Fish Out of Water by Ciar Cullen
"Love another swing and a miss? Not this time. "
At thirty-five, baseball star Eric Fisher is washed up. He thought a vacation to his private island getaway would clear his head, help him accept the simple fact that his career is flagging. He was wrong.
In the middle of a solitary afternoon on the beach with a bucket of beer, a woman emerges from the ocean. She s pretty, with a body built for the bikini she s almost wearing. She smells like the giant fish she s dragging through the sand. And she s crying.
Caren McCabe is livid. Fish species are disappearing fast, no thanks to rich Hollywood types who buy up rare island habitats like St. Andres. Worse, her boat has just capsized, taking with it the bulk of her research and any hope of getting tenure.
It takes a hurricane to bring them to speaking terms. As the winds howl, they have a meeting of minds and hearts neither of them anticipated. Just as things heat up, though, the full moon forces Caren to answer the sea s siren call and assume her true form. A form that no mortal man must ever see much less be allowed to love.
Warning: Contains two wary, wounded hearts with an ocean-sized obstacle to forever love. Who knew love could overcome it by sprouting fins and a tail? Readers are asked to refrain from feeding the sharks.
Cute quick story - I was hoping for a longer one, but this was fun
I don't think I've read many books about mermaids - and this one was different all on it's own.
Caren isn't always a mermaid, just for about 20 mins during the full moon.
But if she doesn't go for a swim in the saltwater during those 20 mins, she could die.
it's her secret. Who would believe her even if she did tell anyone. But she knew she couldn't. It was against everything she was taught. She knew she was destined to be alone, since ever full moon she had to take off.
Eric (with-a-c) is a washed up ball player. He is use to being the big guy, the star of the team, but he's 35 years old. He's been injured too many times, and he's not at his best anymore.
Taking a break before the next season starts, Eric is at his beach house. He loves it there. The peace, the quiet. But when he see's the girl in a bikini dragging a big fish behind her, he doesn't know what to think.
As he approaches her, he's certain she's either a paparazzi or a loony woman trying to get his fame or fortune.
But something about her is off - she's not like the normal girls he meets. But he can't really explain what's different about her.
Caren is freaking out, she needs to get back to her job, but with the hurricane coming, and the full moon coming at the same time, she's stuck!
When Eric brings her to his home to keep her safe from the storm, she starts to panic. She needs to get out in the water, but he has the whole place boarded up.
Can she get out and back in before Eric checks on her?? and How is she supposed to explain where she went in the middle of the night in the middle of a hurricane?
Cute story - I enjoyed reading it :) Wish it was longer, but it was still cute :)