PUBLISHER: Sugar Skull Books
DATE PUBLISHED: 26th May 2015
Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town where Halloween is celebrated 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…
By the look of this novel I was anticipating a cute paranormal novel. What I got was not only a cute paranormal novel, but now with interesting characters, a fun storyline and a plot that mixed different elements of the novel that made this a book with layers. Too often there is only one storyline that dominates the book and it feels too one sided. This book brings together the two stories of the two protagonists and deals with them both in this novel.
Delaney worked as a cook for a mobster in New York and when she sees her boss murder someone she flees. Stumbling upon a mail-order bride company she takes a file and runs to Nocturne Falls to hide. Delaney is a character I really enjoyed reading about as she navigates her way around this new place. Her relationship with Hugh slowly develops and I love the lack of insta-love.
Overall, this was an enjoyable read and I loved the idea of a town where the paranormal can live in the guise of a tourist town devoted to Halloween. The relationship grew realistically and the situations faced in this book left me intrigued. This was a fun paranormal novel.
Keep Calm and Read On,