This book had been on my radar since last year when it started popping up on some best lists and when I saw how much it was being checked out at my library. I had heard mixed reviews but was looking for a quick, fun read that would fulfill one of my reading challenges. There were things that I loved about this book but I can’t say it was the best romantic comedy I’ve read. The writing was good though and I liked the characters enough that I enjoyed this book in the end.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, so much so that I want to read Laura Dave’s other books as soon as I can. This book meets another one of my reading challenges requirements, this time for a book that has an item of clothing or an accessory on the cover. I am so happy that I basically stumbled upon this title through this challenge because it was one of the most entertaining books I have read in a while.
This was a book I read to fulfill a reading challenge I am attempting to complete this year—this book falls under the self-published category. A lot of romances are self-published and Courtney Milan is a pretty popular author so I thought this would be a good choice. This book wasn’t horrible but I found it slow and unengaging with so-so characters and a plot that never really grabbed me.
This was my first Alyssa Cole book and I can safely say that I am a FAN. After reading this book, I want to read everything she has written and recommended. I am always looking to read more books by women and women of color and Cole has been on my radar based on the great reviews her books get and how well her books circulate at my library. I’m so glad I finally picked up one of her books. The premise is what got me interested in this book (and it fits a challenge requirement for me) but the writing, the story, and the characters are what kept me reading. This was an incredible historical romance and I highly recommend it.
You would think that the major issue I had with this book would have been the human-merman sex…but….I had SEVERAL MAJOR issues with this horrible book and I cannot believe it has any decent reviews, let alone was described as “hilarious.” The only reason I finished this was because it was a fairly quick read (I read it over the span of 2 days) and I felt like I had to see this train wreck through. Be warned, this review will have multiple spoilers as I feel like I cannot adequately convey my displeasure with this book without giving away some plot points.