Review: The Dragon Finds Forever (Nocturne Falls #7) by Kristen Painter

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The Dragon Finds Forever Book Cover The Dragon Finds Forever
Nocturne Falls #7
Kristen Painter
Paranormal Romance
Sugar Skull Books
February 21, 2017
eBook
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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.

Monalisa Devlin is a Will O’ The Wisp, a rare and potentially dangerous creature. Unfortunately, her greedy father makes sure she lives up to that potential. Monalisa is magically compelled to obey her father's evil commands--until he finally agrees to free her in exchange for one, last mission: Travel to Nocturne Falls and use her powers to force Ivan Tsvetkov back into the ring.

Once a champion on the supernatural MMA circuit, Ivan 'The Hammer' Tsvetkov retired after a devastating injury that left him unable to shift into his dragon form. Wounded and embittered, Ivan wants nothing more than to be left alone. Until an infuriating, stubborn, delicately beautiful stranger shows up on his doorstep and demands that he rebuild his life.

Posing as a rehab therapist seemed like the easiest way to get close to the smoldering recluse, but Monalisa quickly realizes that nothing about this mission is going to be easy. To gain his trust, she shares more of herself than she ever has before, and as their connection deepens, so does the weight of her secrets. She thought she was willing to do whatever it took to win her independence...but when her deception blows up in her face, will Monalisa discover that the loss of Ivan's heart is too high a price to pay? Or will their love rise from the ashes to burn stronger than ever?

 

As a dragon, he was two things. A protector and a destroyer. It made for a hard life at times. A life many chose to live alone because it was easier.13% The Dragon Finds Forever

 

The Dragon Finds Forever is book seven in the Nocturne Falls by Kristen Painter.

I really wanted to like this one, since I’m such a sucker for dragons, but I never really got into the story until about 50-60% and then I still had trouble focusing. 

I liked the idea of having a dragon shifter as an MMA fighter. Ivan was nice and sweet. I like how he adopts a dog. As for our heroine Monalis a Will O’the Wisp. I didn’t care for her. She was blah and bit annoying with her melodramatics. Her turmoil slowed the whole story down and made things drag. 

The romance was a sweet tame G rated romance. I didn’t feel that spark or connection; between Ivan and Monalis. There was something missing in the romance department. 

I was also disappointed in the ending. We where building up for Ivan to return to the MMA fight world and have another fight. I was looking forward to that battle, but it never happened. All this build up and working towards that goal and then nothing. 

The Dragon Finds Forever was just ok. It’s currently my least favorite in the Nocturne Falls series. Not sure if I’m going to continue the series. We will see. 

Rated: 3 Stars

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Anne - Books of My Heart
February 13, 2020 2:51 pm

Wonderful review! I’m sorry it wasn’t better. I have trouble with some of these that seem like quirky cozy mysteries or pnr. The drama is too much for me on the quirky and less on actual plot. I haven’t read this series at all though.

Kat Valentine
Kat Valentine
February 12, 2020 5:32 pm

Great review Angela!!💖😉💋👍

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
February 12, 2020 11:21 am

This series is on my wiishlist for audio. Bummer it took so long to connect

Melliane
February 12, 2020 10:06 am

It’s too bad that it wasn’t a bit more for this one.

sherry fundin
February 12, 2020 9:04 am

awww…the least favorite of the series? maybe the next will be better, but it does sound like a series i would enjoy. i love dragons
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Sophia Rose
February 12, 2020 8:39 am

Blah is worse than when I get irritated or feel angry at a storyline or characters. Bummer! I get excited about dragon shifters, too.

Mary Kirkland
February 12, 2020 7:59 am

I’ve read The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride but that’s all I’ve read in this series so far. Sorry to hear you didn’t care for this one. Maybe the next one will be better.

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