Flukes

Flukes

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by Nichole Chase
     
 

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***Due to sexual content and mature language this book is not recommended for younger readers***

FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR

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

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***Due to sexual content and mature language this book is not recommended for younger readers***

FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR

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.

Editorial Reviews

http://www.autumnreview.com/2012/10/flukes-by-nichole-chase-review-giveaway.html - Autumn Review
I don't want to say much more about them or their story, but I will tell you this....Meena and Blake are HOT! ...If you're looking for a fresh new story with lovable characters that has great romance, this is the perfect book for you! Recommended for mature readers.
http://twimom101bookblog.blogspot.com/2012/09/review-flukes-by-nichole-chase.html - Mandy I Read Indie
Flukes is a fun, quick read that I promise will leave you with a smile on your face. And it has the right amount of suspense to keep you intrigued throughout the book. The reader will be eager to find out what secrets Blake is keeping and what will come of our two favorite characters. If you have a love for mermaids and happy endings this book is perfect for you. If you haven't read a mermaid story before you must pick it up as soon as it is out. I promise that Nichole's story tell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015590593
Publisher:
Nichole Chase
Publication date:
10/07/2012
Series:
Flukes Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
82,960
File size:
295 KB

Meet the Author

Nichole Chase is a daydreamer. No, really, just ask any of the math teachers that had the misfortune of seeing her name appear on their class schedule.

For years she has had storylines and characters begging for attention, but she resolutely pushed them aside to focus on more normal (read, boring) jobs. Well, no longer! She is currently heeding the voices in her head and frantically writing their stories. In the last two years she has penned the Dark Betrayal Trilogy, Flukes, and the upcoming novel, Suddenly Royal.

Nichole resides in South Georgia with her husband, energetic toddler, loyal dog, and two cats. When not devouring novels by the dozens, you may find her writing, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises.

For more information about Nichole and her upcoming projects, check out her website: www.nicholechase.com

