Thursday, February 13, 2014


This is the first book I've read by Holly Kelly and I'll definitely put her on my 'like to read this author' list.

It's a fantasy romance. I don't read too many of those. Lots of times they are too heavy on the fantasy and too light on the romance but this is just the opposite.

For a light fantasy girl like me, I appreciated being on modern day Earth with some twists on life under the ocean. This book is all about what happens when two souls from different species (?) collide and it's pretty cool.

Sara's got a leg issue which keeps her confined to a wheel chair while Xanthus is a hot Dagonian who's borrowed legs for his mission from Triton. Just see what happens when they meet and hit the water.

This book is well thought out, well written, has heart string tugs, some good chemistry and a few good twists.

My only less than lovely remarks are these: I thought the end battle was a little too short and easily wrapped up and I didn't think the epilogue added to the story as it left me hanging. Perhaps if the epilogue ended in a kiss or a baby?

Do you like romance with a little fantasy or fantasy with a little romance?

In a war between the humans and the inhabitants of the sea—humans will lose. Xanthus Dimitriou—the most lethal Dagonian to rise from the ocean—is on a mission to save mankind from annihilation. But first there’s one small thing he needs to do… kill a beautiful young woman in a wheelchair.

Killing her doesn’t start out as part of his plan. He entrenches himself deep in the human world. Aligning himself with his enemies, he prepares to send them to Triton to face their punishment. Then Sara Taylor rolls onto the scene. Xanthus knows at once she’s a criminal. And her crime? Being born. She’s a human/Dagonian half-breed, an abomination. Killing her should be an easy job. All he has to do is break into her apartment, slit her throat, and feed her body to the sharks. Simple, right? Wrong. If only she weren’t so beautiful, so innocent, so sweet...

Saving the world may have to wait. It appears Xanthus has a woman to save. But protecting her may cost him his own life.

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