Nice Girls Don't Live Forever
Jane Jameson Series #3
If you aren’t reading Molly Harper, you should be. The Jane Jameson books are sheer fun, giggle, no; make that chortling, laugh-out-loud till you gasp for breath fun! This third and possibly final installment takes up right where Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men left off.
Jane and her undead boyfriend/sire Gabriel have been traveling through Europe on an extended vacation. But they aren’t exactly enjoying themselves. Gabriel has been acting funny which made Jane suspicious. Then it takes a turn for the peculiar when cream colored envelopes show up at each of the hotels they stay at causing Gabriel to act even stranger. Zeb calls to tell Jane that her bookstore was broken into. So she decides to test Gabriel and tells him she wants to go home to straighten things out. He doesn’t beg her to stay and practically pushes her out the door. Jane returns to Half Moon Hollow alone and broken hearted. After a little wallowing in self pity, Jane pulls up her big girl panties and gets to work. The bookstore needs to get up and running, and Zeb and Jolene need her support as they get ready to welcome a baby! Then threatening letters start to arrive written on the same color paper as the letters to Gabriel. Will Jane figure out how Gabriel really feels and who is behind the letters before her time runs out?
I dropped everything I was doing when Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever arrived in the mail. Less than 24 hours later, I finished it, completely satisfied in every possible way! I had heard that this was most likely the end of the series for Jane and the residents of Half Moon Hollow. If it is, if Ms. Harper never returns to this delightful, funny, sweet, sexy series, then she will have ended things in the best possible way. Jane is so insecure in her relationship with Gabriel which makes her so real to me. She has so many issues to resolve with him as well as her mother, her sister, her grandmother, and her life. I had a deep and violent hatred of her sister that I had hoped would be resolved. It was (not in the way I would have done it) and in a way totally in keeping with Jane’s personality. I chortled with glee during the final confrontation with her grandmother that was a long time in coming. I was caught by surprise (but in a completely fabulous way) as she realizes some deep truths about her life; make that undead life and finally grows up. I don’t think I am doing the book justice but I loved this book as much as I did the first in the series. I have heard that Ms. Harper is working on a contemporary novel right now with her trademark humor. I can’t wait to read it and come to know and love more characters from this talented, hysterically funny author!
Book Blurb for Nice Girls Don't Live Forever
UNEXPECTED UNDEAD BREAK-UP
Nothing sucks the romance out of world travel like a boyfriend who may or may not have broken up with you in a hotel room in Brussels. Jane Jameson's sexy sire Gabriel has always been unpredictable, but the seductive, anonymous notes that await him at each stop of their international vacation, coupled with his evasive behavior over the past few months, finally push Jane onto the next flight home to Half Moon Hollow — alone, upset, and unsure whether Gabriel just ended their relationship without actually telling her.
Now the children's-librarian-turned-vampire is reviving with plenty of Faux Type O, some TLC from her colorful friends and family, and her plans for a Brave New Jane. Step One: Get her newly renovated occult bookstore off the ground. Step Two: Support her best friend, Zeb, and his werewolf bride as they prepare for the impending birth of their baby...or litter. Step Three: Figure out who's been sending her threatening letters, and how her hostile pen pal is tied to Gabriel. Because for this nice girl, surviving a broken heart is suddenly becoming a matter of life and undeath....
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