Feb 9, 2011
( MAY CONATAIN SPOILERS )
Covert-ops agent Blake Whittaker is far from happy when he’s assigned to trail paranormal activity back to him hometown, where he can’t escape crushing memories he’d rather forget. But when he meets and falls for Gwen, he knows he can’t cut and run. Yet how long can he hide his true mission from her? And how long can Gwen and her sisters remain safe from a nemesis bent on their destruction–and from Blake’s own superiors, whose ultimate mission could prove the greatest threat of all?
This book is awesome! This is the second book in Devyn Quinn's Dark Tides series. I have not read the first book Siren's Call yet, but it wasn't at all necessary. This book stands alone well. Although I am going to have to read the first one now too, lol.
I like the spin on Mermaids that this series takes. Instead of an undersea world as in lore, they are Mer women living in a human world and no one is the wiser. For all appearances, they are humans. The oldest sister, Tessa, is married to a human named Kenneth. The middle sister, Gwen, owns a hotel on the coast of Maine, just off the family’s island Little Mer, and is perfectly happy being a busy business owner. The younger sister, Addison, will tell you like it is in a heartbeat and not blink an eye. I really liked Addison, lol.
This story has special agent Blake Whittaker of the FBI’s A51-ASC division coming back to his home town of Port Rock, Maine to do a little poking around on behalf of the government where he meets Gwen Lonike, the owner of the hotel he is staying in. As it turns out, it is her sister Tessa and Tessa’s husband Kenneth that he is there to talk to.
In the 1950’s a highly concentrated electromagnetic energy was located in the Mediterranean Sea. The US government had been monitoring it since then. An undersea recovery group had recently filed for salvage rights in the area for what they claimed to be the lost civilization of Ishaldi. Some sort of seismic activity had taken place during the first dive and the group’s leader, Jake Massey, had been reported as missing, believed to be lost at sea although his body was never found. That incident had caused the electromagnetic field to triple in strength and started causing all sort of radio interference to ships moving through that area. Agent Whittaker was given the job to talk to Jake Massey’s partner, Kenneth Randall, to see if he saw anything while on that dive. Tessa and her husband Kenneth had been part of that group and Blake Whittaker was now on Little Mer Island, to ask questions. Okay, I like the scientific side of this book, in case you can’t tell, lol.
The love story between Gwen and Blake is really sweet. There isn’t a lot of hot sex in this book, but what there is, is really well done. Even the squeamish should be able to handle the sex in this book. They both have secrets. He is terrified of water because of what his alcoholic mother did to him as a young child, so of course he isn't thrilled with having to visit an island. She is a mermaid, how do you bring that up in a conversation? Oh, and when she is in the water she can bring forth a tail for swimming.
Miss Quinn has done a great job with making the Mer real living beings. By the time you are finished you can believe that there could be Mer people living among us and who would know, lol. The book pulls you in and keeps you there. Its fast paced and you'll be begging for more at the end. I know I was!
This book was about Gwen, and from what I read about the first book, it was about Tessa. I really hope that means there will be a third book about Addison!
I would highly recommend this book! It is a great read!
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