19 May 2015

Book Review: Flukes (Flukes, #1) by Nichole Chase

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Indie
Published: 8th October 2012
Pages: 268
Genre: YA, Paranormal Romance, 
Main Characters: Meena, Blake,   
Date Read: 2nd May - 6th May 2015

Rating Given:
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Meena has a secret guarded closely by her family—a secret as dangerous as the sea and buried just as deep. When court-appointed community-service workers are assigned to Flukes, the family-owned animal sanctuary, everyone is on high alert. It doesn’t help that Meena finds herself attracted to sexy-as-sin Blake Weathering, one of the new workers. If he wasn’t so distracting, she might be able to land Flukes a much-needed cruise-line contract. Blake Weathering, the first in his family to attend public school, has developed a tough image. Unfortunately, it lands him in trouble. Now banned from his high school graduation ceremony, getting his diploma is dependent upon a community-service gig cleaning up fish crap. No diploma, no trust fund fortune—and no way to escape his overbearing father. The last thing he needs is the distraction of a mysterious girl with teal eyes who pulls at his heartstrings. When Blake discovers Meena’s secret, they are both thrown into a desperate search for information about her past. Two worlds pull them in opposite directions, and they will have to fight to hold on to all that really matters.

After reading Nichole Chase's Suddenly series and loving them I just had to read her other books and even though Flukes wasn't as good as the Flukes series I still thoroughly enjoyed it...

I'm not a huge fan of the cover as the girl on the front cover is wearing the wrong colours for a start. What I do like about it is that it is under water which is in keeping for this book.

My favourite Disney film is The Little Mermaid, so I try and read books about mermaids but for the most part I haven't found one that I have liked as much as I had Flukes. It was a nice and cute read that had me hooked from the beginning. I loved the new mermaid lore as it made this book stand out plus I loved the additions of the dolphins and even though they couldn't speak I still felt like we could understand them (thanks to Meena). What I didn't like about this book and why I couldn't give it the five stars was because everything felt rushed, the romance side of the story was one of those insta-love which I don't always mind and I didn't really mind in this book once everything was explained about why they had those instant feelings. The ending was a bit too rushed for me as well, I would have maybe liked it more if the book was a bit longer so it could've felt like a natural ending. I did like the happy ending with everything wrapped up which I was surprised about seeing as this book is a part of a series so I'm hoping it will be new main characters as I liked how things ended with Meena and Blake.

For the most part the characters where all likable apart from the bad ones. Meena was a sweet girl although she was a little too naive but it was understandable with how she had to live. I loved Blake even though he started off a bit of the 'bad boy' we soon learn why he is the way he is and why he did what he did. Meena and Blake brought out the best in each other which was nice to see. As for the dolphin characters Mitch was my favourite and I especially loved the relationship she had with Meena it was so cute to see.

Overall a good start to the series and now I am looking forward to see where the story will go from here.