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Mini-Review: The Gargoyle Gets His Girl (Nocturne Falls #3) by Kristen Painter

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Hello Fellow Book Lovers. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about The Gargoyle Gets His Girl by Kristen Painter. The third book in her light paranormal romance series, Nocturne Falls.

Sometimes, when I read a book I don’t write a full review. I just write a paragraph or two to publish on Amazon and Goodreads; especially if it’s a book with thousands of reviews already. But I want to build up my blog to be THE place to go to for paranormal romance fans. Therefore, I’ve started sharing those smaller reviews on here too.

What’s The Gargoyle Gets His Girl about?

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Mini-Review: The Gargoyle Gets His Girl (Nocturne Falls #3) by Kristen PainterMy Rating:
Title: The Gargoyle Gets His Girl by Kristen Painter
Series: Nocturne Falls #3
Published by Kristen Painter, Self-Published on 30 July, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance (PNR)
Formats Available: Kindle with Narration, eBook, Audiobook, Paperback
No. of Pages: 356
Narrator: B.J. Harrison
Length: 8 hours 27 minutes

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.

Willa Iscove, fae jeweler, has her first stalker. Really, he’s just one of her lovesick customers. The ring she crafted to help him find new love has backfired, making Willa the object of his affections. In a bid to rid herself of her amorous client, Willa makes a wish in the Nocturne Falls fountain using the piece of opal in her pocket and in doing so, unknowingly conscripts as her guardian the sexy gargoyle on duty.

Former Army Ranger and gargoyle Nick Hardwin has some serious suspicions about the pretty fae who just invoked the ancient pact for protection. Her kind have been at odds with his kind for ages. Now she wants his help? He’s determined to figure out what she’s up to. Which won’t be a hardship considering how much fun she is to be around. And kiss.

But then her stalker turns out to be the tip of the iceberg and things go really wrong, really fast. When Nick and Willa are both kidnapped, Willa is forced to make a hard decision. The life of her family or the freedom of the man she’s fallen for?


Source: Bought
Purchase Links:Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US ¦ Audible

What did I like about The Gargoyle Gets His Girl?

 A Fun Paranormal Romance Tale.

I’ve been enchanted by this series. They are quick, easy reads that warm my heart and put a smile on my face.

Kristen Painter has created a wonderful paranormal world as a backdrop for her cosy romance stories.

The town of Nocturne Falls in Georgia is inspired. I love her writing style and find it very easy to read. I enjoy all the characters that she creates and the variety of personalities that they exhibit. Each character has strengths that I admire whether they’re obvious at the start or are revealed over the course of the story. However, Kristen’s characters also have negative or less desirable traits that they have to overcome before they can find their happy ever after.

The story in this book is not unique.

However, I loved the journey Kristen took us on, with its twists and turns. How the relationship between Willa and Nick evolved and grew was beautiful and felt believable.

I downloaded the Audible version of this book and was impressed with B.J. Harrison’s performance. The pace of his narration was just right. The emotions he portrayed during the different scenes felt credible. His character voices were not hugely different from one another. However, I enjoyed his vocal variances for the dialogue and was never confused to was speaking.

There is absolutely no offensive content within these pages – language, violence or sex. Therefore, I can recommend The Gargoyle Gets His Girl to lovers of charming, paranormal romance tales of any age. Especially those readers who enjoy a sprinkling of humour and a happily ever after ending.

There is a bonus chapter at the end for the next book in the Nocturne Falls series. I’ve already added The Professor Woos The Witch to my wish list. 😉

Keep reading to find out more about this series and its author.

Nocturne Falls

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.

Books in the Series

  • The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls #1) (2015)
  • The Werewolf Meets His Match (Nocturne Falls #2) (2015)
  • The Gargoyle Gets His Girl (Nocturne Falls #3) (2015)
  • The Professor Woos The Witch (Nocturne Falls #4) (2015)
  • The Witch’s Halloween Hero (Nocturne Falls #4.5) (2016)
  • The Werewolf’s Christmas Wish (Nocturne Falls #4.6) (2016)
  • The Vampire’s Fake Fiancee (Nocturne Falls #5) (2016)
  • The Vampire’s Valentine Surprise (Nocturne Falls #5.5) (2016)
  • The Shifter Romances The Writer (Nocturne Falls #6) (2016)
  • The Vampire’s True Love Trials (Nocturne Falls #6.5) (2017)
  • The Dragon Finds Forever (Nocturne Falls #7) (2017)
  • The Vampire’s Accidental Wife (Nocturne Falls #8) (2017)
  • The Reaper Rescues The Genie (Nocturne Falls #9) (2018)
  • The Detective Wins The Witch (Nocturne Falls #10) (2018)
  • The Vampire’s Priceless Treasure (Nocturne Falls #11) (2019)
  • The Werewolf Dates The Deputy (Nocturne Falls #12) (2020)

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About Kristen Painter

Author - Kristen Painter

Kristen Painter likes to balance her obsessions with shoes and cats by making the lives of her characters miserable and surprising her readers with interesting twists. She currently writes award-winning paranormal romance and cozy mysteries. The former college English teacher can often be found on Twitter, Facebook (where she loves to interact with readers) and her blog.

She's also the co-founder of the award-winning writer’s site Romancedivas.com.

Kristen lives in FL with her retired Air Force husband and a horde of feline dependents.

About B.J. Harrison

Narrator - B.J. Harrison

It started when he did Muppet impressions at a talent show. He was 8. He killed it. BJ later became a scenic artist and sculptor for TV and film, where for 20 years, he listened to audiobooks every day.

In 2007, when his Classic Tales Podcast hit the scene, BJ Harrison wowed audiences with his voicing skills. Now, over 580 audiobooks later, he continues to impress critics and listeners alike. From eldritch witches to young ingénues, from marble-mouthed gangsters to Shakespearean Danes, BJ has an astounding array of character voices, dialects, and accents at his fingertips.

He still does a mean Swedish Chef, but nowadays it only comes out when he’s banging pots around in the kitchen. Or cooking.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my mini-review. I hope I’ve sparked your interest and will add this fun paranormal romance to your TBR pile.

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You can find Kristen Painter on my favourite authors’ page. Check out the other amazing authors I love too.

Bye for now,

Flora x

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About Author

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

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