Swimming without a Net
by MaryJanice Davidson
Cover Artist: Brendon Dorman
Review by Beth Slater
Jove Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780515143812
Date: 27 November 2007 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Fred's back! Ornery and cantankerous as ever (get it, tank??), the half-mermaid/half-human's life hasn't gotten any easier since Sleeping with the Fishes . Sure, her boss Dr. Barb and her best friend since forever Jonas are dating – if you call slobbering and pawing one another constantly dating – but they can't seem to keep it to themselves. Poor Fred is being subjected to blind dates so that maybe, just maybe she will find the bliss that they have together. Unfortunately all she seems to be stirring up is chum… From official release/information:
From publicity material: It's not normal for a mermaid to hate being out in open water, but Fred never claimed to be normal. To visit the undersea realm of Artur, the High Prince, and the rest of the royal merfamily, she has to fin it to the Cayman Islands. Luckily, hunky marine biologist Thomas is along for the swim -- in his custom-made underwater RV. He'll be able to explore where no "lander" has gone before and give Fred a place to escape to when the Undersea Folk start getting on her nerves. But as Fred tries to fit in with her own kind, she finds herself hooked on both Artur and Thomas, and caught between two factions of merfolk: those happy with swimming under the radar -- and those who want to bring their existence to the surface.