It took me a few chapters to get into the enchanting story of Lorelei the Mermaid and Vance/Vincent the emotionally spiralling Musician. But once their character development began, I was pleasantly surprised.
Loreli is a young Mermaid of about half a millenium who is adventuring through the Southern States towards Detroit, Michigan, when they take a brief break in Nashville, Tennessee.
We learn that Vance recently suffered the loss of his former-homeless recovering-addict ex-girlfriend, Maggie, due to an overdose one fatal night. Vance is fighting his own demons - and we see the struggle throughout this novel.
Lorelei is living through her own haunting past, having previously killed one of her human loves with her song. She wants to help Vincent without getting too close to harm him or have him find out who she really is.
Together through their own pains, they find each other after the duo sing their own sad songs, leading them into the unknown and scary thing we humans call love.
There was a lot of information in this book about Mermaids, Pixies, and other fantasy-type entities that I found fascinating and have not previously researched or been aware of.
There's of course the evil doers who try to invade Lorelei's love story - do they succeed in overpowering Loreli and leaving Vincent afloat on his own?
It was relieving that there wasn't TOO much hot and heavy romantic scenes in the book - I found the storyline itself interesting in itself.
On a technical side, I didn't see any grammatical or editorial errors that stood out, and the reading itself was smooth and flawless.
At the end I was excited to see that this is part of a series - The Southern Elemental Guardians - looks like Lorelei's sister, Ilsa, is also going to land herself a human scientist named Paul. I'll definitely be keeping my eyes opened for "Crosscurrents"!
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