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Following Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, the second in a hilarious, smart, sexy romantic series about an out-of-work librarian who is turned into a vampire. 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 Following Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, the second in a hilarious, smart, sexy romantic series about an out-of-work librarian who is turned into a vampire. 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.


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Following Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, the second in a hilarious, smart, sexy romantic series about an out-of-work librarian who is turned into a vampire. 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 Following Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, the second in a hilarious, smart, sexy romantic series about an out-of-work librarian who is turned into a vampire. 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.

30 review for Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jilly

    "We're in love." "Oh, yuck. I mean, I'm happy for you." This is why I can relate to Jane. She is one sarcastic vamp. I appreciate sarcasm in all its forms. I love dry humor, self-depreciating humor, grammar humor, snarky humor, and most especially humor that not everyone gets. Yes, I said Grammar Humor!! It's an underappreciated art. Yes, this is funny to me. Feel free to unfriend me now. Brilliant! So, for those of you who are still reading, this book wasn't quite as funny as the first one, but it "We're in love." "Oh, yuck. I mean, I'm happy for you." This is why I can relate to Jane. She is one sarcastic vamp. I appreciate sarcasm in all its forms. I love dry humor, self-depreciating humor, grammar humor, snarky humor, and most especially humor that not everyone gets. Yes, I said Grammar Humor!! It's an underappreciated art. Yes, this is funny to me. Feel free to unfriend me now. Brilliant! So, for those of you who are still reading, this book wasn't quite as funny as the first one, but it still delivered the laughs and fun. Jane is trying to get her undead feet under her and adjust to life as a vampire. She is also the maid of honor for her best friend's bride and is being subjected to the torture and hell that is part of being in a wedding. the reception was going to be fun. As much fun as one could have while dressed as Satan's tea cozy. That's right, there is a butt-bow, ruffles, and a hoop skirt in peach. Brides can be such bitches! Why? Why does your "special day" mean I have to look like trampy Barbi? Of course they are also having a Titanic themed wedding. Because there is nothing classier than basing your wedding on one of the biggest most tragic events in history where thousands of people died. I swear that if people start having 9/11 themed weddings in the future, I hope that a giant meteor hits the planet and wipes out all of humanity. We would deserve it at that point. And, truly, the Titanic disaster was just as tragic. Not romantic. I don't care how cute Leo was in that film. Not romantic. I had a Hindenburg themed wedding because a Titanic one would be tacky. My bridesmaids wore blimp costumes. It was beautiful. But the groom's mother has always dreamed that her son would marry Jane, so she does what any good mother would do - try to ruin the wedding. She does everything possible to stop this wedding from happening, including trying to bribe Jane's boyfriend, Gabriel, into dumping her. She sends him a check for $352.67 to try and entice him. I think my husband might have been tempted by that kind of money, but Gabriel is rich, so not so much. My husband was so afraid of marriage that a six-pack and a pack of smokes would have been tempting to call it off. But, he's stuck with me now so the joke's on him really. So, there was a lot of wackiness in this one with the wedding thing, but there was also frustration with how insane these relatives got. Absolutely everyone was dealing with crazy family, and I'm not talking quirky-crazy, I'm talking criminally-insane-crazy. But, overall it was a fun, enjoyable read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    I have to give this one 2.75 stars because it just wasn't as good as the first book. There were some sexy and funny parts and even some that made me tear up, but the whole wedding business and the family dynamics kind of turned me off. Mama Ginger and Jane's whole family (except her Dad) could never again appear on the pages and I'd be happy. The scenes with them were frustrating and I wanted to slap a few of them on a number of occasions. Plus, the fact that the one storyline I actually wanted I have to give this one 2.75 stars because it just wasn't as good as the first book. There were some sexy and funny parts and even some that made me tear up, but the whole wedding business and the family dynamics kind of turned me off. Mama Ginger and Jane's whole family (except her Dad) could never again appear on the pages and I'd be happy. The scenes with them were frustrating and I wanted to slap a few of them on a number of occasions. Plus, the fact that the one storyline I actually wanted to know about didn't conclude in this book kind of pissed me off. It's disappointing because I really liked the first book. I love Jane, Gabriel, Dick, Amelia, and Zeb and I wish the book had focused on them more instead of Jolene and her crazy werewolf family, Jane's bitchy Mom, Sister, and Grandma, and Zeb's astronomically delusional Mama Ginger. Almost every single one of those people got on my nerves at one point or another and they almost ruined the book for me. The book's saving grace though is Jane herself. She's likable, smart, and funny. Gabriel is absent for too much of the book, since I really like him as well. But I want to know where he keeps going without Jane! And Dick is funny too, and when the three of them get together it's hilarious. It's too bad I disliked the plot of this one so much because the main characters are fantastic. I also had a problem with the "mystery"—the fact that I figured it out within the first 100 pages! Jane should have realized what was going on way sooner than she did, but then there would have been no story for this book. I'm hoping the next book, although most likely the last in this series, somehow ends on a better note.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kat

