**Originally posted @ReadingDiva's Blog**
REVIEW: I am a big fan of Kristen Painter, I have always loved everything she writes. The Vampire's Mail Order Bride is a sweet & uncomplicated paranormal romance that will swoon you away with its charm and simplicity.
The story isn't complicated nor are the characters, the plot with its simplistic and easy flow keeps the reader entertained from beginning to end. The story develops around the two main characters while it also evolves and at times depends on other characters perspective which is characteristic on Painter's writing. She has a knack for combining the perfect balance of personalities and actions, which in turns makes her stories original and engaging. Though this story isn't as complex and involved as many others she has written, it doesn't lack the charm and enthusiasm.
Hugh the main character is a self imposed loner who prefer spending his days in his lab. Working towards finding a solution that could replace the magic that allows him to walk in the sun. That bit of detail keeps him under his controlling and at times manipulative grandmother. Hugh is one of those characters who isn't necessarily especial but he does have a certain charm that makes him likeable and swoon worthy. While his female counterpart Delaney is charming, witty and straight forward, Hugh has that sort of innocence that calls upon the reader's emotions making him sweet and unavoidably likeable.
Though the story flows at a good pace, the romance develops fast. The sparks and attraction starts quickly and though it doesn't have the swoon or wow factor it does bring into play the angst that seems at times required in a good romance. Painter's stories usually brings us unusual and complex characters, plots that become nail biting and action that seems to come out of a Hollywood movie. However, The Vampire's Mail Order Bride is a lite and sweet romance that will make you smile and wish you lived in Nocturne Falls. Don't let the simplicity in this romance fool you, each character bring uniqueness & charm making The Vampire's Mail Order Bride quite enjoyable. As usual, Kristen Painter brings romance, great characters and uniqueness to a genre that seems to be lacking just that. If you enjoy Painter's writing style you will be happy to read Nocturne Falls series, you will not regret it.