Sep 8, 2014

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper (Jane Jameson #1)

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Bottom Line: A very humorous novel about an average girl's introduction into her new life as a vampire.

Jane Jameson Series
1.   Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs
2.   Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men
3.   Nice Girls Don't Live Forever
3.5 Nice Girls Don't Sign a Lease Without a Wedding Ring
4.   Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors
4.5 Special Valentine's Day Half-Moon Hollow Story

Synopsis (Goodreads):

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 Thoughts:

I wouldn't categorize myself as a vampire novel fan; I've always thought that they all had very similar plots (perhaps I just haven't read enough of them...but hey, just an opinion). This book certainly didn't have the most original plot either, but damn was it funny. This was like a vampire comedy. Sure, there was murder and blood sucking and sexy vampire men, but I was laughing the entire time.

Jane is a book nerd turned vampire. Her family is obnoxious, her relationships are....less than inspiring, and she has a wicked sense of humor. I really connected with Jane; the inner dialogue and her sense of humor were right up my alley. This story is definitely written in a bit of a sarcastic, rambling style. She is not the shining southern belle her parents want, or the sexy and confident woman men like, but she is upbeat and fun and made this book so enjoyable.

Now, while I am content as long as a book is making me laugh, I will admit that this book's actual plot was a bit slow to develop.  The majority of the story consisted of Jane learning how to be a vampire, and the action didn't pick up until the last few chapters. If you are an avid reader of vampire novels, you may find this one lacking in excitement.

Rating: 9

Find it on: Amazon | Goodreads | Molly Harper

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