Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever (Jane Jameson #3) by Molly Harper
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 becoming a matter of life and undeath…
I wasn’t as big of a fan of this book as I have been the rest of the series. I think it’s losing momentum for me. To be honest, the characters are starting to feel a bit stagnant and the plot is feeling rather dull.
It kind of feels like Harper is getting stuck in places and falling back on some cliches: girl thinks boy is cheating on her; girl asks boy; boy won’t talk about it; girl leaves boy; girl and boy are both miserable. I honestly didn’t feel much like reading that. Yes, that’s completely in-character for both Jane and Gabriel, and Harper did a decent job handling it by having other distractions going on, but I found myself getting rather bored. Yes, in the end it turned out to all have been necessary misery for the good of the plot twist at the end (which wasn’t terribly much of a twist), but I don’t think we needed most of the book in order to accomplish that. This book’s main plot felt more like it should have been a sub-plot in a more interesting novel, to be honest.
Here’s hoping book 4 is back to the standards I remember from the earlier books in the series.
Posted on January 4, 2014, in Urban Fantasy/Paranormal and tagged book reviews, fantasy, jane jameson, molly harper, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, vampires, werewolves. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.