Rating: 4 Cups
A bartender at Stallions, a male strip club, Illiana has a secret that only her best friend Maddy knows. Even though the ocean calls out to her, she resists its lure.
When the new guy, Karsh, performs on stage, and his strange eyes meet hers, Anna is overwhelmed and terrified by the intensity of feelings that overpower her. She does the only thing she can do; she runs.
Karsh tracks her down, but in doing so, he unwittingly exposes her secret to Kelby, a dangerous foe, and one who is insanely prejudiced against her. Kelby is a cunning opponent, and Anna is a loose end he wants to clean up.
This is an entertaining, quick read that I devoured. There is plenty of action and enough mystery so that my mind remained engaged. Well-told, and filled with a cast of unusual characters, it briefly introduces a secretive society of Merfolk. Though the reasoning behind the activity is sound, I was slightly disappointed that Anna and Karsh fell into bed together so quickly. A bit more anticipation and tension would have been welcome. This story brings a tantalizing peek into the lives of Merfolk that I sincerely hope will be further developed in a future novel.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More