The Vampire's Mail Order Bride: Nocturne Falls, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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.
After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. She finds her groom-to-be living in a town that celebrates Halloween every day. Weird. But not as weird as what she doesn't know. Her groom-to-be is a 400-year-old vampire.
Hugh Ellingham has only agreed to the arranged setup to make his overbearing grandmother happy. In 30 days, whatever bridezilla shows up at his door will be escorted right back out. His past means love is no longer an option. Not if the woman's going to have a future. Except he never counted on Delaney and falling in love for real.
Too bad both of them are keeping some mighty big secrets....
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 47 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||30 October 2015|
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I also liked the hero Hugh, and how what he was working through felt well developed and real even if he is a fantasy character with problems only such could have.
The ending to me went in a way that I didn't think was needed with the H also falling into the too stupid to be alive troupe, but all in all a book worth reading if you feel like a bit of romantic fantasy.
There is some sex but it's well placed.
I didn't realise it was a romance when I was looking to download books - I must have just fixated on the paranormal side - but it was quite light in that department so I had no gag-worthy moments. (Hellooo..oo..oo! There must be other people out there that heave at the mere mention of romance novels????)
Wonderful characters that produce more than a few giggles I'd definitely read more of this series if the same characters were involved. Plus whoever includes a fluffy cat called Captain Underpants wins my vote hands down. :)
The characters have a vulnerable realism, the plot is interesting with a couple of twists and the writing is superb and well-edited. A positive joy and thanks for the great read!
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Hugh is a vampire who has no intention of tying the knot. His grandmother has other ideas. She wants grandbabies and there is no better way to surprise him by ordering a mail order bride. No matter. He will go along with her. As long as he meets her conditions, he can revert to being a bachelor.
Delaney has just witnessed a crime and as fate would have it, she finds the perfect escape. Become an impersanator. No one will be none the wiser if she tricks her way into becoming the selected bride. Only she has no intention of seeing it through once the danger of being captured has passed.
When she meets Hugh, she doesn't have a clue that he is a vampire. They like each other well enough, but underneath it all there is an attraction. Hugh does his best to ignore it and fails miserably. What happens when she finds out that he is a vampire and he finds that she isn't the one he has been expecting?
This is a light and fun read. There is some drama and suspense. There is also the devious ex. It's a good concept and the characters are very well portrayed. There is a little panic towards the end, but all is well that ends well. An enjoyable read indeed.
I downloaded the Audible version of this book and was impressed with B.J. Harrison's performance; the pace of his narration was just right and I enjoyed his vocal variances for the dialogue.
There is absolutely no offensive content within these pages - language, violence or sex - and so I can recommend it to lovers of charming, paranormal romance tales that enjoy a sprinkling of humour and a happily ever after ending of any age.
I haven't had this much fun with a paranormal romance novel in a long time. It's simple premise brought alive with colourful endearing characters (including a large cat, and who doesn't love cats) and roller-coaster twists and turns that keep you glued to it.
As paranormal romances go, I have to say it was a pleasant surprise to see this book deliver a wonderful love story without resorting to graphic sex scenes. Instead the romantic scenes tasteful and implicit, bringing you all the love without naming a single erogenous body part.
I didn't want this book to end. I wanted to see the couple have more interactions with his ex, her ex-boss, I wanted to go to their wedding, see her realise her dream, meet their first born ... my imagination can see so much in their future I and I wanted to be part of it.
And who knows, hopefully I'll get my wish come true, as this is the first book in the Nocturne Falls series, and I've already purchased and started reading the next one 'The Werewolf Meets His Match'. Just a great start to a series. Buy it now!
This is the first book I've read by Painter, and I downloaded this for free.
It was an awful lot of fun!
This was a light-hearted about mixed identities, conniving grandmothers, and all manner of supernatural creatures.
Delaney is driven by her survival instinct, that she doesn't give much thought about driving across the country to live in a strange man's house for a month. She doesn't know anything about him, except his name and address, but it seems like the best gamble she can take right now.
I really liked Delaney, she is fun, outspoken, and very open-minded about the people she has gone to live with (when she finally finds out what they are).
Hugh is a vampire, and hundreds of years old. He has no intention of committing to a serious relationship, but unfortunately, his pushy grandmother has made plans. Hugh reluctantly agrees to let this mystery woman stay for one month, but has no romantic intentions towards her...
Hugh is the perfect gentleman, he is kind and noble, and he helps run the town his family founded. He's just such a nice guy.
The plot is good for a romantic comedy, as the threat of the gangsters hovers in the background.
And the Halloween-based town is a lot of tongue-in-cheek fun. Oh yeah, and there's a bit with a cat - I love Delaney's cat!
The ending felt a bit rushed. After the characters both being uninterested in commitment for so long, that they want to rush two very big decisions.
Overall, I really enjoyed this light read, and I'm interested in seeing what the res of Nocturne Falls gets up to in the sequels!
It is a funny, sweet paranormal romance which can be read as a standalone but there are plenty of supporting characters that are screaming out for their own books.