Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper

Title:  Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs
Author: Molly Harper
My Rating: B+

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Jane Jameson #1
Main Characters: Jane & Gabriel
Release Date: March 2009
Publisher: Pocket
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $7.99
Borders- $6.39
Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed twenty-five dollars in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead. And thanks to the mysterious stranger she met while chugging neon-colored cocktails, she wakes up with a decidedly unladylike thirst for blood.

Jane is now the latest recipient of a gift basket from the Newly Undead Welcoming Committee, and her life-after-lifestyle is taking some getting used to. Her recently deceased favorite aunt is now her ghostly roommate. She has to fake breathing and endure daytime hours to avoid coming out of the coffin to her family. She's forced to forgo her favorite down-home Southern cooking for bags of O negative. Her relationship with her sexy, mercurial vampire sire keeps running hot and cold. And if all that wasn't enough, it looks like someone in Half Moon Hollow is trying to frame her for a series of vampire murders. What's a nice undead girl to do?

My Review:
If you think that the title for this book is fun and cute, then odds are, you are going to enjoy the book too. Molly Harper has a unique sense of humor that comes across as hilarious snark and sarcasm in her books and I love it! Just read that book description up there. I want to know how your brain has to work to come up with this stuff...hehe!

Jane is simply a librarian with a love for books (love those) who has found herself in a truly crazy situation after getting a little too drunk at Shenanigans. To add insult to injury, she is now being framed as a vampire who's abusing her powers and killing other vampires.

This book is full of fun and whacky characters:
*Gabriel- sexy and dark. He is Jane's sire. He's a serious kind of guy, but Jane is constantly surprising him and making him laugh because of her unique outlook on life

*Dick Cheney- the other one. He's the local man-slut-vampire who actually turns out to be a good friend for Jane...when he's not trying to get into her pants.

*Missy- perky upbeat vampire realtor who is also in charge of the Newly Undead Welcoming Committee. A cheerleader-type who drinks blood...way to cheery for words.

*Jane's mom- looking for grandkids, but honestly has lost hope from them coming from Jane. Is always comparing Jane to her perfect sister.

*Jane's sister- Jane describes her best...Martha Stewart on steroids.

This is one of those books that you read purely to be entertained and cheered up. Great for a summer read or if you are just needing something really light and fun. There are some truly classic scenes in the book...late night vampiric shopping at Walmart...that will have you truly laughing out loud! I cannot wait to dig into the next 2 books in the series!


Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

This whole series had me in stitches! I love books that make me feel good after reading them :) This series is just full of fun times, fun characters, and things that make your cheeks hurt from grinnin'

Amanda @ On a Book Bender said...

If both you and Felicia like this series, it might have to go on my wishlist. :)

Julie said...

I loved this book. You are so right - fun light reading just to cheer you up. :)

Christi Snow said...

Amanda, you need to add them to your TBR pile for when you need just a light, fun, pick-me-up kind of read. They are fabulous for that!!

Paperback Daydreamer (Deanna) said...

Yes, I have this on my TBR list from when Julie reviewed it and did a give away at the end of last year. I really do need to look into reading this sooner that later! The one good thing for me right now is I can start buying more books from the used bookstore since I have my goodreads app on my phone. :-) That will be a nice relief to my pocket book. LOL.