While I've read and enjoyed a couple of Colleen Coble's books in the past, this was my first time reading one of her romantic suspenses. But I was offered it to review so I figured I'd give it a try and boy am I glad I did! This book was SO good, the suspense was absolutely non-stop and I had no idea who the villains were or what their motivation was, with as many romantic suspense book as I read it's hard to keep me guessing but Ms. Coble did it with this one, kudos to her! Where do I even begin to start describing all the things I loved about this book?! I loved the setting, the small ocean side town on the coast of Maine was beautifully written, I found myself feeling that I was really there and I loved how Ms. Coble was able to describe it so perfectly and still have time for all the crazy suspense. I loved both the main characters, Mallory and Kevin, they made such a great couple, it was great that even though there was pain they had to get past, they had been in a relationship years earlier so the romance never felt rushed in the slightest. I also loved Kevin's daughter Sadie, she was such a delightful ray of sunshine, I loved how she didn't let the difficulties she was facing get her down, I was greatly inspired by her.
If you are a fan of Denise Hunter's books you will be just as thrilled as I was to know that her character Abby McKinley as well as Sheriff Danny Colton and the Town of Summer Harbor, Maine make cameo appearances in this book and likewise if you are a fan of Carrie Stuart Parks' books you will be delighted to see her main character Gwen Marcey make a cameo in this book as well. I loved that Colleen Coble brought those characters into this story, as a fan of both of those authors I thought it was simply the coolest!
Oh, and even though Mermaid Moon is the second book in the Sunset Cove series they can be read as standalones, I have not read the first book and that did not affect my understanding or enjoyment of this story at all. I look forward to reading book one in the series as well as more of Ms. Coble's work in the future!
Overall, I adored Mermaid Moon from start to finish, my only complaint is that by the end I was really mad...because the last thing I needed was to add another name to my overflowing list of favorite romantic suspense authors! LOL! :)
But nevertheless I am delighted to say that after reading this book Colleen Coble now has a permanent spot on my list of favorite authors! I can't wait to read many more of her books in the future!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the BookLook bloggers review program in exchange for my honest review, which I have done. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.