Review: The Professor Woos The Witch (Nocturne Falls #4) by Kristen Painter

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The Professor Woos The Witch Book Cover The Professor Woos The Witch
Nocturne Falls #4
Kristen Painter
Paranormal Romance
Sugar Skull Books
October 8th 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?


The Professor Woos The Witch is the fourth in the Nocturne Falls series by Kristen Painter. This is a sweet and fun series. I love the concept of a town celebrating Halloween 365 days a year where it’s paranormal creatures can be themselves. 

This is a slow burn romance. I like that it’s not insta-love like the previous installments. Cole and Pandora have an intense attraction, but they have an uncertainty on whether to pursue it. I liked how their relationship came about.

Cole is the sexy smart college professor with a teenage daughter. He’s been having issues with his daughter; because she believes she’s a witch and he doesn’t believe in anything paranormal. He’s a muggle!! ^_^ Oh boy does he get a surprise when he moves to Nocturne Falls. He also finds out some family secrets and so, his life is about to get complicated and confusing.

Pandora is a witch with broken wonky magics. She’s also the local real estate agent. She wasn’t expecting to fall in love with the Van Zant’s family, but she did. She’s sweet, kind, and takes on educate Cole on the paranormal element for himself and his daughter. I really love the William’s family. Pandora’s mother and sisters are too much fun. They brought another element to the story that added to my enjoyment. 

Now it’s not all happiness. Cole’s ex-wife shows up and adds some drama and issues to the equation. She’s defiantly a problem. 

The Professor Woos The Witch is my favorite so, far in the series. I liked the sweet slow burn romance and heartfelt moments. 

Rated: 4 Stars

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Anne - Books of My Heart
May 25, 2019 3:35 pm

I’ve seen this author, but haven’t read them. The cute covers remind me a bit of the Danielle Garrett ones. Great review!

May 24, 2019 12:56 pm

Hi Angela,
This does sound like a great series, I have the first one, but I have not read it yet. I always wondered if she was a good author, so it is nice to see that someone else likes her writing, so I am going to add this to my long awaiting TBR list 😲. I hope you have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend Angela 😉


Sophia Rose
May 24, 2019 11:06 am

Oh cool! I like the sound of this setting, too.

And, how embarrassing, apparently I already have two of the books. Guess I should read those. LOL

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
May 24, 2019 10:04 am

This series reminds me of Danielle Garrett’s Beechwood Harbor series. Adding to my wishlist 🙂

Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

I feel like I really need to get to this series. I think I have book one but I can’t remember if it is in audio or ebook. I’ll have to look. I’m glad you are enjoying the series!

Kathy Valentine
Kathy Valentine
May 24, 2019 3:40 am

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

Have fabulous safe memorial day weekend everyone!!💖💋

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