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Book Review: Siren’s Call by Debbie Herbert

The Blurb

Lily Borsage is the ultimate siren: gorgeous, aloof and irresistible to all the men in Bayou La Siryna. All of them, that is, until Nashoba Bowman comes back to town. The Native American kid whose innocent first kiss Lily remembers fondly is now all grown-up, hot as an Alabama summer—and immune to Lily’s charms. What self-respecting mermaid could resist finding out more?

But Nash has a dark history that puts any woman he loves in grave danger, and a heritage of power he isn’t ready to accept. And Lily has a secret that no mortal man can ever know. When a mysterious enemy starts menacing Lily, they will both have to risk everything—and embrace their deepest destinies—if they want to survive.

My Review

Ariel happens to be one of my most favorite Disney characters. And so, I picked up Siren’s Call because of the pretty mermaid on the cover! A mer love story sounded as enchanting as Ariel’s underwater world.
The story does not disappoint. It did not stand tall on all my expectations of a mer love story-I was expecting more of an underwater romance-but it still comes through as a happy read. Revolving more around the Choctaw legend in general, the story offers a good share of mystery and fantasy while loosely exploring the merfolk angle. What I’d like to add here is the fact that this is the third book of a trilogy and I haven’t read the first two books (though I’m pretty intrigued to pick them up now). So there is a possibility that the merfolk angle has been explored in depth previously.
Nonetheless, with good plot twists and an interesting story line, the story does come through as a happy and comforting read. Considering that this is the third book in the series, having a lot of characters and mentions to incidents of the past, the story is not messy. The characters are well-sketched and the plot is well-paced. The legends are fascinating as is the chemistry between Nashoba and Lily. Although the mystery element isn’t too strong, the combination and romance elements manage to get the story sailing through. Sam’s is an endearing and awe-inspiring character too.

All in all, a pleasant read for all romance fans!

One thought on “Book Review: Siren’s Call by Debbie Herbert

  1. We all forgot Sam but I am happy you remembered to mention him….I am glad you enjoyed the book. I loved the previous books by Debbie too and hope you will like them too 🙂

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