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Book Review: Undead and Unemployed by MaryJanice Davidson (Series, #2)

Woman sitting on coffin reading newspaper.Summary:
Betsy may have dealt with the fact that she’s an undead blood-sucker, but she certainly is not ready to deal with the idea of being queen of the vampires for 1,000 years.  Or mated to the horribly tricky Sinclair.  The sexy, tricky Sinclair.  She is focused on more important things, like her new job selling designers shoes at Macy’s.  But when vamps start popping up dead a second time, her duty calls whether she wants to listen or not.

Review:
If somebody asked me to hand them the quintessential chick lit summer beach read, I’d toss the Queen Betsy series at them.  Light, short, set in a cool climate, and one guaranteed hot sex scene per book.  Great literature it ain’t, but I’ve definitely read far worse paranormal romance in my time, plus Davidson always manages to get at least a few chuckles out of me.

The one thing that baffles me is that I truly hate Queen Betsy.  She is everything I loathe in *coughs* certain women: shallow, conceited, wears too much make-up, obsessed with shoes, self-centered.  Yet for some reason I can’t help rooting for her.  Maybe it’s that she didn’t ask to be queen of the vampires and yet still manages to rise to the occasion when needed that makes her bearable.  This is a long series, and I do hope that Davidson will see fit to give us a good character arc for Betsy.  Going from a shallow 20-something to a fully grown-up queen.  I could dig that.

In the meantime, the storyline here in the second book was actually a bit more interesting than the first, although the mystery was quite easy to solve.  Unfortunately, the laughs weren’t quite as frequent, which is what made the first book so enjoyable, but they are still present.  Who reads paranormal chick lit for more than a few hours of giggles and horribly unrealistic vampire sex that knocks chunks of plaster out of the ceiling?  If that’s what you’re looking for, you won’t go wrong with the Queen Betsy series.

3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: PaperBackSwap

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Previous Books in Series:
Undead and Unwed, review

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