Iason the Hunter is a Merr who travels
throughout the ocean hunting the spirits of the water,
dangerous creatures called Scylla. At times he helps the
victims of shipwrecks make it to the surface. Those that he
can’t help, he tries to get to his world, Ataran. It is one
such time when Iason sees a beautiful redhead in the water
drowning. Putting his mouth to hers, he carries her away to
the abyss with the hopes that she will come through the
journey alive. Plus, if she lives, then Iason becomes
responsible for her and that is something he craves, without
even knowing her name.
Cassandra Nevin laughs at the paradox
that is her life. A victim of bone cancer, she has fought for
months to stay alive only to become a casualty of a
shipwreck. Resigned to her fate, Cassie allows herself to
slowly go calm. She feels arms go around her and is suddenly
being kissed like she has never been kissed before. It is
with a final sigh to life’s ultimate irony that Cassie allows
herself to fall into the darkness thinking she is already
Iason and Cassandra’s relationship starts
out sensuous and doesn’t let up. Iason takes his
responsibility to Cassandra seriously. Convincing her of their
Ataran world is tougher than Iason thought it would be because
after trying to reassure her of his sincerity, Cassie runs
away. She runs away and is captured by a group of rogue women
intent on keeping her from her mate.
I must have more of this series, plain
and simple. Iason is loyal and sexy. He finds his love for
Cassie almost overwhelming. Cassie’s love for Iason is almost
instantaneous but her illness scares her and keeps her from
committing herself fully as his wife. It takes her kidnapping
for her to finally come around and I almost lost faith in her
ability to love Iason as he deserved.
Unable to put Commanding the Tides
down, I anxiously await word as to a third installment.
Michelle M. Pillow continues to be one of my favorite authors
and I look forward to new releases.