Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 10 hours 13 min
Series: Jane Jameson #2
on August 25, 2009
Genres: Urban Fantasy
With her best friend Zebs Titanic-themed wedding looming ahead, new vampire Jane Jameson struggles to develop her budding relationship with her enigmatic sire, Gabriel. It seems unfair that shes expected to master undead dating while dealing with a groom heading for a nuptial nervous breakdown, his hostile werewolf in-laws, and the ugliest bridesmaid dress in the history of marriage.
Meanwhile, the passing of Janes future step-grandpa puts Grandma Ruthie back on the market. Her new fiance;, Wilbur, has his own history of suspiciously dead spouses, and he may or may not have died ten years ago. Half-Moon Hollows own Black Widow has finally met her match.
Should Jane warn her grandmother of Wilburs marital habits or let things run their course? Will Jane always be an undead bridesmaid, never the undead bride?
I enjoyed Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men a little more than the first one. Jane is growing on me, but I think the stars in this book were the side characters. The whole wedding fiasco had me laughing. The stuff the werewolves were putting Zeb through was downright hilarious, but also pretty mean. I was so scared that it was going to be the end for those two lovebirds the whole book.
With so much going on around Jane, trying to cope with just being a vampire is put on the back burner. She’s learning the hard way and with her sire missing in action she really struggles, and her reactions make for comical situations.
It is hard to say too much without going into spoilerville. I was upset by Jane & Gabriel’s portions of the book, but all the surrounding events and situations more than made up for it with their fun, witty characters. I don’t think I will get the scary vision of a werewolf bridal shower out of my head. 🙂 I think this is one of those series that you connect with and enjoy more and more each book, so I will definitely keep on reading.
I think Amanda Ronconi once again did an awesome job. The snark and wit in her tone make Jane a character that is actually sarcastic instead of coming across as someone who is mean and depressed. I am really glad I’m listening to the audiobooks on this series so I can get this perspective.
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