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Floating with a Sea Cow (Beneath Aquatica's Waves 2) by Charlie Richards at eXtasy Books

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 16-November-2017

Book Blurb

World of Aquatica: When a foolish dare goes horribly wrong, a human has more than one eye-opening experience.


Tyrone has walked—or swam—the Earth a lot of years. Most of that time he’s spent alone. Working with dozens of other marine shifters at World of Aquatica finally brings him close to others that are sort of his kind—they’re marine shifters, anyway. He works security, seeing as he can’t be in an exhibit because, technically, his kind are supposed to be extinct. When he spots a skinny human shoplifting, he catches him…and realizes the man—Braylon—is his mate. Tyrone convinces his boss and alpha not to call the police. Instead, they give Braylon several shifts of cleaning the park as a sort of community service. During that time, Tyrone has to go about doing something he hasn’t had to do in over four hundred years of life. Can he figure out how to woo a human so very different from himself?


Book Review

I was delighted and entranced when I stumbled across this series. I loved the idea of two marine shifter brothers, William and Kaiser Roush (no idea what they shift into), starting this aquarium and making it a haven for marine shifters. The brothers function as alpha and beta for their odd assortment of shifters, some of whom shift into creatures long believed to be extinct. In fact, Tyrone is one of those shifters, a sea cow to be exact, extinct since the late 1700s after only having been discovered in 1741. Human greed knows no bounds. Tyrone works security at World of Aquatica since he can’t be in an exhibit, but four hundred years on Earth have left him a little out of touch with social interaction.

Braylon turned out to be a delight with a sad tale. Son of one of the wealthiest men on the West Coast, Braylon managed to get one up on his dad by majoring in marine biology and minoring in electrical energy - the opposite of what his father approved. His father has managed to sabotage every job in his field that he’s been given, so Braylon currently is stuck working in the mailroom of his father’s company. His father is punishing Braylon until he stops this “phase of being gay” and gives up his ideas about working in the marine field.

“He wants me under his thumb until I grow out of being gay and then he’ll forgive me my shortcomings and give me a new position more fitting his son.”
I really liked Tyrone and Braylon together. Being mated to Tyrone is what Braylon has secretly been looking for but didn’t know it. Unconditional love and a family at World of Aquatica, not to mention the Roush brothers gave him a job with one of their marine biologists. Tyrone may not be an aggressive shifter but he isn’t about to let Braylon’s father get away with hurting his mate. I really enjoyed that rescue and that’s all I’m saying about it.

A good addition to the series with another unique shifter. I think that is definitely part of my enjoyment seeing shifters featured that are not the “norm”. I’m still waiting to find out what Kaiser and William are… I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re some prehistoric marine animal. I guess I’ll just have to wait until the next installment to get more of this fun world.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 77 pages/21801 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 20-October-2017
Price $3.99 ebook
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