Thursday, August 13, 2020

Review: Coming Up for Air

Coming Up for Air by Amanda Meuwissen
Gay Paranormal Romance

It’s not easy being someone’s fairy tale.

Leigh Hurley is making a name for himself among thieves and criminals, even if it isn’t the life he would’ve chosen. He shouldn’t have screwed over the Moretti brothers, though. It landed him in the river with weights on his feet. But somehow he’s escaped certain death. The last thing he remembers before waking on the riverbank is a beautiful face and a soft kiss.

Then, Tolomeo turns up naked at Leigh’s apartment.

Tolly comes from a race of killers—merfolk who drown humans for fun. But Tolly is different, and when he sees a human in trouble, he offers a kiss, granting the man the ability to breathe underwater… and himself the ability to walk on land, at least until the next full moon. The ancient laws state that if he is given a vow of love by the one he kissed, he will be able to keep his legs. If not, he will be put to death when he returns to the water.

But love is not something Leigh offers easily… and Tolly has a secret of his own.

4 out of 5 fairies

Coming Up for Air will make your heart race. It's sort of like reading a fairy tale, if the main characters were both not completely innocent and sweet. There's plenty of moments when you'll hold your breath as Leigh and Tolly try to survive certain death at the hands of different enemies. Their love is potent but it isn't pages of story dominated by sex (which I appreciate in my romance), but that doesn't mean things don't get a bit steamy. Highly recommend if you're looking for a different kind of shifter!

Where to buy: Dreamspinner, Amazon

Add to your TBR list: Goodreads

About the Author: Amanda Meuwissen is a bisexual and happily married 35-year-old geek. Primarily an M/M romance author with a focus on urban fantasy, she has a Bachelor of Arts in a personally designed Creative Writing major from St. Olaf College and is an avid consumer of fiction through film, prose, and video games. Amanda lives in Minneapolis, MN, with her husband, John, and their cat, Helga.

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