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.
I'm a 30-something paranormal, mystery, and humor enthusiast. For me, the main character is the most important part of a book.
YES! To be fair to the print version, I'm sure its amazing too, but nothing beats the little bit of snark in Amanda's voice.
Everything. I love Jane and all of her friends, the trouble that they get into and her reactions to all of it.
I happen to love Dick Cheney. There I said it, and I'm not ashamed.... well, not really.
Live, love, laugh...
This is the best on the series so far. Even funnier, wittier and interesting. It was a very fun listen/read.
I'm a grad student with very little time to edit reviews because I'm editing research papers. Forgive the typos. They're made with love.
I have come to terms with the fact that I am one step away from actually being Jane Jameson. Okay two... I would actually have to be turned into a vampire as well.
Jane graduated in 98 from a Kentucky high school, as did I, and has a snarkiness I can only describe as the result of someone trained on after-school episodes of Animaniacs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and being well-versed in Austen and other classics (right down to the Firth-Ehly version of Pride and Prejudice). She's the oddball of the family because of her quick wit and knowledge of random facts, and to top everything off, I get every single reference she makes right down to the way southern women make punch for showers. The cherry on top of this creepy resemblance is the author went to Western Kentucky University, as did I. (The one step difference mentioned above is she took library studies whereas I took theatre).
That's where the simlarities end, however, as I do not have to put up with the family members Jane does, nor do I have a best guy friend married to a werewolf. Or a vampire boyfriend... let alone being one myself. And, unlike Jane, I have the sometimes brutally honest ability to say what's on my mind, which, if Jane was capable of doing, we would not have this hilarious series.
Jane's inability to communicate properly (as is sometimes the problem with most protagonists) gets her into yet another pickle. Gabriel too, since he refuses to tell her whats going on with this random letters he gets. Quite a lot of non-communication goes on in the book and finally comes flooding out of characters like they were given truth pills before their big exits. Even Jenny gets to reveal her inner turmoil. I believe the Pixar people would call this "monologuing." Yet, in taking this novel lightly as I have from the beginning, it was an enjoyable experience. 5 stars.
I absolutely love these books! I have listened to them several times. The whole series is funny, charming and I can't seam to get enough. Amanda Ronconi does such a great job. She is very easy to listen to and just sucks you into the story and characters. Great series!
I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.
The third in the series and the best so far. When I started my next book in a different, darker series I found myself missing Jane and her crazy cast of funny friends and family. In this addition someone is trying to kill Jane and there are absolutely no suspects. While characters reveal more about themselves, some things come into perspective and her belief in people's basic good nature may be returning. All of her friends and even some unexpected family members rally around her to help root out the mysterious culprit behind the attempts on her life.
A new, unwanted membership to her town's Chamber of Commerce headed up by, The Mean Girls Society, a High School reunion, where they have her on the memorial remembrance board, and the return of the Nephew of her, newly deceased, ghost boss, add hilarity to the fun and games.
Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi do it again. IMHO, these books are right up there with her Naked Werewolf series. Fun, light entertainment at its best.
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.
Continuing with a nice addition to the series. Different enough to keep things interesting and enough comedy to make it worth the read.
Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever is the third book in Molly Harper’s Jane Jameson series, which is a cross between Contemporary and Paranormal Romance, with the slightest hint of Chick-lit.
As is always the case with Molly Harper, the storytelling is brilliant. My earlier slight disappointment in the world building is gone, and this story is romantic, funny, sexy, fast paced, and at times poignant. The story takes place in the quirky small town of Half Moon Hollow where vampires have been ‘out of the closet’ for a while now, and share the air with humans, ghouls, witches, ghosts, and werewolves. Makes for some interesting reading!!
Amanda Ronconi does a phenomenal job of bringing Jane Jameson and her friends to life. Her voice is just rough enough to give Jane the edge you'd expect from a sassy vampire, as well as give all of the characters truly distinctive voices. I love that I know who's speaking without the "Jane said..." or "Jolene said..." Honestly, Ms. Ronconi is a very talented narrator!
Once again I can wholeheartedly recommend this amazing author/narrator team!
I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.
Yep, Molly's humor is great and Ms. Ronconi's narration is outstanding when it comes to that Southern hospitality and personality.
No, I'd recommend, because it's fun and light hearted and knows it's silly, without being over the top or getting full of itself, it's more of a wink to the audience.
She delivers a great performance and makes brings Jane and co. to life.
This is a good book, but it's the weakest on the first three books in the series. I will read the last, but this book felt rushed, the way Jane rebuilds relationships with some characters felt like a sitcom, and not what I would expect from a book. The conflict at the end also felt rushed and it's like OK, interesting and BOOM it's over. It'll be interesting to see where the last book in the series ends up, and I hope it's better and more flushed out than this one.
There is nothing better than a good book!
I could go on and on about Molly Harper's wittiness and talent.... She is one of my favorite top 5 authors ever... But when she teamed up with Amanda Ronconi, oh my! What a pair! Ronconi's spot-on vocals and her ability to bring Harper's characters to life always leaves me smiling and begging for more!
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
Funny one liners, plot was better than the last book. Amanda Ronconi was great as usual, she has a sarcastic voice that is perfect for Jane. Glad the book didn't go quite the way the synopsis described, which made me not want to read it very quickly it has taken me almost 4 months to start it from the last book in the series. I am amazed that Jane has been a vamp for over a year and she is so dense when it comes to learning new things. Especially since she is supposed to be really smart. As a fan of Pride and Prejudice I love the references to the book that was made in the story. The side characters are funny and very realistic people. This book is actually 8 hours 29 minutes and has Nice Girls Don't bite their Neighbors first chapter at the end.
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