Book Review: In Over Her Head – Judi Fennell

In Over Her Head by Judi Fennell
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Form: Book

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 women he once saw swimming near his family’s reef…

Ever since the day she swam out too far and heard voices in the water, marina owner Erica Peek 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?

Source: Back of Book

In Over Hear Head was very entertaining, and satisfying to the romantic soul. The book is filled with the typical antics of a normal romance book – only 90% of it takes place under water. If you have a good imagination – or you’ve seen The Little Mermaid, this is a very bright and colorful book. If you like romance, and you like fantasy – but not a fan of dark, bad, and scary – this is the book for you!!

The high points of the book – it was fun light-hearted and the characters were easy to enjoy. I am pretty sure I read that this book is the beginning of a series, and I am intrigued to find out what happens next. Some low points would include the author’s use of a famous actor for the description of Reel, the male lead. I don’t like it when authors do that. I’d prefer to have descriptive words and come up with my own image.

Hitting bookshelves June 1st, I do think that if you love to see sparks fly – especially between two unlikely characters – In Over Her Head is your book!


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