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.
Willa Iscove, fae jeweler, has her first stalker. Really, he's just one of her lovesick customers. The ring she crafted to help him find new love has backfired, making Willa the object of his affections. In a bid to rid herself of her amorous client, Willa makes a wish in the Nocturne Falls fountain using the piece of opal in her pocket and in doing so, unknowingly conscripts as her guardian the sexy gargoyle on duty.
Former Army Ranger and gargoyle Nick Hardwin has some serious suspicions about the pretty fae who just invoked the ancient pact for protection. Her kind have been at odds with his kind for ages. Now she wants his help? He's determined to figure out what she's up to. Which won't be a hardship considering how much fun she is to be around. And kiss.
But then her stalker turns out to be the tip of the iceberg and things go really wrong, really fast. When they're both kidnapped, Willa is forced to make a hard decision. The life of her family or the freedom of the man she's fallen for?
©2015 Kristen Painter (P)2016 Kristen Painter
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Nocturne Falls is one of the most magical, and enchanting romances I've listen to in a long time. The stories are light, funny, and have some sexy, and interesting paranormal creatures. In The Gargoyle Gets His Girl, you can feel the attraction between Nick and Willa, which will have you smiling and blushing even with sex being "closed door."
These stories are well rounded, with a captivating plot, and great character development but it's Kristen's creativity that makes this series awesome, especially the town, Nocturne Falls, and it's "residences." With each new story, Nocturne Falls becomes more interesting, and you learn something new like the "Red, White, and Boo" Fourth of July celebration, and each "supernatural" has their own special abilities and weakness. In this story, we learn more about Willa's jewelry making abilities, and how she uses her Fae magic to work with the metals. These are the types of stories you can listen over and over, and hear something new each time.
Kristen also adds lots of little details that give each story a realistic feel. Some of the little details she provides in this story, are when she is describing Nick preparing for the picnic with Willa, and how he ensures he has all the items someone would actually think of to bring to a picnic, or when he buys a beer as a "thank you" for a fellow military veteran for watching his stuff. You can tell by all the details used to describe the cat's behavior, and how Willa and Nick take care of the cat, Kristen is a cat lover.
B.J. Harrison performance was awesome. The voices for many of the characters have been consistent throughout the series, and are easily identified. His performance really brings the stories to life, and makes it more enjoyable.
I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves an enchanting romance that is both light and funny. You cannot go wrong with this series!
I'm a huge Molly Harper fan and started reading Painter's NF series as a way to get my super natural romance fix while waiting for another Harper book to come out. I'm not a fan of sex scenes, but love the snarky humor of Harper and her story lines. I haven't found anyone who quite has her humor, but Painter's plots are entertaining and imaginative. I love the idea of all of her characters living in the same town and somehow being connected. These are good quirky love stories. If you want a light read and like books by Molly Harper, I think you'd enjoy this series.
Do you yell at the TV during romantic comedys? Does every book you read have its conflict based on an amazingly obvious lack of communication? This book series will make all of that disappointment melt away. Releve in the common sense thoughts and dialog the Author brings to each mad cap adventure. Sigh with contentment when the hero/heroine behaves just like you would have in the situation. This book series is more relief that a tall ice tea on a hot Texas summer afternoon. Enjoy my fellow readers! I hope you find the refreshing difference as simulating as I have.
I loved that both Willa and Nick had to overcome their own prejudices in order to become a couple like none other.
Any of Kristen's other books
BJ Harrison brings a freshness to the story that you don't necessarily get when you read the book.
A love of royal proportions
I wish I could move to Nocturne Falls
I would absolutely recommend this audiobook. The story line is exciting and the narrator does an excellent job of jumping between voices for the female and male characters. Each character has their own voice change that the narrator expertly remembers.
The other books in the Nocturne Falls series would compare with this story.
I have listened to other narrations by B.J Harrison and his performance in this is as outstanding as his performance in his other narrations.
This book make me tear up at stages as well as bought a giant smile to my face.
