Maybe it was the Shenanigans' gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed twenty-five dollars in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead. And thanks to the mysterious stranger she met while chugging neon-colored cocktails, she wakes up with a decidedly unladylike thirst for blood.
Jane is now the latest recipient of a gift basket from the Newly Undead Welcoming Committee, and her life-after-lifestyle is taking some getting used to. Her recently deceased favorite aunt is now her ghostly roommate. She has to fake breathing and endure daytime hours to avoid coming out of the coffin to her family. She's forced to forgo her favorite down-home Southern cooking for bags of O negative. Her relationship with her sexy, mercurial vampire sire keeps running hot and cold. And if all that wasn't enough, it looks like someone in Half Moon Hollow is trying to frame her for a series of vampire murders. What's a nice undead girl to do?
Fine Printing's Review
I have to say that falling into this story is quite easy. It is certainly a simple and laugh out loud book. If you really fall into the sarcastic humor category (which I most certainly do). The character, Jane Jameson, is well read, intelligent and quirky ... in a not so subtle way. The novel progresses as expected for a semi-romantic storyline, and is not gory, nor does it contain any deep and depressing twists. Which a lot of readers tend to enjoy when wanting nothing more than a simple fun read.
The downsides (though not enough of an impact to ruin the book, in this reader's mind) is that the writing, minus the fun humor, is simple. Though after reading a few of Ms. Harper's books, that seems to be the trend. It's a quick read, with an obvious set up. The villain of the piece is easily guessed, and the ending slightly anti-climatic. Lastly, the ... errrr ... heavily romantic?, erotic?, let's just say R sections of the story leave a little to be desired. A bit confusing, not looking for heavy detail there, but in the end you're left wondering how the characters end up in one direction when it was obviously implied they had been going another way the sentence before. Simply put, a little more detail would not be amiss. However, as I said, this is a fun book, and I was laughing out loud so often that my best friend is now interested in reading the book, just to see what I found so humorous. Enjoy, and let me know you're thoughts!