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The Last Mermaid by Shana Abe
The Last Mermaid by Shana Abe
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I'm such a fan of Shana Abe, her prose is often sheer poetry, so beautiful. However I wouldn't recommend this as an intro to her work. The idea sounded really exciting but I was really disappointed with the stories, they all seemed to be missing a certain something. I would have gave it 2 stars if not for the lovely prose.

The first story (siren and the king) and the second story (assassin and the selkie) were fine but seemed to fizzle out and run out of spark. Maybe they would have worked better as longer romances? It was a shame because I really wanted to like the characters but they didn't seem that developed. They were both 7/10

However the last story was the… Read more
Strangers in the Night by Anne Stuart
Strangers in the Night by Anne Stuart
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
If anyone reads the reviews on the website, a reviewer said that she left the Anne Stuart story last because the premise sounded the worst. I totally agree, it sounded really really cheesy and could have been awful; you have to be a gifted writer to make it believable and I didn't like films like Meet Joe Black etc Basically Death (personified or there wouldn't be a story!) has fallen in love with this girl with a weak heart. However I was pleasantly surprised as this is one of the best anthology romances that I've read and the plot was actually enhanced by the short story format. You'll have to read the rest, its worth it and I'd like to point out that for the shortest story in… Read more