{Review+G!veaway} Flukes by Nichole Chase

December 10, 2012 Reviews 4

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Paperback162 pages
Published October 6th 2012 by Amazon Digital Services 
Age Group: New Adult
Source: ecopy from Author
Buy this Book: Only 99 cents on Amazon!


Meena has a secret guarded closely by her family—a secret as dangerous as the sea, and buried just as deep. When court appointed community service workers are assigned to Flukes, the family-owned animal sanctuary, everyone is on high alert. It doesn’t help that Meena finds herself attracted to sexy-as-sin Blake Weathering, one of the new workers. If he wasn’t so distracting, she might be able to land Flukes a much-needed cruise line contract.
Blake Weathering, the first in his family to attend public school, has developed a tough image. Unfortunately it lands him in trouble. Now banned from his high school graduation ceremony, getting his diploma is dependent upon a community service gig cleaning fish crap. No diploma, no trust fund fortune—and no way to escape his overbearing father. The last thing he needs is the distraction of a mysterious girl with teal eyes who pulls at his heart strings.
When Blake discovers Meena’s secret, they are both thrown into a desperate search for information about her past. Two worlds pull them in opposite directions, and they will have to fight to hold onto all that really matters.

Flukes is a new adult mermaid romance. Check, check, check! Everything about that sentence makes me excited about Flukes. I thought this was a perfect romance. It was sweet, there was plenty of chemistry and there was mermaid lore surrounding it all. I was immediately drawn into the world at the sanctuary animal cove. I loved the idea of two animal lovers/scientists finding and raising Meena. This book kind of reminded me of Emerald Isle by Kate Hinderer, which I totally loved. But Emerald Isle was about a male mermaid, and Flukes is about Meena, a girl. 

I loved how everything about Meena was Teal. I loved that her eyes matched her tail, I just thought that it was adorable every time the color of teal popped up in the story. Especially when Blake is the one that brought it up. I felt for Meena. She really only had her parents, the animals and her best (and only) friend Violet. And with Violet off to college, I could totally see why Meena felt like she was being left behind at times. 

Blake is a stand up guy. Really, he is a total bad boy misnomer. He is such a natural protector and It just melted my heart a little bit. Ok, a lot. He protects the people he loves and cares about so fiercely. It was refreshing and I didn’t find it forced or over the top of anything. It just fit his personality. I couldn’t imagine him any other way. I am kind of jealous of Meena. 

Nichole Chase really impressed me with her writing and story telling. I loved mitch the dolphin and basically the whole incorporation of dolphins in the story. I also enjoyed the fact that this was just a romance, there was no action adventure or really even too much of a danger element. There is some just to keep things interesting, but really it was a story about two young adults just trying to see if they can be together. I think it was just what I needed in the middle of finals. I loved Nichole’s fishy tale. I completely fell in love with the sanctuary, Blake and Meena. 

Note: I’m not sure if this is a standalone or a series. It ended like it could be a standalone, so maybe I am just holding out hope that I don’t have to say goodbye to Blake and Meena yet. If anyone knows this standalone v. series questions, please let me know! 🙂 

4.5/5 Gavels

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4 Responses to “{Review+G!veaway} Flukes by Nichole Chase”

  1. Nichole Chase

    Thank you for being part of the tour, Michelle! I’m so glad that you enjoyed Flukes!

    There will be another book, but it will be Jacen’s story (Each book in the Flukes series will revolve around a different couple, with the others making cameos from time to time). The title is Riptide and I hope to have it out in the coming Spring.

  2. April

    This could be my first mermaid book…I’m really tempted for some lighter stuff after several dark supernaturals. Meena sounds like a great change of pace!

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