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Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs
Jane Jameson Series Book 1
by Molly Harper

Audiobook Runtime: 8hrs 49min

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. 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. 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 guidelines can be found HERE.

  • I'm in droolinggeekylove with the typography, personal font weakness
  • Nice understated vampire touch
  • Communicates well the playful tone of the novel

  • Vampires
  • Werewolves

  • M/F
  • Teasing
  • Violent
  • Slanderous obscene rumors

  • Each chapter is foreshadowed with a quote from the Guide for the Newly Undead

  • Numerous references to Sense and Sensibility

  • Extremely suppressed sexual content with self-narrated editing in a funny way

  • Sex happens but, generally, names are not given to body parts

  • Strangely enough, body part names are spoken in a very technical/detached way in other instances.
    "Dick’s propensity for penis-related quips and juvenile pranks didn’t help."

  • Title is a very apt match to the story, Jane is constantly chastising herself with a motherly-tone

  • I like her dad; quiet, patient, understanding, supportive, and still stern at times

  • Jumping from crisis to crisis, I was surprised by Jane's lack of socialization with anyone. Weeks would pass and she would just be. Stranger still that her sire wasn't constantly checking up on her. This is something I would expect.

  • This story is certainly light. A good introduction to this series, but does feel more like setting the stage than a stand alone.

  • I have since moved on to the next book in the series, Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men and it is following a similar formula. This series is shaping up to be a nice light relationship/mystery type read... easy listening for me.

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Okay you have me taken the bait. Ha! Get it! Ha!!!!
Anyway great review as always and very informative on this one. I have (I think... eeekkkk.. do not want to look at the TBRpile) the first two... if not I KNOW I have the first one! LOL!!!
Great job at moving them up a notch!!!!
Hope all is well!

I have this series on my list to start one of these days. It sounds like a fun series. Thanks for the review!

Great review! Thanks to you I have this now on hold at the library, and like twenty others. :) Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

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