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.
Pandora Williams is Nocturne Falls’ most successful real estate agent. And least successful witch. Her magic never has the intended outcome, but she’s learned to live with that. Mostly. Yes, it sucks, but what can she do? Then a hot new neighbor shows up and suddenly her magic works. Very cool, but very suspect. Especially since he’s a total non-believer.
Cole Van Zant likes practicality and absolutes. Things he can see and touch. So not magic. But when his teenage daughter insists she’s a witch—and they’re now living in a town that celebrates Halloween every day—he needs help. Of the witchy variety. Thankfully, his sexy neighbor buys into all that hocus pocus.
Enlisting her help seems like a great idea until spending time together reveals a supernatural surprise about who Cole really is. A secret even he didn’t know. Could Pandora and Cole really be meant for one another or is their attraction too much to believe?
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OOO I am so excited to announce that The Vampire’s Fake Fiancee is coming out this month and not next month. So in honor of that, and honestly because it is coming up on needing to be done, I give you my review of the fourth book in the series, The Professor Woos a Witch.
So this is the fourth and at the time final book in the series. However because each of these books are stand alone the fact that it was the last was a little bit of a bummer because I enjoy them, but not super sad because you know a main character is going to die, or leave, or get married, or whatever main characters do so they can leave the book and upset hardened fans. What? I just learned that DiNizzo is leaving NCIS and that totally bums me out. I mean Ziva already left, ooo maybe DiNizzo will marry Ziva… Okay back to the book and away from NCIS which I still have a season of back log to catch up on.
So this story follows Pandora, a witchy realtor that has kind of messed up her magic, well she didn’t mess it up, it is messed up. While her mom and sisters are all sorts of witchy goodness, she is a little broken. That is okay though because she sells all of the property in Nocturne Falls and she even sold the Sheriff his place. You know the werewolf that hooked up with the other werewolf that had the kid. Anyways so Pandora is going about her business when she finds a supposed young fully human child camped out in her shed. What is she to do? Return her home of course, and meet her very attractive and very single math teaching father Cole. Cole and his daughter moved to Nocturne during a Sabbatical to fix up this pseudo mansion that he happened to have laying around after the death of a family member. I know think of the luck that these people have, I never get free houses and stuff.
So anyways Cole and Pandora go halfezes on the property if Pandora can help him fix it up and then she can sell it and etc etc etc. Well not everything goes as planned, obviously and as with any Nocturne Falls book there is issues that come up. Sometimes they are werewolves, other times they are psycho exes. You know you can’t pick and choose the issue that is going to happen. You just have to roll with it.
This was not my favorite Nocturne Falls book, in fact for me it seemed to be written in a haste and it ended really fast. I am all of the books that end fast, but for me this one seemed rushed and I didn’t like that. I really would have liked to see it either a little longer, or slower at the end. Other than that it was a good book that had a good story like the others that follows a similar path with an outsider being forced or choosing to go to Nocturne Falls.
Kristen Painter is a great story weaver and this, even with the faults that I personally see, this is still a good book and is a good follow on to the first three. You learn more about some of the characters and story lines from other books intersect with this book, even if it is not destined to, it makes the town more likable, and makes me want to live there even more.