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 suddenly becoming a matter of life and undeath.
©2009 Molly Harper White (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
Yes to my female friends, not so much my guy friends. Fun. light listen.
The family was a hoot but also believable.
The performance was great!!! As a read, this story may not have kept my attention but the performance really made it fun.
these are wonderfully drawn characters playfully read by amanda ronconi
just plain fun - recommend all three books :-)
I always like Jane's snarkiness. I'm not a huge fan of Amanda Ronconi, she doesn't have the range of voices that some of my favorite narrators do but she's starting to grow on me. The story isn't as good as the last one, but it's still fairly entertaining if not a bit predictable. Overall, not bad.
I really enjoyed this entire series. I wasnt looking for anything heavy, just some fun and light "listening" for my commute.
The narrator has a great voice! I really loved her style. (It reminded me of something between Julia Roberts in Steal Magnolias and Emma Stone in The Help.)
The story itself was really easy listening. Something I could listen to, forget about for a few days then jump right back in. Though, there were a few times where I actually stayed in my car 10 minutes longer than I needed to, just to hear what was about to happen!
If you have read the Betsey/Undead books and liked them, youll like the similar style of humor in this book. (Only, I think if Betsey ever met Jane, she'd want to give her a makeover and burn all her shoes...heck, after the description of some of her footwear, I want to burn them!)
While the main character is a "vampire," I wouldnt necessarily limit this book to the vampire genre. There is a lot of humanity to the characters and even if you dont have one of THOSE sisters/mothers/friends, there is still someone in this story you can relate to.
Worth the purchase!
If you are looking for a light, easy to follow book this might be it. Not my favorite by this author but I did enjoy it.
Say something about yourself!
Book three of the Jane Jameson series. Fun story and creative characters. Highly recommend this author. Also you may want to check out the authors blog.. it has info about the fourth book and short stories.
Reviewing Romance & Urban Fantasy
I am really enjoying this series; each book gets funnier and funnier. There is just enough mystery to the plots to keep you reading/listening to see who the bad guy is in each book. After reading a lot of darker books lately it’s nice to take a step back and enjoy the lightness of Harper’s world she has created in the Nice Girls series.
Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever picks up not long after Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men ended. Jolene and Zeb are married and expecting a baby. Jane and Gabriel are still having some relationship issues. And we get a good healthy dose of my favorite character in the series, Dick.
Were as each chapter in Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men started with a witty quote from the book about this one has golden nuggets of wisdom from Love Bites: A Female Vampire Guide to Less Destructive Relationship.
This series has plenty of pop culture digs but I LOVE, LOVE, the reference to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and how Jane thought about finding James Marsters (aka Spike) and making him her love monkey. Come if vampires were real wouldn't we all hunt down our favorite vamp actor and turn him.
The book starts out with Jane and Gabriel on vacation in Europe but it's not as fun or romantic as it sounds. After some mishaps, they return home and the weirdness that is Jane's life gets into full swing. There is ongoing problems with family members and some new adventures for Jane and a group of Stepford Wives that run the Chamber of Commerce in Half Moon Hollow.
Much like the other books in the series, I would highly recommend Nice Girls Don't Live Forever to anyone that is a fan of snarky light reads about a vamp chick that is just trying to adjusted to her new undead life.
I can't wait for Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors to come out February 28, 2012. I've got it on my Audible.com wishlist.
I absolutely adore this series. Smart and funny, these books don't take themselves too seriously and that is precisely where the beauty in them lies. These characters are wonderful and grow with each book. It's like coming home to old friends. And the narrator is spot-on! I can't wait for the next one!
I am a passionate devourer of chocolate and books. I also listen to audiobooks and drink chocolate. When I die, I don't want to be embalmed!
I enjoyed this book, but not as much as the others, but it was still a good story. I enjoyed all the family drama going on with Jolene and Zeb and their respective families. I didn't like the way the romantic trip between Gabriel and Jane worked out. I guess I just couldn't wrap my head around Gabriel's actions and how he would run off or hide from Jane. I did like the mystery of the who-done-it or who-was-doing-it concerning the bizarre stuff happening around Jane and her bookstore.
The whole series was great! I read on Molly Harper's website that another Jane book might be coming out soon. I will definitively be picking it up!
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
I look forward to more form this author. The books get your interest from the very start and keep you very interested to the very end!
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