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 set up to make his overbearing grandmother happy. In thirty 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..
Delaney is a pastry chef at a New York Italian restaurant that might be owned by the mob. She is funny in her banter and maybe a little ditzy. Her bright ideas get her in trouble. One thing leads to another, and soon she is in even more.
Hugh is in a predicament with his well-loved grandmother. She wants him to find love and make a family. Oh, his grandmother has specific ideas and puts stuff into motion. Nocturne Falls, Ga, isn’t what she was expecting, but this kitschy place has a charm all its own. Wow, Hugh is so old-fashioned, but I like it. That this old vampire still speaks as if he is from another century. I also love that Delaney is an adult who can make decisions for herself, but she is full of sass and innuendos. I love that her personality shines so much, even when she is pretending.
This book is strangely absurd, but I love it because of that. The butler is wise, and I love how patient he is; of course, he figures it out. It couldn’t get any worse; a bargain of sorts with the older woman now has her up to her eyeballs in deception and her dreams on the line.
Ah, the truth emerges unexpectedly through the characters’ responses. It seems more honest than lies. However, his reality has yet to be out. Apparently, as they get closer, his truth does come out in full. I like his protective instincts and her fearless personality. I like the book’s direction: a little suspense, fear, and a new paranormal. I like how this book ends. This was a lovely light read.
I loved how quirky the characters were; they impressed me. The whole storyline is unforgettable but a great read.
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