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Book Reviews of Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2)

Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2)
Dead and Dateless - Dead End Dating, Bk 2
Author: Kimberly Raye
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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28 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

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!
JennL avatar reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 70 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Love the whole chicklit vampire genre, but this novel is a little slow to progress. Lil rocks, but she really needs to decide if Ty is the "one" or just there for "fun".
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.
Purplelady avatar reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 2
Second book in the series and just as good as the first one. Lil is funny and stylish a real Diva really who would had thought a vampire could turn in to a bat a color other then Black???? Read the book and find out what color bat she turns into.
Someone is out to frame Lil in this book and she has to be protected by bounty hunter TY, who's one hot vampire/bounty hunter... Being around Ty makes Lil hot... Just how hot I'm not telling....
I'm looking forward to reading book 3 Your coffin or Mine?
bretnmel avatar reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 2
Well I thought DED Book 1 was slow...book 2 is worse. Character has made no progress since book 1 and it was a long, drawn out process for her to wind up in the same spot emotionally at the end of this book than she was at the end of book 1. Seems to have no personal growth and it's getting frustrating reading it. Book does have it's funny parts though, if you can get through the constant repeating of the same background info over and over.
Fluffy55 avatar reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 19 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is the first by this author I've read and I now want all of the Dead End Dating books. What a fun read!!!
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
reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on
Very funny!
katkeen avatar reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 71 more book reviews
Another cute read by Raye! I love the mysterious Ty and I really like Lil. These are such light reads that I really need to order more than one at a time. I cant wait to read the next in the series!
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.
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 + 2 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 12 more book reviews
Very funny! I love this series.
reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 47 more book reviews
Good enough to make me want to read the next one, but still a little slow.
solarawynn avatar reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 724 more book reviews
Light and funny,I considered this money well spent.
JamieB avatar reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 26 more book reviews
I love this series! Terrific!
Kdarlin avatar reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 18 more book reviews
It is a very sassy vampire tale. I liked it and am excited to read more from this author.
Sandpiper avatar reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 57 more book reviews
Funny para-normal mystery. Second in the series.
reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 72 more book reviews
more romance than vampires.
tucsonazdryheat avatar reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on
FUN BOOK!!!!
lyn-antiphon avatar reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 133 more book reviews
Dead and Dateless is a fun romp through the world and perils of dating for vampires and were-creatures alike. And humans thought THEY had problems dating. Try to find a match for an 600 year-old vampire or a were-Chihuahua!
rolltide1al avatar reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 223 more book reviews
Loved this book!

****
reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 14 more book reviews
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. That is until she is accused of murder.
reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 122 more book reviews
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 (and more important, feed a hungry cosmetics addiction). But when one of her clients turns up dead (as in NEVER coming back), Lil is named as the prime suspect.....

Great book and very funny!!!
reviewed Dead and Dateless (Dead End Dating, Bk 2) on + 34 more book reviews
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 (and more important, feed a hungry cosmetics addiction). But when one of her clients turns up dead (as in never coming back), Lis is named as the prime suspect. Murder?

Sure, she's a vampire, but she can't even work up her nerve when it comes to blood-sucking. Hacking somebody to pieces is so out of the question.

To make matters worse, Lil must also contend with a pack of werewolves who ask --no, demand -- that she find each one a tall, dark, and handsome mate before the next full moon. Plus, the to-die-for-if-I-wasn't-already-dead Ty Bonner, a lusciously sexy lover but totally unsuitable eternity mate, is never far from her midnight fantasies. But Lil has no time for such thoughts. She must prove her innocence and focus on pairing off the dead and the furry -- and maybe stake a claim to her own tasty true love.
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