitely started moving on and living their own lives. When it mattered most, though, they were all right there in the middle of things and supporting Jane - who seems to have the worst luck of any vampire, ever.
And then there's the two newest additions to the gang - Jane's sister, who I not only love but am so glad to see not fighting with Jane anymore, and Jaime - Jane's "son." Throwing in Jaime was a lot of fun for the story - even if a bit predictable. Dealing with a teenage vampire is about as fun as dealing with a teenage boy - full of hilarious embarrassing moments and food/blood shortages.
Jane's life is just so complicated, nothing ever is simple for her. It would help if someone wasn't always trying to kill her. This time, she's trying to plan her wedding (with a period theme! Loved it!) and all the while she and Gabriel keep having near death experiences. The first one earned her the hatred of the entire town and a new son, further complicating (and enriching) the story. The level of mystery is pretty much non-existent, since from pretty early on you know what's up. But that's not the point of these books, in my opinion. The point is watching Jane and the gang trip all over themselves as they try to figure out who's out to get them. Let dumb plans, witty banter, and disastrous fall out ensue. For me, the most epically hilarious moment of Nice Girls Don't Bite their neightbors was when they finally found who was behind it all. It was so ridiculous that I couldn't help but laugh, hysterically - despite being on the bus.
This was a very satisfying conclusion to the Jane Jameson series. I laughed so hard I cried, and a couple times, I cried for reals (which was totally unexpected for this series). I'll miss this crazy gang, but I'm really happy with where Molly Harper left us.
I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.
Unexpected, Sweet, Fun
I still think all the characters are fantastic. They're all different, have their own unique personalities and each go to shape Jane's undead life in some way.
Ms. Ronconi's performance through the whole Jane Jameson series is top notch and it fits the characters, stories, and settings to a T. I'm not sure there's a better narrator out there for this series. She brings that Southern town to life.
No, but I will say, we spent an extra few minutes in the car to get to the end of a chapter a few times, because the book is a lot of fun.
I put unexpected above, not because there's a lot we don't see coming, but there's a good twist that amused my wife and I near the end that was pretty unexpected and I thought was a great fluff that we thought was great.
Like the rest of the books in the series, this is really light listening and there's nothing deep here, but Jane's snark and it's just a lot of fun to listen to. Some light romance, some light mysteries, some crazy friends and family and some sincere fun to be had with this series and this book was no different. Great end to a fun series.
Great series.Love Molly,she's one of my NEW favorite Author's.Funny,adventurous & romantic antics make up her books.Love the character's & Amanda Ronconi does the narration wonderful.Highly recommend listening to these books:)
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