Title: The Vampire’s Sunny Sweetheart
Author: Kristen Painter
Series: Nocturne Falls #14
Sunday Wells is from a long line of witches but her abilities are unpredictable. That is why she is headed to Nocturne Falls to train under her great aunt, Alice Bishop. What she doesn’t expect is for the house to be run by a vampire, or that she would be attracted to Elenora’s nephew.
It’s so nice to be back in Nocturne Falls! Sunny and Ren both are both new characters to this series. Sunny is seeking a teacher in her Aunt Alice Bishop and Ren is looking for a place to hide for a while. These two get off on the wrong foot at first but they quickly overcome it and the sparks start to fly.
Sunny was a sweet woman who has had to keep everyone at distance because of her abilities. Once she starts to understand what her abilities are she stops fearing it so much, and realizes how useful it can be. Sunny was just a smart, sassy, and fun heroine. She was always putting Ren in his place. She also was very courageous, even when she was terrified. I liked that she didn’t hide from danger and went out of her way to try and help Ren.
Ren was an arrogant vampire but also extremely sweet. He has a very dangerous job rescuing kidnapped children and it makes him a lot of enemies. He also keeps everyone at a distance because he doesn’t want to endanger anyone. Around Sunny though, he starts to open up and realize how lonely he has been.
I really enjoyed these two and their relationship. My only issue with this story was that I was expecting a bit more discussion about Sunny’s abilities and why she was different. There is some discussion but I felt like it kind of got pushed aside with all the other danger that was going on. But, I am loving all the different types of abilities and creatures that are being introduced with each new Nocturne Falls story. It’s just a fascinating town filled with some unique paranormals.
Trigger warnings: child kidnapping; brief discussion about death of parent in car accident; brief discussion to the death of mother in childbirth; kidnapping;
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
#8 The Vampire’s Accidental Wife
#9 The Reaper Rescues the Genie
#10 The Detective Wins the Witch
#11 The Vampire’s Priceless Treasure
#12 The Werewolf Dates the Deputy
#13 The Siren Saves the Billionaire