Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself - fangs, fur, and all.
Getting arrested wasn't on werewolf Ivy Kincaid's agenda when she arrived in Nocturne Falls, but her life rarely goes according to plan. The upside of spending the night in the local lock-up is finding a hotel room is no longer a worry...but the downside is the man she's come to marry will get his first impression of her behind bars. That's not exactly the way Ivy was hoping to meet her pack's sworn enemy...aka her fiancé.
Sheriff (and werewolf) Hank Merrow is the alpha's heir. Everything he's ever done, from becoming an Army Ranger to serving in law enforcement, has been in preparation for the day he'll take over. Getting married to cement a shaky truce is no different. Hank will do his duty, even if it means shackling himself to a woman he has no intention of liking, let alone loving. But Ivy is nothing like Hank expected. As feisty as she is beautiful, she's as determined as he is to make a go of marriage for the sake of peace between their packs. The trouble is, Ivy has secrets that could destroy everything Hank holds dear...including his newfound love for her.
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This was a new writer and narrator to me so, as usual, I checked the reviews. All seemed promising with comparisons to Molly Harper who I love. Sadly this fell far below that level. Harper includes sassy females and witty writing and this was just BLAND. It wasn't bad, it started out really well with a heroine who looked interesting and a hero who seemed the perfect counterpoint to her. But there was no tension between the couple as they got to know each other in the difficult circumstances and then they fell in love so quickly - was it chapter 3? - so there was no angst.
It's hard to tell if the bland material affected the narrator's performance. He was competent but there was no fun or joy in the performance.
Don't think I'll be bothering with this author again, not until I've heard everything else on my wish list.
This story was rather dull and predictable, it was obvious what was going on almost immediately. The narrator did an okay job, but again not amazing. Not that impressed to be honest.
I hoped that this 2nd book in the Nocturne Falls Series by Kristen Painter, would have the sexy, passion and erotica elements sadly missing from book one!
Alas, I was disappointed again!
The story is sweet and has cute moments but lacks anything above a PG ( Parental Guidance ) rating.
How very disappointing😕
I loved this sequel! Ivy is an awesome character, could've kicked her dad and her older brothers. Her younger brother was a bit of an ass but he made up for it. Charlie was absolutely adorable! Such a cutie! I loved seeing more of Hank and his siblings! I can't wait for more books in this series! I still want to see Hugh's siblings get books and also Hanks!
"Awesome Story and Performance!"
Wow, Nocturne Falls is turning out to be one of my favorites series in light romances. The Werewolf Meets His Match was awesome! The story was well written with great characters that were hilarious and the audio performance is off the charts.
I am All In on this series, and look forward to book three being released. Anyone who loves their romances light and on the funny side, will enjoy these stories!
"Could an arranged marriage be a good thing? Yes."
This story was quirky, cute and heartfelt. Most of all I feel like this was a book out of making the best out of a bad situation. It made me really feel for Ivy and made me just adore Hank even more. Ivy has had no good male role models in her life--only bad ones. So when she is told she has to marry Hank I am sure she expected more of the same. I am so happy that Hank could show her what she has been missing.
When they go to get Charlie.
The wedding. I kept expecting it to be interrupted. I am really glad it was not.
When Hank worked with Charlie on getting him to shift.
Again--the narrator did a wonderful job. Some of the Southern Tennessee characters come off as redneck, uneducated hillbillies. It was hard to listen to, but this was not a false note. I am from Tennessee and unfortunately he nailed it. Not every Southern person has the smooth intonation that he does for Hank Merrow. More is the pity.
"I adore this audible! Perfect & fun!"
Hilarious, Romantic, PERFECT
I really loved the voice actor! He did a great job with the voices, kept the seperate and unique, and didn't hinder my understanding of the story. It's a cute story, pretty fast paced, and easy to enjoy in listening form. It's not something you need a ton of concentration for. It's a perfect listen for a car ride, during workouts, or during a house clean. Charming, funny, well written and well narrated!
Probably the scene where Hank teaches the son something important *no spoilers*. Too perfect.
Yes, but I also want to listen to it again and again.
Nope! Loved it! I got a copy in return for an honest review.
"The narrator evokes the emotions of the story."
I received an audible copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The Werewolf Meets His Match, written by Kristen Painter, and narrated by B.J. Harrison is a wonderful continuation of the Nocturne Falls Series.
Having already read and reviewed the digital book, it was wonderful to hear new voices along with the familiar voices from Book 1. B.J. Harrison has a wonderful way of differentiating between characters, while evoking the emotions of Kristen's writing.
I'm becoming a real fan of B.J. Harrison's narration, and cannot wait for the continuing Nocturne Falls Series.
Yes, but only to someone I know likes this type of book. It was a fun read, good characters, bad people, suspense, love, hope and a happy ending. What more could you ask in a story?
Ivy. I loved her, she was decent, she was in a tight spot, had no choice but to follow through with her father's plans - knowing she had to protect her son. My second choice would be Hank - he was honorable and upstanding. The kind of guy every girl wants to meet.
The fight scene - where Little Charlie ran into the circle and brought everyone to their knees. Not saying anymore, if you are using this review to decide to get this book I don't want to give anything away. (Just get the book!)
Well I have to go back to the fight scene again after Charlie ran into the circle; and when the moderator asked him who his father was. That was touching. :-)
This would be an awesome TV series.
"Audio is Messed up"
I got to 2 hours and 24 seconds and then it jumps back a good couple chapters. I even re-downloaded the audio file. It went from their cute dinner back to before she went to get groceries. Not cool Audible.
I feel like I have to go and buy the ebook to actually get the story.
"Great book, great new paranormal romance series!"
I loved the characters in this second book about Nocturne Falls, even more than in the first book. I'm excited about future books, as well.
This narrator does an excellent job distinguishing between the male and female characters, without making the females sound whiney. He also makes Hank, the main character, sound very sexy!
This series is light and funny, but with plenty of romance and mystery. It's appropriate for fans of Molly Harper or Jana Deleon's Mud Bug series.
The preview was the most interesting part of this story. It was a sweet story but kind of dragged on too much for my liking.
"For fans of Dakota Cassidy or Molly Harper"
Kristen Painter stays true to her style from the first Nocturne book. I really like the light-hearted playfulness of these paranormal romances. Not as funny as Molly Harper but an amusing amusing read and fans of Dakota Cassidy or Harper would probably like this series.
Very talented writer this is a great series that I can't wait to devour!!!!
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