This is a fun and light read, which is perfect since it’s Definitely what I was in the mood for!
Jane is a librarian in her small town of Half Moon Hollow, but she is fired by her awful boss. Her severance package? A gift certificate to Shenanigan’s.
That fateful night at Shenanigan’s, Jane enjoys several Mudslides and gets chatty with an attractive man who she’s never seen before. They flirt and they chat, then Jane leaves. Gabriel walks her to her car, and next thing Jane knows she’s a vampire.
“I wish I could remember that first conversation with Gabriel, but Mighty Lord Kahlua prevents it.”
Dealing with becoming a vampire is surprisingly easy when Missy (a vampire/realtor) stops by with Jane’s welcome basket and (no joke) handbook.
And while I just love Jane–she’s someone I would totally hang out with—she can get a bit irritating with the way she deals with her family. Especially the way it ended, I kind of wanted to shake her and smack her sister. Meanwhile, she’s being framed for some vampire murders, and that only gets worse for her.
So she’s got to come out of the coffin to her parents, her best friend Zeb (whose first words to her were “The Power of Christ compels you!” *snort*), and eventually the whole prejudiced town. Trying to find a job that lets her work nights made for some..uh..interesting job opportunities. Shopping at Wal-Mart in the middle of the night lets her meet more “normal” vampires. And trying to figure out if Gabriel really is boyfriend material, or just a brooding hunk that you gaze at from afar all makes for some fun hijinks and mysterious scenes. Jane learns that her supernatural world has more than just vampires in it, and that she can now see her dead Aunt Jettie’s ghost all the time. (Aunt Jettie, btw is an awesome character!)
I didn’t care for the ending. I can’t tell you guys why without spoiling anything, but there were a couple really big issues for me. One was especially hard to forgive. But it’s definitely not enough to make me want to put the series down.
On the whole, this was a fast, fun and hilarious book, and I can’t wait to dive back into the Jane Jameson series.
***Thank you to Pocket books for the review copy