Saturday, March 10, 2012
40) Nice Girl's Don't Bite Their Neighbors by Molly Harper
Just as Jane Jameson’s unlife seems to be stabilizing, fate sinks its fangs firmly into her butt. Despite her near-phobia of all things marital, her no-frills nighttime nuptials to her sexy boyfriend Gabriel are coming along smoothly. But the road to wedded bliss gets bumpy when a teenage acquaintance is fatally wounded in front of Jane’s shop and she turns him to save his life. The Council pronounces Jane responsible for the newborn vamp until he can control his thirst.
Jane’s kitchen at River Oaks barely holds enough Faux Type O to satiate the cute teen’s appetite and maintain Gabriel’s jealous streak at a slow simmer. As if keeping her hyperactive childe from sucking the blood out of the entire neighborhood isn’t enough to deal with, the persnickety ghost of Jane’s newly deceased Grandma Ruthie has declared a war on the fanged residents of River Oaks. Suddenly, choosing monogrammed cocktail napkins and a cake that she can’t eat seems downright relaxing in comparison.
Tensions inside the house are growing…and outside, a sinister force is aiming a stake straight for the center of Gabriel’s heart. Most brides just have to worry about choosing the right dress, but Jane fears that at this rate, she’ll never make it down the aisle for the wedding all nice girls dream of.
My Thoughts :
I have missed Jane Jameson and won't even upset myself by checking to see how long it has been since the last book in the series was released. This series has been one of my favourites and I was very excited that a new installment was coming out. I couldn't wait to see what the title really meant and loved the story immensely.
Despite getting a few new releases last week I couldn't wait to jump into this one and it was like getting back together with the gang for a reunion. Everyone was there and it felt perfect. The little problem of people killing each other or at least trying too, or the varied paranormal elements just felt, well, normal. The plot rocked and I could't put the book down for long. As always things were extremely hilarious and I found myself giggling in the tram while reading this to and from work.
Molly Harper has a humourous style to her writing that is sublte and welcoming. Not over the top or dirty it is just good clean fun. Monty Python must have been watched alot in the Jameson household because the fun and gags just keep coming. Yes this is funny but it is also a little romantic and mysterious. There is a serious side and the story is exciting. However what makes this series special is the paranormal bits and bobs. Oh and Jane herself.
What makes this book and the previous books stand out is the start of each chapter. Each one begins with a quote from a vampire book that has something to do with general plot pf the story. These little titbits and pearls of wisdom really make the story even better and adds depth. I love them and wish the author would bring out a books just with these items in it.
If you have already had the extreme laugh out loud joy of reading the previous books in the series then you would be boring and sad not to bother with this new episode. Never tried Molly Harper's books? Well you are missing a treat. Your favourite treat actually. Make sure you don't miss out on the deliciousness of it all! Looking forward to the next one!