Sunday, August 5, 2012

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson, #1)

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper

First in the Jane Jameson series

5 stars

Jane Jameson’s day couldn’t get any worse. First she was fired from her job as a children’s librarian and was paid with a Shenanigans gift certificate. While spending her Shenanigans certificate on alcohol she meets Gabriel. She doesn’t think much about him other than he’s hot and he would probably never go for a girl like her. As she is going home her car breaks down and as she’s walking, she is mistaken for a deer and shot. Gabriel turns out to be a vampire and followed Jane home to make sure she was safe. Gabriel turns Jane into a vampire and now she must face the world of the undead. Let me just start by saying that I love the titles for the Jane Jameson books. They are always so funny. This book is hilarious. I don’t remember the last time I last so much. Harper’s writing is easy and fun which makes the tone of the book light and comedic. This book was a refreshing change from my usual adult vampire romance. I usually tend to read dark ones with comedy, but Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs was light and funny. The relationship between Jane and Gabriel is odd, but it’s not like stalker or an unhealthy relationship odd. Their relationship is just well odd. I like their relationship though and it’s not rushed. It gradually builds up and the end hints to something more. In the Jane Jameson world people know vampires exist. They know about werewolves and other creatures that have come out the closet, but that doesn’t mean they necessarily tolerate them.

The main female character is Jane. Jane Jameson is hands down one of my most favorite heroines ever. She’s funny, witty, sarcastic, and she’s honest. Jane is no Mary Sue. She has a backbone and Jane’s POV is hilarious. Harper has created a brilliant character with problems that can make you laugh and sympathize with. Jane is probably one of my favorite heroines I’ve ever read about.

Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 10

The main male character is Gabriel. I love Gabriel. I think Harper has a knack for creating characters that I either love or hate but can appreciate. Gabriel has his jerk moments in this novel, but he wasn’t that bad. I really like Gabriel and he’s perfect for Jane.

Swoon Worthy Scale: 9

The Villain- Read it and you’ll find out who causes Jane’s problems.

Villain Scale: 7.5

Jane’s recently deceased aunt, Aunt Jettie, who takes up residence in her home is hilarious and brings just as much fun to the novel as Jane. Jane’s best friend, Zeb, balances Jane out perfectly. Andrea, a girl that let’s vampires feed off of her (I can’t remember what they are called) starts to show that she’ll be an important part of the series. Dick, another vampire, is just funny and makes me laugh as much as the rest of the characters. I applaud you Molly Harper for creating an outstanding cast of characters.
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Character Scale: 9.5

Harper is a great writer and she creates great characters, but also an entertaining world. She’s definitely a writer to look out for and if you’re in the mood for a light, funny paranormal novel I suggest picking this up. Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs is a terrific novel and I can’t say more because I don’t want to spoil anything.

Cover Thoughts: I like the cover. I think it is light and fun just like the book. I don’t really like how the guy is standing behind her and it bothers me for some reason.

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