Finally reunited with the man she loves, Maria agrees to become his wife. Little does she realise this will catapult her into the cream of Christmas Island society. Now a lady of leisure with servants to cater to her every whim, all Maria wants is to spend time with her new husband, learning to ride a motorcycle and sneaking off for a romantic swim. But with her husband's increasing work pressures and all eyes upon her, even Maria begins to wonder if she has what it takes to be a society wife. And the ocean's siren call is growing stronger…
One thing's for certain: Maria is in for a bumpy ride.
About the Author
Demelza Carlton has always loved the ocean, but on her first snorkelling trip she found she was afraid of fish. She has since swum with sea lions, sharks and sea cucumbers and stood on spray-drenched cliffs over a seething sea as a seven-metre cyclonic swell surged in, shattering a shipwreck below. Sensationalist spin? No - Demelza tends to take a camera with her so she can capture and share the moment later; shipwrecks, sharks and all. Demelza now lives in Perth, Western Australia, the shark attack capital of the world. The Ocean's Gift series was her first foray into fiction, followed by the Nightmares trilogy. She swears the Mel Goes to Hell series ambushed her on a crowded train and wouldn't leave her alone.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love the character of Maria. She has that little-girl-innocence which is completely endearing and makes her vulnerable to the criticisms of those around her. But the reader isn’t allowed to forget she’s a siren, raised to one day command the Indian Ocean clans and possessing the power to effortlessly kill those who displease her. She can bend the tides and the sea creatures to her will, but she cannot control her husband. This novel covers those tender, early months of Maria’s marriage to the dashing William and is an endearing and frustrating ride to be sure. 5*