    Molly Harper is just a hoot. I love Jane Jameson’s sass and quick-witted comebacks as she continues to snark her way through her first year as one of the undead. Things have progressed somewhat—on some fronts. Her best friend Zeb is getting married to a werewolf, which is awesome except for the fact that his mother and her mother hate the idea and keep trying to hook him up with Jane. Then there’s the fact that Gabriel, Jane’s on again, off again love interest, who she’d kind of like to be on Molly Harper is just a hoot. I love Jane Jameson’s sass and quick-witted comebacks as she continues to snark her way through her first year as one of the undead. Things have progressed somewhat—on some fronts. Her best friend Zeb is getting married to a werewolf, which is awesome except for the fact that his mother and her mother hate the idea and keep trying to hook him up with Jane. Then there’s the fact that Gabriel, Jane’s on again, off again love interest, who she’d kind of like to be on all the time, and something of a more conventional 21st century boyfriend, keeps going off the radar with no explanation. I liked how things proceeded with the mystery of what was going hinky in Zeb and Joleen’s relationship, as well as what was up with grandma Ruth’s new boyfriend, who was admittedly a little unusual. I look forward to seeing if Jane and Gabriel manage to take things to the next level in their relationship! Please excuse typos/name misspellings. Entered on screen reader.

  4. 5 out of 5

    UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

    Audio Book Review Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men, the second book in Molly Harper's Jane Jameson series, is another fun, witty, quirky romp through Half Moon Hollow. The Story: With Zeb and Jolene's wedding day quickly approaching and more and more obstacles being thrown in their path to wedded bliss, Jane seems to have become their couples counselor - much to her chagrin. But with Gabe and Jane's relationship feeling no small amount of strain, can Jane help her best friend make it to the altar Audio Book Review Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men, the second book in Molly Harper's Jane Jameson series, is another fun, witty, quirky romp through Half Moon Hollow. The Story: With Zeb and Jolene's wedding day quickly approaching and more and more obstacles being thrown in their path to wedded bliss, Jane seems to have become their couples counselor - much to her chagrin. But with Gabe and Jane's relationship feeling no small amount of strain, can Jane help her best friend make it to the altar while dealing with her own less than supportive relatives and a boyfriend who might be cheating on her? My Review: As I said in My Review of Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs, the writer/narrator team of Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi makes these stories shine in a way that reading from a book just can't match. The story itself is funny, quirky, unique, sexy and poignant, but with Ms. Ronconi narrating - it comes to life. I'm not usually a fan of stories where there's not a happily ever after for the hero and heroine at the end of their book, but Gabriel and Jane's relationship dynamic works for me. I do have to admit, though, I'm starting to wonder what Gabriel's secret is, and I hope we find out soon. Too much dragging out of the main character's happily ever after makes me lose interest, but I'm looking forward to the next book and hoping those nagging questions are answered.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Catherine

