Review: Siren by Jennifer Melzer
ABOUT THE BOOK: Siren Talbot’s life is plagued with storms. Her mother’s insanity was the first, though not the last. Called to the ocean, not even the shores of Edisto Island can calm the tempest inside her.
Though she’s settled into a life with Patrick, his promises of a happily ever after can’t still the foul weather of her past or the brewing squall on the horizon. She’s haunted by the disappearance of her first love, Carver, and the lack of answers.
A single clue unlocks mysteries she can’t explain. A murder cements the impossible as possible. The more magic she uncovers, the darker her suspicions become and the more the hurricane inside her starts to rage.
Patrick isn’t the Prince Charming he claims to be.
REVIEW: And he knows exactly what happened to Carver.Siren Talbot is the main character of this story who has her memory temporarily erased when something terrible happens to the man that she is about to marry. For three years, Carver’s disappearance has been in her heart and on her mind. She does; however, finally allow herself to move on and marry Patrick, the man that moved in next door right after Carver’s disappearance. The majority of this story is about their lives together before her dark adventure starts to unravel before her eyes. Reading about Patrick and Siren really pulled me in and caught my attention. Their marriage along with every memory that they ever shared was positive; however, I knew that there was darkness in him. His way of always wanting to know what she was doing and his impatience would push that thought of unhappiness into her heart and make her think about Carver again. He also despised her cat. In my opinion, Carver sounded boring; yet, Patrick sounded so exciting and his way of showing his love for Siren was very appealing to me. I found myself saddened when she finally discovered that it was all a lie. Even though she truly loved Patrick in some way, and he loved her, she had always been in love with Carver. Patrick just helped her turn a blind eye, in a sense, to the feelings that engulfed her. With all of the paranormal and fluent activity throughout the story, I felt like this was an outstanding novel which kept me always wondering what was going to happen next. I thoroughly appreciated every character, especially the lovely and arrogant Mr. Pounce, Siren’s cat. The author really did a terrific job with capturing her characters emotions and I completely fell for the wrong guy, but the dangerous ones are always tempting. That is just how they are meant to be! Since this story is focused around Siren, I recommend this book for women who like to read romance and paranormal/fantasy. Jennifer Melzer also has some other books out that I will need to put on my to-read list because I really thought that her way of writing was truly impressive and compelling so I am giving her five-stars.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jennifer Melzer spent the majority of her life as a writer denying she actually liked to write romance, only to wake up one morning and discover that every single tale she’d ever written had somehow revolved around the heart. She has since given into the whim, spinning yarns of love and firmly believing that everyone deserves a happy ending.
She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter, but dreams nightly she is laying on the beach watching the stars fall over the Atlantic Ocean.