Catch of a Lifetime by J. Fennell

The third novel in Judi Fennell’s Merpeople series, Catch of a Lifetime is another fun addition that really had me wishing for warm weather so I could hit the beach.

She’s on a mission to save the planet…
Mermaid Angel Tritone has been researching humans from afar, hoping to find a way to convince them to stop polluting. When she jumps into a boat to escape a shark attack, it’s her chance to pursue her mission, but she has to keep her identity a total secret…

When he finds out what she really is, they’re both in mortal danger…
For Logan Hardington, finding a beautiful woman on his boat is surely not a problem—until he discovers she’s a mermaid, and suddenly his life is on the line…

Being the third novel in a series, the world for Catch of a Lifetime is already set up and ready to go, but we’re given far more details than before.  This time, we’re not dealing with having to introduce Atlantis to a couple of humans, but a Mer is being introduced to the human world.  Angel, the youngest sister of Rod & Reel, has always been fascinated, but the new experiences she has with Logan and his son are a little more than what she was expecting.  Seeing the various idiosyncrasies of the human world through the eyes of a Mer was not only amusing, but helped developed both Logan and Angel’s characters.

The one thing that I did like about Catch of a Lifetime was that the romance seemed realistic, even though it involves a mythical being.  Girl gets dropped into boys life, boy find sudden attraction.  In most romances, everything falls into place with a big bad dropping in to give the girl hell; but it doesn’t fall into place here.  The two feel the attraction, but Logan is careful and doesn’t let a hot girl interfere with his life. Granted, this backfires on him, which is where our plot comes in, but it made reading about it more enjoyable.  There wasn’t a sudden rush into a relationship, but very much a “let’s take this one day at a time” feeling.

Overall, Catch of a Lifetime was another great addition to Fennell’s series and I can only hope she plans to write more involving this great world.  Not only is this a great series to read, but it’s a light and quick read, which is perfect for the upcoming summer months.

Read Order:
In Over Her Head
Wild Blue Under
Catch of a Lifetime

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I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.


  1. This sounds like a really interesting series. I love my paranormal & urban fantasy series but have never read anything with Mermaids before. I’m going to have to check this out & have added In Over Her Head to my wishlist :o)

  2. So glad you enjoyed the story! I had a blast writing the series, and hope to include at least Mariana and Pearl’s stories after my genie series comes out beginning Jan 2011.

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