Review: Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors by Molly Harper

Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors - Molly HarperThis is the fourth book in the series so there may be spoilers from the previous books if you are not up to date. 

Light paranormal romance mixed with humor is always hit and miss for me. Either it’s too light and fluffy, or the humor misses the mark. Rarely do I get to read a series like Jane Jameson by Molly Harper, where each book makes me laugh out loud and satisfies my paranormal romance itch.

Jane and Gabriel have been through some crazy times since Gabriel turned Jane in book one in the series, and now it’s time to finally seal the deal and get married.  But things never go smoothly for Jane. She can’t just have a “normal-crazy” southern wedding and be done with it. Grandma Ruthie is determined the wedding will not go on and interferes in a way only she can pull off. Also, in what appears to be a freak accident, a teenager Jane has known his whole life is run down right in front of her and she either has to turn him or let him die. Voila, Jane is a vampire mommy! Or sire. Her new childe is a 17-year-old who is not only prone to all the crazy that comes with being a teenager, but he’s also dealing with the crazy that comes with being a new vampire. As if all of that isn’t enough to set a bride on the path to bridezilladom, someone is trying to kill Gabriel and is willing to use Jane to get the job done. Jane and her crew work together to solve the mystery and get Jane and Gabriel safely to the altar.

Whew! Did you catch all that? Yes, there is always a lot going on but Molly Harper is a master of comedic chaos and she keeps her crazy cast of characters in line in-spite of themselves with witty dialogue and just the right amount of snark and humor. There was just never a dull moment in this book and I didn’t want to put it down. As with the earlier books in this series, the mystery is fairly easy to figure out but there were a few twists that kept it interesting and surprised me once or twice.

The romance between Jane and Gabriel is better than ever. Their relationship has continued to mature yet their romance is still fresh and exciting. Many times throughout the book Jane says to Gabriel, “You are so the guy for me.” I love that she says that.

I adore the secondary characters in this series and think of all of them as a permanent part of Jane’s everlasting life for better or worse. There are Jane’s loyal friends, her crazy family that drive her crazy, and some she’d rather not claim as kin at all. Even Jane’s extended family…as in “beyond the grave” play an important part in her life. So I was more than a little surprised by some of the developments in this book regarding the secondary characters. I don’t want to spoil, but I will say I wasn’t prepared for some of the events that took place. However, anything is possible in Jane’s crazy world and so I look forward to seeing what’s next for Jane, Gabriel and the gang.

Favorite Quote:

“Why are you limping?” I demanded. “The arrow didn’t hit you in the leg.”

He stopped, his shift in weight pulling me to a halt, too. “I don’t know. It just seems like the thing to do after you’ve received an arrow wound.”

I sighed as he straightened his gait and walked normally.  “You are so the guy for me.”


Rating: B+
Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors by Molly Harper
February 28th 2012
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Comments

  1. says

    I frigging love this series.

    PS (shakes fist) you have me hooked on Robyn cars virgin river series. I’ve downloaded like 6 books ( true story)

  2. says

    I love that quote too. Adored the addition of Jaime.

    And of course, Dick is one of my all time fav supporting characters. I’m envious of Andrea. I can’t help it.

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