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The Mermaid's Knight (Once Upon a Time-Travel Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jill Myles
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When a car accident takes Leah Sunderland’s life, she finds herself in dire need of divine assistance. Her fairy godmother comes to the rescue, but her help comes with conditions. As a fairy godmother, the only assistance she can offer deals with (you guessed it) fairy tales. To win a second chance at life, Leah must play out the tale of The Little Mermaid.

Armed with a mermaid tail and nothing else (not even a voice), she has one month to make a nobleman fall in love with her, or else she’ll die permanently. But the nobleman she must seduce is a hard, fierce warlord who thinks she’s a spy and the mistress of his enemy.

Can she win him over before the thirty days are up? Or is she in danger of losing her heart as well as her life?


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From the Author

This is a stand alone steamy romance in the Once Upon a Time-Travel series! For more Once Upon a Time-Travel stories, check out:

THE BEAST'S BRIDE
THE SNOW QUEEN'S CAPTIVE
ONCE UPON ANOTHER TIME (an anthology of time travel novellas)

Product Details

  • File Size: 511 KB
  • Print Length: 219 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005JU4KMA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,665 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I have always HATED the fact that the Little Mermaid turned into sea foam at the end. This is a brand new twist on a classic. I really enjoyed that the heroin starts out in Seattle (my hometown) so there is some time travel in this and there is a sassy fairy godmother helping her out. I think if you love classic fairy tales this one will pull at your heart strings and make you laugh all in one book. Happy reading!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jill Myles is an awesome author July 30, 2012
By S. Dyer
Format:Kindle Edition
I am loving Jill's stories, I'm hoping she does more fairytale spin offs and classics. I find myself searching her for more releases almost every week lol. Hurry up Jill give us more fun reads. the mermaid's knight was a fun read, but then again I haven't read anything from Jill I don't like. she's one of my top faves!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute! October 28, 2011
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I thought this was a really cute story, witty and well-written. It was a hip and fresh take on The Little Mermaid. Our heroine has a month to get a man to fall in love with her, or she'll turn into sea foam. I thought the fairy godmother was funny, and the romance was a nice touch. It was kind of silly (as some reviewers mentioned) but I think that was the point! It's definitely a fun little farce.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Thought it was the author's first book... September 15, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
No, really, right after I finished it, I looked it up and was surprised to find that she has other books.
And with that inauspicious beginning, I think you can see where this review is going.

** There may be spoilers after this point! **

I love mermaid tales, and am always looking for a different spin to it. The premise of a fairy god mother giving her charge another chance at life by making her, a modern day woman, live in a fairy tale, in 15th century England no less, tickled my fancy. Looking at the only comment, which was quite positive, I figured I would be in a for an awesome ride.

Nope, negative. I was super disappointed to find a heroine who CRIED her way through the book. For someone whose limbs transformed into a tail when wet, you'd think the heroine would be a little more careful about how much tears spilled on herself. Kidding aside, she was terribly one dimensional.

The hero failed to deliver as well. He was even more one dimensional than the heroine. Not to mention that he was apparently unable to form any sort of dialogue without repeating her name. (Major pet peeve here, btw.)

Story development felt a bit ham fisted. It was like paint by numbers but in literature form; nothing there was a surprise in the end.

So in conclusion, please save your 99 cents. Like the other commenter, I finished the book in one sitting, but that was due to a lot of skimming.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It needed to be shorter November 19, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the 5 th once upon a time travel story I've read by this author. This one is the longest of them all too and probably my least favorite. The heroine was a complainer and a cryer and had no backbone. The hero, on the other hand was gentle and although he shouldn't be even trusting. My heart melted at the way he defended her from Matilda. Some of Leah's actions as well had me frustrated and how convenient that that everyone else didn't think to give her something to write with in order to communicate. And how convenient that he seems to understand her gestures yet doesn't when she later bravely tries to warn him! His reaction near the end was expected but of course Leah as usual goes to crying and giving up. One of the few saving graces is Muffin who always has me laughing whenever she pops up. Overall it was an okay read but I was disappointed more than anything since thus far I've really been enjoying the series. Maybe things could have been cut out to make this a shorter and more enjoyable read like the last ones I've read. Still will look out for anymore once upon a time travel stories, I'm addicted to Muffin! Lol
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! September 11, 2011
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This book was soooo good, I loved every minute of it, finished it in one sitting. You want be disappointed. Its the Little Mermaid in a whole new tale.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mermaid's Knight July 20, 2013
By Aprilhj
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I love this book. I love this series. It makes me go through a range of emotion. That's what I call a great book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! June 22, 2013
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So glad I discovered Jill Myles's books. I can't quit reading them. They're all amazing, but the time travel books are my favorites. Loved Leah and Royce and hope they have millions of mermaid babies!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars loved this book
Like all of Jill Myles books that I've read so far I really like this one. My only complaint is this one was to short and she did not describe the characters as much as she... Read more
Published 14 days ago by Pandora
2.0 out of 5 stars not my favorite
Eh. I like Jill Myles. This one wasn't my favorite by her and I never ended up finishing it. I was never fond of The Little Mermaid story even as a child so that could play into... Read more
Published 25 days ago by YankeeGirlFL
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Fun
This was a great story that had me all but yelling at the characters I was so engrossed. Be warned it's a bit longer than most books in the genre and is impossible to put down so... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great escape book
Great escape book, just loved the fact that I could loose myself in this great fairy tale! Fun story and easy read.
Published 2 months ago by Danielle Rodriguez
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed every word
I enjoyed every word! This so far is my favorite book out of the Once Upon a Time-Travel Book. Very tastefully done!
Published 8 months ago by Jamie Brown Villalobos
5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't put it down!
I love mermaids and romance; put both of those things together and you're pretty much guaranteed to catch my interest. Read more
Published 15 months ago by AAuld
5.0 out of 5 stars love these books!
I love the retelling of the little mermaid. Nice cute, story, very addictive and fast read. Need to read more of these! :)
Published 21 months ago by Rebecca Bertish
5.0 out of 5 stars A-mazing~!
I first bought and read this on itunes, but I decided to buy it for my kindle as I will other Jill myles books. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Lala
5.0 out of 5 stars A little water won't hurt
I loved it. Unexpected fast paced and wonderful storyline. A time travel romance that made sense. I can't wait to read another one.
Published 23 months ago by Best Read
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it..
Wonderful, wonderful book. Royce and Leah were just a terrific couple. The priest should have died as far as I'm concerned, along with Rutledge. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Trish R.
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More About the Author

Jill Myles is a pen name for New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Jessica Clare. As Jessica Clare, she writes erotic contemporary romance. As Jessica Sims, she writes fun, sexy shifter paranormals. She also has a third pen name, because three is more fun than two.

As Jill Myles, she writes a little bit of everything, from sexy, comedic urban fantasy to fairy tales gone wrong. Basically, the Jill Myles books are a melting pot of silliness, sexiness, and fun. Which is awesome.

Jill/Jessica (Jillessica!) lives in a teeny tiny town in North Texas that has no Starbucks, which is a cruel and unusual punishment. She spends her time with her husband, pets, and Keurig. Because, coffee = love.


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