Date read: January 13, 2019
1. Treasure of the Abyss - Paperback | Kindle
2. Jewel of the Sea
3. Hunter of the Tide
4. Heart of the Deep
5. Rising from the Depths
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HIS TREASURE AND HIS OBSESSION...Thoughts on Treasure of the Abyss: Holy wow, this book worked for me. It hit all my favorite tropes AND THEN SOME. Abandoned facility no one quite knows what to do with? CHECK. A secret species who are hovering on the brink of extinction and have a little pent up aggression to get out? CHECK. Clueless human who gets caught up in a situation not of her making? CHECCCCKKKK!
Despite her longing for the sea, Macy has clung to the safety of land for half her life, devoting herself to her daily routine — until she agrees to go sailing with a childhood friend. Her fears come to fruition when a sudden storm capsizes their boat, rekindling her old terror. She awakens to a rescuer who is anything but human — and he refuses to let her go. Treated like a curiosity and a possession, she's desperate to go home. Yet Macy is undeniably drawn to this strange creature. Can she give up her old life, her family and friends, to embrace this adventure… and Jax?
HER SAVIOR AND HER CAPTOR...
Jax the Wanderer is a hunter, an explorer, and an oddity among his kind. While other kraken are content near their dens, Jax is driven by a deep need to journey far and wide, discovering the unknown corners of the sea. Macy challenges everything he's known; she is the most alluring creature he's ever seen on his travels. He must possess her, though he knows it can only end in disaster. How much is he willing to forsake for the female he desires?
Seriously, though. I love when misfits find one another and the things that were weird or outlandish about them end up being the thing that draws them together. Also, abandoned facilities slowly moldering into nothingness. Yessssss.
So. Macy and Jax. She's sort of resigned herself to life with a dude who doesn't much do it for her. He's a restless wanderer who's SURE there's more out there. Macy's imprisonment is probably the best thing that could have happened to her. For all she had her freedom ripped away from her, meeting Jax helped her figure out what she wanted out of life. And that thing she wanted wasn't a tepid relationship with a man she considers a friend more than a life-partner.
I love characters who have extreme physical differences (tentacles!) and somehow manage to make it all work despite that. Like I said, Macy and Jax worked for me and I am SO DOWN to read the rest of this series now.