Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Bound by necessity, through an arranged marriage, Nadine, King Neptune’s youngest daughter, is banished from court. Hoping to regain her freedom, Nadine uses her wiles to convince her husband to release her from her vows.
Oceanus, King Neptune’s Grand Inquisitor is not what he appears. Bewitched by the Sea Hag when he refused her offer of love, his only chance to regain his true appearance is to find a beautiful mermaid to fall in love with him, bestowing love’s first kiss.
Can Oceanus convince Nadine to fall in love with him or will she reject his withered appearance dooming him to a lonely life beneath the sea?
“Wake of the Siren” is the second book in the Neptune’s Daughters series. Though I had not read the first book, it was easy to transition into this second novella. Ms. O’Berry creates an interesting story of love under the sea.
Nadine is a strong heroine. As the story begins, we learn that she is being held accountable for her actions. At the beginning of the story, she is much like a rebellious teen. Oceanus sold his soul for a woman that doesn’t love him and is dealing with the consequences of his actions. The reader gets to watch as they find each other and solve their own problems in the process.
The thing that I did not particularly care for was the mermaid sex. I personally found it mildly icky. Others may not have a problem with it.
Overall, I enjoyed reading “Wake of the Siren,” but don’t think I will be reading any more mermaid romances anytime soon.
3 ½ Tea Cups!