[Review] The Merman’s Kiss (Mates for Monsters, #1) by Tamsin Ley (FREE BOOK)

The Merman's Kiss
The Merman’s Kiss (Mates for Monsters, #1)

Tamsin Ley

What rating would you give it?
2 of 5 Stars

Give us a summary.

(Goodreads Description)
Even Monsters Need a Mate 

After the death of her child, Brianna seeks to end her life within the ocean’s final embrace. Instead, she falls into the arms of a sexy, sleek-tailed monster. He’s wild, seductive, and sets her blood on fire every time he touches her, and soon she begins to need him for more than his magic to breathe underwater. He might just give her a new reason to live.

Zantu has evaded the mate-bond for thirty-five years, dodging promiscuous mermaids with vile intents. Unlike mermaids, mermen bond for life, and Zantu refuses to accept the heartbreak most mermen die of. That is, until the glint of gold catches his eye, and a simple salvage mission turns to passion. Now he’s bonded to a human, and begins to wonder if bonding to the right mate might not be so bad. The problem? A finless female won’t live long among the dangers of the sea.

Now Zantu must choose between keeping her at his side, and keeping her safe. Either way, he’s sure he’ll end up with a broken heart.

Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, dangerous mermaids, and sexy merman secrets. Guaranteed HEA with no cliffhangers. Intended for mature audiences.

What did you think of the book?

Honestly, I wouldn’t have picked this up had it not been free, my laptop battery was dead, and I was without any other reading material at the time.

I was sitting in my car waiting for the paint inside my house to dry and needed something to to. Browsed Google Play and found this under the free book section. Figured, “Why not?”

….yeah… why the fuck not…

This… was not what I was hoping for. Although I don’t have the same complaints as other reviewers who read and hated/didn’t like it, I wasn’t blown away or even mildly entertained. I was… underwhelmed by the story, characters, plot-what-plot, and endless random sex scenes which made absolutely no sense (except for maybe, like, one where it actually made sense that they’d have sex then).

I got to nearly the end before I venture back inside my house and found I actually could without dying, and promptly forgot about this book. Then I saw it again, literally a chapter from being finished and said, “Fuck it! Why not?”

….why… the fuck… not…


The hell was up with that ending?! I don’t mean the supposed HEA ending that the author promised from day one, I mean the


Zantu POV: okay so yeah you managed to save me but now I’m gonna leave you on land after I’m ALMOST 99.99999999999% sure you’re pregnant, even though this whole fucking book I’ve been bitching and moaning about how horrible it is for mermaids to leave their mates because that’s what they do and now I’m gonna do it to you so byyyeee have a nice life preggos human bond-mate see you NEVER



At any rate, this book proved to be a colossal waste of time, but at least it DID help me waste time quicker while I was letting paint dry, so I won’t give it one star.

But honestly….

What did I even read?

Any warnings you wish to make for your readers?

Ugh… instead of me listing them, how about you just not? Kay? Kay.

Does it count towards any reading challenges?

Would you recommend this book?

No. God no.


However, if you DO want to read it FOR FREE, you can find it here:

Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)

Publisher:  Twin Leaf Press
Publication Date: February 2017
Format: eBook, RvC
Pages: 115
Genre & Themes: Fantasy,
Mermen, M/F Erotica, Crazy
Mermaids, Stillborn children, breeding
Age: Adult (18+)
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Google Play
Challenge:  2019 GoodReads Reading Challenge


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