Reviewed by LindaTonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
A year ago, a fire took the lives of all those Rai Cloud loved, his parents, his brother and his brother’s fiancé Tani. Tani was the love of his life until she chose his brother over him but although he felt betrayed, he never stopped feeling she was his heart mate. Rai is finally ready to let go of his loved ones by performing a ritual taking their urns out by canoe and releasing them to the sea. Unfortunately, a sudden storm tosses the boat around causing Tani’s urn to shatter and him to fall into the sea.
Near death Rai is saved by a woman who brings him to shore, kisses him and sings, a song that he can’t forget even though she disappeared. Rai faces the loss of his family, the destruction of Tani’s urn and the failure of his parent’s company, Cloudpath Music. He can’t get the woman who saved him out of his mind or the sound of her voice when she sang to him. With everything facing Rai he had no idea that there was worse coming. He would face the horrors of a sorceress, the reappearance of his first love Tani in spirit form and the existence of mermaids.
Tani is a spirit that falls prey to the promises made by Sulaa Kylock, a sorceress with a heart of ice and even saying she has a heart would be a stretch. Sulaa tricks Tani into believing she will give her back her life so that she can be reunited with Rai but once she said y to Sulaa she became her prisoner. Sulaa wants Cloudpath Music and will do whatever she has to including using Tani and her daughter Azure, the mermaid that saved Rai.
What Sulaa never expected was for Rai and Azure to fall in love, a love she will use against them to blackmail Rai into selling his company to her. Sulaa’s evil didn’t stop at strangers her own children were victim to her desire for a mermaid, her only success was Azure the other girls were deformed creatures that could only appear in front of others with their mother’s magic.
The love between Azure and Rai faces an uphill battle because there are those working to keep them apart and one of them is Tani who wants Rai for herself. Rai knows Azure is a mermaid and her time out of the water is limited to make a relationship impossible, but Rai won’t accept that and is determined to find a way for them to be with each other.
The love between Azure and Rai faces an uphill battle because there are those working to keep them apart and one of them is Tani who wants Rai for herself. Rai knows Azure is a mermaid and her time out of the water is limited making a relationship seem impossible, but Rai won’t accept that and is determined to find a way for them to be with each other.
This was a bittersweet fairytale about a mermaid and a human and if you look back at all the fairytales you have read, they are all filled with sadness until the HEA. This may be a fairytale that begins with sadness and ends with sadness, but I highly recommend you read this book to get the answer.