Book Review | Tears of the Sea by MaryLu Tyndall

Title: Tears of the Sea

Author: MaryLu Tyndall

Series: Standalone

Age: Adult

Genres: Fantasy, Romance

Publication Date: October 30th, 2014

Publisher: Ransom Press International 

Source: Paperback

Purchase: Amazon | B&N 

Doomed by the evil warlock Forwin to wander the ancient seas as a mermaid for all eternity, Perdita longs for the release death would bring. Every ten years she has a chance to break the curse when she emerges from the sea fully human for one month. The catch? She must find a man willing to die for her. After 300 years, her failures have left her heartbroken and alone.

Savion Ryne wants nothing to do with beautiful women. It was one such woman whose betrayal sent him far away to battle Natas’ rebellion. He longs to return to his father’s kingdom in Nevaeh but must first complete an unknown mission.

After Savion falls off his ship during a storm, he wakes on the shores of an island with visions of a dark haired mermaid tending his wounds. When a woman similar in appearance begs for his protection, he is suspicious.

Perdita has never met anyone as honorable as Savion. Even though he shuns her every advance, she falls for him. But as the end of her time on land approaches, she faces the hardest decision of all, save Savion and remain cursed for all eternity or break the curse and watch the man she loves die.

My Rating: 

My Thoughts:
Holy heck! This was freaking amazing! I absolutely loved this story. It's classified as a fantasy romance novel and even though it's not heavy on the fantasy aspects it's definitely magical. The world was pretty good. The fantasy aspects were nice. The romance was cool. The characters were outstanding.

Perdita is the main character and she is just outstanding. She's been cursed by a warlock to live as a mermaid and immortality. She can break the curse every ten years by emerging on land for one month and finding a man who loved her enough to die for her. The warlock cursed her because he wanted to marry her, but she constantly refused. Perdita is absolutely strong and amazing. Despite the odds and having gone through 200+ years and over 20+ men, she still had a bit of hope and strength in her. I will say for the first few pages she irritated my soul because she was hell bent on trying to die, but after seeing a chance at love she became a little more lively. She loves walking into danger, helping others and using her beauty when she can. However, she is also intelligent, well rounded and talented. She has gone through so much turmoil and still managed to pull through. She is amazing!

Captain Savion Ryne was freaking amazing as well. He is sent on a mission after he married the wrong woman. His heartache has caused him to not fall for women -- mainly the absolutely beautiful ones. Savion is a hero in so many ways -- he finds ways to save people and lands whenever he can. He gives his all and expects nothing in return. His heart is pure and he just made me smile so much. I loved him.

The romance was intriguing for me because it definitely was one sided. Perdita fell for Savion immediately after realizing how different and real he was compared to the many other men she saw. Savion, however, tried to steer clear of all her advances at all costs. He didn't kiss her, touch her or acknowledge her sexual advances which amazing. The romance definitely brewed slowly and was magical in its own way.

All the drama that went down was pretty intense. It all added to the story in such a great way. The ending was absolutely amazing. Loved how everything played. Very beautiful story.

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