Title: The Werewolf Meets His Match
Author: Kristen Painter
Series: Nocturne Falls
Publication Date: July 1, 2015
Synopsis: 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 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. 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.
Review: This was the cheesy paranormal romance that I expected it to be. But I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would or as much as I did the first one. For the most part I really did like the book, the characters, the plot, etc. The only thing that got to me was the constant secrets that Ivy was keeping. I understand why she was, coming from the emotionally and physically abusive background she came from, and not knowing Hank that well, but man it got tedious. Every time you turned around there was another secret. AND Hank just was like ‘Oh okay, no problem man, we’ll handle it’ or ‘no biggie, let’s make out/have sex’. Like dude, she’s been keeping a dozen secrets, this is an arranged marriage, I get that you both are werewolves and have the whole ~mate thing, but stop thinking with your penis and start thinking with your brain for just a little bit. However, I did like her and Hank as a couple over all, once you get past the secrets they did fit each other and worked well together, the complimented each other. I did love all of the side characters that we met in this one, especially Hank’s aunt, we saw her a bit in the first book but man she’s awesome. I do plan on reading the other books in the series, I still really love the idea of a Halloween town full of supernaturals, it is a brilliant idea!
Recommendation: Sure, make sure to start at the beginning tho
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