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. You know what one of the least attractive traits in a heroine is? Being a doormat. I don't think it's cute to read about someone being too much of a coward to ever stand up for herself. Oh no! I can't stand up for myself. What if they don't like me anymore? Then they won't hang out with me and take advantage of my spineless nature! Her definition of family, friendship, and boyfriend leave a lot to be desired. I think the author was going for "cute and zany", but Jane just came off as really You know what one of the least attractive traits in a heroine is? Being a doormat. I don't think it's cute to read about someone being too much of a coward to ever stand up for herself. Oh no! I can't stand up for myself. What if they don't like me anymore? Then they won't hang out with me and take advantage of my spineless nature! Her definition of family, friendship, and boyfriend leave a lot to be desired. I think the author was going for "cute and zany", but Jane just came off as really pathetic. In the last book I wasn't that impressed with Zeb. He didn't accept Jane very well (he tried to kill her) but I figured their friendship might be a work in progress while they both adjust to Jane's new vampire status. Nope. He goes from irritating in the last book to an outright ass in this one. Yes, I know that there turns out to be an explanation for his behavior. I get that. That wasn't my problem. What bothered me so much, was that while he was acting like an ass - trying to make moves on Jane, calling Jolene, his fiance, dumb in front of her whole family, etc - no one called him on it! Isn't that what friends do? They give someone a reality check when they start acting like a fool. No one said anything because of course it's just wedding nerves! I'm sorry, but if most marriages started with "wedding nerves" that cause the groom to tell the bride it's a good thing she's cute, because she sure is dumb, there wouldn't be that many marriages. Added to that, he said that at their engagement party in front of her whole family! How is that ok??? Jane's family gets worse every time I have to read about them. I do not think it's cute that Jane, who is almost thirty, still acts like a child around her family. Her grandma hates her, her mom's rules her life, and her sister steals from her and tries to have her killed. But Jane's okay with it, because it's family. Bad family is not better than no family. Why exactly does she stay around her hateful relatives? Move on. Why would you ever think warm thoughts toward someone who expects you to make up with the sister who tried to have you killed? Why do you constantly let everyone walk all over you??? Ugh! You drive me insane Jane! You know how a lot people hate reading about 18-19 year old heroines because they feel too young and immature? You know what's worse than that? A nearly 30 year old woman who is still tied to her mother's apron strings. That's sad, not cute. I think what bothered me most about this book was Gabriel. Now, I don't find him interesting on the best day, but in this book he's even worse. He keeps leaving town on short notice and not answering Jane's call while he's gone. He won't tell her what's going on, and he isn't staying in the places he's said he'd be. Instead of having some respect for herself and questioning Gabriel, Jane just hides her questions and has lots of sex with him while he's in town. She thinks he's cheating on her, she knows a woman is involved, but she's more than happy to give it up while he's here. Pathetic. At one point he asks for more time before he has to tell the truth and she thinks well, he loves me...I owe him something. What kind of attitude is that? You don't owe anyone jack for loving you. He owes you respect if he professes to love you. I wish Adam wouldn't have conveniently turned clingy and crazy. (Very subtle way to make sure Jane gives up her dreams of human Adam and settles for vampire Gabriel. I barely even noticed! Not.) He seemed like a nice guy, and I liked him a lot better than Gabriel. Until the crazy thing of course...

  6. 5 out of 5

    Karla

    4 Stars! Another fun ride with the sassy, snarky Jane Jameson and the quirky residents of Half Moon Hollow! This one focuses on Zeb, Jane's best friend and his fiancee, Jolene, who just happens to be a werewolf! Loads of zany antics leading up to their wedding and Jane is in the midst of it all. I love Molly Harper's dry sense of humor, her crazy stories, and the amazing Amanda Ronconi brings it all to life! Definitely worth reading, but if you have the opportunity to listen to it, even better! 4 Stars! Another fun ride with the sassy, snarky Jane Jameson and the quirky residents of Half Moon Hollow! This one focuses on Zeb, Jane's best friend and his fiancee, Jolene, who just happens to be a werewolf! Loads of zany antics leading up to their wedding and Jane is in the midst of it all. I love Molly Harper's dry sense of humor, her crazy stories, and the amazing Amanda Ronconi brings it all to life! Definitely worth reading, but if you have the opportunity to listen to it, even better!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*

    2.5 Basically the book's brownie points are NOT baked by being exciting and layered, but by 'cute episodes' in the life of Jane. Humorous and almost boring ~ this one needed life sucked into it. Seriously, by page 90 the only things that had happened were uncertainties about a wedding her best friends are having, mild suspicions about her boyfriend, and a few debates with her mother. 90 pages that does not a plot make. To make it worse, the story continues to 376 pages, with little else happening. 2.5 Basically the book's brownie points are NOT baked by being exciting and layered, but by 'cute episodes' in the life of Jane. Humorous and almost boring ~ this one needed life sucked into it. Seriously, by page 90 the only things that had happened were uncertainties about a wedding her best friends are having, mild suspicions about her boyfriend, and a few debates with her mother. 90 pages that does not a plot make. To make it worse, the story continues to 376 pages, with little else happening. More wedding uncertainties, a tiny mystery sneaks in which has little bearing on the character's lives, some more boyfriend struggles, and a death that's made okay because of the afterlife existing. Sure, I like Jane - she's awesome, after all. She LOVES books so I can't hate her - she used to work in a library, and now is part-time in an occult bookstore. How cool is that? She begins comparing her love life decisions to the characters from Sense and Sensibility. She quotes epic movies. She recognizes Harry Potter lines. She has cute cow pajamas. What's not to like as a person or character? Sadly she isn't interesting as an effing vampire! Her vamp sire and main squeeze is likeable, too - Gabriel is almost nudging over being more interesting with fangs, but he doesn't make the cut either. None of them do. If you took the vampire angle out of the equation, you could still almost have the same book and story. They are as low key and mild as I've ever seen vampires portrayed. The weres were at least more interesting as they tended to act a little more like the traditional stereotype. The country theme is just funny - their "jokes" on Zed made me laugh a few times. The families are godawful. Seriously, Jane's sister is terrible. The grandmother too. I would totally cut off that side of the family and not speak to them again. The father is the only one worth a damn. And Jo's family torturing Zeb? No matter how much I loved the fiance, I'd walk. In-laws like that just mean permanent misery, I've learned that painful experience years ago. Basically the plot is scarce and not exciting, but there are funny times that made me chuckle. The characters are likeable, even if I'm not into the watered down supernatural stereotypes. I'll be continuing with the series to see if the third book improves.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Wanda

