Moonlight and Belladonna: Small Town Halloween Romance

· Jae Dawson
1 review

About this ebook

Will a high school music teacher and an indie rock star find their harmony in this small town holiday romance?

Belladonna Pagano is far too busy for love—she has until Halloween to wow the school board with Hartwood High’s Fall production of Little Shop of Horrors, or she’ll be out of a job. Besides, after her former fiancé traded their future for his burgeoning music career, she’s vowed never to give a man that kind of power over her again. Least of all a rock star.

On the outside, Cade Owens, sexy frontman for indie rock chart topper, Burning Umbrage, has it all. But he can’t outrun the ghosts from his past. When he’s forced to return to the small town holding his darkest memories to bury someone he loves, Cade makes a desperate, rock bottom choice.

A rash decision that leads him crashing headlong into a fiery woman in the woods.

And a choice that ultimately results in court-ordered community service . . . with her.

Bella and Cade risk their careers and their hearts in this musical, bewitching tale of love and redemption.

Ratings and reviews

1 review
Nicole MacInnes
November 10, 2020
Egotistical Musician, Magical Rituals, Italian Roots, Fall Hallmark Moving Setting and a Banana? This novel has it all. This is the first in a new series in fictional Hartwood Falls, and I am so excited to see more people from this town and the town itself. Hallmark Movies is mentioned a few times in this book and it really does have that homey, falling in love, fall theme throughout all the pages. I love these small towns, they make you want to live there, know the people and participate in these ridiculous town events (kind of like Gilmore Girls). This story is interesting because while it is light-hearted and full of love and finding oneself....there is also heartbreak, devastation, a possible drinking problem to overcome, and death. This novel really hits some heavy topics in a short amount of time. Everything is concluded in the novel and wrapped up very nicely. I am excited to see if characters from this novel will be making appearances in the next Hartwood Falls book. Gramps was my favourite character. I wanted more with him and Nightshade, because he really was like an older Cade. It was nice seeing their relationship and how strong it was. The writing when it comes to Gramps and how he feels about Frances had me crying. That is what everyone wants, someone to love and had adventures with. This is the perfect fall novel, filled with Falls, Leaves, Apple Cider, Cozy Blankets, PIE.. the entire setting just screams FALL. It's a very quick read, and I was trying to take my time because I didn't want to leave this cute world. And holy moly... that last chapter. SPICY! Fantastic Debut novel in this Hardwood Falls Setting. I am super excited for novel 2 already -- Heartbeats & Roses.

About the author

Jae Dawson is a yoga-pants wearing, messy-bun topped Seattleite who sparkles in the PNW daylight and writes romance by misty moonlight. She's a secret dog whisperer, a hippie reader of the stars and planets, and a whirlwind world traveler. But you'll most often find her haunting the moss-draped forests around her home with a tumbler of coffee and a camera around her neck, talking to the woodland creatures like a Disney princess. Her stories are slice of life romances baked with quirky characters and misadventures, heated to perfection, and drizzled with humor for a sweet finish. Spend your holidays in Hartwood Falls, falling in love with her debut Hartwood Holiday series.

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