Beneath by Courtney Leigh (Dark villain romance with mermen)

In Deepwater Cove, love is good enough to eat.


When Maris Blake inherits her estranged father's house in the small coastal town, she moves back to her birthplace in search of a fresh start and an opportunity to face her fears and a dark past. All is going as planned until Kaspian enters her life. He's gorgeous, charismatic, and absolutely too good to be true.

Every little town has their stories. In Deepwater Cove, there's something sinister in the water and it's coming to shore looking for a heart. The problem is, it doesn't have to be beating.

(This book contains moments of dubious consent and violence. Proceed with caution)

*This book contains elements of dub-con and violence, which might trigger some readers*

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐I recommend it for readers not scared of darkness, looking for a story full of suspense and enigmas.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐This was a really unique story, Maris was clearly troubled, vulnerable but tough and the author did a great job with that balance.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐This paranormal story got me reading late at night; it was difficult to stop reading

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐I am very impressed with what Courtney Leigh did with this story. She picks up an uncommon mythical creature and builds an entirely impressive story with it.