Audio Review: Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever by Molly Harper

Posted November 21, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 0 Comments

Audio Review: Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever by Molly HarperNice Girls Don't Live Forever by Molly Harper
Series: Jane Jameson #3
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Published by Audible on 12-29-2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 336
Format: Audiobook
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
Source: Purchased
Audio | Goodreads
four-stars

UNEXPECTED UNDEAD BREAK-UP 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....

I am really enjoying this series; each book is funnier than the last. And Amanda Ronconi is the prefect person to bring this world and characters to life on audio. There is just enough mystery to the plots to keep you reading/listening to see who the bad guy is in each book. After reading a lot of darker books lately it’s nice to take a step back and enjoy the lightness of Harper’s world she has created in the Nice Girls series.Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever picks up not long after Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men ended. Jolene and Zeb are married and expecting a baby. Jane and Gabriel are still having some relationship issues. And we get a good healthy dose of my favorite character in the series, Dick.

Were as each chapter in Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men started with a witty quote from the book about this one has golden nuggets of wisdom from Love Bites: A Female Vampire Guide to Less Destructive Relationship.

This series has plenty of pop culture digs but I LOVE, LOVE, the reference to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and how Jane thought about finding James Marsters (aka Spike) and making him her love monkey. Because if vampires were real wouldn’t we all hunt down our favorite vamp actor and turn him.

“Mmm. I wonder if it would be unethical for me to turn James Marsters and then force him to fake the accent and then make him my love monkey?”

The book starts out with Jane and Gabriel on vacation in Europe but it’s not as fun or romantic as it sounds. After some mishaps, they return home and the weirdness that is Jane’s life gets into full swing. There is ongoing problems with family members and some new adventures for Jane and a group of Stepford Wives that run the Chamber of Commerce in Half Moon Hollow.

Much like the other books in the series, I would highly recommend Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever to anyone that is a fan of snarky light reads about a vamp chick that is just trying to adjusted to her new undead life.

Forbidden ThrustBlood LustPenetrating FangsThe Mis-Adventures of Milly….. “More things were being inserted than fangs…..  This is porn, vampire porn but porn all the same.”

I can’t wait for Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors to come out February 28, 2012. I’ve got it on my Audible.com wishlist.

About Amanda Ronconi

Amanda is an actress and narrator who divides her time between New York City and Upstate New York. She has a BFA from NYU where she studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory. She has performed in theaters around New York City and regionally at The Alley, Capital Rep and many productions at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

Her Off-Broadway solo comedy, Shirley at the Tropicana, received critical acclaim and was subsequently featured in The New York Times. Film and TV credits include Daydream Believer (Slamdance 2001’s Best Dramatic Feature winner), The Understudy, Deadly Sins (ID Discovery), IFC’s Get Hit and Chasing Paradise. National network and regional commercials include Chase Bank, Sony and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her voiceover work encompasses nearly 100 audiobooks available on Audible.com. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity.

Amanda’s new solo show, Kempner, will debut in 2016.

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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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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