A nasty divorce sends Annie Jacobs running. Fear of change and embarrassment over her ex-husband’s infidelity drive her to the shores of Bar Harbor, Maine. Living alone in a whole new town, Annie takes time away from her work and everything she’s ever known, to regain some of her confidence and begin to build a new life. A life that nearly comes to a crashing halt in the bA nasty divorce sends Annie Jacobs running. Fear of change and embarrassment over her ex-husband’s infidelity drive her to the shores of Bar Harbor, Maine. Living alone in a whole new town, Annie takes time away from her work and everything she’s ever known, to regain some of her confidence and begin to build a new life. A life that nearly comes to a crashing halt in the brutal waves of the ocean.Breathing what will surely be her last, Annie prepares for a lonesome death, trapped among the rocks of the shore as the tide rolls in around her. Instead, she finds rescue in the strong arms of a mysterious man who seems to appear from the very waves themselves. He pulls her to the surface, and in the coming weeks they form an inseparable bond despite Malik’s air of mystery.Drawn together by the circumstance of an ancient legend, will they survive the truth of his existence? Or will Malik’s reality tear them apart forever?...
|Title||:||to love a selkie|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||214 Pages|
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to love a selkie Reviews
I don't always have time to review books but I felt I had to with this one. I liked that it was a bit different with Selkies (not the normal shape shifters etc)Our main character Annie is suffering from a divorce where her husband cheats on her with her best friend and she's pretty depressed. Since she's a writer she decides to move to another place and its in Maine by the Ocean and she eventually decides to buy the house. She's slowly regaining her confidence, especially after she almost drowns and Malik saves her and then cares for her and stays with her for weeks since she got sick after being rescued. It was neat seeing a woman who'd lost her self-confidence because of a man and then having a new man who appreciated her for who she was.Annie eventually discovers Malik is really a selkie and she had found his pelt by the ocean after he saved her, but at the time she didn't realize what it was. Eventually she discovers his secret and tells him she knows and he leaves her for two weeks but then comes back telling her he choses her over the sea and that they need to burn his pelt because he wants to stay with her and love her and not even be tempted to be called back into the sea.... All is good until this point.....******MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD*******After they have a romantic picnic/love-making and of course burning of the pelt by the ocean late that night it starts to rain and they run back to the car...only realizing after they get there that somehow the car keys have been misplaced. Malik gets a flashlight and goes back down to the beach to find them and holds them up to show her he found them when he gets struck and KILLED by lightening! She goes down, can't revive him, has an emotional breakdown screaming at the sea and somehow she ends up in the ocean with him, deciding to "die" with him. Oh and she's pregnant at this point too... so she kills herself and her baby and Malik is totally dead with no hopes of survival. You almost think to yourself that the author has something planned... like maybe her taking him into the ocean revivies him somehow (maybe his family out there or something helps and then we get a HEA) But nope, instead the character who gained in self confidence and has a baby decides to kill them both and of course leave Malik's dad wondering what the hell happened to them. I'm sorry but that kind of ending ticks me off. I like HEA (Happily Ever Afters) or at least Happily FOR NOW and we'll fix that kind of crap in a future book so its not so damn depressing. The writing wasn't bad, pretty decent for an indie author but if you like happy books or NON depressing books I wouldn't recommend reading this as you'll be really disappointed! If you don't care if all the main characters die and there's no HEA then you'd probably love this book. I probably won't pick up this author again, purely for the fact that I'd be dreading the ending on any of her future books....get attached to characters and have them all killed... no thanks!
Author Brandi Kennedy has really done it again with the debut of her Selkie trilogy, simply titled Selkie. It is a great mix of romance with a lot of action that speeds you through the book.Annie comes home to find her husband and best friend (next door neighbor as well) on the table together having sex. That day, she lost two important people in her life. Tired of the pitying looks from those around town, she packs up her car and drives to a new place that feels right to her, Bar Harbor. She finds a great beach house where she can unwind, continue to write and not have to look at those familiar faces.She comes across a cute seal while combing the beaches looking for something to photograph. Suddenly, one day she is pulled into the water and can’t swim. She is miraculously saved and the strange man that saved her stays around to make her well again after the incident. The two fall in love but will the turmoil between them and around them push them together or tear them apart?This is another, (and probably the best) of all of Ms. Kennedy’s books that I’ve read so far!!! She takes you along on a great journey of love, self-discovery, loss and reconciliation. I found myself unable to put the book down and would often lose myself in reading. I found myself being pulled through the book as I had to see what happened next. It was also an emotional roller coaster ride and I can’t wait for the second installment of this trilogy. I highly recommend it and give it an A+++!!I was given this book for free for an honest response!
I didn't really know what to expect from this book, but I ended up reading it in one sitting. Brandi did a really good job developing her characters and making them believable. Annie and Malik's story is tragic and sweet and you find yourself being sucked into their world. Brandi has done an awesome job and I look forward to reading more from her in the future.
A well-written Romeo and Juliet type book. I thought the characters were well-developed, and Annie was easy to relate to. I am looking forward to future works from this author.
'To Love A Selkie' is one of those romance novels that you are gently swaying with as the story of Annie begins. We are given the inner turmoils and insecurities of our main leading lady after she has decided to move on with her life after her nasty divorce. She has this strong voice in her head that keeps telling her all the things that are wrong with her and getting her to realize that the voice is her ex-husband and she needs to move on is all part of the journey. She slowly comes to finding a little bit of trust is still there and she can befriend another woman. She longs for a female best friend again and watching her grow to finally grasp that is heart warming. Now I'm not going to drive you into the make believe that this romance is all pretty and full of happy ever afters. It's not. It's a tragic story that has left many readers upset and have left this book with a low rating. Now, if you've been here before you know how I feel about that. I'm not one for agreeing to put a low rating on a book because the author didn't give you the ending you wanted. This is Brandi Kennedy's story to tell. This is the story of two characters and their chance to love. With that being said, I will continue...Annie is a woman that may irk some of you. She has some low self esteem issues, but she's going through a bad divorce and the person she thought loved her crushes her heart and everything she thought she was. Rebuilding that is tough. When Malik swims into her life she has a chance to be who she used to be. Strong, sexy, beautiful, and most importantly confident! Watch these two fall in love. Watch her grow and start the path she wants to be on. The question is does fate hand them what they so desperately want? Go grab the book to find out! I give this book my thumbs up! 3.5
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