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Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men (Jane Jameson #2)

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Once a devoted children's librarian, Jane Jameson now works at a rundown occult bookstore. Once a regular gal, she's now a vampire. And instead of a bride, she's an eternal bridesmaid -- which leads her to question where exactly her relationship with her irresistibly sexy sire, Gabriel, is headed. Mercurial, enigmatic, apparently commitment-phobic vampires are nothing if n ...more
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Published January 28th 2010 by Audible, Inc. (first published August 25th 2009)
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Jilly
"We're in love."

"Oh, yuck. I mean, I'm happy for you."


This is why I can relate to Jane. She is one sarcastic vamp. I appreciate sarcasm in all its forms. I love dry humor, self-depreciating humor, grammar humor, snarky humor, and most especially humor that not everyone gets.

Yes, I said Grammar Humor!! It's an underappreciated art.


Yes, this is funny to me. Feel free to unfriend me now.


Brilliant!

So, for those of you who are still reading, this book wasn't quite as funny as the first one, but it
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Shannon
I have to give this one 2.75 stars because it just wasn't as good as the first book. There were some sexy and funny parts and even some that made me tear up, but the whole wedding business and the family dynamics kind of turned me off. Mama Ginger and Jane's whole family (except her Dad) could never again appear on the pages and I'd be happy. The scenes with them were frustrating and I wanted to slap a few of them on a number of occasions. Plus, the fact that the one storyline I actually wanted ...more
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Audio Book Review

Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men, the second book in Molly Harper's Jane Jameson series, is another fun, witty, quirky romp through Half Moon Hollow.

The Story:

With Zeb and Jolene's wedding day quickly approaching and more and more obstacles being thrown in their path to wedded bliss, Jane seems to have become their couples counselor - much to her chagrin. But with Gabe and Jane's relationship feeling no small amount of strain, can Jane help her best friend make it to the altar wh
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Karla

4 Stars! Another fun ride with the sassy, snarky Jane Jameson and the quirky residents of Half Moon Hollow!

This one focuses on Zeb, Jane's best friend and his fiancee, Jolene, who just happens to be a werewolf! Loads of zany antics leading up to their wedding and Jane is in the midst of it all. I love Molly Harper's dry sense of humor, her crazy stories, and the amazing Amanda Ronconi brings it all to life! Definitely worth reading, but if you have the opportunity to listen to it, even better!
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Wanda
I would actually rate book two of the Jane Jameson series as a 3.5 star, rather than four star, if I had the choice. I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as book 1. Still a very enjoyable read and came very close to being as much fun as the first book.

I have to laugh at Jane’s mother and grandmother who both seem to believe that marriage and children are the only worthwhile things in a woman’s life. I’ve had to put up with a fair bit of that attitude myself and I love that Jane’s not taking it sittin
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Catherine
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Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
2.5

Basically the book's brownie points are NOT baked by being exciting and layered, but by 'cute episodes' in the life of Jane.

Humorous and almost boring ~ this one needed life sucked into it. Seriously, by page 90 the only things that had happened were uncertainties about a wedding her best friends are having, mild suspicions about her boyfriend, and a few debates with her mother. 90 pages that does not a plot make.

To make it worse, the story continues to 376 pages, with little else happening.
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Ian
Apr 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: b-favorites
Clever dialogue and a lively sense of humor make this book seriously good fun. Vampires, werewolves, ghosts and a geriatric ghoul all find a home in Half Moon Hollow, and they aren't even the scariest residents in town.
Myhotstylist
Sep 01, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
OMG this book bored me to tears!!!
The first book was just OK, at least it had a mystery involved and some sort of character development. The first 200 pages of this book could have been omitted completely as this book dragged and dragged!! I skipped about 14 chapters just to skim the last chapter to get closure.

It seemed that 99% of this book is a clear reflection of the authors personal taste in music, books, and remants of her own failures in highschool. The main character's entire family ju
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✨Susan✨
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I ended up buying this second book of the Jane Jameson series on sale because I already had read the first and have the third in my TBR stack, so what the heck. I threw caution to the wind and am glad I did. I forgot how much I missed Molly Harper's sense of humor.

