Monday, August 20, 2012

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Emma is at the beach when she literally runs into an unusual, very attractive man.  She gives him little thought but he is fascinated by her because he believes her to be one of the Syrena, creatures more commonly known as mermaids.  Galen is a prince of the Syrena but he is also a liaison between his people and humans.  Determined to find out if Emma is a Syrena or not he follows her to her home in New Jersey and enrolls in her school.  After some strange incidents Emma becomes aware of her abilities and grows more interested in Galen.  The only problem is that Emma might actually be missing royalty from the Poseidon clan which means she has a destiny that can't possibly involve Galen.  This is another paranormal romance and like many of them, it involves a macho man who will be reformed by the love of a good woman.  I also wasn't sure what was happening with Emma's mother.  At one moment she is extremely overprotective but then the next she is somehow reassured when she gets Galen to admit that he wants to sleep with Emma.  Huh?  Finally, I don't mind alternating chapter narrators but the fact that Emma's chapters were in first person and Galen's in third threw me every time I switched between them.