Release Date: 5 August 2014
Beyond the limits of sight, magical beings live in the Forbidden Realm. The two worlds were once connected, but the desires of man forced their separation. Now, desire may bring them back together . . .Aliya is a mermaid with an obsession. Though contact with humans is strictly forbidden, she can't seem to stay away from the incredibly handsome Devin, who visits her lake night after night. Her body and soul have never been drawn to anyone like this before. Deciding that her longing for Devin is worth the risk, she goes to him. As their lust for each other deepens, Aliya grows to need his touch as much as she needs water.
Devin believed Aliya was a perfect fantasy his mind created-until the breathtaking mermaid swims to shore. Courtesy of a magical wish, Aliya is newly human, and she and Devin give in to their passion again and again. But Aliya's mortal form is only temporary. If they don't have the strength to part ways when the time comes, their illicit love could rock the balance between the realms forever . . .
My Opinion 4 STARS
**Copy Provided by Netgalley and Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for an honest review**
This seems to be a book of two halves. We have Aliya and Devins side of things, but we also have Raea and Kyne's side of things so this book is told from 4 points of view.
This is a very R-rated story involving humans, mermaids and faeries. There is a veil keeping humans from seeing the veiled creatures, however Aliya is drawn to Devin and his sadness. Aliya is from the all female mermaid race and lives a mostly solitary life helping to hide their existence.
Devin has been sad for the last few tears after the death of his wife and goes out to the lake for carnal exploits with different women to keep the sadness at bay. He is enchanted after seeing Aliya for the first time, which very quickly becomes R-rated.
Raea and Kyne have a bet with each other. Kyne is a half fearie-half human and is a summer faerie and helps the plants and flowers grow. Raea is a full-blooded faerie and gives wishes to humans to keep them ignorant of those behind the veil.
Sex is a disgusting human thing which both mermaid and faerie do not do in their own races. But our characters soon find passion and lust are heady things, and for Devin and Aliya at least things very quickly turn into love, with an added extra boost to keep them together.
There are no bad guys in this book, however the council are constantly mentioned and it is said they would not react favourably if they knew what was going on.
Although the book did not end on a cliff hangar there are enough unanswered questions from this book to make you want to read the next one.