Reviewed by Dawn M. Ekinia
In Over Her Head is a heartwarming, but action-packed story of two people–one human and the other of the seaworthy body–joined together in an adventure.
Reel Tritone is a merman that has been singled out by his father, part of a royal family, as the outsider. Driven to do things his own way, he has been placed outside of his family as a troublesome man. Reel, known to live life by his own rules, leaves him tainted and labeled by all sea life. He is driven by the memory of one human whose path he crossed many years ago. Her image has been imprinted into his heart and he refuses to let her go.
Erica Peek is a young woman who lacks self-esteem, and ever since she nearly drowned due a mysterious site, she has refused to come near the water. Those who know her have labeled her “crazy, out of her mind, and not right with the world.” A controlling ex boyfriend puts fear into Erica–and once again she dives into the depths of the water she fears the most.
It’s in that dive Erica meets her greatest fear and meets a man unlike any she’s ever known. It’s within his world she learns courage and strength, desire and love. She fights the fear of the water throughout her time below the sea, but is continuously turned on by Reels overwhelming world.
What feels like a scene from a mythological story, In Over Her Head draws you into the world of the deep. I visualized the world of underwater life as the storyline takes you the many types of sea creatures and how it’s tied into the human world. I’m intrigued by the unstoppable adventure Reel and Erica encounter. They battle sea creatures, while fighting the growing desires growing within them. It truly takes you into their world as you encounter each erotic emotion they both develop as they conquer each obstacle that meets them.
I enjoyed this story immensely and look forward to reading other stories by Judi Fennell.