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Fair Game by Patricia Briggs

I fell in love with the characters even more than I already was.

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Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors by Molly Harper

February 28th 2012, Pocket Star
337 pages, Paperback
Received from Publisher
Fourth in Jane Jameson series
Adult Fiction


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…


Cover Review:
 

As with all of this series, the covers are amazingly accurate to the books and while this one is a bit more OMG! I can not read this in public it’s pretty awesome!
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This is the 4th (and I think final) in the series, so it’ll have spoilers for previous books. Also, I’m not sure I can really review this one in a comprehensive way. Let’s just say it is endlessly funny and a page turner that builds on great characterization that combines with a page turning plot.

Jane is just as funny as ever and has grown so much as a character over the four books that she is almost unrecognizable in the end in so many awesome ways. She is getting completely settled, getting married to Gabriel, have a childe in Jamie and all of her friends are getting settled as well. She has made peace with her family and while there is still a great storyline that has nothing to do with the settling this is an incredible end to the series.

Dick and Andrea and Zeb and Jolene have really settled in to family life and are busy with their own lives, but of course they are still there for Jane. Jane has made up with most of her family and I adore seeing her no longer at conflict with people that tormented her in earlier books.

The last two of this series, both had page-turning plots and I was addicted to reading them. In fact over the weekend as a break (after finals) we went up to Oklahoma and while in the casino I found place to chill and read when I was tired of playing. Yes, that addicting.

Amazing end to an amazing series!

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Rie
I'm a wife, student, and a dog-lover who reads when I should be folding laundry (bane of my existance), I write (rarely as academic papers consume my life), and love getting wrapped up in fiction.

2 comments:

  1. I love this series, I always laugh so hard! This one not quite as much as some of the others. But I definitely loved it! I can't wait for the "Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires" when it comes out and driving Mr. Dead was an excellent read as well. 

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  2. Great! I really need to read this one, I don't remember a lot about the others but it sounds like an amazing end.  I learn yesterday that it was the last, so sad! great review!

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