I didn't want to put this story down and stop listening the whole time. Its engaging and makes you laugh and smile. I wanted nothing more than to continue listening, I didn't want it to end.
This is a fun read, nice to learn more anout the citizens of Nocturne Falls, Ga. Wonder how far it is from Atlanta. Sounds like a great Halloween road trip. I was hooked enough to wonder sbout Nick's concerns about the kids. Are yhere any inter-species families with kids in town?
I absolutely loved this book...along with the rest of the series! A great story & an even better narrator....awesome!
As an artist busy with my hands and eyes I had to give up reading. Then audio books came into my life and I am back to over 200 books a yr.
Have only experienced the audio version but am 100% positive that I would choose the audio any way. B.J. Harrison's narration brings the wonderful story to life from the different voices to his inflections and emotions of the characters. This team of author and narrator is perfect together. The whole world of Nocturnal Falls will be enjoyed by me for a long time as I plan to read all of the series many times. I am so glad that I happened across the first book in the series to get me started. I look forward to acquiring each and every book in the series as they become available.
The closest book I have read that is in the same league with this book (besides the first two in the series) is You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister narrated by Barbara Rosenblatt. That book is in my top ten list that I re-read on a regular basis as I will also with the Nocturnal Falls books. These books have all the elements that I love, romance, suspense, unforgetable characters, great narrations that bring each individual character to life, lots of fun, most of all-main characters who are wonderful people that you would love to meet. I get tired of books where the main female characters are whiny, weak and makes blatantly stupid choices, and male characters who are overly domineering and have to be tamed away from their brutish ways. In Kristen Painter's books, I love her characters right from the start.
B.J. Harrison is now my favorite male narrator. I am amazed at all the different voices he uses and how he brings out their personalities the way I think the author envisioned them. His main male characters are sexy with voices that make me melt. And the female voices sound like women with great personalities. In addition he gives them accents add to getting to know these characters. The secondary characters are also fabulous and bring out their good and bad personalities. I love the hillbillyish accents he gave to some in Book 2 of this series.
This book, as with all of the Nocturnal Falls book, I love from cover to cover. That is a rare thing in many books, even ones that I truly love but play some parts faster or skip some to get to the 'best' parts when I re-read them. In this particular book the most moving parts were in the last quarter that had me on edge a bit. I don't want to put the details in because it would be a 'spoiler'. Just a hint, 'the test' was very tense to me.
To me these books are also about ignoring stereo-typical labels and prejudices. Like many readers I do enjoy steamy books too. But I also love the way that Kristen Painter lets us know, without explicit descriptions, the intimate parts in a way that we can use our own imagination. This series makes me wish I could go on vacation to Nocturnal Falls.
Proud Canadian who loves Jesus, Dogs, Country Music, Lilacs, Gregory Peck movies and audio-books with a HEA.
This series just keeps getting better! Having a Gargoyle for a bodyguard was a nice touch!
Nocturne Falls is an amazing place. I am looking forward to the next audio-book in the series!
Los Angeles, CA
A very good story line, which was most entertaining. I like the pace of the author. The narrator is not the most suitable for this type of book as he sounds a bit too sappy at times. He has a nice voice otherwise.
Loved this book, it was fun getting to learn about the Fae and the Gargoyles. I loved Nick and Willa, they were a good match! Looking forward to the next Nocturne Falls book!
I found the story to be slow paced and easy to predict what was going on next I did not like this book as much as the other books and feel like it was all a bit awkward and this all happened within a week I feel like if it was pasted a bit better and not (what it felt to me) being shoved down our throats this was not my favourite instalment to the series.
I've read/ listened to loads from Kristen painter and I've loved every single one :) defo worth a read
If you are looking for a great story with wholesome, innocent and a neatly packaged Happily Ever After, then this is the book for you ...
If you are looking for a great story with passion filled, steamy and erotica elements with a Happily Ever After, then this book and this series are not for you 😟
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