Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
Date Read: August 2014
Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
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?
Publisher: Audible, Pocket Books
Series: Jane Jameson #1
Also by this author: Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors, A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses , I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas, How to Run with a Naked Werewolf, Rhythm and Bluegrass br> br>
Also in this series: Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors
New Thoughts after Re-Listen
Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 4.50 (Not part of the overall rating)
Updated Thoughts: Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs by Molly Harper was even better the second time around. Plus I am so much more into the audio than I was the first time I listened to it. 🙂
Bought on Audible
Overall Rating: 3.75 (2011)
Story Rating: 3.5 (2011)
Character Rating: 4.0 (2011)
Audio Rating: 3.5 (2011)
Original Review May 1, 2011
NOTE: The Jane Jameson series became my choice for a series read after finishing the Werewolf Series by Molly Harper. I really like Molly Harper’s wit and storytelling abilities. This series is shaping up to be just as fun!
What I Loved: Molly Harper has done it again (or before but we are talking my reading order) with Jane Jameson. Jane is funny, smart, witty, sarcastic, and just downright brilliant no matter what situation she is thrown into. In this story, Jane is changed into a vampire after accidentally being mistaken as a deer by a drunk hunter. Her sire, the ever so hot, Gabriel just makes her transition into vampire all that more interesting as they try and navigate the murky waters that are dating. If you throw in someone trying to scare her, debating on how/if to tell her parents, living with her dead aunt (who she can now see), and dealing with losing her job, you can see how Jane has a lot on her plate to deal with. The story is just downright fun!
What I Liked: Can I just say that the teenage council member that is a bajillion years old is one of my favorite characters? She manages to look bored, play mean, and be fair all at one time. The way that Molly writes characters makes each one of them stand out even if they are only in the book sporadically. My other favorite character is Dick Cheney—no, not that Dick Cheney—as he said, “I was Dick Cheney before he was and I will be Dick Cheney after he is gone.”
Complaints: At times there was a little to much going on but luckily it was pretty easy to keep it all straight.
Audio Review: Narrated by Amanda Ronconi who again does an excellent job with the women’s voices but the men all sound to feminine. I knew this though and still choose to listen to it on audio because I really like how Amanda pulls off all the one-liners that Molly writes!
Why I gave it a 3.75: This was just a downright fun read that will make you smile. Who doesn’t like a book that makes you smile?
Who I would recommend this too: PNR readers who don’t expect an HEA but an HE-maybe.