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

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The Gargoyle Gets His Girl Book Cover The Gargoyle Gets His Girl
Nocturne Falls #3
Kristen Painter
Paranormal Romance
Sugar Skull Books
August 1st 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.

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 they’re 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?


The Gargoyle Gets His Girl is book three in the Nocturne Falls series by Kristen Painter.

This is a quirky series. It’s fun and enjoyable. I like the concept of Nocturne Falls and it’s town full of supernaturals.

We meet Nick, the gargoyle a retired military man who is trying to make a life in Nocturne Falls. We also meet Willa, a Fae who can control metal and stone. She is the resonant jeweler.

Both have hurdles to jump over and issues to resolve. I like Willa. She’s strong and smart. I also liked Nick. He was a unique Gargoyle.

Their romance is light-hearted. It’s an instalove, yet this one took a little longer, but still instalove. I liked how Nick and Willa meet. I also liked learning about Willa’s past. There’s plenty of intrigue and Fae action.

The Gargoyle Gets His Girl was an enjoyable read.

Rated: 3.5 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

12 comments on “Review: The Gargoyle Gets His Girl (Nocturne Falls #3) by Kristen Painter

  1. The covers remind me of the Beechwood Harbor series but these are more romance than mystery. But both are quirky. Nice review – it sounds fun.
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    • Agree with you and yes these are more romance not mystery. Thank’s for stopping in.

  2. I really want to try these. They look so cute. I’ve liked some of Painter’s work in the past too. Wonderful review.
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    • Thank you. They are cute, fun, and so easy to read and enjoy! I ‘m having fun.

  3. I just read a gargoyle book the other day. I don’t see a lot of books with gargoyles in them but this sounds good.
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    • Ya, I don’t see a lot of Gargoyle books either. They are an interesting supernatural to read about.
      Have a great weekend!

  4. Awesome review Angela!! Sounds like a cute read!!Shared on my socials!!??

    Have a fabulous weekend Angela and all !??

    • Thank you Kathy for sharing and glad you enjoyed the review. This series has been fun, cute and enjoyable. Their light-hearted!
      Have a great weekend!

  5. I enjoyed the first book in the series and hope I can get to the rest of them. Thanks for the wonderful review! I smile every time I see the covers for these.
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    • I really liked the first book two. This series has been fun and I like that it’s light-hearted. Their easy to read and just enjoy. I hope you continue to enjoy and thank’s for stopping in, Laura.

  6. This series sounds light hearted and fun. I may have to give it a try when I get too bogged down with heavy stories. Great review!
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    • This series is light-hearted and fun. They are perfect for in-between reads. I like to mix up my heavy more intense reads with something easy, light, and enjoyable. This series has been perfect for that. I hope you enjoy. Book 1 is free on Kindle, so grab if you don’t have it. Have a great weekend!