Flora Reviews… Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Waterlocked by Elizabeth Hunter. A novella in her bestselling paranormal romance series, Elemental World.
…So what’s this book about?
This is a novella (approx 138 pages) about Gemma Melcombe and Terrance Ramsey. They are characters from the Elemental Mysteries quartet (A Hidden Fire #1, This Same Earth #2, The Force of Wind #3 and A Fall of Water #4). Elizabeth Hunter published this story 6 months after she had completed and published the Elemental Mysteries series. Therefore I actually think this could be read after you’ve read them all too, in fact, I think this story could also work as a stand alone tale.
This book is broken down into nine chapters including a Prologue and an Epilogue and centres on Terry’s desire to open up Gemma’s heart into loving him as completely as he loves her.
Definition: enclosed entirely, or almost entirely, by water
Example: What happens when the water vampire you’ve promised yourself to actually wants you to go through with the wedding? For Gemma Melcombe, her engagement to Terrance Ramsay was a political maneuver. For Terry, it’s something entirely more. Rough waters may be ahead for these two headstrong lovers, but until they come to an agreement, Gemma will be waterlocked.
…So, what did I like about it?
I am already a fan of Ms Hunter; her writing style, the characters she creates, and the way she unfolds her stories to us. Waterlocked didn’t let me down. Reading this story, I felt transported into the lives of “diamond-in-the-rough” Terry and fiercely private and protective Gemma. The way they saw the world, their priorities, hopes and insecurities. I enjoyed the flashbacks into Gemma and Terry’s relationship, giving us that all important background information and Terry’s attempts to woo Gemma. However it isn’t all slushy lovey-dovey stuff, they are both vampires, after all! I loved that!
This story gripped me from start to finish and yes, a few tears did fall on a number of the more poignant occasions.
…So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about it?
No. Can’t think of a single thing! Lol!
So, basically what I’m saying is…
I really enjoyed reading this story! I loved getting to know Gemma and Terry. Fans of romantic, relationship based books will enjoy this. Especially readers of vampire stories.
About The Author
ELIZABETH HUNTER is a USA Today and international best-selling author of romance, contemporary fantasy, and paranormal mystery. Based in Central California, she travels extensively to write fantasy fiction exploring world mythologies, history, and the universal bonds of love, friendship, and family. She has published over thirty works of fiction and sold over a million books worldwide.
She is the author of Love Stories on 7th and Main, the Elemental Legacy series, the Irin Chronicles, the Cambio Springs Mysteries, and other works of fiction.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review of Waterlocked. I hope I’ve tempted you to read it too. Elizabeth Hunter is one of my favourite authors. Click HERE to see who else is on my list. 😉