Braden can t deny he s always wanted Chelsea, but getting involved wouldn t be fair. She has college and big dreams ahead of her he has no desire to leave Jaffrey s Cove. Plus, there s the fact merfolk women often take more than one lover. Share her? Not in this lifetime.
When Chelsea s plans for the future fall apart, the only bright spot remaining is Sheriff Braden Marley. She s been angling for a shot at the gentle giant s heart and the rest of him for a long time. Except he not only holds her at a maddening arm s length, he somehow manages to keep other men away, too.
Enter Jamie Powell, a human marine archeologist who s in town for a cataloging project. His instant chemistry with Chelsea inspires her to try a sexy new tactic: make Braden jealous enough to stop dragging his feet and start leaving his shoes under her bed.
The ensuing storm generates a boatload of complications none of them saw coming. A forbidden attraction no amount of merfolk magic can erase. And the danger that their secrets could be exposed to the outside world Warning: Seductive shimmering lights, a sexy interlude on the strip club floor, mysterious Spanish lovers, and a trio caught in an eddy of intense sexual attraction. Swim at your own risk.