Monday, February 1, 2010

Review: Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper

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 $25 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 daytime hours to avoid coming out of the coffin to her family. She’s forced to forego 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?

Click here to read an excerpt from Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs. 

My thoughts...Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs is a very funny, sexy, story that fans of Vampire literature will enjoy.  Poor Jane Jameson, after being fired from her job, she is mistaken for a deer, then turned into a Vampire, all in one foggy evening.  The book starts with a humorous situation and the humor is carried through the entire story.  Jane is as witty as she is like-able.  Anyone who has ever said that librarians are dull needs to read this book!  We also meet Gabrial, her sweet, sexy sire.  He seems like a knight-in-shining armor, but does he have a evil side?  Then there is Dick Cheney, the resident bad boy.  The book is filled with fun, memorable characters including her sister, whom I believe is truly evil.

The story line is cute, although similar to other books I have read.  That being said, for me this type of storyline never dulls.  I like the transition from human to vampire with unique world twists.  Molly Harper did a great job adding her own spin on things.  The book is full of action scenes, a few on the streets and a few between the sheets.  The best part of the book, in my opinion, is the humor.  I found myself laughing out loud on several occasions.  The characters will full of snark, especially Jane and her ghostly Grandmother.    It was not plagued with foul language or unnecessary sex scenes.  I would recommend this book to readers who love adult Vampire fiction.

The cons...As I mentioned before, the plot is similar to other books of its kind.  Readers who may have devoured earlier vampire books, may find it repetitive.  However, Molly Harper put her own brand on this one by coming up with creative twists in the story.  She has her own set of world rules, vampire origins, and a very fun heroine.  This is a fun, light read and I do recommend it. 

Cover LOVE?  I really like the covers in this series.  They are cute and not too overdone.  Just the right hint of fang. 

Nice Girls reading order:
1. Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (March 2009)
2. Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men (Aug 2009)
3. Nice Girls Don't Live Forever (Dec 2009)

For more information about Molly Harper and her Nice Girls series, visit her website or the single undead female blog.

In you enjoyed this book, you may also like...
1. Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
2. Bitten and Smitten by Michelle Rowen
3. I'm The Vampire, That's Why by Michele Bardsley

4 comments:

Ash. Elizabeth said...

great review. i've been debating what series to read when i'm done with the touch the dark series by karen chance. i think i'll pick this series up.

Donna [F.D. Ramblings] said...

Nice review! I have this one on the shelf. Sometimes the tried and true are what hits the reading spot.

This book looks like fun!

Cym Lowell said...

Another excellent review my friend! Thanks for linking up to the party.

-CYM

Emily said...

I've had this book on my TBR pile for a long time (the library has the entire series) so now I just have to clear some of my backlog so I can get to it. Great review!

 
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