Title: Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever (Jane Jameson, #3)
Author: Molly Harper
Source: Personal Purchase (Audible)
Published: December 29th 2009 by Pocket Star
My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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 becoming a matter of life and undeath…
If you haven’t already read Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, Jane Jameson #1 then this review probably contains some spoilers.
Our favorite Vampire Librarian is back for a third installment of what has quickly become one of my favorite series! And book number three, did not disappoint, in fact? I think it’s my favorite so far! Sure, it starts out with Jane and Gabriel breaking up, maybe. The thing is, Jane isn’t sure. Nor is she really sure how to find him. And now? She’s also getting some creepy, threatening mail from someone who claims to be Gabriel’s previous love interest. And to make it all better, she’s joined the local business council – which is full of women named Courtney!
I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but what I love most about Jane is her snarky personality. She cuts to the chase, and for a few chapters of Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever, she isn’t quite herself. Which leads me to love her even more as the events unfold! Of course she’s joined by all of our favorites, including her mother visiting the support group for friends and family of the newly undead! And we have several new antagonists, most of them named Courtney – as I mentioned above!
Molly Harper’s writing style is absolutely hilarious. (If you haven’t read any of her books yet, then I suggest you hurry and do so!) I have to say, one thing I really love about her writing is that it’s not predictable. Sure, there are some romantic aspects to these stories, and those plots are predictable as a romance should be. But otherwise? There are plenty of twists that you just don’t see coming! And to make it all better, Amanda Ronconi (the narrator for all of her books so far) plays the parts to perfection, which brings out the humor. Seriously, do NOT listen to these books in a public place! You will be laughing out loud, and people will look at you funny as you do.
And the ending? Well, let me say this; I immediately purchased the next (Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors) but then saw that there is a Novella in between the two – which I won’t share the title in case it’s a possible spoiler. So now I have to hunt that down and read it – NOW!!! Really, Molly Harper wraps it up in a way that you’ll need to know more!
I make no secret that I absolutely adore Molly Harper, and I find myself recommending these books multiple times each week! I think anyone who likes contemporary paranormal reads will love Jane Jameson – but even better? I have recommended her (and lent my copies) to my non-reading friends and they have all loved them too!