The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate
by Kay Berrisford
Raef, a lonely merman, spends his days watching the dashing Lord Haverford from afar and dreaming of love. When Haverford is robbed by a pirate, Raef vows to reclaim the stolen goods, hoping his victory will buy him the happiness he yearns for with Haverford.
But Jon Kemp does not match what Raef knows about pirates, and the simple quest Raef anticipated turns out to be an epic journey. For while Jon might be a nobler man than Raef believed, he’s still a pirate. Love and loyalty are not on Jon’s agenda, and he certainly has no plans to love someone not entirely human …
This was a very quick, fun read. I loved the characters and the story line. What could be better than pirates, mermen/mermaids, despicable villains, and seafaring adventures?
This was a "slow burn" romance, which is how I like them. I like the characters to get to know each other before they fall head over heels (or fin) in love.
This is a great book if you're looking for a little adventure with your romance and good characterization. It's a quick read for those days when you need a pick-me-up.
**Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the free review copy.**