ARC Review: Seduced by the Sea Lord (Lords of Atlantis #1) by Starla Night

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Seduced by the Sea Lord Book Cover Seduced by the Sea Lord
Lords of Atlantis #1
Starla Night
Paranormal Romance
Amazon Digital Services LLC
May 9th 2017
ARC Review Copy


Hot mermen are coming! These tattooed shifters are climbing out of the secret depths to claim their soul mates and save their race.

Determined warlord Torun cannot wait to claim lush captain Lucy, who mistook him for a shipwreck survivor and pulled his injured body from the ocean. All his instincts tell him she is his soul mate. Now she must join with him and give him a child.

Lucy can’t believe the words coming out of this dominant male. He insists her destiny is to become a mermaid queen and mother to his future children. The one thing “destiny” forgot to mention was that Lucy’s a broke divorcee who can’t even have a child. It’s really too bad, because his gorgeous lips are all too kissable, and she’d love to see his iridescent gold tattoos moving as he flexed those broad, hard pectorals under the water...

But Torun’s in more immediate danger than a bad bump to the head, and Lucy is the only one who can save him. Their choices will either save the entire race of mermen, or destroy it forever.

This is a complete novel with a happy ending. Also, it features steamy mer shifter love scenes, underwater gun fights, and a giant female octopus named Mr. Huggles. For mature readers only, please.


Hot Sexy Warrior Mermen. Oh My!!

Seduced by the Sea Lord was a unique, refreshing, and different read. I’ve not had the pleasure of read Ms. Night nor have I picked up a merman book before. Both the author and concept where new to me.

The start was good, but a little slow. It took some time for me to get into the book. As for the characters they aren’t overly complicated. Ms. Night does a good job of explaining her mermen, throwing in a little about Atlantis and what it once was, and how the council is set on their old ways when others can see that that way is killing them and they need to change.

Torun is a merman and Lucy is a modern day women. Torun defies the Council and he has to work on convincing Lucy that she is his. If not the punishment is harsh. As for Lucy she does a lot of protesting in her head, why this or that etc. It got a little old, but not to over powering to make me dislike her. It reminding me of all women. We like to over think things. I really liked that Torun can sense Lucy’s feelings and faces them head on instead of like Lucy’s ex-husband who dropped her as soon as she was a burden. The romance was sweet. The love scenes are warm and gentle, not over powering.

One of my favorite parts in this story are the guardians. They are just fun, adorable, and wonderful. If I lived under the sea, I’d want one as a friend/pet.

Their where two things that made me go hmm. One scene was close to the beginning that had me going, oh no are they going to sleep together even though they don’t know each other? Please no, but thankfully the author didn’t do this and gives our hot merman Torun a chance to convince Lucy that she is his destined woman. The other thing that I found strange is that Lucy leaves her Sea Opel with one of her interns on her boat when they go back out to sea. This intern is a stranger and well her ex stole the first one, so why trust this person that you don’t know? It felt opposite of what her character would have done.

Seduced by the Sea Lord focusing on the mythology and the rebuilding of the heroine’s confidence. It also has a little conflict, a little action, and a bunch of sexy mermen.

Rated: 3 Stars

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by instafreebie with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

6 comments on “ARC Review: Seduced by the Sea Lord (Lords of Atlantis #1) by Starla Night

  1. I’m intrigued. How is she supposed to live under the sea with him? I always wonder this about the water shifters. Can he stay on land forever? I guess I will have to read to find out. I haven’t read any mermen or mermaid books before. Hopefully there are good, realistic explanations for all my questions LOL
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    • How does she live under the sea? The author has a plausible and interesting way of explaining how the women can be underwater. It was well don. I’ve never read water shifter books before, not until this one. I never thought about it, but it is a good question. You will have to read to find out more. I liked this one and might continue. It didn’t wow me, but the author had a lot to develop and get out their in the first book, so who knows book two just might be the home run. ^_^

  2. Sounds like an interesting read. First thing I noticed about the cover, “That is a really small trident”, but then when I looked again, I saw it was a sword. LOL Glad you enjoyed this one. I might have to add it to the ever growing TBR.
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    • LOL the trident/sword. ^_^ It was interesting. I had fun reading. I do like the cover. It’s sexy and appealing.

  3. I love the idea of Atlantis. Is most of the story sea or land setting?

    • I’d say 70% sea and 30% land. Atlantis doesn’t come into play in this book, but it’s indicated that Atlantis use to be a hub for Mermen to meet and interact with the human race. Atlantis is still hidden away under the sea, but maybe it will come back again. The concept is interesting and the series has promise. I enjoyed Seduced by the Sea Lord.