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Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2)
Dead and Dateless - Dead End Dating, Bk 2
Author: Kimberly Raye
SHE?D LIKE HER BLOOD BOTTLED, PLEASE! — The sassiest vampire in all of Manhattan, Lil Marchette, is the owner of Dead End Dating -- a matchmaking service for hip, intelligent singles like herself. After only three months, business is booming, and she can finally pay her bills (or, more important, feed a hungry cosmetics addiction). But when one o...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345492173
ISBN-10: 034549217X
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 340 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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daedelys avatar reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
This was NOT anywhere near as close to enjoyable as the first book. I gave up after 120 pages because I was hoping it would improve. The repetitive tackiness of the lead character got old by page 2 and I found myself rolling my eyeballs at the redundancy of the flakiness that the first book offered.

Normally, I love a well-written vamp-lite comedy, but this one borders on awful with it's bimbo of a lead character, Lil, who's more worried about her shoes than anything else. (I believe we've seen this type of character before... Betsy anyone? At least those books were more likable.) And then there's Ty, the bad-boy bounty hunter... umm... Janet Evanovichy a bit?

The majority of the characters in this book, even though they're supposed to be centuries-years-old, are quite juvenile and undeveloped. There are definitely other authors out there who are more creative and witty than this one, so I'll probably skip reading any more books by Ray due to her unoriginality. I'm really glad I didn't buy this book new and just used a PBS credit to get it.
reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 188 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Glad I got this one at the library - another interesting concept with an unsatisfying execution. The first book in the series left a cliff-hanger for the heroine born vampire running the dating service and a made vampire private investigator. That tease continues in this book, with a lot of useless witticisms on fashion and interspecies dating. Another installment of the characters with a few drops of romance here and there, and doses of inexplicable lust and secondary characters in sexual situations. Not recommended, this author will just continue this type of extended rambling as long as people spend money on the books - boycott this tripe and cut the weed down before it spreads.
Cali avatar reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 4
- This is Book 2 "Dead and Dateless" of the "Dead" Series.
- Bk 1 - "Dead End Dating"
- Bk 3 - "Your Coffin or Mine?" will be the next book in the series.

- Wonderfully witty and fun! The only reason this did not receive 5 stars is the storyline was way to slow to get going and just didn't give you something to explore or think about. You know like "Who done it? Why? etc.

- Great series though! Enjoy! =)
megawitch avatar reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 3
I laughed through out the whole book. Lili is such a lovable, funny, fashion obsessed, ditzy vampire. I can't wait for the next one!
reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 46 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Fun..Fast paced writing style. Lil is so style conscious and HIP! What a modern girl and she's only 500 plus a few !!! If you enjoy contemporary, fun vampire romance with enough mystery to keep you turning pages..I think you will ge a kick out of this and just in time for light summer reading.
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reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on
Very funny!
Wendyreader avatar reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 8 more book reviews
Fun and a little silly. Good if your looking for a fun, fluffy, light read. Nice little sseries I will read the next in the grouping.
reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 7 more book reviews
I really enjoy this series. It's light romance/mystery and has a good sense of humor. A quick read.
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As with the first book in this series, Dead End Dating, Lil Marchette continues to trip her way through the world of the Others, the supernatural world she was born into as a vampire. However, she is much more suited to the world of the fashion-obsessed and terminally lonely than anything else. Her continued obsession with Ty, a made vampire, throughout all her other problems, like being wanted by the police for a murder she wouldn't commit (she's much more likely to kick and stampede over you for the latest fashion ensemble than chop you into hamburger), are second to the horror of falling for the wrong person, the person who can't make vampire babies. Through all the bubble-headedness, however, is a fun, fluffy story, filled with actual problems that make sense (of a sort) in the real world - a family's problem with their son's fiance, a woman's trouble with the man she loves, and someone trying to run a business through personal problems.

This all being said, it is a fluffy novel. Fun and fluffy. Well-written, with characters that seem to fit in perfectly with both the real and supernatural, with just enough Otherness to make it safely distant from life.
obsessed-reader avatar reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 51 more book reviews
This is a sequel to Dead End Dating,if you have not read it, this book will stand on its own. It is a cute novel not anything like Laurell K Hamilton more like Mary Janice Davidson -Undead series

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