Author Kristen Painter
Print Length 370 pages
Publisher Sugar Skull Books
Published October 8, 2015
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?
I am back at Nocturne Falls, where the supers can hang out like regular people. The humans can hang out like supers. Everyone just gets a long, granted the humans have no clue that they are surrounded by people that go bump in the night.
Pandora is a witch who knows not to rely on her magic. It doesn’t work really well but what she does have on her is her wits. She can sell pretty much any house on the market so when there is a new tenant in the Pilcher Manor all she has to do is work her magic or lack there of. Pandora is a spunky witch that is completely confident in all areas of her life. It was nice and refreshing to see a strong female character.
Cole is a non-believer which is fine, as long as you aren’t a jerk about it. Too bad sometimes he is a total jerk about it. His daughter thinks she is a witch (her bio mom told her she was) and instead of getting her witchy type help he just denies all magic. Granted he was raised to think all magic doesn’t exist. Too bad he’s house is haunted, his daughter is a witch and well he is something with a side of extra as well. The best thing about him is his daughter who steals the scenes every time she is on the page.
Pandora and Cole together makes perfect sense once you see them interact a few times. She likes things safe and orderly so does he. He knows just what his plans in life are, she is happy with her lot in life. So life decides to throw them together a lot and see what happens.
A romantic comedy that will make you which is was fall outside with the crisp air and the red/orange leaves instead of 100 degrees with humidity. Previous characters from the other books in the series do show up but this can be read as a stand-alone.
My Rating 3 out of 5 stars
Favorite Quote The last thing Cole needed was Puff the Magic MMA Fighter showing up at his door breathing fire.
Kaley- Cole’s daughter
Van- Pandora’s friend
Lila- Cole’s ex-wife
Pumpkin- Pandora’s cat
Gertrude- witchy ghost