All in all, this wasn't a bad book at all. Did it have characters falling in love too quickly? Hmm, I wouldn't say it was insta-love - not when Emma didn't really want any part of Galen, but there were still several things that had me shaking my head with amusement.
Galen is a Trident (merman) who is searching for the one his brother needs to 'mate with' in order for their species to continue. Yeah, I know a lot of people will be screwing up their noses with the premise of the story, but it's a lot more than that - kind of. It did make me roll my eyes a bit, but I read on because it kept me interested enough that I wanted to finish it.
Emma is human, or so she thinks, until Galen convinces her she's not. She is 'Of Poseidon', a descendant of another underwater clan that the 'Tridents' are trying to keep peace with.In a weird twist (but not really) she becomes the focus of Galen and he suspects that she should be the one that his brother, Grom, should be with, but Galen discovers that the last thing he wants is Emma with Grom.The plot does seem familiar, well it did to me, but there are twists in this book and I really enjoyed the interactions between the characters - particularly between Emma and Rayna (Galen's sister) and Rayna and Toraf (Rayna's boyfriend/mate).And the ending was unexpected.
This book is a light read, a book not to be taken seriously. It was a fun book and, despite all the cliched things that made up some of the characters and plot, I really did love it.