Review & Contest: Waterborne by Katherine Irons

Waterborne by Katherine Irons
Series: Seaborne (# 3)
Release Date: July 1, 2012
Publisher:   Brava
Pages: 320
Source:   Publisher

Alexandros, prince of Atlantis and lethal assassin, has a new assignment. Hunt down and eliminate powerful, ruthless Grigori Varenkov, whose fleet of fishing ships is scouring the ocean floors bare of life. But there is a complication in the stunning form of Ree O’Connor, Varenkov’s personal chef. When Varenkov’s struggle with Alex leaves Ree wounded, Alex gives up his chance to finish his foe in order to save her. Taking her to the underwater kingdom of Lemoria, he plans to heal her and return her to land before resuming his mission. Yet Ree is not the innocent bystander he first believed. And once they give in to the passion between them, no ocean will quench it…


Review: Mermen, an Atlantian Prince, giant seahorses, dolphin spies…yes I said dolphin spies. This all included in a refreshing book that belongs to the series Seaborne by Ms. Irons. Taking us to the deep depths of the sea where we find the city of Atlantis.

The story takes us between beautifully depicted world underwater and the human/civilian world. Alex an Atlantian Prince is on a mission to kill a civilian when he comes across beautiful Ree, an assassin out to kill a very bad Russian. Ree’s is injured in the process of her job. Alex not wanting to just leave Ree’s to die he takes her back to his home in Atlantis where he helps her to heal. Ree’s has given up on relationships. Her fiancé/partner was killed and she is still dealing with the loss. But, as she heals she finds herself falling for headstrong Alex. She loves his family and all that comes with life under the sea. Later as there is an attempt on Alex’s life Ree’s they find themselves working together for the same common goal. Hot Merman sex…hmmm…

I found out after choosing this book that it is a part of a series of which I didn’t read the first two. I do want to say that although this book can defiantly stand on its own I think that some questions could be cleared up a little with the reading of the first two books. Sometimes there is just a need for a little background info and I found this to be one of those times.

I liked the whole way that Ms. Irons had of bringing to life a whole new world but…yes there is a but…I didn’t feel that strong connection between Alex and Ree’s that you usually find in books where romance and sex is involved. They are perfectly matched for each other but the build-up just didn’t happen. I kind of missed that chemistry. I think it may have been that they were both so strong and independent that the connection just didn’t seem real. I did enjoy the feel for Atlantis with the whimsical Seahorses and the Dolphin spies. It brought the thought to mind that perhaps dolphins are spies and we just don’t realize it. Ms. Iron’s touched on the fact that Ree’s has an ability; but didn’t explore it further (which I feel would have been fun). The story seems a little unfinished making me think that 1. I should have read the other two or 2. Ms. Irons may have another story in store to tie it all together.

Whichever it is, this story holds allot of action, mystery and hot mermen that will keep you engaged even without that spark of chemistry. Taking you to another realm that opens up the possibilities of more stories of roads or should I say waters not traveled. For those who enjoy something different.


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11 thoughts on “Review & Contest: Waterborne by Katherine Irons

  1. Maria D. says:

    I have the first book in this series on my kindle – maybe even the 2nd book (have to check) – I just haven’t had the time to read them yet. Thanks for the review

  2. Kristina says:

    This book sounds amazing!!! So unique! This one is definitely getting added onto my TBR list right away. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. BookLady says:

    I love paranormal romance and stories about Atlantis. The blurb and review captured my attention. I would really like to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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