Book Review: The Merman’s Kiss

cover-the merman's kissTitle: The Merman’s Kiss [Mates For Monsters 1]

Author: Tamsin Ley

Genre: Fantasy, Romance

Rating: 3 Stars



After the death of her child, Brianna seeks to end her life within the ocean’s final embrace. Instead, she falls into the arms of a sexy, sleek-tailed monster. He’s wild, seductive, and sets her blood on fire every time he touches her, and soon she begins to need him for more than his magic to breathe underwater. He might just give her a new reason to live.

Zantu has evaded the mate-bond for thirty-five years, dodging promiscuous mermaids with vile intents. Unlike mermaids, mermen bond for life, and Zantu refuses to accept the heartbreak most mermen die of. That is, until the glint of gold catches his eye, and a simple salvage mission turns to passion. Now he’s bonded to a human, and begins to wonder if bonding to the right mate might not be so bad. The problem? A finless female won’t live long among the dangers of the sea.

Now Zantu must choose between keeping her at his side, and keeping her safe. Either way, he’s sure he’ll end up with a broken heart.


The Merman’s Kiss by Tamsin Ley was… okay. At least, I think that’s what I’ve settled on. The characters were okay, the plot was okay, the romance was… unusual. I’ve certainly read worse, but honestly, that’s about as kind as I can be.

The book was short, the romance made no sense, and the mermaids were vulgar.

Did I finish reading it? Yes. Was I entertained? Yes. Would I recommend it to anyone? Not really. If you’re curious, sure, go head and pick it up. It isn’t awful, but there are certainly better options available.