Series: Jane Jameson #2
Published by Pocket Star on August 25, 2009
Genres: Adult, Paranormal
With her best friend Zeb’s Titanic-themed wedding looming ahead, new vampire Jane Jameson struggles to develop her budding relationship with her enigmatic sire, Gabriel. It seems unfair that she’s expected to master undead dating while dealing with a groom heading for a nuptial nervous breakdown, his hostile werewolf in-laws, and the ugliest bridesmaid dress in the history of marriage.
Meanwhile, the passing of Jane’s future step-grandpa puts Grandma Ruthie back on the market. Her new fiancé, Wilbur, has his own history of suspiciously dead spouses, and he may or may not have died ten years ago. Half-Moon Hollow’s own Black Widow has finally met her match.
Should Jane warn her grandmother of Wilbur’s marital habits or let things run their course? Will Jane always be an undead bridesmaid, never the undead bride?
Combining Mary Janice Davidson’s sass and the charm of Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse novels, this is an incredibly satisfying read for fans of paranormal romantic comedy.
What I Thought…
- If there is one thing that I can count on Molly Harper for it’s to entertain me and make me laugh. I thought Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men was even funnier than the first book.
- Jane’s best friend Zeb is marring Jolene, who has decided to have a Titanic themed wedding. The jokes about a Titanic themed wedding did not get old. Zeb’s mother (Mama Ginger) has her own ideas about how the wedding should go down (with a different bride). Mama Ginger’s actions regarding the wedding planning were hilarious, though by the end I was ready for her to stop and accept it because it was almost a bit too much.
- Jane is starting to come into her own as a vampire. She is becoming stronger, especially when it comes to dealing with her family, all of whom are seriously crazy. She still has her librarian’s wit but is using her strength a bit more.
- Jane’s family is seriously messed up. Her crazy sister still hates her for getting the house, her mom still acts like she’s not a vampire and her grandma is dating again and there is something incredibly fishy about her new guy. Jane decides to investigate, even though her grandma is terrible to her.
- There is a little romance brewing between Andrea and Dick (Jane’s friends) that I found cute and I hope something really becomes of it in the next book.
- Despite how much fun I had reading Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men I got easily annoyed with Gabriel. Too. Many. Secrets. And Jane accepted his secrets, though there are things revealed at the end. Gabriel is still overprotective, but he’s around less and Jane still manages to get herself into trouble all by herself.
- Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men was more about the secondary characters than Jane, and I wish it would have been more about Jane. There was a little side story revolving around an ex-crush but mostly it was about the wedding and her grandma’s new fiance.
- I’ve only read two books in the series thus far, but I definitely prefer this series to the Sookie Stackhouse series. I think the books are funnier and Jane is much more likeable than Sookie. Plus, no Vampire Bill.
“…and challenging your neighborhood to a round of competitive outdoor decorating. Because you’re not really celebrating the birth of Jesus unless your house can be spotted by passing aircraft.”