What I knew of Molly Harper were her terrific werewolf books,(How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf and The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf ) but I’d had the foresight to keep each and every one of her Jane Jameson vampire series on my TBR pile, for that rainy day when I just might need to read them all.
Cut to me, after a sunshiny day, putting down the laugh-out-loud Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors and heading straight for the afore-mentioned pile. I plundered my own stock of Jane stories and spent hours laughing.
Of course, I’d never suggest for you to stop reading your dark, pained vampire romances – I love a heartwrenching book as much as the next gal. But sometimes you just want to laugh, and you don’t want to have to sacrifice blood-suckers to do it.
The next time you’re in this mood, might I suggest spending a few hours with the citizens of Half-Moon Hollow? Trouble-making ghosts reside there, as do newlywed werewolves and bumbling vampires. Jane Jameson is the latter. A former children’s librarian who, due to an unfortunate misunderstanding (she was mistaken for a deer, shot, and left to die in a ditch) has entered a new phase of her life. A long new phase. Because she’s immortal. Because before shuffling off this mortal coil in the bottom of that ditch, a sexy vampire named Gabriel turned her.
Their relationship has suffered its share of ups and downs. But at the beginning of this final installment of the “Nice Girls” series - (Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson Series #1), Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men (Jane Jameson Series #2), and Nice Girls Don't Live Forever (Jane Jameson Series #3)) - Jane and Gabriel are about to get their happy ending. They’ve moved in together and gotten engaged,
But anyone who’s ever tried to plan a wedding knows that any event involving that includes the opinions of parents and friends isn’t always so much fun to put together. And this isn’t even the worst of the strain on Jane and Gabriel’s relationship. If Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors will teach you anything, it’s to not adopt a teenaged vampire when you’ve barely just begun to cohabitate with your new fiancé.
You’ll have to read the book for more on this. I’ll leave you with this: Jane is just terrifically likable. She’s as goofy and endearing and charming and hilarious as any chick-lit heroine who’s ever wormed her way into your imagination. I was sad to read that this is the last in Jane’s series – she does get her happy-ever-after ending after all – but Half-Moon Hollow will continue to thrive as Molly Harper tells stories about its other denizens (starting with August’s The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires )
So consider this officially added to my Must-Read March.
Until next week, happy reading!
Melanie Murray is the moderator of Romantic Reads, BN.com's all-romance, all-the-time community forum.
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