I was actually surprised when this book finally showed up since I tend to have problems with PDF books. That's the one thing that kinda annoys me about Net Galley. They don't let you know ahead of time what format the book is in. It showed up after I tried sending it and got the message that said I couldn't. I'm not sure how that happened but I was just in the mood to read a book about mermaids. I haven't really read many mermaid books.
Anyhoo I was little hesitant to keep reading when I saw a warning and a disclaimer. I have to admit that it kind of freaked me out. I was sure if I should be afraid, amused, or both. When I kept reading and found nothing freaky I assumed it was a joke or maybe this publisher has other books that require that kind of warning. I do think the part that takes place in the amusement park could kinda apply to the warning a bit. I can only think of one other book that had a warning label and that was The Merciless which has a very pretty pink cover but the contents are much different from what you'd associate with pink.
The prologue is explained later on in the book so keep reading even if you get confused. I would have liked to know when Luke died. This took place before the story. I assume it wasn't too recent because Mari had her shop and the bar was about to be sold because Chase just couldn't deal with the death of his brother and surviving since he was rescued by Mari the mermaid. A storm is on the way so Chase is boarding the place up and getting it read before he leaves the island. Talk about a bad time to tell Mari that he's sold the place and she'll have to find a new place for her shop. Mari is a bit of a rebel and considering the guy she's been betrothed to since they were little I don't blame her for wanting to get away. I really hate Inna. He should be called Imma Psychotic Controlling Asshole.
I also figured out something that I found to be pretty obvious but I was enjoying the story so it wasn't something that made me want to throw my book against the wall. I couldn't have done that because it was an ebook for starters and I would never do that to a book. I'm the one that apologizes to a book when I accidentally drop it. Maybe it was meant to be obvious. I do like Kerry's writing and would check out another book by her. I would also like to point out that there are sex scenes in this book. That doesn't really bother me as long as there's a story and it isn't just all sex. I'll admit that I skimmed the last one but there were four so it wasn't like a series that pops to mind where a really great character has pretty much been turned into a nympho. So if you're not big on sex scenes this might not be for you but if you don't mind some you should check it out.
The story takes place over a couple of days. Chase ends up stuck on the island because the ferry gets cancelled. Mari stays with him and things heat up. So I guess you could call it instalove but I will admit that if I'm enjoying what I'm reading I will overlook certain things like that. Things got pretty heated during those days they spent together. The title certainly could be applied to the storm but it can also be applied to Chase as he struggles to come to terms with the things that have happened and the feelings he's having despite his strong urge to just run away and never be near the ocean again even though he's always loved being near it.