In Over Her Head by Judi Fennell
Thanks to Danielle at Sourcebooks for the opportunity to review this book!
I give this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Description: To spend her life with him, she’ll have to face her greatest fear…
Erica Peck thought she’d never have to go into the water again. After all, there’s plenty to do running her family’s marina from shore without having to dive in herself. But then her unstable ex-fiance shows up with a gun and demands her help in finding a bag of rare jewels she accidentally tossed into the ocean.
Unable to find them, bleeding from a grazing gunshot wound and running out of oxygen fast, she has no choice but to give herself up to the mercy of the sea. Rescued from the water and the sharks by a gorgeous merman named Reel, Erica quickly finds herself falling head over fins in love with him. And when Reel risks his life to save hers, she discovers that she doesn’t want to live without him, no matter the consequences. But can they ever find a way to be together when she still can’t stand the water and he can’t survive on land?
This was my first time reading a book about mermen or mermaids and it was a great initiation into the under water world. Reel cracked me up although he was so full of himself sometimes you do want to smack him. From the beginning you feel the chemistry flowing between he and Erica. Not only do you have romance, sea monsters and talking sea creatures but this book also was filled with humor. At first the names of the characters seemed a bit campy, I mean come on a merman named Reel with a brother named Rod? As you meet more and more sea creatures with those ridiculous names you have to laugh. This book also does a great job portraying what sea creatures might actually be saying about humans if we could only understand them. The story is fast paced and keeps you going until the end.
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