Title: Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men
Author: Molly Harper
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Series: Jane Jameson #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 10 hrs 13 mins
Jane Jameson’s story continues a few weeks after the previous book ended. Jane is getting more settled into the vampire lifestyle and into her job at the occult bookstore. As usual, Jane is a hilarious and snarky character who I really enjoyed. Her life is crazy and it’s always surprising to see the crazy situations she finds herself in.
The main focus of this story is Zeb and Jolene’s wedding. Jane finds herself as a bridesmaid and is swamped with concerns and issues about the upcoming nuptials. I actually enjoyed the crazy shenanigans going on with the wedding and with Zeb. By halfway through the book though I figured out who was causing the problems, but I still enjoyed it.
One of my complaints with this book (and the previous one) is how toxic all the female family members are for both Jane and Zeb. I can understand having a few toxic family members but it seems almost all the females in their families are terrible, which kind of sucks. I know this is fiction but I can’t understand keeping toxic family members like that in your life, which Jane I believe is starting to see towards the end of this book, but they have been this way her whole life! I also think Jane really needs to stand up for herself more often because she was kind of a pushover for a lot of this book.
Where I was really disappointed in this story though is with Gabriel and Jane’s relationship. It barely plays a part really. We just get a couple of scenes with them hooking up and going on dates. There is clearly something going on with Gabriel but we don’t get any clarity on what that is in this book. Also I don’t love that they find themselves physically fighting during confrontations.
Overall, I liked the continuation of Jane’s story even with the issues. I do hope the next book brings some clarity and strength to Jane and Gabriel’s relationship though. Also I enjoyed the snippets from the Mating and Love Customs of the Were that was present at the beginning of every chapter.
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