    I would actually rate book two of the Jane Jameson series as a 3.5 star, rather than four star, if I had the choice. I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as book 1. Still a very enjoyable read and came very close to being as much fun as the first book. I have to laugh at Jane’s mother and grandmother who both seem to believe that marriage and children are the only worthwhile things in a woman’s life. I’ve had to put up with a fair bit of that attitude myself and I love that Jane’s not taking it I would actually rate book two of the Jane Jameson series as a 3.5 star, rather than four star, if I had the choice. I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as book 1. Still a very enjoyable read and came very close to being as much fun as the first book. I have to laugh at Jane’s mother and grandmother who both seem to believe that marriage and children are the only worthwhile things in a woman’s life. I’ve had to put up with a fair bit of that attitude myself and I love that Jane’s not taking it sitting down. On this note, I loved the Titanic themed wedding planned by Jolene, Zeb’s fiancée. I only hope that the marriage doesn’t suffer the same fate as the ship. I also appreciate the circle of friends that Jane is building (view spoiler)[but did her bookstore boss really have to die so soon? (hide spoiler)] I get a kick of out of her vampire buddy Dick Cheney (much less scary that the politician) and I have a hunch that there are more werewolves in Jane’s future. Looking forward to some more information on Gabriel, who is acting entirely too much like human males do with his disappearing and refusal to talk about certain subjects, like where he’s been. Frankly, Dick may be the one on the sketchy side of the law, but he is seeming like the more honest guy. Unfortunately, the “mystery” of what is wrong with her BFF Zeb is overly transparent and Jane’s brainy-girl status is threatened by not putting the pieces together quicker. I’m still enjoying the snarky dialog, but it will get tiring in the third book if the plot doesn’t move along a little quicker. Still, a very cute series. My problem may be that I’ve read books 1 & 2 too close together. I’ve got a little late summer urban fantasy extravaganza planned, but I’ll leave Harper’s books out of that mix for the time being. I really want to keep on enjoying them.

  9. 5 out of 5

    D Dyer

    In this second entry in the half moon hollow series Jane Jameson is settling into her new life as a vampire and acting as maid of honor to her best friend Zeb’s werewolf fiancé. It has a lot of the same humor as the first book but we’ve gotten to know the characters a bit better and they are now having the chance to show slightly different sides of them selves. Dick Cheney, vampire lothario, has discovered an attraction to blood donor Andrea who is categorically uninterested. Gabriel, jane’s on In this second entry in the half moon hollow series Jane Jameson is settling into her new life as a vampire and acting as maid of honor to her best friend Zeb’s werewolf fiancé. It has a lot of the same humor as the first book but we’ve gotten to know the characters a bit better and they are now having the chance to show slightly different sides of them selves. Dick Cheney, vampire lothario, has discovered an attraction to blood donor Andrea who is categorically uninterested. Gabriel, jane’s on and off boyfriend, keeps disappearing with no explanation. And Jane’s family, Who have recently been made aware of her new vampiric status, are reacting badly in various ways. There is a lot of family dynamics in this book. Both from Jane’s family and the families of the engaged couple. I would go so far as to say that this is a humorous look at southern family dynamics with the twist of the paranormal added more so than a look at paranormal romance as the previous book was. There is romance in this book but it’s not as central to the plot as in the series debut. If you need a lot of romance in your paranormal novels you might not enjoy this book as much as some others but if that’s less important to you than this is a really fun read. It will give you a good laugh and opens up, with a slight cliffhanger and One of the major questions in the book left unanswered at the end, some interesting questions for the next book in the series.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ian

    Clever dialogue and a lively sense of humor make this book seriously good fun. Vampires, werewolves, ghosts and a geriatric ghoul all find a home in Half Moon Hollow, and they aren't even the scariest residents in town.

