|Kissed by the Wave|
At the bare bones of this book, it seems like it a more modern version of "The Little Mermaid". However, this takes "The Little Mermaid" and makes it about a million times sexier. What I really enjoyed about this book was the fantasy aspect. I loved the idea of mermaids, faeries, and other mystical creatures. I have never read a book about mermaids, so it was something unique and interesting to read about! One thing that I disliked about this book was the underdevelopment of the relationship between Aliya (the mermaid) and Devin (the male human). The love making scenes between them were hot and full of passion, but I almost felt like that was all there was to their relationship. They obviously were both very attracted to each other, I just wish there was more development in their relationship because it almost felt like instant love. Normally, books that have instant love tend to annoy me, a lot. However, that did not really bother me this book. The relationship between Aliya and Devin might not have been the best-written romance, but I still thought they had a sweet relationship (even if most of it was just filled with love making). In the end I was really rooting for them to be together.
""I love you, Aliya. I need you like this. Forever."
"You will have me, whenever you want me."
Whenever you want me. In an instant images washed over him, flooding his mind with thoughts of Aliya. She was in his bed, in his car, walking up a tree-lined path with him, riding the elevator up to his leather-and-glass-bedecked office. Any part of his daily life he could imagine, Aliya was there. Those were all the times, all the places he would want her. When he said forever, he truly meant it."
This book was not perfect, but I enjoyed reading it, which is all that matters! Something happens to Aliya that really put a wrench in their relationship, and I am still not sure how I feel about it. I obviously can't say what happens, but I am interested to see if the topic is brought up in future books in this series. In the book there was also another relationship forming between two faeries, Raea and Kyne. I actually enjoyed their relationship more than Aliya and Devin. There was plenty of sexual tension between Raea and Kyne, but I liked that there was more to their relationship besides chemistry. Raea and Kyne would have really amusing arguments, and their flirtation always put a smile on my face. I am really excited to read the novella, "By the Magic of Starlight", which picks up where "Kissed by the Wave" leaves off. The novella is about Raea and Kyne, so I am looking forward to more development of their relationship.
"He kissed her. She slid against him, opening her lips to his searching tongue. Kyne's kisses tasted like summer. Like honey and the scent of ripening wheat. Like the heat from the sun on a day with no breeze. Like everything she could ever hope for and then some."
Overall, this was an enjoyable read. I definitely look forward to continuing this series, because I feel like it has potential to become even better as the books progress. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a light read, and would enjoy reading about a mermaid falling in love with a human.
3 / 5 Fangs