Review: In Over Her Head by Judi Fennell (New Author Challenge)

in-over-her-headFrom the back of the book:

He Lives Under the Sea

Reel Tritone is the rebellious royal second son of the ruler of a vast undersea kingdom. A Merman born with legs instead of a tail, he’s always been fascinated by humans, especially one young woman he once saw swimming new his family’s reef…

She’s Terrified Of The Ocean

Ever since the day she swam out too far and heard voices in the water, marina owner Erica Peck won’t go swimming for anything – until she’s forced into the water by a shady ex-boyfriend searching for stolen diamonds and is nearly eaten by a shark. Luckily Reel is nearby to save her, and he discovers she’s the woman he’s been searching for…

Before she knows it, Erica is off with Reel on a series of wild underwater adventures to retrieve stolen treasure, battle the mother of all sea monsters, and defy a death edict from the kingdom’s high council. but even if they get out of their madcap mission alive, how will they find a way to stay together when she hates the water and he can’t survive on land?

This is the first book by new author Judi Fennell and it’s fantastic. I have always been a huge fan of The Little Mermaid, so this book was perfect for me. Of course, it is a merman instead of a mermaid. (Which made the story even more fun). Erica is a character that I had to grow to love. At first she seemed very whiny and weak, but as I got to know her I understood why she came across this way and began to root for her! Reel is a hoot! As the second son, “the spare”, he has spent his life disobeying his father at every turn. I liked his silly and fun attitude. These two but heads at first (at least Erica feels that way), but soon come to depend on each other to stay alive. The action is very quick paced and held my attention completely. I can’t wait for the next book in the series, Wild Blue Under, about Reel’s brother Rod.

Judi Fennell will be guest blogging with the book girl on Thursday with a chance to win your own copy of In Over Her Head – make sure to stop by!

the book girl gives In Over Her Head by Judi Fennell 5/5!!

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