Once a devoted children's librarian, Jane Jameson now works at a rundown occult bookstore. Once a regular gal, she's now a vampire. And instead of a bride, she's an eternal bridesmaid -- which leads her to question where exactly her relationship with her irresistibly sexy sire, Gabriel, is headed. Mercurial, enigmatic, apparently commitment-phobic vampires are nothing if not hard to read. While Jane is trying to master undead dating, she is also donning the ugliest bridesmaid's dress in history at her best friend Zeb's Titanic-themed wedding. Between a freaked-out groom-to-be, his hostile werewolf in-laws, and Zeb's mother, hell-bent on seeing Jane walk the aisle with Zeb, Jane's got the feeling she's just rearranging the proverbial deck chairs.
Meanwhile, Half Moon Hollow's own Black Widow, Jane's Grandma Ruthie, has met her match in her latest fiance. He smells like bad cheese and has a suspicious history of dead spouses. But Jane's biting her tongue. After all, would a nice girl really think she has a future with a vampire?
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avid audiobook listener, sociopath, nerd.
These books are laugh-out-loud funny, sexy, and exciting. I listened to the whole series in less than a week and can't wait for more!
This is the second book in the "Nice Girls" series. It's a fun, light-hearted, easy listening vampire series about a new vampire named Jane Jameson. Like the first book, this one has all kinds of interesting interactions with her family, vampires friends, and other interesting creatures. If you like the Charlaine Harris "sookie" books you will likely enjoy this series as well.
While not what I would generally listen to, this is a very amusing book. I certainly laughed out loud a few times. The narrator is skilled at portraying the different voices and does an admirable job mimicking a Southern accent; (as, unfortunately I would know being from South Carolina).
The novelty of the first Jane Jameson book made it really fun as she introduces the idea of vampires living amongst us. Just wasn't as interesting to me in this one. Cute chapter intros about werewolves, but I lost interest.
What I like about this book was the fact that I was coming to old friends but the story was rather week and slow but still enjoyable to listen.
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
Good series. Lotta fun. Good dialogue, decent plot, quirky characters, what's not to like? Typical Molly Harper.
12 year old girls
anyone...by the end of this book her nasal voice made me want to bite nails.
Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men, the second book in Molly Harper's Jane Jameson series, is another fun, witty, quirky romp through Half Moon Hollow.
With Zeb and Jolene's wedding day quickly approaching and more and more obstacles being thrown in their path to wedded bliss, Jane seems to have become their couples counselor - much to her chagrin. But with Gabe and Jane's relationship feeling no small amount of strain, can Jane help her best friend make it to the altar while dealing with her own less than supportive relatives and a boyfriend who might be cheating on her?
As I said in My Review of Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs, the writer/narrator team of Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi makes these stories shine in a way that reading from a book just can't match. The story itself is funny, quirky, unique, sexy and poignant, but with Ms. Ronconi narrating - it comes to life.
I'm not usually a fan of stories where there's not a happily ever after for the hero and heroine at the end of their book, but Gabriel and Jane's relationship dynamic works for me. I do have to admit, though, I'm starting to wonder what Gabriel's secret is, and I hope we find out soon. Too much dragging out of the main character's happily ever after makes me lose interest, but I'm looking forward to the next book and hoping those nagging questions are answered.
I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.
I enjoyed the banter that Jane has with her friends and family
She brings that soulful southern accent to every character and portrays that snarky attitude just fantastically.
It's a good follow-up to Nice Girls don't have Fangs, but it's not quite as good. I will say that I could never have Mama Ginger in the series again and be quite happy, she's a horrible woman. I'm entertained enough, so I will finish the series.
I'm a voracious audiobook listener, rarely found without my iPod.
I have really enjoyed all the Molly Harper books I've listened to and read so far, but I'm beginning to tire of the same cookie cutter jokes and characters. I was surprised to find myself getting bored mid-way through this one.
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