Review: The Vampire’s Accidental Wife by Kristen Painter

Title: The Vampire’s Accidental Wife

Author: Kristen Painter

Series: Nocturne Falls #8

Genre: Paranormal

Pages: 382

Read: 2017, 2019, December 20, 2020

3 stars
3 stars – I liked it

Julian Ellingham has spent months keeping his marriage a secret because while he may love his wife, she doesn’t love him. After eight months of marriage nothing has changed between them and Julian knows that a divorce is imminent. But when Desdemona has to flee Vegas due to a crazy stalker he might get his second chance at convincing her to make this marriage a reality.

I have mixed feelings about this book. I was surprised by how much I liked Julian. He has been the playboy and ladies man from the very beginning but we finally get to see his true self. Julian is a surprisingly emotional and kind man. He frequently shows Desdemona how caring and loving he can be. Julian was a surprise and I ended up loving him. 

Desdemona is where the mixed feelings come in. I love that Desdemona is a woman who is true to herself and knows what she loves. She wears crazy clothes and isn’t afraid of being flashy. My issue with her is that while she is all for being true to herself she also is using her ex-husband as an excuse to not live her life to the fullest, which doesn’t match with her outgoing and self-centered lifestyle. Desdemona was just a character whose actions didn’t match her thoughts in my opinion. By the end of the book she had definitely become a better heroine but I still didn’t love her. 

Now I did enjoy the whole plot of this story with the accidental marriage and the unknown enemy stalking her. I just wish that I had loved the heroine a little more. Overall, this was a good addition to the series but not my favorite couple.


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Previous books and reviews for the series:

#1 The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride
#2 The Werewolf Meets His Match
#3 The Gargoyle Gets His Girl
#4 The Professor Woos His Witch
#4.5 The Witch’s Halloween Hero
#4.6 The Werewolf’s Christmas Wish
#5 The Vampire’s Fake Fiancée
#5.5 The Vampire’s Valentine Surprise
#6 The Shifter Romances the Writer
#6.5 The Vampire’s True Love Trials
#7 The Dragon Finds Forever


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