When Rubi finds herself out on a singles cruise headed for the Bahamas, she can’t help but to wonder how her life has gone so horribly wrong. Many speed dates later and one drunken night on the deck sends Rubi head over heels, literally. She finds herself in the cold water of the Atlantic watching the boat she was cursing not long ago, sail off into the distance. Stranded in the middle of the ocean, she knows it’s only a matter of when she dies, not if. When three gorgeous identical strangers show up out of nowhere, Rubi is certain she is drunk and hallucinating. As they whisper dark promises in her ear and drag her into the dark abyss, she says goodbye to her pathetic life. Little does Rubi know, she is about to be thrust into a world full of magic, centuries old prophecies, sea monsters, and mermaids.
Sunken Empire by Brandy Slaven
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
When Brandy told me she was writing a RH about mermaids….girl I was all in. I think I have read maybe 1 or 2 mermaid books. Hello mermaids are awesome!
So I started reading the book and was initially in love with the males in the story. Each Mer was totally different but all looking for the way to reclaim their kingdom. When they go out on a swim, they feel a put and get a sign that their mate is near. Enter Rubi. The three brothers are knocked on their butts over her.
Rubi is a hot mess and I love that about her!! LOL She is on a cruise and gets wasted drunk before falling off the boat. She wakes up and thinks she has had a one night stand with people on her cruise. She is kinda taken aback when they throw the whole “Mate”, “Queen” and “Life” at her. But seriously, I love her hard core.
As the story goes and Rubi and her triple Z’s fall into a routine the story throws a huge couple of plot twists like who is Rubi’s dad and who is the new stranger to enter their kingdom.
The story is amazing and seeing all the changes and additions to the cast of characters made my heart so happy. I absolutely loved the world building Brandy did for the paranormal world. I cannot wait to see what happens especially after Rubi does the unthinkable not knowing what is appropriate and not. She is all in for her mates and their kingdom. She will do all she can to help protect everyone she touches.
Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.