The Vampire's Fake Fiancee

The Vampire's Fake Fiancee

by Kristen Painter


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The Vampire's Fake Fiancee by Kristen Painter

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.

Sebastian Ellingham isn't known for being a happy vampire. And when his long estranged wife returns expecting to pick up where they left off, things take a sharp turn toward cranky. Sure he's been protecting her for centuries, but her assumption that he's still available (he is) rankles.

His answer is to hire a woman to play his fiancée. The lucky victim is Tessa Blythe, sister of one of the town's deputies, librarian in need of a job and, oh yes, reluctant Valkyrie. Playing along with Sebastian is all about the end game: earning the position of Dean of Library Studies at the local private academy.

When unexpected sparks fly between them, they agree to mutually deny the attraction. Fate, however, has other plans...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523317639
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/08/2016
Series: Nocturne Falls Series , #5
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 330,430
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Kristen Painter is a little obsessed with cats, books, chocolate, and shoes. It’s a healthy mix. She loves to entertain her readers with interesting twists and unforgettable characters. She currently writes the best-selling paranormal romance series, Nocturne Falls, and award-winning urban fantasy. The former college English teacher can often be found all over social media where she loves to interact with readers.


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The Vampire's Fake Fiancee (Nocturne Falls, #5) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book series so much.This book was a little different then the other books. It didn't end like the others. I like the fact of how they came together. The other book set this book up.They bring back you're favorite characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun characters, nice plots, not long enough. Wish there were more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished this book and I can honestly say...I wish Ms. Painter could write quicker. I am addicted to the Nocturne Falls series. Would make a great Netflex show!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally loved this series it is sweet and loving but also exciting the fantasy funny side warms your heart I can't wait for more stories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a a bunch of books that Makes you laugh, cry,and wait to see what will happen next . then if that is not enough these books make you cheer for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like all the books in this series, this was a fun romp through a town that woul be better than Disneyland!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait for the next book.. Jillian 's I hope!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this series I hope the next one comes out soon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. Very cute and the series confirms that there is someone for everyone. I highly recommend these books.
Anonymous 28 days ago
Loved it
Anonymous 10 months ago
Love this series. Can't wait for Julian's story
Anonymous 11 months ago
It was funny and sweet and had a wonderful happy ending. I loved every page.
Anonymous 12 months ago
I am still trying to find maybe the next book from wait till your vampire gets home does anyone know the next one in line after that one?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an enjoyable read. Brain candy at its finest. The Nocture Series are fun, quick and delightful snacks for my reading addiction. I recommend this series!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to read them all!
notrow1 More than 1 year ago
This is the fifth book in the Nocturne Falls series. I loved it! Sebastian Ellingham is a wonderful character in my opinion and I liked him a lot. Having been introduced as Hugh's grouchy older brother in earlier books, he intrigued me. Therefore, when I realised that this book was his story I became rather excited. Sebastian has a reason to be grouchy in my opinion. He made a promise a long time ago and he has not broken it. Now Evangeline, his estranged wife, has returned, hoping to get back together. In a fit of anger, he announces he's engaged. Enter Tessa Blythe. Unfortunately, he is unprepared for the feelings she makes him feel, even as his attraction for her grows. Tessa Blythe is also a wonderful character. I liked her a lot too. She is a Valkyrie, but has chosen a life as a librarian rather than a warrior due to an event that happened in her past and it made her afraid of her own temper. During an interview for the Dean of Library Studies at Harmswood school in Nocturne Falls, she finds herself embroiled in a deception as Sebastian's Fiancée. However, as she gets to know Sebastian better she finds herself drawn to him. The story is told through the eyes of both Sebastian and Tessa and it took me on an emotional roller coaster ride from beginning to end. The reader is also introduced to several characters including Tessa's sister, Jenna, and Jenna's work colleague, Alex Cruz, who are both deputies and work for Sheriff Hank Merrow, as well as Greaves, Sebastian's Rook and friend. Then there is Evangeline. I must admit that, although I didn't have an instant dislike for her, I found her to be rather self-centered and spoilt. Granted, she was born in a different era and grew up with different expectations. Nevertheless, her attitude towards Sebastian made me want to shake her, or at least slap her. I have really enjoyed reading this series and watching the characters grow. In this book, there is a lot more character development for not only Sebastian, but for Tessa too. They each take an amazing journey of discovery about themselves that made me feel proud of them. There is a little more action in this storyline too, with danger in the form of Evangeline, but it was the scene between Sebastian and Duncan (Tessa's cat) in his office that tugged at my heart the most. As I've mentioned in other reviews, I'm not a huge fan of insta-love; I like characters to have time to get to know each other better. This story is more in line with this compared to the first two books in the series. The story is a romance and I enjoyed watching Sebastian's and Tessa's relationship grow. I reached the end of the book and was left with a warm fuzzy feeling as I enjoy a happy ending. I am now looking forward to reading the next book in the series, The Shifter Romances The Writer, as soon as I can. Kristen Painter has written a wonderful paranormal romance. I enjoyed her writing style, which is fast paced and entertaining. The flow was wonderful too. I would definitely read more of this author's books in the future. There are no scenes of an explicit sexual nature (the scenes fade or are implied and not shown), nor is there any bad language. Therefore, I recommend this book to older teens and highly recommend this book to readers who love paranormal, supernatural or urban fantasy romances. - Lynn Worton
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best in the series so far. I have been devouring this series since discovering it a month ago.
Tangen More than 1 year ago
Finally Sebastian gets some happiness! He is introverted and so is the new librarian/valkyrie. The nasty vampire he married centuries ago is in town, just as mean and nasty as ever. The story is good, engrossing, and fun. Glad to have read this installment! See publisher's blurb for more clues to plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The main characters both had something to get over so it worked better I think. I also loved how the lead women character stuck up for herself. Lots of books lose that it was refreshing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite of the series. I read the entire series over a couple of days (work getsin the way of reading). Easy & entertaining, love the premise of the series & the characters are terrific. Also, I love cozy mysteries & the Jayne Frost book was charming as well. Same great town with some old friends & new ones.
Jedivampsnfey More than 1 year ago
I think this was my favorite book. I loved watching the relationship between Sebastian and Tessa grow and how the complemented each other so well. Glad they found each other.