INFAMOUS BACHELOR and SELF-MADE BILLIONAIRE ROEN DORAN IS A BASTARD. Yes, he knows it. And no, he doesn’t care. He’s got money and power, and he depends on no one. But when his estranged father dies, willing him a secret island, Roen will come face to face with an even bigger secret: its occupants. And these savage, sea-obsessed warriors are quick to make their position clear: Leave now or die.
There’s only one problem. Nobody tells Roen what to do. Ever. Oh, and one other thing. He’s just met the island’s other new “guest” and something about her brings out his possessive side.
SOLE SHIPWRECK SURVIVOR LIV STRATTON had been adrift at sea for ten grueling days when salvation miraculously appeared: an uncharted island. Only, the deceivingly beautiful men who live there aren’t interested in saving her. No, not at all. Because they somehow believe she is their property, a gift from the ocean to do with as they please. This is not good.
Her only hope? Billionaire Roen Doran, of all people. A man who’s said to care for nothing and no one. But if he’s so heartless, then why is he about to risk everything to help her?
Liv has survived a shipwreck only to find herself adrift in a life raft and experiencing hallucinations as she slowly loses her hold on life. Well, she's seen it all, her mother, sisters and now yep that's a man, no, make that a gorgeous man swimming towards an island that doesn't exist. Yes, Liv knows she's dying from dehydration but when the hunk swims up to her then her life takes a whole new turn!
Roen is beyond annoyed that one of his ships has disappeared and yet strangely enough it happened right where an old map he's inherited from his late father shows an uncharted island. It doesn't appear on any other map but Roen is determined to get his property back. What he wasn't expecting was to discover an actual island with savage warriors guarding it and then of course there's Liv! She doesn't belong there and usually Roen wouldn't get involved but secrets are revealed that put a whole new spin on things!
First, I have to say, I love the cover! Okay, that being said, it's the content that’s important so without (hopefully) too many spoilers here's my take on Mermen. It's the first of a trilogy and does end on a cliffhanger so you have been warned. I suspect more than one Merman will find Liv attractive but it's Roen who fascinates Liv as this book progressed. She is very good at reading people and sees the depths inside the hardened businessman that he's become. Roen is used to taking charge and will fight for what he wants, but in this hostile situation that he finds himself in, everything he thought he knew about life is about to come crashing down
It's no secret the plot revolves around Mermen and an island and if, like me, you've ever seen the TV show Lost you will quickly realise the most bizarre things can happen on mysterious islands. So a romance? Not strictly, but certainly the possibility is there and there's some steam. No happy ending I'm afraid, just more questions and I did kind of miss some of the snark I usually associate with Ms Pamfiloff's work but a good start to what could well turn into a fabulous trilogy.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.