Book Reviews

The Little Selkie by K.M. Shea

My edition: Kindle Unlimited

Pages:233

Series: Timeless Fairy Tales #5

Synopsis: Off of Goodreads

Dylan-a selkie- makes a terrible mistake when she brashly chases and evil sea witcj onto land. Captured and stripped of her pelt- leaving her unable to return to the sea in her ¬†unable to return to the sea in her sea lion body- Dylan’s only chance of survival is to serve as the sea witch’s tool. Instead of allowing the sea witch to use her selkie ability to control water, Dylan asks a wandering enchantress to seal her voice, rendering her unable to use her selkie magic. Stranded- with no allies and no wat to contact her family- Dylan fears she will never successfully steal her pelt back.

Luckily, Dylan is not alone. She is befriended by Prince Callan, a kind, human prince whose country is being pulverized by the sea witch. Combining the strength of humans and the intelligence of the selkies, the pair unites to save their people.

But when the storm is over will Dylan choose to stay with Callan, or return to the sea and leave him behind…forever?

Rating: 4.5 stars

Review: This is a retelling of The Little Mermaid. Instead of being a mermaid, Dylan is a Selkie who can transform into a sea lion. She can only do this if she has her pelt. One day Dylan and her family are battling a sea witch. Dylan chases her onto land and ends up getting captured. When she wakes up she runs and comes across the Lady Enchantress Angelique. She asks for her voice to be sealed so that the witch can’t make her abuse her power. Of course the only way to break the spell is true love’s kiss.

I love the twist Shea put on this classic tale. This, like Cinderella and the Colonel, was a slow romance. The couple don’t kiss till towards the end. I like how Shea focuses more on the story line than the romance. The romance just falls into place but it is riding back burner to the plot line.

I recommend this to anyone who loves retellings or loves the Little Mermaid.

Book Reviews

Bear Bites by Ruby Dixon

My Editions: Kindle Unlimited

Series: Bear Bites 1-4

Overall rating: 4 stars

Review: Another novella series I’m reviewing together. By the way can we applude Dixon on these title names. I haven’t read anything by Dixon before. I was scrolling through some recommendations on Goodreads and came across the fourth book in this series and thought Oh holy hell that man is gorgeous. Then I read about it and was like yeah I need to read this series. I’ve seen a lot of my friends read her books but I just normally scroll past. Not this time.

Shift Out of Luck

Pages: 99

Rating: 3.5 stars

Cole runs a camping shop across from the spa Adelaide runs. For three years he’s watch Adelaide but does nothing to get her. One day she comes into his store to get equipment to go on a hike. Once Cole finds out who is taking her, he demands she doesn’t go.

Adelaide has been dropping hints for the past three years that she likes Cole, but he still doesn’t take anyone of them. She gets mad when he tells her not to go with Pat. She disobeys his order and goes anyway.

What Adelaide doesn’t know is that Cole has a huge secret. A secret that is keeping him from being with her.

I liked this. It was a good read. I, myself, wouldn’t have lasted three years dropping hints to a guy. After three days I would have said something out right or thrown a book at his face for not picking up the hints. But so far I like the series.

Get Your Shift Together

Pages: 98

Rating: 2.5

Leo was working for Cole when Caro (Caroline) comes into the store with her a-hole of a boyfriend. Right away Leo is attracted to her. He hates that she is taken.

Caro is with Bill but all she can think about is the hot guy at the equipment store. She final picks a fight with Bill in the result making Bill abandon her out in the woods alone. She feels free at last and decides to finish the rest of her vacation. She is setting up camp when Leo comes along.

Sparks fly and Leo know right away she is his mate, but he doesn’t know if she will go running when he tells her his secret.

This one was alright. I like the first one better.

Shift Just Got Real

Pages:92

Rating: 2.5 stars

Mal has known Ryann was his mate when he met her. Only problem is that she was 17 and her was 36. Three years later Mal is watching Ryann. Ryann catches him in the act.

Ryann always had a crush on Mal but didn’t think he was interested since she was so young. Then she catches him watching her and she is excited.

I hate that I have to rate this so low. Mal was getting me going until Ryann had to open her mouth and the word “daddy” came out. Way to ruin everything. I’m just not into the Daddy play.

 

Does a Bear Shift in the Woods

Pages: 89

Rating:2.5

Well as much as I love the cover, I didn’t like the story. I did like the hero Chance, but not the heroine. She just got on my nerves. Chance was incredible adorable. I want him. Especially if he looks like the guy on the cover.