Monday, August 3, 2009
Review - Tidal Wave by Vivian Arend
Tidal Wave Forces of Nature, Book 1 by Vivian Arend
Erotic Romance, Ménage, Shape-shifters
From her first kiss to her first sight of dolphins dancing on the waves, Alexia Colten has always held a special place in her heart for Jaffrey’s Cove. Now that she’s back to help her grandmother settle into a home, she discovers this place has lost none of its remembered magic. In fact, it seems more magical than before—and more erotic.
Joshua Marley and his cousin Anthony are merfolks, a people capable of living beneath the waves as either dolphin or human. Alexia holds the medallion that marks her as the next in line to lead their people—if she can prove she can transform. Working in tandem, they’re sure they can arouse her passion and protect her from those who would use her simply to gain power.
Nevertheless, their strength alone may not be enough to help her face the challenge of her new position…
This title contains a conniving granny, naked men This title contains a conniving granny, naked men in the surf and shifters who take fun in the water to new depths. Snorkels not required.
Alexia thought she was just trying to settle her grandmother in her new place. She always had fond memories of her time at Jaffrey’s Cove. Alexia hopes that she can get her grandmother adjusted a new home. What she cannot understand why every available male in town seems to be hitting on her. Alexia is sick and tired of all the secrets. That is until she sees with the person who’s haunted her dreams many years.
Joshua Marley and his cousin Anthony are keeping a secret. Many people including them are merfolks. The merfolks are shape-shifting dolphins who have been waiting for Alexia to return home to Jaffrey’s Cove. Joshua and Anthony tell Alexia the truth. What happens next is nothing what they expected.
Vivian Arend has created a gem of book. Tidal Wave introduces shape-shifting merfolks. These are not your ordinary shape shifters. These merfolks are dolphin shifters.
Alexia is one stubborn character that just doesn’t roll over and let some men/merfolks take over her life. Joshua and Anthony have a lot of work ahead of them to win over the love of their future leader--The Keeper.
Not everyone is happy for Alexia to take over of her grandmother’s position. Michael Marley is the local lawyer who is determined to become Alexia’s one and only consort. He’s not going to let Joshua and Anthony take what he considers his--Alexia.
Alexia becomes overwhelmed with everything now out the open. Joshua and Anthony help Alexia deal with the new challenges of being the new Keeper.
The desire that builds up between the three of them is enough to leave scorch marks on the floor.
Passions are not the only thing that rises for the heroine, danger is coming at full speed at her.
Will Alexia make it out alive to take over the Keeper position? Will Anthony and Joshua have what it takes to keep Alexia safe.
Will Vivian Arend write more on the escapades that arise between Alexia, Anthony and Joshua? Can Estefanie stop fantasying about Vivian's sexy male merfolks?
Tidal Wave is the appropriate title for the first book of this series. Vivian Arend has created some very sexy male characters and one strong, willful yet loveable heroine.
Tidal Wave had the perfect amount romance, action and humor mixed in. It definitely will have readers wanting to read more titles written by Vivian Arend.
I give Tidal Wave a rating of five Stars!
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