This was a new author for me and I am so glad that I have another title of hers to read, as it felt really fresh. It's a take on the little mermaid story but definitely not like you've ever seen before, with two cute gay guys swept up in a mob war and grappling with the police as well as trying to break a magical curse.

It's totally heart warming as these two guys hit it off immediately. It doesn't take long for them to get together, but the love comes later - and hearing the juxtaposition of their thoughts builds up so much tension towards the end. I won't spoil the end, but there's a great twist that really piles on the angst and had me on the edge of my seat to the end.

Loved: The whole mermaid thing. What a great concept in general! And to have it combined with a mob story was pretty inspired.

Liked: The characterisation, from Tolly's particular way of speaking to Carey's sullenness and the way it was explained, and how real everyone felt

Disliked: Umm... the mermaid sex was kinda... I ended up doing some Googling and I regret it

Burning Question: Was being a mob boss all just a giant practical joke the whole time, and one day he'll tell everyone they've been falling for the biggest prank in history?

I received a free ARC copy of this book but my review is my genuine opinion. 
Leigh Hurley is making a name for himself among thieves and criminals, even if it isn’t the life he would’ve chosen. He shouldn’t have screwed over the Moretti brothers, though. It landed him in the river with weights on his feet. But somehow he’s escaped certain death. The last thing he remembers before waking on the riverbank is a beautiful face and a soft kiss.
Then, Tolomeo turns up naked at Leigh’s apartment.
Tolly comes from a race of killers—merfolk who drown humans for fun. But Tolly is different, and when he sees a human in trouble, he offers a kiss, granting the man the ability to breathe underwater… and himself the ability to walk on land, at least until the next full moon. The ancient laws state that if he is given a vow of love by the one he kissed, he will be able to keep his legs. If not, he will be put to death when he returns to the water.
But love is not something Leigh offers easily… and Tolly has a secret of his own.

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