Series: An Isla Sagrario Story
Author: Piper Vaughn
Genre: Paranormal/Mermen/Historical 1700’s
Length: Short Story (32 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 1st, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Blurb: An Isla Sagrario Story In the 1700s on the island of Sagrario, men who love other men find safe haven. For Francis Holland, an escaped indentured servant, Sagrario offers nothing but loneliness. His life begins to change when he finds Wick, a merman, washed ashore.
When Wick awakens under Francis’s care, Francis returns him to the sea at his request. Soon after, they begin to meet in secret, and gradually, Francis blossoms under this new companionship. However, a merman is a difficult creature to entrust one’s heart to. With one trapped on land and the other at sea, the differences in their species threaten to keep them apart forever. It may not be long before Wick is gone, taking Francis’s reason to smile with him.
Review: A sweet and magical tale of a lonely man finding love in a very unsuspecting place…under the sea. I loved the tempo and the flow of this story, very dreamlike and fantastical exactly as it was meant to be. An entertaining twist on The Little Mermaid, short and more simplified. Interested in reading more of these stories people escaping to Isla Sagrario and finding their love and new life.