Poor Jane is still trying to figure out her new plot in life as a vampire, while her personal life has turned into a cyclone. She thinks that she may or may not be in love with her sire while at the same time her lifetime male friend i
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Berit☀️✨
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit I like Molly Harper's books better because she has an amazing narrator doing most of her books... This book was definitely more character driven, there really wasn't much to the plot, but you just loved all the characters so much so it didn't matter... Jane is awesome.... as well as Andrea and Zeb..... Not sure about Gabriel, he can be a little sketchy, but I guess he is a vampire... I think it is hilarious that it is a tradition in the werewolf culture to dress the maid of honor ...more
 Lissa Smith Reads'~Bookaholics Bookshelf Reviews
There is some action, some mystery, some romance and a lot of smart humor...nothing too over-the-top well, except for the humor which is laugh out loud at times. I laughed a lot, and even cried a little

Robyn
Sep 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Really funny, but the story line was a bit flat for me. Nonetheless, I'm sure I'll continue to read these.
Jessica B
Book two from the Jane Jameson trilogy. Another hoot! Jane never ceases to amaze me with the smart*** comments she makes. It is always a sign of a good book when it can get me to laugh out loud.

This was another light fun read something I need more often then not to help with a long day/week/year.

Jane has been selected as the Maid of Honour at her best friend Zeb's wedding. A werewolf wedding no doubt and she seems to be caught up in the middle of all the politics that come with one wolfy weddi
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Kara
Jun 03, 2017 rated it liked it
"Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men” is Book Two in a four-book series of Jane Jameson coming to terms with being a vampire. The books are not lesfic, but they feature very funny, snarky writing and dialogues with a terrific narrator.

The first book was really terrific! I listened to it during a 4,900 mile road trip with a straight girl friend who wouldn’t listen to lesfic with me - chicken! ;) …we both liked Jane Jameson’s adventures in vampiredom! After the trip, I decided to continue the series….a
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Jess
Feb 21, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just as funny as the first book, now I know that it wasn't just a fluke. In this book, Jane is in the bridal party for her best friend Zeb's Titanic themed wedding to Joelene a werewolf. She also has a new job at an occult bookstore and is trying to figure out what to do about her lack of money. There are the occasional fights with Gabriel and the makeup sessions that pass after that, and her interactions with her family as well. When Jane is with her family I find it so hilarious and also very ...more
Ellie
May 15, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What can I say about this book? The women are still the villains. Jane is still snippy. This book was a good addition to the series. I was reading it late the night before last and realized that it is set up similarly to sitcom in how the dialogue is written.... it was a creepy realization. But I transcended (I do not like most sitcoms) and read on.

In this story, Jane is less "new vampire" and more "recent vampire" which means that she is less surprised about the changes in herself, and a little
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Darcy
Oct 01, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, uf, vampires, ghosts
I liked this book better than the first one. But by the end I was sooooo tired of hearing about the wedding and all the ways it was going to be trashy!!

Jane seems to be adjusting to her new life well. There are issues with Gabriel, like where the heck he has been going. I am hoping that we learn about that next book.

The whole wedding thing had the feeling of the Hatfields and McCoys. Although it was funny to see all the ways both sides could scorn the other. What happened to Zeb was fairly predi
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Cheyenne Meadows
This book was great too!! So funny and there were some parts that get emotional but very engaging. Loved the wedding planning. Mother in laws that's all I need to say.
Sana Zameer
3.5 Stars

This was not as much fun as the first book. The whole book was dedicated to family drama and Jolene and Zeb's nuptials. Really disappointing! Well, anything that has Titanic theme is bound to sink. Jane's family and Mama Ginger really got on my nerves, I wanted to beat some sense into them. Jane's snark was the only thing that saved this book. Not enough Dick and Gabriel! I can read a whole book with just Jane and Dick's banter in it even if it doesn't have any plot. I hope the next one
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Lisarenee
Mar 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"How were you turned?
"Its's not a story I tell most people," I said...
"Why not?"
"If there was a very special episode of 'I Love Lucy', where Lucy was turned into a vampire, she'd probably use my story. Let's just say I didn't have any choice. It was either death or this."

