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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Catch of a Lifetime by Judi Fennell

Catch of a Lifetime by Judi Fennell
Publisher: Sourcebooks Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy
Length: Full (384 pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 4.5 Books
Review by: Hibiscus

Mermaid Angel Tritone escapes a shark by jumping into single dad Logan Hardington's fishing boat. All his young son Michael wants for his birthday is a mermaid, and if his dad will only play his cards right, now he'll have one…

Angel wants to give Michael his most beloved birthday gift (a real live mermaid) while also getting to know his father and getting him to help her in her mission to stop humans from destroying the oceans. Logan has never met a woman who cared as much about the same things he does, and she's never met a man who understood her deepest commitment to humanity and nature. When an enemy of conservation shows up and tries to kill Angel, Logan has to choose between continuing the life he's known, or following the woman he loves to the bottom of the ocean…

I found Ms. Fennell’s third book in her Tritone Trilogy to be the best blend of both worlds. With an environmentalist from the sea and a conservationist from the land, Angel and Logan seemed fated for each other. When Michael’s birthday wish seems to come true, he isn’t the only one who gets what he wants.

I loved Logan Hardington. He was the perfect new father who'd been thrown into the role but was doing the best he could to make up for lost time. Caring for his son was his top priority even when he hired Angel. Logan made sure that nothing would interfere with that, until his world was rocked. I was surprised that he didn’t catch on to all the little slips that Angel made but I think being a new father kind of blinded him to these errors.

Angel stayed true to her character from the previous books, and was always looking for a way to better relations with the other world. Unfortunately, Hammerhead Harry caused all her carefully laid plans to go astray. I loved the addition of Angel’s voice to the story. Her Siren’s song scene was hilarious and true again to the world that Ms. Fennell created.

Quite a few of the minor characters of the story are again from previous books. I just loved the element of surprise as they talked to the human characters and their interactions. From a crafty chameleon to a flamboyant flamingo, I came to love each and every character in Catch of A Lifetime.

There is quite a bit of play from old movies as was done in the first books which all add to the enjoyment of the story. It reminded me of The Glass Bottom Boat with Doris Day and Rod Taylor as Angel was “caught” on Logan’s boat. Just too funny.

I found Catch of A Lifetime well worth diving into. I think you will too.