by Molly Harper
Publisher: Pocket Star
Released: August 25th 2009
Genre: Fiction- Adult: paranormal, Urban Fantasy
How I got it: Received a copy from the publisher
Following Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, the second in a hilarious, smart, sexy romantic series about an out-of-work librarian who is turned into a vampire. With her best friend Zeb’s Titanic-themed wedding looming ahead, new vampire Jane Jameson struggles to develop her budding relationship with her enigmatic sire, Gabriel. It seems unfair that she’s 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 Jane’s future step-grandpa puts Grandma Ruthie back on the market. Her new fiancÉ, Wilbur, has his own history of suspiciously dead spouses, and he may or may not have died ten years ago. Half-Moon Hollow’s own Black Widow has finally met her match. Should Jane warn her grandmother of Wilbur’s marital habits or let things run their course? Will Jane always be an undead bridesmaid, never the undead bride?
Review: Reading this book was like settling in with old friends. Jane is brides-maid to Jolene, her best friend Zeb's fiance. Throwing a wedding is never easy, tossing in vampires and were-wolf in-laws. Not to mention regular crazy in-laws and a very reluctant mother of the groom. Mama Ginger is bound and determined that Jane is the one and only woman for her Zeb. Even if Jane and Zeb don't have that sort of relationship. This adds to the undue stress and drama already circling the poor couple. I kind of saw what was happening when Zeb got his first blank stare, but had to keep reading just to make sure I was right.
Jane takes to amateur sleuthing when she learns her future step-grandpa might not be all he's saying he is. I have to admit I found this weird. Jane takes it upon herself to figure out if Grandma Ruthie might have met her match, which Grandma isn't all that happy about. FYI I didn't like Wilbur he needs an attitude adjustment and to be honest I don't think he was all that nice a guy when he was human. Kind of a player. Although I did like when Jane stood up for herself, as she seems to be adjusting well to being a vampire.
I felt bad for Jane as her family and romantic relationships took a nose dive. Her dealings with her sister involve lawyers, her mama is in denial, and actually so is Jane as Gabriel's behavior becomes rather evasive. It really doesn't help that Jane keeps questioning the relationship.
Keeping with the first book this was a fast moving read, mainly because it was so enthralling I didn't want to put it down. I wanted to know what was going on with Zeb and Jolene's wedding and if it would end up like the Titanic. Of course it wouldn't be a Jane Jameson book without her trademark humor and snarky wit. I love that she is willing to help her friends, even if she isn't all that good at it.