Lacy Caldwell's mermaid gig at a cheesy roadside beach bar provided much-needed income while she pursues her graduate degree. That is until the beloved owner dies and her greedy nephew announces he's cashing out by closing the bar and selling the property to a developer who's going to replace the kitschy charm of the Mermaid's Purse with ocean-view condos.
Cameron Sanders can't believe his good luck. Struggling financially, he's thrilled to find out some random, ancient aunt he hardly knew died and left him an inheritance that'll help take the money monkey off his back. He's ready to go to the mat in battle when some annoying mermaid from the bar tries to throw a wrench in his plans. But things get complicated when he realizes that she's a woman he's started to have feelings for.
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About the Author
Jenny Gardiner is the author of the novel Sleeping with Ward Cleaver. Her writing has appeared in Ladies Home Journal, the Washington Post, and NPR's Day to Day, and she has a column of humorous slice-of-life essays that runs in the Charlottesville, VA Daily Progress. Jenny lives in central Virginia with her husband, three kids, two dogs, one cat, and, of course, a gregarious parrot.