Also by this author: Dead Man's Hand, Queen of Hearts, House of the Rising Sun
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.
After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. What she doesn't know is her groom to be is a 400-year-old vampire.
Hugh Ellingham has only agreed to the set up to make his overbearing grandmother happy. His past means love is no longer an option. Except he never counted on Delaney and falling in love for real.Too bad both of them are keeping some mighty big secrets...
I am getting to all of my reviews and it just so happened that I have read all of her books lately so here is another one by wonderful Kristen Painter.
So I know that I am kind of going backwards in reading these books but I read 3, 2, 1, 4 LOL. So here is the review for the 1st one. If you are interested in the rest of the series my review for The Werewolf meets his Match along with Melanie’s review of The Professor Woos the Witch. My review of the Professor will be coming up in the future. So sit back and enjoy the review of The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride.
So Delaney is a waitress in New York who happens to forget her apron which includes any tips so she goes back to get it when she hears an argument in the front portion of the kitchen. Unable to sate her curiosity she watches the argument unravel into a blood bath at which point she makes a hasty, yet loud exit. While she then decides that she needs to run, and not only run but run a long ways ago, by gathering information at a random “dating” agency that she runs to for assistance. But instead of assistance she gets a “job” and the information allows her to run with her cat to Nocturne Falls under a false identity. One that runs her straight into one of the three leaders and creators of the town.
While Delaney is trying to fake being someone who she isn’t, she is also trying to learn why this handsome, caring, male doesn’t have a wife already, and why he is looking for mail order bride. it is only a matter of time before she has to come clean, and so does he. But why not have some interesting time in town before she realizes that that vampire she met isn’t just a costume, but a real vampire. But you know, in Nocturne Falls it is fight, flight, or just sit and take it all in.
This is the first in the series and while it helps to set a little back story but like the other three these are individual stories which I really like. Yes you learn about a new girl and a new guy, at least so far, but it is also part of a larger story in that.