Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighborsrating

Just as Jane Jameson’s unlife seems to be stabilizing, fate sinks its fangs firmly into her butt. Despite her near-phobia of all things marital, her no-frills nighttime nuptials to her sexy boyfriend Gabriel are coming along smoothly. But the road to wedded bliss gets bumpy when a teenage acquaintance is fatally wounded in front of Jane’s shop and she turns him to save his life. The Council pronounces Jane responsible for the newborn vamp until he can control his thirst.

Jane’s kitchen at River Oaks barely holds enough Faux Type O to satiate the cute teen’s appetite and maintain Gabriel’s jealous streak at a slow simmer. As if keeping her hyperactive childe from sucking the blood out of the entire neighborhood isn’t enough to deal with, the persnickety ghost of Jane’s newly deceased Grandma Ruthie has declared a war on the fanged residents of River Oaks. Suddenly,
choosing monogrammed cocktail napkins and a cake that she can’t eat seems downright relaxing in comparison.

Tensions inside the house are growing…and outside, a sinister force is aiming a stake straight for the center of Gabriel’s heart. Most brides just have to worry about choosing the right dress, but Jane fears that at this rate, she’ll never make it down the aisle for the wedding all nice girls dream of…

A cute, satisfying ending to the series. The stories never held deep wells of storyline, it was more of a 'hey, this happened, so let's show life afterwards' kind of thing. 'Nice Girls don't bite their neighbors' has some changes in the main character's life with things  getting wrapped up, but besides the intro of a newbie, that's basically it.

This is the second book that's focused on a wedding - instead of her best bud and his werewolf love, it's Jane and  Gabriel themselves. Enter mother woes, dress shopping, best friend girlish get-togethers, and a few dangers in between. Enjoyable to read about Jane and the crew, but no strong tension.

I'm still not gung-ho on the idea of her siring someone so soon, but it worked out better than I thought. The teenage boy is hilarious with his awkward moments, interrupting Jane's time with Gabriel, and spinning out a quirky ending of his own. (I'm not spoiling anything by saying this since this is on the back of the book cover as the plot-line.) Jane is fun to be in the head of again, but  dare I say she's getting a little of a bitchy side?

There's not much to wrap up since Gabriel and Jane were already together by book one, wedding or no. That doesn't steam me either way. To end the series with a few sparks, there is a death of a character that no one liked anyway, and a sad moment when others say goodbye. Teariest scene of the series for sure.

Even if the story isn't fascinating, it's a light read and these books are enjoyable. Laughs are earned, a few watery eyes here and there, and mild distractions from the mandane for those of us who aren't lucky enough to live paranormal lives.

   Book Quotes:

“We're allergic to to silver. Imagine sticking your hand in a hornets' nestand being forced to listen to the Wiggles while the little bastards repeatedly sting you”

   Author Extras:

Jane's Mothers Pot-Pie Recipe
Faux Type O Sangria
Character Graveyard
Molly Harper Merchandise (Includes a Specialty Books T-Shirt!)

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