In the Swim of Things by Tracie Banister


Join Kyra as she navigates the slippery realms of romance in this watery tale of the mermaid who finds true love…

Kyra Goodwin works at the Cape Cod Aquarium as a mermaid, it is the perfect job for her as it encompasses her love for the oceans and all things aquatic.  After leaving college to look after her father and brother, Kyra gives up her hopes of being a marine biologist and travelling the seven seas.  Working at the aquarium is next best thing.  When Sea Star Beach comes under threat from a large corporate development, Kyra will stop at nothing to save her beach.

Finding love was not on Kyra’s horizon but just like buses, two potentials come along at once.  Kyra meets Cade Price, retired Champion Surf-boarder, unexpectedly and they hit it off.  Taking things slow seems the best option for Kyra, and while her budding relationship with Cade takes hold, Declan Burke, merwrangler and aquarist starts to show an interest.  Finding herself drawn to both men, Kyra has to trust in her emotions…

But is there something fishy going on? An can Kyra discover the hidden treasure that is true love?

I loved this story.  Kyra is such a nice, sweet girl who has had a tough time but always made the best of it.  Taking care of her loved ones is high on her priority list and it’s about time someone took care of her.  I desperately try not to give away any spoilers and therefore I will keep my opinions about certain characters to myself….I will just say there are times when violence would not be out of the question and quite how Kyra stayed as calm as she did I do not know.

There are characters that appear in books that you think….I don’t know about you, somethings not right, and then there are characters they you straight away like and are rooting for.  This book has both of these and I’m so happy with the outcome.  Go Kyra, enjoy the seas and sail into the sunset with the right man!

An emotion-filled story from start to finish that kept me awake until 2.30am as I just could not put it down.

Perfect to read whilst lounging on the beach watching the waves crash against the shore, or from the comfort of your favourite reading space!

Arc courtesy of Tracie Banister

Rating 5/5


Ocean-loving Kyra Goodwin had to give up her dream of becoming the female Jacques Cousteau in order to take care of her father and brother, but being a mermaid at the Cape Cod Aquarium is pretty fintastic as far as alternative careers go. 

Of course, life as a half-fish/half-woman isn’t all sunken treasure and Ariel twirls. Kyra has to deal with perpetually pruney fingers, eyes irritated by saltwater, and bratty kids on the daily, plus her glam alter ego can make dating really weird. (So many men have pervy siren-of-the-sea fantasies!) When she meets hunky surfer Cade, and he’s into her without knowing what she does for a living, Kyra thinks she’s finally won the romance lottery. 

Unfortunately, Kyra’s plans for a carefree summer of catching waves with her new boyfriend run aground when Sea Star Beach, a place that holds great sentimental value for her, is taken over by a big-city developer who wants to build an exclusive resort. Kyra’s crusade to save her beloved beach threatens both her job and her relationship with Cade as does her growing closeness with her irresistibly broody merwrangler, Declan, whose precocious daughter is intent on playing matchmaker. 

When a new family drama arises just as Kyra receives an offer that would turn her greatest desire into reality, she’s torn. Will she do what’s expected of her, or dive in and follow her heart?


Author: mandy

I love to Read! Mostly romance (of all types) but I also enjoy murder mysteries, paranormal fantasy, sci-fi, comedy, pretty much anything.

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