Cindy Spencer Pape has penned a masterpiece with this aquatic paranormal romance. From the first page I was drawn in to the adventure and fascinated by the world the author has created. I will be completely honest, I expected this to be a good book, after all I've enjoyed every book by this author that I've read so far, but this more than exceeded my expectations. I can truly say I loved this book. As a child I often dreamt of mermaids and am a true waterbaby at heart so this book called to me and I couldn't have been more pleased with my choice. Heidi is such a fabulous heroine, she's so realistic and yet she's also someone I would have no problem admiring and befriending. Her deep love and loyalty to her friend was touching and showed an amazing strength of character as did her resilience. Jake was more than dream-worthy, I loved seeing his reactions to the buildup of his feelings for Heidi and the emotions of the complexities with his family. The characters in this story had a depth that was amazing but they didn't overwhelm me or override the importance of the main couple. Without giving away anything from the storyline this romance is full of steam, action, romance, relationships and paranormal elements that will have you believing in the extraordinary. I don't know if it is the start of a series but I'm certainly hoping so because the wonderful mysterious mix of military men definitely need their stories told. Trust me -- this is a book that you've just got to read!
Heidi and her colleague are a pair of marine biologists who simply want to study the dolphins but when their boat ends up in the wrong place at a very wrong time they find themselves under attack by armed drug dealers. Jake has lead a solitary life for almost a century; he's been banned from his world and can't risk humans finding out he's a shapeshifter but when he rescues Heidi his life becomes a whole lot more complicated. Soon the two are dodging more bullets and Heidi finds herself part of a world she never knew existed.
Shot at by drug dealers and left to drown, marine biologist Heidi is rescued by the hottest boat bum she’s ever seen. Tall, dark and handsome, Jake is every girl’s dream. But with her best friend missing or dead and the bad guys still after her, the last thing she has time for is romance.
As a merman, exiled from his colony and under a curse on when to shapeshift, Jake can’t afford to be around humans, especially a marine biologist who might discover his species. But he can’t throw Heidi to the wolves of the drug dealers and possibly corrupt law enforcement. He’ll fight drug lords, pirates and even the gods to protect her. More complications arise when Jake’s family shows up looking for help, but the biggest problem of all is whether Jake and Heidi can resist the massive attraction that grows between them.
A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave