Series: Nocturne Falls #1
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
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...
Nocturne Falls seems fun and sassy!
Thoughts on The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride
I was in the mood for something light and sassy with a dash of the paranormal in it. Actually, I would have gone for a heaping double handful of paranormal. Basically, as long as there’s some sort of paranormal craziness going on, I was in. GUESS WHAT? This book hit the spot. It’s light. It has sass. There are plenty of paranormal critters milling about Nocturne Falls. YESSSSSS!
Now, Delaney and Hugh didn’t necessarily start on in the best place. You know, because Delaney was pretending to be someone else. Someone who knew Hugh was a vampire and didn’t mind in the least. Needless to say, when the truth came out, Delaney had to adjust her view of the world because it got a serious whack up side the head. All things considered, she handled the news that supernatural critters exist pretty darn well.
Hugh starts out as a cranky, gruff, almost-shut-in (shockingly, his brother is even worse than him, but that’s another story for another day. Assuming that story gets told. Otherwise it’s a footnote. I don’t know where I’m going with this.). He buries himself in his laboratory and doesn’t have much interaction with anyone other than his Rook. Well, wait. He also has some former lady friends who aren’t thrilled when he moves on. Actually, I take it back. He’s not an almost-shut-in. He just comes across as sort of eccentric.
Which happens when you’re a vampire, amirite?!?!
Anywho. Despite their rough start, Delaney and Hugh hit it off. Which is good since Delaney is in a bit of a bind with her former boss. *cue heroic music for the dashing hero to swoop in and cause shenanigans when his newest lady friend is in danger*
Bottom line: I liked it. I likes the different critters who inhabit the town and I liked that Delaney wasn’t afraid to stand up and make herself heard when she needed to.