Dec 12, 2016

Mini Review--The Werewolf's Christmas Wish 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, fur, and all.

Bridget Merrow has almost everything a werewolf could wish for. And it’s not that her awesome family and popular business aren’t enough – she just wants someone to share it all with this Christmas. Too bad the someone she wants doesn’t want her. Or does he? 

I finally read a Christmas themed story during the Christmas season! It’s rare that I can find a holiday themed read of interest during said holiday, but I quickly learned that I needed to pick up Kristen Painter’s Nocturne Falls novellas and what better one to start with then The Werewolf’s Christmas Wish.

It’s been too long since I last visited Nocturne Falls, but this little Christmas trip was absolutely perfect! Though not much in the way of action, this story definitely develops yet another couple in a possible happy place. It’s hard to label it HEA when they are only just finding their relationship.

Bridget has been crushing on Sam for a good while now, and she thought that he liked her too. Until he came back from the fire academy and would barely look at her. Then on Christmas Eve she gets a phone call saying that the richest vampire in town, Elenora is without her champagne order. Ready to strangle her new help, Bridget promises to get it delivered up asap, but in order to do that she needs to borrow a firetruck from her brother and the only firefighter left at the station is none other than Sam.

What quickly follows is a mishap that leave these two werewolves locked in a freezer with no possible way out until someone discovers that they are missing. And what better use of time then to work out the issues that linger between them?

This little novella was a nice quick read, but sadly it kind of lacked any plot or action. It was in some ways, a simple love story. Which was nice and all, but I wouldn’t have minded a little more conflict. I still plan to check the rest of the novellas out and hopefully get caught up with the series at large soon!

Overall Rating 3.5/5 stars



  1. This sounds perfect for my holiday reading. And I could live in a town that celebrates Halloween year round! LOL

  2. Glad you found better Christmas/holiday reads than me so far this month!! I've read 3 short stories this month and they've all fallen flat.


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