Hmmm.. I don't really know what to say. This book was just off for me. It was like the author wanted to try another writing style and decided this bo...more Hmmm.. I don't really know what to say. This book was just off for me. It was like the author wanted to try another writing style and decided this book was the one to do it. I neither liked it nor disliked it. It's nothing like her previous books i can say that for sure. This isn't really much of a review, but i truly do not know what to say....(less)
**spoiler alert** This book almost didn't come home with me at the latest book sale i went too. It wasn't till i found the second and third book that...more**spoiler alert** This book almost didn't come home with me at the latest book sale i went too. It wasn't till i found the second and third book that i decided "what the heck" and threw it in my bag. I'm starting to notice a trend of late with my book choices. Any book i start on hesitation i love. I might want to stand clear on the books i can't wait to start.
Anyways, its been awhile since i read a paranormal romance that didn't have me rolling my eyes. I think the last one i read was so bad its taken me a few years to get over it. I'm categorizing "Nice Girls don't have Fangs" as an adult romance merely because it has a sex scene in it. Notice i say "a" because there is only one true sex scene in it. Something i highly appreciate. I'm not a prude per say, but i'm also not the scandalized fifteen year old i was "years" ago. Re-reading those scenes because they were scandalous.
Anyways again, "Nice Girls Don't have Fangs" was a drop dead hilarious read. I couldn't put it down. I read before work, during lunch, and before i went to bed. Molly Harper created a wise cracking, funny, and personable person in Jane Jameson. Not to be confused with Jenna Jameson. A recently fired ex-childrens librarian down on her luck. That had the unfortunate circumstance of having a drunk hunter think she was a deer and shot her. Luckily vampire Gabriel Nightingale was there to save her from death. By making her one of the living dead. Though Jane's entry into the afterlife begins. Complete with the ghost of her great dead aunt, her best friend Zeb and his werewolf girlfriend, Dick; a horny vampire, and a sociopath that is out to kill her permanently. Just don't touch her dog.
I said earlier that i loved this book. The characters, the writing, the story. All of it meshed into one perfect story. A very rare combination indeed. I highly recommend anyone who likes a fun romance read this book. You'll be laughing over jokes and scenes days after you read them.
I think i have a bit of a problem on my hands. See, the problem is that i finished this book and all i can say is "hmmm that was a nice book". Not te...more I think i have a bit of a problem on my hands. See, the problem is that i finished this book and all i can say is "hmmm that was a nice book". Not terrible, but not great either. That doesn't leave much room for a review. This feeling being a problem; i'm going to change up my review format a bit.
Cover: I have to say when i took the book out of the envelope i thought "Pretty". The cover is gorgeous. It is also going down as one of my favorite "hero" covers. The thing about it it that it doesn't really mesh well with the title. It instead works with the series with is the "Survivor club". Its something that unless you're a huge fan of author you're really not going to know that or make the connection. I can still stare at the cover all day though.
Hero & Heroine: I think for me any heroine that are in books with an "tragic hero" genre is automatically going to lose to the hero. Sophie didn't do it for me. I really can't point my finger on it, but i think i have an idea. She recovered too quickly. She was mentally abused for years, but is ok after a few months? Now that doesn't make sense. I can see her being fine in a few years. Maybe sooner if therapy existed back then.... I would have been fine with the story ending with her still recovering.
Vincent..Ah...How i do love a tragic hero. Vincent had more to offer to me than Sophia did. You can see the progress he has made and how he got there. The way he acted and behaved made much more sense. You can also see, how ironic considering he was blind, his appreciation of Sophie and his love more clearly.
Together they were an ok couple. The thing that really didn't like about the book was the graphic sex. I'm not into that. I prefer the fade to black or less is more approach. So each to their own.