Review: The Werewolf Meets His Match (Nocturne Falls #2) by Kristen Painter

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The Werewolf Meets His Match Book Cover The Werewolf Meets His Match
Nocturne Falls #2
Kristen Painter
Paranormal Romance
Sugar Skull Books
June 30th 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.

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 fiancé.

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.


The Werewolf Meets His Match is book two in the Nocturne Falls series by Kristen Painter.

This story was entertaining, fun, and easy to read. I enjoy the concept of a town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year and supernaturals can be who they are.

Here we meet Hank Merrow the town Sheriff, werewolf, and first born son of the Alpha. We also meet Ivy Kincaid the bad girl, werewolf, and wants out of her situation, but only has one option and that’s to do what her father says. I’m not a fan of Ivy, but I can understand her not trusting easily. I felt she should have told Hank, but I can see why she held back. Hank I loved. He’s a sweet man, Army Ranger, and Sheriff of the town, so he’s a hero and has a good head on his shoulder.

This is an instalove storyline. An arranged marriage to formalize the treaty between packs, but their are other things in play too. Hank and Ivy have three days to get to know each other; before they tie the knot. This was a fast romance, very fast. It’s got pack politics and a town full of fun supernaturals.

Overall, The Werewolf Meets His Match was an ok read. I enjoyed.

Rated: 3.5 Stars

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Anne - Books of My Heart
April 20, 2019 6:45 pm

The covers and style remind me of the Danielle Garrett books I’m reading which are paranormal cozies. Great review! I got the first book of this series as a Kindle freebie at some point; I’ll have to try this author .

Melanie Simmons
April 20, 2019 2:57 pm

I’ve read her in the past, but haven’t tried this series. I doo need to try some of her other stuff.

Kathy Valentine
Kathy Valentine
April 19, 2019 1:01 pm

Fabulous review Angela!! Shared on my socials!💖💋

Have a fabulous weekend angela and all !💖💋

Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict
April 19, 2019 9:29 am

I think I have the first book in this series. It’s one I’ve been meaning to get to. Of course there are a lot of series I’ve been meaning to get to LOL! I’m glad to hear this is a fun read!

Laura Thomas
April 19, 2019 6:37 am

I have the first book and the series sounds like perfect reads for by the pool:)

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