Return to the Sea

This was a great short story. I loved every minute of it. Rebecca Royce tells a wonderful tale in a short amount of time. I fell in love with Laneigh and Sylarus' story. You get it all, suspense, love, sex, and a few surprises to make it interesting.

Laneigh was banished from the sea, by the Mer king, for "supposedly" attempting to overthrow him. With the sea taken from her, she lives on land, slowly dying as her body slowly dries up from the inside out. For Mer folk being on land banished from the sea is a death sentence. Living on borrowed time Laneigh calls for Sylarus. He's the only one she can trust with her most precious possession. Little does she realize that inviting him back into her life opens up a whole new line of possibilities. To find out what those may be, read this great story and find out.

Book Blurb for Return to the Sea

The clock is ticking for Laneigh. Banished from the ocean ten years earlier, Laneigh is shocked to discover all the Mer people living on dry land die within a decade of leaving the sea. With her life ending, she boards a cruise ship, intent on challenging the Mer who destroyed her life. She doesn't expect him to save her—but she has a request she is desperate he honor.

Hearing Laneigh’s name on the wind, Sylarus, son of the Mer king, is powerless to stop himself from seeing her. Defying his father’s edict, he rushes to meet the woman he’s desired his whole life. But when he learns of her impending death, something shifts deep inside Sylarus. He cannot—will not—let her die.

Sylarus and Laneigh face tremendous odds to be together. In the end, they will either change Mer society forever or perish in the attempt. Can true love forgive after a decade of betrayals?

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2011 5.00