Audio Review: Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men by Molly Harper

Posted November 16, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 0 Comments

Audio Review: Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men by Molly HarperNice Girls Don't Date Dead Men by Molly Harper
Series: Jane Jameson #2
Published by Audible on 08-25-2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 400
Format: Audiobook
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
Source: Purchased
Audio | Goodreads

Once a devoted children's librarian, Jane Jameson now works at a rundown occult bookstore. Once a regular gal, she's now a vampire. And instead of a bride, she's an eternal bridesmaid -- which leads her to question where exactly her relationship with her irresistibly sexy sire, Gabriel, is headed. Mercurial, enigmatic, apparently commitment-phobic vampires are nothing if not hard to read. While Jane is trying to master undead dating, she is also donning the ugliest bridesmaid's dress in history at her best friend Zeb's Titanic-themed wedding. Between a freaked-out groom-to-be, his hostile werewolf in-laws, and Zeb's mother, hell-bent on seeing Jane walk the aisle with Zeb, Jane's got the feeling she's just rearranging the proverbial deck chairs.

Meanwhile, Half Moon Hollow's own Black Widow, Jane's Grandma Ruthie, has met her match in her latest fiance. He smells like bad cheese and has a suspicious history of dead spouses. But Jane's biting her tongue. After all, would a nice girl really think she has a future with a vampire?

I’ve read a lot of vampire books, some dark, some smut filled and it’s nice to read and it’s nice to take a break from some of the darker Urban Fantasy ones to enjoy a light funny read. With vampires are named Dick Cheney (not the ex-vice prez) how can it not make you laugh. 

In this installment of the series the gang deals with Zeb and Jolene’s wedding. Let me just say if I had a family that was as nosey as Jane, Zeb and Jolene’s I would have moved or gone to jail for killing a few of them. It actually got to the point to where it got a little annoying. I kept thing that all three of them needed to grow a part of balls and stand up to their families.

Each chapter starts with a saying from the book “Mating Rituals and Love Customs of the Were”. This helps set the mood for the wedding horrors for that following chapter.

Zeb starts acting weird halfway through the book but I quickly figure out what’s going on and wait to see how long it takes our main characters to get on board with the answer to WTH is wrong with him. Another character starts acting a bit like a stalker towards Jane is her high school crush, Adam. First he comes off sweet and seems to have taken a real liking to Jane the adult when he didn’t give Jane the teenager a second thought. Just when you think there might be a love triangle starting it ends when Jane uses her very spotty mind reading trick.

Jane and Gabriel’s relationship is far from perfect and things start to get even rockier towards the end of the book which leaves a lot of unanswered questions for Jane. But I’ve already started the 3rd book and it seems that the relationship problems that start in Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men are the setup for the main plot for Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever.

So in a nut shell NGDDD is about horrors of everything that surrounds planning a wedding and having to wear the ugliest braids maid dress and the ups and downs of relationships; plus controlling yourself enough to keep from killing your family.

Amanda Ronconi the best narrator to bring out Harper’s humor and snark!




About Molly Harper

Molly is the author of the Jane Jameson series, which includes Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men, Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever and Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors.

Molly continues stories in the Jane Jameson universe through her Half-Moon Hollow series, Driving Mr. Dead, The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires, Undead Sublet, and A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses. Undead Sublet is a short story in The Undead in My Bed anthology. A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses and a special free audio holiday novella, I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas and the upcoming The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire.

Molly also writes about werewolves in her Naked Werewolf romance series, How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf, The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf and How to Run With a Naked Werewolf.

Her first-ever “haunted house story,” Better Homes and Hauntings, will be released in June 2014.

Molly will launch her first-ever contemporary romance series with My Bluegrass Baby, Rhythm and Bluegrass and Snow Falling on Bluegrass.

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I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two chilled cats in the Deep South.

After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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