Review: The Witch’s Halloween Hero (Nocturne Falls #4.5) by Kristen Painter

October 31, 2016 2.5 stars, 2016 Review Challenge, Book Review, damsel in distress, ebook, novella, Paranormal Romance, reunited lovers, Romance, series, short story/Vignette, Small Town Romance, vampires, witches 0 ★★½

Review: The Witch’s Halloween Hero (Nocturne Falls #4.5) by Kristen Painter two-half-stars
The Witch's Halloween Hero by Kristen Painter
Series: Nocturne Falls #4.5
Published by Sugar Skull Books on January 20, 2016
Genres: Fantasy Romance, PNR, Romance
Pages: 45
Format: eBook
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*A Nocturne Falls Short Story*

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.

When a spell goes wrong on the night of Samhain for witch Corette Williams, her only hope is the man she loves, Bartholomew Stanhill. But time is running out. As the clock ticks toward midnight on Halloween, they grow closer to the moment when magic will erase him from her mind. Can Stanhill become Corette’s Halloween hero?

Ugh. I liked and disliked this story. No. I mostly disliked this story. This story is NOT a real Romance and I felt terrible for Stanhill throughout the story.

In fact, I got a little misty-eyed for Stanhill….decreasing a half star for that, too. 🙁

The Witch’s Halloween Hero is a vignette that focuses on Stanhill (Rook to Hugh Ellingham from The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride) and his long-time girlfriend, witch Corette. Stanhill and Corette have been together about four years or so and are madly in love.

No, his nerves were because of the small velvet box in his jacket pocket. The one holding the exquisite sapphire-and-diamond engagement ring he’d picked out for Corette.

Tonight was the night. He was going to ask her to marry him.

Sadly, right before Stanhill arrives to escort Corette to the Black & Orange Ball, her [witch] daughters accidentally spill a spell on her that was meant for a heartbroken friend. The spell was created to completely erase the memory of the friend’s horrible relationship and – at midnight – to make the guy “disappear” for the friend – meaning the friend won’t be able to physically see her ex.

And now Corette has the same issue.

I hate this. Corette and company were fine but to sit there and read about the heartbreak Stanhill was going through was terrible for me. I was so sad for him. Of course, everything works out in the end but…

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