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Flukes 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mermaids different but i enjoyed the read. A little drama and romance a great short read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Meena was adopted when she was found at sea with he dead mother. Meena is a mermaid raised by humans. She meets blake and they have a connection. As their feelings grow they are blindsided by a monster who doesnt like meena. Its a wonderful love story with alittle +18 scenes. Couldnt put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story line was amazing and I wish there was a sequel it would be great or even more to the book like a series.
debb323 More than 1 year ago
“Flukes is a haven for outcasts, miscreants, freaks and flukes of society”, but we the reader never see them that way. The dolphins have names and intelligence and can “talk” with Meena the young girl who works there.  Meena has a secret of her own, one that her family has kept for many years. Blake has community service for the summer working at Flukes with Meena and her dad Ben. This summer will be an interesting one everyone at Flukes, very interesting indeed. Flukes was a fun read and dealt with creatures I had never read about before. I liked the relationships and how the people evolved.  Hard to say more without revealing too much, but know there is a sex scene which makes this unsuitable for young children. I would recommend this for those readers who like fantasy and the paranormal romance genre. I was gifted this ebook in return for an honest and fair review.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
A cute read that's definitely more on the YA side of NA, Flukes is a pleasant and sweet summer diversion. Ms. Chase has created an interesting world here--Meena manages to live a somewhat normal life masquerading as a human (though she is homeschooled, not able to be away from water for a whole school day) on her family's marine animal sanctuary. She shares a special bond with marine mammals, especially the dolphins who helped to rescue her from the storm that killed her mother, able to communicate with and intuitively know things about them. The fact that she's really a mermaid is known only to a very select few--her adoptive parents, her best friend Violet, and Violet's mother, Meena's pediatrician. She's resigned herself to staying at Flukes forever--which is fine, she really does love the family business, but she'd also love to get out and see the world...somehow. I enjoyed Meena's spunkiness--she's not easily intimidated by privileged bad boys or villains, and she often gives as good as she receives. She and Blake were cute together, and even though their relationship developed quickly it wasn't quite insta-love. Blake was supposed to be the bad guy turned good, but really he was pretty much just a good guy. The reason he ended up in trouble in the first place had a decent justification behind it, even though he wouldn't admit what it was at first. The only time his "bad" side showed was when he stood up to protect those he loved. I liked that we're not hit over the head with a ton of info-dump in the story, though on the other hand there are aspects of it that won't stand up to a whole lot of scrutiny. If you approach Flukesin the spirit of a light-hearted summer-themed read and don't spend too much time weighing realism and logic, you'll probably end up enjoying it. Rating: 3 1/2 stars / B- I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Jessica_Peterson More than 1 year ago
Flukes is the perfect summer beach read: it’s sweet, flirty, fast paced, romantic…everything I look for in a fun romance. Plus, there are mermaids! What could be better? We know from the start that Meena is a mermaid. I really liked that we just jumped right in; there was no ‘discovering I’m actually a supernatural creature’ storyline, which helped move the plot along quickly. Sometimes books can really get bogged down in the ‘discovery phase’, but thanks to Meena already knowing what she is, there was none of that. Then we meet Blake, who’s every girl’s dream: filthy rich, a bad boy, yet so good. He’s one that you just can’t help liking immediately, even though you know he’s quite possibly no good for Meena. He even rides a motorcycle *GASP*. Much of this book is the development of their relationship. Meena works at Flukes, her family owned animal sanctuary; Blake happens to be working off his community service there. Things get really exciting when Blake learns her secret, and we find out she’s not the only supernatural creature running around. Meena’s parents are so supportive. They know what she is, and they want to protect her yet help her have the best life she can have. I really liked that they were so involved in the story. The fact that they own an animal shelter was very fun as well. I’ve never read a book where dolphins are important characters, and that was really fun to see. So if you’re looking for a light romantic read this summer, I would highly recommend Flukes! Content: Sex (fairly graphic), Language (up to the F-word), Violence. Recommended for 17+ Conclusion: This book is pretty awesome. Next time you’re at the bookstore you should pick this up.
Book_Bite_Reviews More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this story! Hopefully you have read mermaid stories before, or you enjoy insta-love, because that is what you get with Flukes. I normally complain about insta-love when when it isn't sold to me properly, but mermaid stories always sell it for me. I understand the circumstances behind it and always enjoy it. I loved all the characters, I love that there is more plot than romance in this short amount of time, and I love, love, LOVE the romance between Meena and Blake. I seriously hope that more installments will soon follow, but if not it was a fantastic story. I will definitely be looking more into Nichole Chase and I hope you do too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure who the intended audience is, as there is a warning about the mature language and sexual content making it unfit for any but a mature reader. Yet the style and storyline make it only palatable for a young teen reader. As a grown up with a daughter of my own, I found that the opening chapter describing Meena as a baby was just too jarring placed next to the next chapter with it's sexual undertones and situations. I kept thinking of Meena as a little girl, and the sexual undertones with her in the scene just made me want to throw up.
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This book wasn't too bad. It was interesting and defintely worth the read. Saying that, I wish there was a little more action. It was kind of slow at parts, and incredibly predictable. But it was entertaining enough and the chemistry was as believable as it could have been.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not eveen finish
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it :)
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I really enjoyed this story and the romance between Meena and Blake jus wish it had been longer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Need I say more, but I actually finished it - so it was that good.
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Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks More than 1 year ago
Flukes is a lovely novel. Sweet and adorable will most likely be the first two words to pop into any reader's head whenever their thoughts turn to Nichole Chase's latest YA novel. Meena lives in the Bahamas with her adopted parents, helping them run their animal shelter, Flukes. Since she's been home schooled her whole life, her biggest worries aren't bullies or boys, but the secret she's hiding. That dynamic changes the moment she meets Blake. Blake is assigned to work at Flukes because of an incident that leaves community service as his only option if he wants to receive his high school diploma. While Meena may believe that staying away from Blake will protect her secret, she learns that maybe her secret isn't in too much danger with him. Flukes flows at a very quick pace filling readers up with romance and mysticism. Blake and Meena ruled this story and every moment that Chase spends on their growing relationship is well spent. However, for readers who love the catch of suspense and strong hints of danger, Flukes doesn't have much of either. The limited amount of conflict in the plot gives the story a breezy feeling, as if anything bad that might happen will be very easy to overcome. Out of the whole novel there's just two or three scenes that provide real conflict in either Meena or Blake's lives and they're short-lived or too simple. The impact could have been much greater on the intensity of the plot, if Chase expounded when it came to relating the issues to readers. Meena's sweetness coupled with Blake's protectiveness takes the novel's romance to a warm, cherishing level. Chase's characters are strong and humorous, giving Flukes a lightness that will make readers sigh with contentment throughout the story. *ebook provided in exchange for an honest review*
tiffany31 More than 1 year ago
First I want to say thank you to Nichole Chase for giving me a copy of Flukes. This is my first time reading one of her books and omg I loved Flukes it was freaking awesome. Also a first to read about mermaids as well. I loved every character in the book and with Meena and her family you just felt part of it while reading it. I love how Meena and Blake's relationship started out and grew through out the story. Also love the connection with Meena and her human family. They would do anything to keep her secret from anyone and even her best friend Vi kept her secret that is what a true friend would do. Oh ya and you can't forget about the dolphins that was great with Meena's connection to them. It's a wonderful story and I can't wait to see what Nichole Chase comes up with next. If you love mermaids,dolphins and a family connection then you need to buy yourself a copy.
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snowfireangel More than 1 year ago
I read this book in less than 24 hours. That's how good it is. If you enjoy a good love story with a mystical twist (we're talking mermaid here), you'll enjoy Nichole Chase's "Flukes".
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