Sunday, July 31, 2016
BOOK REVIEW: "Ethel And The Merman" by Mia Fox
Ethel has made it her personal mission to avoid men. Twelve years ago, she fell for an actor whose charm and good looks won her over. That momentary lapse in judgement resulted in her getting pregnant.
Although she wouldn’t trade life with her son, Jonah, for anything, Ethel is constantly reminded that his father is less than responsible. Having nobody to lean on has made her leery of ever getting involved with another man. That is, until she meets Atlas, a Merman who is more man than any she has ever known.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Would you believe that this is my first story featuring merpeople? I know there's a lot of fiction out there, but aside from The Little Mermaid and the merpeople of the Black Lake in Goblet Of Fire, I've never read a story featuring them until now.
If the author chose this title and theme because of the actress Ethel Merman, I give her a lot of kudos. If not, very interesting coincidence.
Ethel is a very average character, a single mom dealing with an absentee father for her son, and very self-sufficient. I really liked her from the get go. The story seems pretty normal for the most part, but then she meets a merman and is swept off her feet.
It's an interesting concept, and I never really understood how sex with merpeople worked before. The romance was well written and enjoyable.
The only issue I had with this book was how short it was. I finished it in about an hour. It's memorable, sweet, sometimes funny, and very entertaining. There needs to be more!
A great book for romance lovers who like a quick read before bed.
Currently 99 cents on Amazon!