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Cresting Tide Paperback – June 1, 2012
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Brenda is unlike most authors since she only began writing a few years ago. Her first book Fates, an adult fantasy, was published in 2010. Her love for reading fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary erotic romance has caused her to discard her Bachelor’s degrees in management and marketing in order to write full time. She is an Amazon and ARe best-selling author. Brenda resides in Tampa, FL when not attending conventions and is a volunteer with the Tampa Bay Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. She is also an active member in organizing the Florida Leather n’ Fetish Pride weekend, an associate member of the Tampa Leather Club, and a supporting member of The Union. Most recently, she has joined coordinating staff for RainbowCon 2015. She would love to hear from you! Visit her on the following: Website: www.bcothernbooks.com Facebook: Brenda Cothern Books Facebook Fan Page: Brenda Cothern Books, Inc. Goodreads: Brenda Cothern Smashwords: BCothernBooks Google+: Brenda Cothern Books Twitter: BCothernBooks For signed digital autograph, please send her a request through Authorgraph! A personalized autographed PDF for the book will be signed and sent to you! http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/BCothernBooks If you enjoy her books, please show your support by giving it stars and/or writing a review on the various online sites such as Amazon or Goodreads.
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That being said....I still gave it five stars and highly recommend it especially because of the um...uh not so usual sexual relationship between the too main characters. I could feel both of my eyebrows rise up to my hairline almost instantly and said to myself.....whaaat!
Suffice to say those parts of the story made different and very interesting. Brenda cothern, if you're reading this review I hope you started working on part two of the Cresting Tide....because you can't leave us hangin like that. We need to get our HEA on! And we'll luv you for it! Alright people's nuff said....scroll on up there and get a copy...and your eyebrows might lift up to.😆
Jokes aside this short story is a great romance with one flaw: it is too short.
Inspired by "The Little Mermaid" -both Andersen's and Disney's versions- it is set in an unspecified fantasy world.
The two lovers belong to wholly different worlds and it is heart-wrenching to see them growing to love each other despite the limitations they have to submit to: the sea elf cannot leave the water and he cannot even come too close to the shore while the man can swim but not for long. The way the communicate with each other, the way they make love is moving.
Too much is left unsaid, though. I understand this is a legitimate choice to prevent the story from becoming sappy but to avoid that risk things have turned hurried.
We never understand what Cuke is: he calls himself "papa" but he appears more like a hermaphrodite. He and Peter fall in love a little too quickly and the pregnancy comes too quickly. The ending, though perfectly consistent does not realease any tension. The two lovers still cannot talk to each other, they still cannot sleep in each other's arms: where is a well meaning sea witch when one needs her?
A sea elf rescues a human from drowning and the romance develops from there. Which is amazing in itself, since the characters are working against a language barrier. The world building was strong, the characters are interesting. Some parts were slow but overall I really enjoyed the book.
Just a warning to those people reading this for the romance aspect of it, there ids no real happily ever after or even a happily for now. It is left open probably to continue in another short story.
Lovely book though.
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