  11. 4 out of 5

    alicat ♡➹♡

    This second book revolves around Jane's best friend Zeb's wedding to Jolene, a werewolf. More hilarity ensues. Zeb's mother cannot get over the fact he is not marrying Jane and takes every opportunity to mention this. Jane's rude grandmother/local black widow is engaged to a creepy man who might just be her perfect match. Again, some of the rude behavior towards Jane bordered on absurd. Yes, a lot was funny, but at times it felt a little too much and that took away a bit for me. Did I still like This second book revolves around Jane's best friend Zeb's wedding to Jolene, a werewolf. More hilarity ensues. Zeb's mother cannot get over the fact he is not marrying Jane and takes every opportunity to mention this. Jane's rude grandmother/local black widow is engaged to a creepy man who might just be her perfect match. Again, some of the rude behavior towards Jane bordered on absurd. Yes, a lot was funny, but at times it felt a little too much and that took away a bit for me. Did I still like it? Yes, I really did. A lot of what made it great, again, were Jane's hilarity and her awesome friends - Zeb, Jolene, Andrea, Dick, her dad, and Jettie. Her new employer, Mr. Wainright, and Jane have developed such a sweet relationship. I love him! I like Gabriel even less now... he's seriously absentee and way too intense when Jane does see him and defensive over things that are baseline, basic relationship stuff to me. While I appreciate she is trying to give him the benefit of the doubt and not be a desperate, clingy girlfriend she needs to stand up for herself. I wish one of her friends would talk to her about this - they all seem kind of ambivalent about this which is disappointing to me. I wish she would just move on and date someone else.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Myhotstylist

    OMG this book bored me to tears!!! The first book was just OK, at least it had a mystery involved and some sort of character development. The first 200 pages of this book could have been omitted completely as this book dragged and dragged!! I skipped about 14 chapters just to skim the last chapter to get closure. It seemed that 99% of this book is a clear reflection of the authors personal taste in music, books, and remants of her own failures in highschool. The main character's entire family OMG this book bored me to tears!!! The first book was just OK, at least it had a mystery involved and some sort of character development. The first 200 pages of this book could have been omitted completely as this book dragged and dragged!! I skipped about 14 chapters just to skim the last chapter to get closure. It seemed that 99% of this book is a clear reflection of the authors personal taste in music, books, and remants of her own failures in highschool. The main character's entire family just seems to hate her which to me is a complete turnoff. Turn 1% of herself into a vampire and you get this awful awful book. This book lacks some serious substenance and should be classified as chic-lit. Do yourself a favor and skip this one completely! In all honesty, if you like paranormal stuff, this is not it. Give me some blood, guts, gore, mystery, sex, anything! ANYTHING~! This book had none of that. Just a bunch of winey characters that needed to get over themselves and grow up. If I could give it "0" stars, I would. The only good thing about this book is the cover, which is completely misleading! I will not be reading anything else from this author again.

  13. 5 out of 5

    ✨Susan✨

    I ended up buying this second book of the Jane Jameson series on sale because I already had read the first and have the third in my TBR stack, so what the heck. I threw caution to the wind and am glad I did. I forgot how much I missed Molly Harper's sense of humor. Poor Jane is still trying to figure out her new plot in life as a vampire, while her personal life has turned into a cyclone. She thinks that she may or may not be in love with her sire while at the same time her lifetime male friend I ended up buying this second book of the Jane Jameson series on sale because I already had read the first and have the third in my TBR stack, so what the heck. I threw caution to the wind and am glad I did. I forgot how much I missed Molly Harper's sense of humor. Poor Jane is still trying to figure out her new plot in life as a vampire, while her personal life has turned into a cyclone. She thinks that she may or may not be in love with her sire while at the same time her lifetime male friend is to be married to a local werewolf. The turmoil of fun ensues as her sister is suing her for the family home because she is dead, her best friend, "Zeb's" fiancé wants to be her best friend and her Grandmother may be dating a serial killer. A fun romp into the comical side of the paranormal. A few good chuckles throughout as cynical Jane try's to figure this all out without seriously hurting someone. I am already onto the third and am enjoying it as well if not more.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Berit☀️✨

    I have to admit I like Molly Harper's books better because she has an amazing narrator doing most of her books... This book was definitely more character driven, there really wasn't much to the plot, but you just loved all the characters so much so it didn't matter... Jane is awesome.... as well as Andrea and Zeb..... Not sure about Gabriel, he can be a little sketchy, but I guess he is a vampire... I think it is hilarious that it is a tradition in the werewolf culture to dress the maid of honor I have to admit I like Molly Harper's books better because she has an amazing narrator doing most of her books... This book was definitely more character driven, there really wasn't much to the plot, but you just loved all the characters so much so it didn't matter... Jane is awesome.... as well as Andrea and Zeb..... Not sure about Gabriel, he can be a little sketchy, but I guess he is a vampire... I think it is hilarious that it is a tradition in the werewolf culture to dress the maid of honor in a hideous dress, you could just picture this dress.... Definitely going to read the next books in the series, when I need a laugh... a quick getaway!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Saly

    3.25 stars I liked this less than the first one mainly because I found the heroine's family drama annoying and Zeb's too. Plus the h/H relationship annoyed me as they had zero communication and that is not the basis for a healthy long-term relationship. I am setting the series aside for now.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Lissa Smith Reads'~Bookaholics Bookshelf Reviews

