Friday, 20 March 2015

Azure (Drowning In You) by Chrystalla Thoma




I was given an Arc copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review.

I will start by saying I LOVED IT !!!
Olivia Stewart is haunted by the death of a friend who committed suicide, she feels she let her friend down.  After her relationship breaks down she takes a holiday to the sunshine island of Crete, with her two friends Kirsten and Markus, Well who can visit Crete without meeting their sun-worshipping chunk of hunk?  Cue enters Kia the sunkissed hunk that Olivia spots immediately, he didn't miss her either, she caught his eye too.

Kia is a strange person, he is a descendant of the sea people, it has been known for mermaids to have children with humans, so it's only natural that these offsprings have some special affinity with the sea.  Rumour has it Kia is a merman, but Olivia totally disbelieves this, she wants to find out why people on the island hate him and curse at him, she wants to find out what he has done to warrant their hatred.  Kia is hiding something, something is making him very sad, his eyes show his pain, he does not smile, people wonder if he is able to!

The pair were so drawn to each other that their feelings grow stronger and stronger, but many things are working against them.  Kia has a relative on the island who asks Olivia to make Kia laugh, will she succeed? she has to get through his barrier and find out what is making him so sad looking.  The pair both need to heal from the events in their past, but can they help each other? Will they make matters worse? You have to read the book to find out, I have said enough, other than I absolutely freaking loved this book, it was such a lovely story, and who doesn't like mermaids ?? !!!