Reviewed by Dee
TITLE: The Sea Wife
AUTHOR: Naomi Clark
PUBLISHER: Evernight Publishing
LENGTH: 42 pages
Charley and Nessa are from two different worlds. Nessa is a selkie and Charley is all too human. When selkies and humans fall in love, tragedy can follow. For Charley and Nessa, that never seems to matter when they’re together. But when Nessa’s seal skin is stolen, the lovers uncover all the reasons humans and selkies should stay in their separate worlds.
The thing that sucked me in the most about the story was the vivid story telling. This new to me author has such a way with words that she painted a picture that absorbed me into the world of Charley and Nessa. I could hear the ocean, smell the salty water as if I was right there with the characters.
In truth, I was a little bit worried how I’d cope with reading about a seal shifter and a human, however it didn’t feel odd at all. For the most part, their interaction was in human form. The sex scenes, one at the onset and another towards the very end, were in human form, so it wasn’t odd. Actually the thing that struck me as more odd was the anal play. I know that might sound strange to some, but it’s not something I encounter very often in lesbian romances, so I thought it might bare mentioning. With that said, the sex was complimentary to the story and not thrown in for the sake of adding erotic content. And it was erotic!!
When the fur was stolen the plot took off in nail biting direction, continuing to hold me captive to the story. I never could have guessed what would unfold from that. It was heart breaking and thought provoking. And like the blurb, I’m not going to say what transpired. To find out, I highly recommend you grab a copy of The Sea Wife; I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
Finally, the only reason I didn’t rate it a solid 5 stars is that I felt the title was slightly misleading. Unless I missed something Charley and Nessa are not married, nor do they live together for obvious reason. So yeah the word ‘wife’ was lost on me.