TIDAL WAVE by Vivian Arend
Tidal Wave by Vivian Arend
Forces of Nature, Book 1
Reviewed by Miranda
Alexia Colten arrives in Jaffery’s Cove to take care of her ailing grandmother. It has been several years since she has visited the cove where she spent most of her summers as a youth. When Alexia gets there she discovers things are not as they seem and her life is about to change forever.
Jaffery’s Cove is the home of merfolk, dolphin shifters. Alexia is to become the new leader of the pod only she has no idea they exist or what the job entails. Step one of becoming the matriarch of a merfolk pod find your consorts…plural.
Joshua has been in love with Alexia since she started coming to the cove at the tender age of 14. Joshua would do anything for Alexia and is determined to not become her consort but her permanent lover. Unfortunately for him, so is every other unmated male in Jaffery’s Cove.
Anthony is Joshua’s cousin, a docile teacher at the local school. He has decided to leave the consorting to the other eligible bachelors. Anthony changes his mind after he spends time with Alexia. She awakens every protective and dominant bone in his body.
Can Alexia accept her new role as the leader of the merfolk? She is very confused by her feelings for the men around her. She struggles with the fact that she believes her feelings are unacceptable. Can she overcome her insecurities to become the leader she was born to be and discover a life that can fulfill her wildest dreams?
Tidal Wave was a lust filled adventure from the beginning. It had some very funny moments most featuring Alexia’s wonderful Gram, I loved her! Joshua, Alexia, and Anthony set the pages on fire with their intensity. Alexia is a compelling heroine dealing with this amazing new world with grace. Each character brought their own issues to the relationship and the relationship makes them better people. When I read the shifters in this book were dolphins I was skeptical but my doubts were resolved immediately. There was a romanticism surrounding the story that I absolutely adored. There is even a bit of danger to satisfy those suspense taste buds. Tidal Wave is a force of nature to be reckoned with. I will definitely be sampling the second book of this series.