    There is some action, some mystery, some romance and a lot of smart humor...nothing too over-the-top well, except for the humor which is laugh out loud at times. I laughed a lot, and even cried a little

  17. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    This is 100% an it's-me-not-you review. I think I might have enjoyed this more ten years ago. I can see some appeal to the story. Jane is a likable main character with a giant amount of southern charm. It oozes out of the story. I can picture myself sitting in the living room of many of my southern friends and hearing some of the same sort of conversations .... minus all the vampire talk, of course. Amanda Ronconi's narration is spot on. Very well done. So I don't really have anything to This is 100% an it's-me-not-you review. I think I might have enjoyed this more ten years ago. I can see some appeal to the story. Jane is a likable main character with a giant amount of southern charm. It oozes out of the story. I can picture myself sitting in the living room of many of my southern friends and hearing some of the same sort of conversations .... minus all the vampire talk, of course. Amanda Ronconi's narration is spot on. Very well done. So I don't really have anything to complain about here ... I just didn't really enjoy the story all that much. There was A LOT of family drama. A LOT. It was interesting enough in the same way that you might find watching your friends' families dramas play out at a wedding. Sure, it's interesting, but I wouldn't want to spend a week stuck in their drama. In this story I loved the relationships between characters, but there wasn't much building in the story. It was basically a story of family and friends preparing for a wedding ... a wedding that almost doesn't happen because of a supernatural interference. I could guess what was going on pretty early on, and it wasn't all that compelling to me. But, like I say, this boils down to a personal taste thing, and I am sure that there are lots who will enjoy this, and I might have as well at a different time in my life. This was written during the height of paranormal and urban fantasy crazes, so I'm sure it offered a different sort of look at the vampire life. I just wasn't drawn to it today, despite the very good audio narration. Two warm stars. It was okay.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lexxi Kitty

    Another good fun book. And, oddly, unlike most of the reviews I read for this book, I actually liked this one more than the first. There are probably some reasons, like people weren't actively trying to kill Jane in this one, there's a heterosexual romance with the main character, but she's (Jane) having 'issues' with Gabriel's lack of communication, and he's also always traveling . That kind of sounds like a negative, eh? It's a positive here because I don't, myself, like Gabriel so anything Another good fun book. And, oddly, unlike most of the reviews I read for this book, I actually liked this one more than the first. There are probably some reasons, like people weren't actively trying to kill Jane in this one, there's a heterosexual romance with the main character, but she's (Jane) having 'issues' with Gabriel's lack of communication, and he's also always traveling . That kind of sounds like a negative, eh? It's a positive here because I don't, myself, like Gabriel so anything that makes Jane dislike him, and anything that has him out of the story is good for me. This book is mostly about Jane's friend Zeb marrying Jolene. Or, at least, attempting to do so, but there are complications. Like how Jolene's family keeps accidentally almost killing Zeb (not exact quotes: Jolene: 'they are just having fun/just welcoming him to the family!' Jane: 'Zeb cannot regrow a toe!'). Oh, right, Jolene and family are werewolves. Zeb is human. Another complication is Zeb's mother who always dreamed (not really, as hints are seen in the course of the book) of Zeb and Jolene marrying and giving her grandchildren. So she keeps trying to redirect Zeb to Jane. To the point of trying to break up Jane and Gabriel, and constantly undermining Jolene. Rating: 4.43 August 11 2019

  19. 4 out of 5

    Robyn

    Really funny, but the story line was a bit flat for me. Nonetheless, I'm sure I'll continue to read these.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kara

    "Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men” is Book Two in a four-book series of Jane Jameson coming to terms with being a vampire. The books are not lesfic, but they feature very funny, snarky writing and dialogues with a terrific narrator. The first book was really terrific! I listened to it during a 4,900 mile road trip with a straight girl friend who wouldn’t listen to lesfic with me - chicken! ;) …we both liked Jane Jameson’s adventures in vampiredom! After the trip, I decided to continue the series… "Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men” is Book Two in a four-book series of Jane Jameson coming to terms with being a vampire. The books are not lesfic, but they feature very funny, snarky writing and dialogues with a terrific narrator. The first book was really terrific! I listened to it during a 4,900 mile road trip with a straight girl friend who wouldn’t listen to lesfic with me - chicken! ;) …we both liked Jane Jameson’s adventures in vampiredom! After the trip, I decided to continue the series….aaaand Book Two just wasn’t as good. Whereas Book One dealt with wacky characters, mysterious deaths and multiple attacks on Jane, Book Two focuses on …. wedding planning for her best friend. Errr, no amount of family wackiness can keep that going for a full 10hr 13min book. There were a few moments of interest when Dick’s past intersected with the current world, and Grandma Ginger’s antics were cute for awhile…but only for awhile….even Jane’s grandma’s ongoing relationships got old. And Gabriel – come on….I really can’t believe he’s that mysterious or hot to deserve Jane’s attention. As a book, this one only earns 3* - meh. The narration brings it up to 3.5*, but I’m still going to round this down to 3* because it was overall too dull for me to really recommend it. I may have to take another roadtrip with a straight girl before I finish the series ;)

