Thursday, July 2, 2015

#REVIEW: Mermen by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Title: Mermen
Series: Mermen Trilogy #1
Author:  Mimi Jean Pamfilhoff
Published Date: May 10, 2015
Publisher: P & S Inc
Format: ebooka
Pages: 249
ISBN:  0990304876
Genre: contemporary fantasy
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon

Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis: These Mermen Don’t Have Tails, They’re Deadly as Hell, and They’ve Got Something He Wants…

INFAMOUS BACHELOR and SELF-MADE BILLIONAIRE ROEN DORAN IS A BASTARD. Yes, he knows it. And no, he doesn’t care. He’s got money and power, and he depends on no one. But when his estranged father dies, willing him a secret island, Roen will come face to face with an even bigger secret: its occupants. And these savage, sea-obsessed warriors are quick to make their position clear: Leave now or die.

There’s only one problem. Nobody tells Roen what to do. Ever. Oh, and one other thing. He’s just met the island’s other new “guest” and something about her brings out his possessive side.

SOLE SHIPWRECK SURVIVOR LIV STRATTON had been adrift at sea for ten grueling days when salvation miraculously appeared: an uncharted island. Only, the deceivingly beautiful men who live there aren’t interested in saving her. No, not at all. Because they somehow believe she is their property, a gift from the ocean to do with as they please. This is not good.

Her only hope? Billionaire Roen Doran, of all people. A man who’s said to care for nothing and no one. But if he’s so heartless, then why is he about to risk everything to help her?

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is the first book I have read by Mimi Jean Pamilhoff, and I was impressed. This book is a fresh, intriguing take on mermaids and mermen. The very first page finds us in the middle of the ocean, fighting off dehydration and inevitable death with Liv Stratton, the only survivor of a sunken ship. And from there, it only gets better as Liv washes ashore on an island filled with testosterone laden men. If you think this is every woman’s fantasy….think again, this is more nightmare-inspiring.
The characters really made the book. Liv hadn’t changed much through out the book except for her hormone driven lust for Roen. You could see that she was a strong, independent woman, as she struggled to survive after the sinking of the ship, out in the water. This continued on to the end of the book.
Roen started out as a heartless billionaire, willing to destroy anyone or anything that got in his way of making more money .Once he got to the island though, something changed, perhaps because he wasn’t under the scrutiny of society, but he became very human, especially in his feelings towards Liv. The change between the sweet caring Roen, and the crazy testosterone Roen of the island was like dealing with someone with multiple personality disorder.
The book ends on a fantastic cliff-hanger: one that had me immediately looking to see if I could get the next book.

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