Also by this author: Dead Man's Hand, Queen of Hearts, House of the Rising Sun
Welcome to the North Pole, the town where Christmas is everyone’s job.
Jayne Frost is a lot of things. Winter elf, Jack Frost's daughter, Santa Claus's niece, heir to the Winter Throne and soon to be newlywed.
Now that she and fiancé Sinclair (and their cats, Spider and Sugar) have moved back to the North Pole, they’re firmly entrenched in planning their wedding. With Jayne’s royal heritage, it’s a major undertaking. And while Jayne is trying to organize the myriad details, Sinclair is taking the necessary classes to learn how to be a royal and adjust to his impending new life as Prince Consort. But with too much assistance from her well-meaning mother and aunt, Jayne quickly gets overwhelmed. Sinclair suggests calling a friend to help, the ever-resourceful Birdie Caruthers. Jayne does, and Birdie is thrilled to pitch in. Not long after she arrives, however, the trio discovers the most terrible thing in the wedding carriage. Will this dreadful discovery derail the wedding? Or can they solve the problem in time to make it to the altar unscathed? Make no bones about it, this is some serious trouble.
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It is the moment we have been waiting for. Jayne Frost has seen and done it all in the first six books of the series. It is time for her to marry Sinclair, her fiance who is also a Necromancer. Also don’t forget their two cats Spider and Sugar. I mean no one wants that.
If you haven’t read the first six books of this series, or any of Kristen Painter’s Nocturne Falls series, you should. They are fun paranormal romances that are relatively easy reads. This series while taking place in Nocturne Falls is most of a mystery. In that Jayne can’t help but to embroil herself in something. From missing winter elfs, to the outrageous theft of elf technology, she always seems to find herself in something.
This book is no different. So Jayne is the daughter of Jack Frost, and as a princess, she has to maintain a certain status quo. That means having her fiance trek to the North Pole and learn what it really means to be a consort. Then you have her mother, and her aunt, who is Santa Claus’ wife wanting to help. Sure I mean what is a princess to do but eat a bunch of sugar, spend time with her talking cat, and oh yeah find a dead body in the carriage that is supposed to take the newly wed Princess and her Consort around the town to show them off.
Yup, she finds a body, but she isn’t alone, at least Birdie Caruthers, you know the dispatcher from Nocturne Falls is there to help her. Or maybe just to eat more sugar. Then the one time that Sinclair and Jayne can spend some real time together, said body turns into a mystery that threatens to ruin her wedding.
Oh and I can’t forget to mention that Sinclair is a born necromancer, and his parents are from Las Vegas. I won’t say more about his parents because that would ruin the surprise, and oh boy is it one.
All in all this is another fun story that has bits of mystery. Also bits of Nocturne Falls, and a bunch of Winter hijinks. I really like Kristen Painter’s stories. When I need something to take me away from what is going on, I turn to these books, and I can read them in a day, but I come out happier then when I started.