Also by this author: Dead Man's Hand, Queen of Hearts, House of the Rising Sun
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?
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With Day 2 comes another 5 star review. This book has been reviewed back in October by Melanie but I felt that it was so good, and so addicting that I also wanted to review it. If you want to see how she rated it here is her review The Gargoyle Gets His Girl.
Willa is your standard run of the mill Lapidary Fae which means that she can work with gems. Well she can also work with stone which apparently is a very unique talent, one so rare that she had to run away from home to protect her ethics and her emotional well being. After running for years she finally found her way to Nocturne Falls which is a safe haven for all those of the supernatural persuasion. Yes that was a troll you saw, but for the tourists of Nocturne Falls it is just a gimmick since it is halloween all year around. Just my kinda of place.
Nick, a war veteran who just also so happens to be a Gargoyle sets up his home in Nocturne Falls. Coming from a foster background Nick is looking to set down roots while still being able to maintain his Gargoyle need for conflict and excitement. What does he do? Get a job as a bouncer at the supernatural club and a second job guarding a fountain. Yup, so exciting, well until Willa comes to make a wish, that is when their fates run head long into each other.
So this book is really good for a couple of reasons. The world that Kristen created was one that really pulled me in. I immediately felt that I was part of the community and felt like I could walk into Willa’s jewelry store and meet the brownies. Oh did I mention there were Brownies? Apparently they like to give stuff away. I also really liked that the story wasn’t just a romance, boy meets girl, boy lies, girl is sad, boy apologizes, they live happy ever after. No this story has twists and turns and is unique.
I liked this book so much that I went out and bought the 1st and 2nd one of the series so that I knew what happened. Oh and that is another thing, while all of these books are in the same series, they follow different people so while you know the main characters from other books, their story lines are unique to their book. I really like that approach and it makes you want to read more because you want to know more of the other town’s citizens.