Jun 26, 2015

Early Review--The Werewolf Meets His Match by Kristen Painter

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.

Getting arrested wasn’t on werewolf Ivy Kincaid’s agenda when she arrived in Nocturne Falls, but her life rarely goes according to plan. The upside of spending the night in the local lock-up is finding a hotel room is no longer a worry...but the downside is the man she’s come to marry will get his first impression of her behind bars. Not exactly the way Ivy was hoping to meet her pack's sworn enemy...aka her fiancĂ©.

Sheriff (and werewolf) Hank Merrow is the alpha's heir. Everything he's ever done, from becoming an Army Ranger to serving in law enforcement, has been in preparation for the day he’ll take over. Getting married to cement a shaky truce is no different. Hank will do his duty, even if it means shackling himself to a woman he has no intention of liking, let alone loving.

But Ivy is nothing like Hank expected. As feisty as she is beautiful, she's as determined as he is to make a go of marriage for the sake of peace between their packs. The trouble is, Ivy has secrets that could destroy everything Hank holds dear...including his newfound love for her.

I received this early copy from the author in exchange for an honest review, I was in no way compensated for this review.

I love Nocturne Falls! Seriously LOVE! I want to live there! I want to date a werewolf or vampire or shifter or gargoyle! I'm not picky! LOL! Kristen Painter returns to the quaint little town where it's Halloween all year round. But the tourists just think it's a gimmick. Not the boldly given truth! The Werewolf Meets His Match follows the Sheriff Hank Merrow and his soon to be bride, Ivy Kincaid. But there's more than meets the eye to their upcoming nuptials.

Ivy and Hank are being forced into an arranged marriage. Both are abiding to it out of a sense of duty, but for Ivy it's more than just that. Though they start off on a rough patch when Hank realizes his finacee was arrested the night before for getting involved in a bar fight. The two really end up hitting it off. They have an immediate attraction to one another. Is it because they're both wolves? The upcoming full moon which also is their wedding day? Tough to say. But there's definitely chemistry between them!

While things seem like they're going smoothly, Ivy is harboring a secret. One she is protecting as fiercely as she can for fear of angering her father and disrupting the upcoming wedding. It's one that could make Hank send her away for good. And he'd be in his right, unless they were already married, but even then Ivy isn't sure she'd want to stay. And it's not because Hank is a bad guy. Quite the opposite in fact. 

As I said, there's definitely chemistry between Hank and Ivy and I got all the feels from watching these two interact. And even later on, my heart went pitter patter even more based on Hank's actions. Ivy definitely picked a winner here!

I am really loving this series so far! Only 2 books at the moment, but it's incredible! They are remarkable! I love how real these characters are! And the more residents of Nocturne Falls we meet, the more I want to see books with them in it! I still want to see our gargoyle Nick get a book. And now I'd like to see Hank's sister Bridget and a certain werewolf get a book! I wouldn't say no to Sebastian, Hugh's brother getting one either! And I'm sure by the next book there'll be another slew of characters I want to see more of! 

Nocturne Falls is a highly addicting series! If you're a paranormal fan of any kind, then I highly recommend this series! They're fun, fast reads, but they are incredibly delightful! I'm all already itching for the next book and I don't even know the title yet!!

Overall Rating 5/5 stars


  1. oh this book sounds amazing, I love shifter romances. especially when there is great chemistry.

  2. I'm not really into paranormal that much anymore, but I'm so glad you enjoyed this! Great review! :)

    -Kimi at Geeky Chiquitas

  3. Sounds fun, I will have to check out this series. :)

    Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!

  4. This looks great! I love good paranormal.

  5. Let's move there together! It sounds like such a fun and exciting place! These books remind me of the Halloweentown movies lol! I'm so happy you have been loving the series so far, and I hope it continues to be a favorite. Spectacular review!

    Meredith @ A Book Lover's Corner


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