Sure, she wields plenty of mermaid magic and has a winning personality, but responsibility? Not her thing.
So instead of embracing her role as river royalty, Ilsa opts to extend her holiday in the New World. Frolicking with mortals is her M.O.-until she answers a distress call from an endangered species in the waters near Chattanooga. After her close encounter with a motorboat threatens to expose the world of elemental guardians, Ilsa partners with biologist and unlikely ally, Paul Pulaski, to cover her tail.
Worlds collide and sparks ignite between Princess Ilsa and her diamond-in-the-rough mortal, Paul. But can they survive monster hunters, a rival scientist with a grudge, and a dark force that could destroy mortal and elemental alike?
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Ilsa, the stunning, free-loving sister of Lorelei is on the run-cavorting with human males in her typical love 'em and leave 'em fashion. But in a wonderful twist of mermaid lore, she's rescued from drowning by a human male, Paul Pulaski. And her life is never the same as she finally stops running from her royal responsibilities and falls for a mere mortal lab tech at the Chattanooga Aquarium, and who is eons beneath her in the pantheon caste system.
But Paul has a few surprises of his own. His love and acceptance of Ilsa helps her learn to stop running from her fate.
The world-building of the series is expanded and the reader is introduced to other types of elementals. I look forward to more and more books in this inventive series!
-Debbie Herbert, Award-winning author of the Dark Seas series (Siren's Secret, Siren's Treasure, and Siren's Call)"
A spoiled Princess consumed of wanderlust and a quirky, geeky, SEXY scientist of a man clash not only attitude and words in this book, when they get to the clashing tongues, so-to-speak, it'll leave you with all sorts of breathy-sighs... Seriously, take my word for it. If you're looking for a smart, funny read, that has a warm sensual side with adorable characters, check this book out, after you read the first in the series, of course!
-Krystle Watts, The Booknatics Reviews
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really liked the first one in this series, but I liked this one better. Maybe its because the hero is a ginger, who knows. Paul is completely adorkable. I know hes supposed to be more rednecky but I really latched on to his dork moments. His plot twist made me very happy. Ilsa proves not to be as shallow and self centered as she was in the first book, and she really responds to the kindness in Paul. I liked that. Her moments of panic before their date were very humanizing. And Bruce is back, doing very Bruce-y things. I adore Bruce
Cross currents is the second in the Southern Elemental Guardians series. Ilsa wasn't supposed to inherit the Rhine Kingdom of her people. When her older sister abdicates the throne, Ilsa is handed a literal world of responsibility that she didn't sign up for. To top it off, she's more than convinced she's not ready. Ready or not, the seat is hers. But a bonk on the head and capture by a marine biologist are not good things for a mermaid. She's going to have to convince them--and herself--that she can be in charge. This is a fantastic story with an unusual heroine and maybe a more unusual hero. This is a great book 2 to this series.