The events that led to Jane being turned would never be included among her more finer moments but rather would probably be listed at the top of her most embarrassing moments. It's not the type of tale you fondly recall and tel
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Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
Rating: 4/5
Heat Rating: 3/5
Narrator Performance: 4/5
Lexie
Everybody remember my love of the first book? No? I linked my review up top so feel free to go read the fangirl'ingthe review and come back. I'll wait.

Okay so now you must know how much I love Jane. She only gets better. On the back of the book the tagling 'Forever a Bridesmaid, Never an Undead Bride' kind of sums up the funny of this book. Jane is Maid of Honor to Jolene (Zeb's wack-a-doodle werewolf girlfriend he met in the previous book while trying to come to terms with Jane's undead status)
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Patti TheLoveJunkee
I loved the first book in this series, Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs. I've been waiting since I finished that book for Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men to come out. It was worth the wait - I loved it! I am totally a Molly Harper fangirl!


In NGDHF, we meet Jane Jameson (yes, there are a few funny porn references), a librarian who is turned into a vampire. Funny, snarky, interesting plot and love the secondary characters. Talk about a dysfunctional family!

Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men did not leave me
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Jules Poet
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was quite the intriguing and suspenseful story. It was still light hearted and easy to listen to quickly, but there was less humor...and a bit more of a serious storyline in this one.

I never know how much to write in a review. I never want to give away the fun of the story.

Some key points
Zeb & Jolene hit some bumps before they are able to partake in marital bliss
Aunt Jetty & Mr. Wainwright are found hooking up - That's right the ghosts hook up!
The Jameson sisters - Jane & Jenn
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Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
Unfortunately this was an incredibly disappointing sequel.

1) There were fewer laughs.

2) The problem with Zeb was obvious from the start.

3) Why Zeb didn't retaliate or leave his fiancée when her family continued with their attempts to kill him? I mean, he lost a toe. Who wouldn't do something after that?

4) I could've smacked Jane for not giving Gabriel an ultimatum, "tell me what you're hiding from me or I walk".

5) The wedding chaos and family feuding dragged.

Overall, the chick-lit drama was to
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Lady Allison
4.5 stars

In Molly Harper's second Jane Jameson book, we are delighted with details about how Jane is further adjusting to working her new job, living her new life, planning her best friend's wedding & all the drama that comes with it ( like Zeb's mom convinced that Jane is the perfect daughter-in-law), & of course dealing with the ever sexy sire/boyfriend Gabriel Nightengale.

I liked this one even better than Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs! It made me laugh out loud, I absolutely loved the
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Jenn
Apr 11, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, I didn't care for this one nearly as much as Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs. I love a good antagonist, but this novel was packed full of horrid, grating characters. If it wasn't Zeb's uber-meddling mother on the page, it was Jane's god-awful family. I worry that the author is actually related to manipulation masters like those in this series.
The most entertaining part of this novel was Mr. Wainwright. I'm still wondering why I'm supposed to like Gabriel. Dick was underused and missed (th
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Cathy
This book annoyed me as much as it charmed me. No one stood up for themselves except people I just couldn't stand. The central story of Zeb's Mama Ginger was horribly predictable and she was just awful to read about. Ginger wasn't funny to me at all, not to mention Jolene's family, and Jane's family wasn't far behind in the uselessness arena. Jane and her friends are still great, but the plot wasn't one I could get behind. I liked books 1 and 3 much better than this one,
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My mother remembers an 8-year-old me setting up my “writing office” in our living room by putting her old manual typewriter on the couch next to a toy phone. And I (very slowly) pecked out the story of my third-grade class taking a trip around the world and losing a kid in each city.

I had a dark sense of humor, even then.

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We can grow those back?" I asked.

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