Title: Nice Girls Don't Live Forever
Author: Molly Harper
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release: December 2009
Book Rating: 4 1/2 STARS
Book Heat: HOT
Nothing suck the romance out of a 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 and. 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....
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REVIEW: NICE GIRLS DON'T LIVE FOREVER by Molly Harper
NICE GIRLS DON'T LIVE FOREVER by Paranormal Romance author, Molly Harper is the third book in her "Nice Girls Don't" series. I have to admit I am a sucker for a good vampire story, especially one that makes me laugh from the first page until the end.
Newbie vampire, Jane Jamison is on a world wind travel excursion when notes are being left for her sexy-erotic-undead boyfriend, Gabriel. To say that the notes have drained the fun out of their getaway is putting it mildly. Gabriel has taken it upon himself to leave Jane at the hotels and returns late warn out, weary and grumpy. A girl can only take so many times switching hotel rooms at the drop of a hat before she starts to wonder what’s going on. Jane and Gabriel are so edgy it's no surprise she's on a plane heading home to Half Moon Hallow--alone. The only thing that mystifies Jane is the fact that Gabriel just let her walk out the door. Has Jane just been dumped by her undead boyfriend and she doesn’t know it?
Home at last Jane tries to pull herself together. Ready to make a life with or without Gabriel is hard at first for Jane, but her friends rally around in hopes to distract her. Jane’s best bud, Zeb and his werewife are expecting and the crazy Courtney Clones of the Chambers of Commerce have placed Jane in charge of getting the door prizes for the annual carnival. Well, that should be enough to put Gabriel out of her mind. At first it works until mysterious and creepy letters start to arrive. Letters that claims Jane’s vampire lover isn’t at all what he’s cracked up to be. Besides these cryptic notes, Jane now has to deal with the GOD fearing nephew of the shop’s resident ghost whom left the shop to her. “Hell and Brimstone” has arrived planting his butt at her store chasing paying customers away. Now stir in her dysfunctional family that really hasn't come to terms with Jane being a vampire and you have one rip roaring read.
Paranormal romance author, Molly Harper writes with wit and sincerity which are two combinations that I love. The moment I read the back cover I was drawn to the concept of a meek and mild librarian falling in love and being turned into a vampire. Honestly, I'm use to reading about kick-ass heroines who fight demons, warlocks, witches and the undead—which she does. But it was refreshing in the fact that Jane isn’t your normal Vampire-Slayer. She’s still getting use to the idea of being a vampire and all that comes with it. The comedy of the story is in watching Jane try to come to terms of being in the undead community of Half Moon Hallow along with everyone around her. The heroine is truly loveable from the moment you meet her.
"GOOD GIRLS DON'T LIVE FOREVER" was so fun to read and its characters are strong and alive and seem to jump off the page. Jane Jameson might not be your rough and tumbled vampire that you’re used to, that's okay with her. Be forewarned though, you still don't want to mess with her because she would drain you before you could strike a match.