  21. 4 out of 5

    Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. After starting this book I remembered exactly how I felt after finishing the first one. Jane just drives me insane. She's needy, has no self-esteem, no social skills, zero common sense, and she just annoys me. As I was reading this book she just kept complaining about everything in her life! Jane, maybe you should start acting and thinking your age not like a teenager. Argghhhh *pulling my hair out* On to the actual story... The story was OK, her best friend is marrying a werewolf, she's a After starting this book I remembered exactly how I felt after finishing the first one. Jane just drives me insane. She's needy, has no self-esteem, no social skills, zero common sense, and she just annoys me. As I was reading this book she just kept complaining about everything in her life! Jane, maybe you should start acting and thinking your age not like a teenager. Argghhhh *pulling my hair out* On to the actual story... The story was OK, her best friend is marrying a werewolf, she's a bridesmaid, his future in-laws are trying to kill him, his own mother wants him to marry Jane. The side stories: Jane's grandmother is engaged to a ghoul, her boyfriend mysteriously disappears "on business" all the time, Dick is actually her new boss's grandfather, then he dies and becomes a ghost, her high school crush asks her out and turns out and maybe stalks her a bit before she gets rid of him, and of course there's always her family DRAMA. You would think with all those things happening this would be an interesting book... However, seeing everything through Jane's point of view and actually having to be in her head, it all became very dull and boring to me.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jessica B

    Book two from the Jane Jameson trilogy. Another hoot! Jane never ceases to amaze me with the smart*** comments she makes. It is always a sign of a good book when it can get me to laugh out loud. This was another light fun read something I need more often then not to help with a long day/week/year. Jane has been selected as the Maid of Honour at her best friend Zeb's wedding. A werewolf wedding no doubt and she seems to be caught up in the middle of all the politics that come with one wolfy Book two from the Jane Jameson trilogy. Another hoot! Jane never ceases to amaze me with the smart*** comments she makes. It is always a sign of a good book when it can get me to laugh out loud. This was another light fun read something I need more often then not to help with a long day/week/year. Jane has been selected as the Maid of Honour at her best friend Zeb's wedding. A werewolf wedding no doubt and she seems to be caught up in the middle of all the politics that come with one wolfy wedding. But there barely stands up to the problems with her family. Oh man I'd like to get my hands on one of them and smack them right into next week. Again I found the plot a little lacking but AGAIN the characters more then made up for it. I'm getting attached to them and only have one more book to prepare myself for the goodbye.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    Liked this one less. I feel like Gabriel’s secrecy is dumb and I will probably not like his reasons behind it. Also, did he sleep with some of the heroine’s relatives? I felt like there were a few passing comments that hinted to that. I would definitely have a problem if that was the case. Still a safe series but I’m worried book 3 will bring OW drama. We will see.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jess

    Just as funny as the first book, now I know that it wasn't just a fluke. In this book, Jane is in the bridal party for her best friend Zeb's Titanic themed wedding to Joelene a werewolf. She also has a new job at an occult bookstore and is trying to figure out what to do about her lack of money. There are the occasional fights with Gabriel and the makeup sessions that pass after that, and her interactions with her family as well. When Jane is with her family I find it so hilarious and also very Just as funny as the first book, now I know that it wasn't just a fluke. In this book, Jane is in the bridal party for her best friend Zeb's Titanic themed wedding to Joelene a werewolf. She also has a new job at an occult bookstore and is trying to figure out what to do about her lack of money. There are the occasional fights with Gabriel and the makeup sessions that pass after that, and her interactions with her family as well. When Jane is with her family I find it so hilarious and also very frustrating. I want to smack a few of her family members in the face because they are obnoxious. But Jane takes it all in stride, and she's a terrific character because of that. She's definitely a little crazy, she tends to rant and get a little ditsy sometimes but besides the fact that she's a vamp I can relate to her character. Everybody has that really crappy day, or really strange family members and friends who act weird for no reason. It's great to be able to read a PNR book and also in some strange sense think, hey I know what she's talking about! I'll definitely read the next book in the series.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Elle

