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For Kate Sweeting, love isn't in the air, it's in the water.
Since her father died, Kate Sweeting's home life has been in the pits, her well-being on life support. Her future looks desolate until she and her mother, Cara, make another plan: abandon their shriveled existence for more promising prospects on the coast, where Cara can play small-town librarian-bachelorette and Kate can figure out what's up with the secretive Blake family from the beach.
Everyone is eerily captivated with Kate and her mother, and Cara is the first to figure out when the man of her dreams arrives all dripping and devoted and close-mouthed about what he intends. Kate is willing to go along with their subterfuge for a while, but eventually makes a charge for the water to learn what her mother is hiding. Gabe Blake is there waiting for her...and so is someone considerably less friendly. By the time Kate navigates her way home, everything will have changed for her--what she feels, what she wants, and what she'll risk to be with the man she loves.
My overall reaction from this book is; okay.... when can I read the next one?! I really enjoyed this one, Updirft was a really fun and creative read. It was my first ever mermaid... I mean siren read. And yes, I know, you're probably wondering if I ever read The Little Mermaid before, and the truth is I haven't. But I'm so glad the Stevens introduced me to this delightful theme of life under the sea. Stevens did such an amazing job of opening my eyes to the exclusive and secretive world of sirens, her writing style, and almost vivid imagery really helped me dive into this read open-minded. I also really liked the characters Stevens developed. Kate was a very relatable and reliable main character, coming from a struggled life, as well as some of the struggles she faced throughout the book. A few other favorites of mine were John, Carmen, and Michael, all gave really good insight on siren culture, and at times John had me creaking up. And finally on of my absolute favorites, Gabe. With such a out-going and fun personality, Gabe is everything any girl could ask for, he even comes with the smarts. All I can say is Kate caught 'THE' catch. The only problem that I had with this one was the pacing, at times it would speed up, and then others it would slow down. But in the end, still a fantastic read! I highly recommend you check this one out if you like a little something different, and a good romance. And I hope you fall for Stevens's mermaid song like I have.