Tuesday, May 19, 2009
In Over Her Head by Judi Fennell
She's no little mermaid, and he's no landlubber.
Erica Peck has been afraid of the water ever since The Incident when she was younger. Being a marina owner, it's a strange fear to have. But nevertheless, Erica finds herself in a wet suit diving for diamonds with a gun pointed at her, and her fear of water is replaced by dying. Her ex-fiance wants the diamonds he hid in Erica's Grandfather's ashes, and he is willing to kill her to get them. But the fear of the water and the gun is soon overcome by the fact a shark is circling her. When a shot rings out, Erica knows she is going to die.
Reel Tritone, a Mer man, has admired Erica from afar for years. He saw her when she was a little girl splashing in the ocean, and now years later, her beauty still beckons him. But when he sees her struggling in the water, he races against Victor, the shark, to get to her. But only by turning her into what he is can he save her life, even if it's against the Mer law. Reel is the second son of the ruler of the kingdom, but he has no tail, is mortal, and a royal pain. Getting in trouble with the council is nothing new for Reel.
When Erica awakes, breathing under the water, she freaks out. Not only by able to breathe water, but by the naked and gorgeous male trying to explain the strange happenings. When the council guards escort them to the council, by swordfish no less, things start to get a bit dicey. The council wants the lost diamonds retrieved, or Erica dies. But Reel is pretty sure where those diamonds lay, in the cavern of the baddest sea monster to ever live. Since he is the Mer outcast with legs, he has nothing to lose, except maybe a future with Erica. But, she 's afraid of the water, and he can't live on land. What's a fish to do?
IN OVER HER HEAD is an undersea adventure you do not want to miss! Judi Fennell dives into the paranormal scene with a splash! Filled with absolutely breathtaking ocean details, characters that will have your head spinning, and a fun romance that will have you cheering! This debut has grabbed me hook, line, and sinker! I look forward to more in this series!