Marina has spent most of her life traveling the world with her scientist dad. Life has been good and Marina has no complaints until her father tells her she is going to stay with her aunt and attend a public school for the first time in her life while he leaves for a year to work on his own. Aptos, California is a beach town full of surfers and sunshine. Marina has no idea how this move will change her whole life. After nearly drowning, not once, but twice, Marina takes swimming and surfing lessons from Ethan, the hottest guy in town. Marina feels herself drawn to the ocean and to Ethan. One grounds her and makes her feel safe, the other torments her, even in her dreams.
If you love paranormal romance with a bit of action thrown in, this could just be the book for you! If you love mermaid tales, this is a must read! I wouldn’t say I’m a paranormal romance junkie or a mermaid lover either, but I who doesn’t love a book that can pull you in and entertain you? That’s what this book was for me. It took me a bit to get into this book, but when I did, it was sure hard to pull me out. I didn’t want to stop reading. That is a very good thing.
I’m so glad Derrolyn contacted me and asked me to read and review her books.
The Moon and the Tide (Marina’s Tales, book 2)
Just when Marina thinks she has a handle on her mermaid life, she is thrown for another loop. Or two! An unfortunate accident forces Marina to expose herself as a mermaid and although she tries hard to keep the secret under wraps, the information leaks out to the evil forces who are conspiring against her. Secrets long kept begin to surface and Marina is caught in a web of lies and betrayal. As Marina feels her life spiraling out of control, she seeks comfort in the waves of the ocean. Surfing becomes an obsession, a need. Her connections to the mermaids increase bringing with it a greater awareness of her special abilities and powers. When Marina realizes the mermaids are in danger her instinct is to try to save them. But the attempt could just be the end of everything Marina has dreamed of.
I was so happy to have the second book to delve right into after finishing the first book of this series. I found myself wanting to know what was going to happen next for Marina and Ethan and instant gratification should never be under-rated. J This book was a real page turner for me. It had romance, action and mystery. The twists and turns were fun, the characters engaging. I enjoyed getting to know the characters even more in this second book.
I, personally, love the way Marina gets caught up in the feelings of the ocean while surfing. I just happened to be home, in CA while reading these books and we took a day trip to the beach. The sounds and smells that day really brought the book to life for me. I love the ocean but I would say I have a healthy respect (maybe a bit of fear, too) of its power and dangers. Unlike Marina, who was a part of the ocean and the world of mermaids. For me, Marina was a great balance of strength and weakness. I love her loyalty to those she cares about.
Ethan is one of my favorite characters. He is strong and steady. His insecurities come out in this book, but it only made me enjoy him more. I love how he “grounds” Marina., keeps her steady and safe. He is a great character.
No love triangle in this series, guys. It’s just one guy and one girl with some bumps along the way. It’s honestly a relief to not have to pick a team and feel bad for one or the other all through the book. J
I seriously cannot wait to read the next book in the series. (Here’s where the instant gratification thing isn’t working.) Derrolyn has done a fabulous job at creating a compelling, romantic story of mermaids and love.
*There is frequent profanity and mild obscenities. A couple uses of the “B” word. There are some sexual references and some violence. (in both books)
You can find out more about Derrolyn Anderson and her books at http://www.derrolyn.com/Site/Home.html
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