By: Erin Tate
3 “Merman Magical Spunk” Stars
Genre: Sci Fi Romance
Cliffhanger: No, but part of a series.
Price: $2.99 for Kindle; FREE on Kindle Unlimited
Quick Thoughts: At least it was longer than the first one.
I don’t actually know what made me pick up the sequel to Vados seeing how underwhelming and confusing it was so I shall chalk it up to three things: It was free with my Kindle Unlimited subscription, I was bored, and for the LOLs. Yes folks, I must admit that a lot of my decisions are based on how much humor I will get out of the situation. What can I say? I never really fully grew up into my adulthood!
Luckily for me, Tave is a full story. It has an actual beginning, middle, end, and even some actual plot thrown in to make it a far better read than the previous installment. Kudos to you Ms. Tate!
This one is about a woman named Rina. She is a single girl living in a beach front house that affords her the best view of the ocean. While she is content with living her life rather solitary, her mother is not. Unbeknownst to her, her mother took some of her hair and submitted her DNA into the database of the Population Ministry in the effort to get her a match.
Another overbearing mother had the same idea and submitted her son’s DNA into the database, and what do you know, they were matched up together!!! The man in question? Why none other than the Crown Prince Tave fa V’yl, the ruler of the Ujal on Earth!
The Population Ministry then sends Rina mail to inform her of her match and that they will be sending an escort to collect her, but she thought the letters were spam and tossed them unopened. It is only when a pair of Ujal guards come to her house, while she was showering, and grab her does she find out what has happened. Poor girl didn’t even have the time to finish washing the soap out of her hair, let alone wear anything more than her towel, before presented to Tave as his mate.
They meet, and Tave is instantly smitten with Rina, despite her dishevelment and swollen soap-filled eye, and wants to go ahead with their mating, but it is all a shock to Rina. Tave then agrees to instead, go on some “dates” with her in an effort to make her more comfortable with him, and that is where the book then takes off.
There is still not a whole lot of world building that I would expect in a Sci Fi book, instead she fills the pages with hot merman/human “bow-chick-a-wow-wow” in which the merman “genetic material” is magical and when she gets a load of his “hot meat injection” she gets scales and the ability to breathe underwater.
That in itself made me a little confused. The chick in the first book didn’t grow scales when she banged Vados in her SUV. Is the author seriously trying to tell me that the girl “just so happened” to have condoms in the car, or Vados is the kind of boy scout that keeps a store of them up his asshole in lieu of pockets? I’m just going to go with the former, because while the latter is hilarious it is even more disturbing to think about.
While this book was entertaining to sat the least, it did make me have yet again more questions than answers. I hope in the other installments, Ms. Tate spends a bit more time with her plot and world building as she does with the sex scenes. While they are not really necessary in porn they are equally as important in books.