    What can I say about this book? The women are still the villains. Jane is still snippy. This book was a good addition to the series. I was reading it late the night before last and realized that it is set up similarly to sitcom in how the dialogue is written.... it was a creepy realization. But I transcended (I do not like most sitcoms) and read on. In this story, Jane is less "new vampire" and more "recent vampire" which means that she is less surprised about the changes in herself, and a little What can I say about this book? The women are still the villains. Jane is still snippy. This book was a good addition to the series. I was reading it late the night before last and realized that it is set up similarly to sitcom in how the dialogue is written.... it was a creepy realization. But I transcended (I do not like most sitcoms) and read on. In this story, Jane is less "new vampire" and more "recent vampire" which means that she is less surprised about the changes in herself, and a little more focused on how to get on with her day to day life, get habits, living and dealing with the people in her life, etc. There is some mystery going on with Gabriel (ooooh but I love mysterious men because I love trouble, evidently) and surprisingly this doesn't get resolved in this book. I liked that. The fact that all the problems in the book aren't contained and resolved within each book seems a little more believable and realistic. I have already started book 3. Haven't finished Dead in the Family .... but I've started book 3 of this series (where are my priorities?).

  26. 4 out of 5

    Darcy

    I liked this book better than the first one. But by the end I was sooooo tired of hearing about the wedding and all the ways it was going to be trashy!! Jane seems to be adjusting to her new life well. There are issues with Gabriel, like where the heck he has been going. I am hoping that we learn about that next book. The whole wedding thing had the feeling of the Hatfields and McCoys. Although it was funny to see all the ways both sides could scorn the other. What happened to Zeb was fairly I liked this book better than the first one. But by the end I was sooooo tired of hearing about the wedding and all the ways it was going to be trashy!! Jane seems to be adjusting to her new life well. There are issues with Gabriel, like where the heck he has been going. I am hoping that we learn about that next book. The whole wedding thing had the feeling of the Hatfields and McCoys. Although it was funny to see all the ways both sides could scorn the other. What happened to Zeb was fairly predictable. I was surprised at Mr. Wainwright and all the happenings at the bookstore. Some of those happenings were predictable, others not so much. I wish that Jane's mom would just pick a side. Jenny needs to get over whatever problem she has. I am hoping that Jane goes through with her talk of sueing Jenny to get back what she stole from her. It would be funny if it was done is such a way to make a big deal in the town, which in a small town the scandal would be worse than what actually happens.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jenn

    Honestly, I didn't care for this one nearly as much as Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs. I love a good antagonist, but this novel was packed full of horrid, grating characters. If it wasn't Zeb's uber-meddling mother on the page, it was Jane's god-awful family. I worry that the author is actually related to manipulation masters like those in this series. The most entertaining part of this novel was Mr. Wainwright. I'm still wondering why I'm supposed to like Gabriel. Dick was underused and missed Honestly, I didn't care for this one nearly as much as Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs. I love a good antagonist, but this novel was packed full of horrid, grating characters. If it wasn't Zeb's uber-meddling mother on the page, it was Jane's god-awful family. I worry that the author is actually related to manipulation masters like those in this series. The most entertaining part of this novel was Mr. Wainwright. I'm still wondering why I'm supposed to like Gabriel. Dick was underused and missed (there is no such thing as too much Dick).

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jenn : Godzilla is King

    I enjoyed this one also. There were quite a few scenes I had to try my best to keep from laughing bc I was in the doctor's office but it was really hard bc Dick is nuts! Gabriel needs to come clean and Mama Ginger needed a good swift kick in her meddling ass. But it was just hilarious most of the time

  29. 5 out of 5

    Cheyenne Meadows

    This book was great too!! So funny and there were some parts that get emotional but very engaging. Loved the wedding planning. Mother in laws that's all I need to say.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Thenia

    Another series I'd started quite a few years ago but hadn't continued for some reason. As expected, I didn't remember all that much from the previous book, but one thing I did remember was that Jane's family annoyed me to no end. Unfortunately that continues to be the case, and I wondered a number of times why on earth she put up with some of them! The mystery of why (view spoiler)[Zeb, Jane's best friend, is acting strange towards Jane was pretty obvious to me - his meddlesome mother had clearly Another series I'd started quite a few years ago but hadn't continued for some reason. As expected, I didn't remember all that much from the previous book, but one thing I did remember was that Jane's family annoyed me to no end. Unfortunately that continues to be the case, and I wondered a number of times why on earth she put up with some of them! The mystery of why (view spoiler)[Zeb, Jane's best friend, is acting strange towards Jane was pretty obvious to me - his meddlesome mother had clearly done something stupid. Jane should have realized what was wrong a lot sooner, especially given the exchange she'd seen between Zeb's mother and the psychic, not to mention her many hints (hide spoiler)] . All seems to be well at the end of the book, Zeb is happily married and one of Jane's longtime dreams will finally be fulfilled - that of traveling around the world. A light story full of vampires, ghosts and shifters, that sets the stage for the next book in the series, Nice Girls Don't Live Forever, where Jane and Gabriel will be going on a trip together.

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