Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men (Jane Jameson #2) by Molly Harper
Publisher: Pocket Star/August, 2009
Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Jane Jameson series
REVIEW (Tried to avoid spoilers, but if you haven’t started the series, you may read my review of Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs)
Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men is the 2nd installment of Molly Harper’s wonderful Jane Jameson series, and I enjoyed it just as much as the first! Jane is a relatively new vampire, turned when she was on her way home from Shenanigans after getting fired from her librarian job. Her car broke down, she stumbled into a ditch, and was mistaken for a deer by a passing drunk hunter, and shot. Good thing sexy vamp Gabriel Nightengale followed her home, huh? It’s not the best start to vampirism, but what are you gonna do? In Book 2, she’s getting used to her life as a vamp, working at the rare bookstore with the elderly, eccentric Mr. Wainwright, dating Gabriel, and dealing with her uber irritating family (as usual.)
Things seem to be looking up for our Jane, yes? Wellll, not so much. Her best friend, Zeb, is marrying a werewolf named Jolene. Yay for Zeb! I mean, Jolene is gorgeous and extremely sweet, but human/werewolf unions aren’t very popular, and her (very large and fiercely protective) family is giving poor Zeb a run for his money. Then there’s Zeb’s mom, who always hoped for a Jane/Zeb union. Also, Gabriel is constantly out of town, and being very mysterious about the whole thing, which, for Jane, is tough, since she’s not used to attention from someone like Gabriel, and is still a bit insecure in the relationship. And that’s not all! Jane’s Grandma Ruthie (aka The Black Widow) has met someone new, who may not be what he seems. Will Jane have to wear a horrid taffeta monstrosity to Jolene and Zeb’s wedding? Will Zeb survive his own wedding? Just what is Grandma Ruthie’s new love? And what exactly is Gabriel up to on these numerous business trips? Don’t worry, Ms. Harper will answer most of these questions (gotta leave some for the next book:-D ), and then some! The author’s trademark wit is in full force here, and while you don’t have the same kind of conflict as in the first novel, following Jane and her exploits, alongside her Half-Moon Hollow residents is always great fun! If you love Stephanie Plum, you’ll love this series. I zipped through it in one day and am on to the next! This series just sparkles with charm and will make you laugh out loud. Highly recommended.