Beyond the Surface (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Beyond the Surface
Author: Colette Davison
Publisher: Colette Davison
Release Date: September 30, 2019
Genre(s): Fantasy/Romance
Page Count: 237
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


Raen has always longed to see the world beyond the surface, but nothing could compel him to break the most ancient law of the merfolk. Could it?

Raen should have found his mate during his first hunt, instead he almost died. Two years later, he’s struggling with internal fear, and his father’s disapproval.

Until he encounters a land-dweller.A man he feels a deep and instant connection to.

A man who will drown if Raen doesn’t save him.But in order to do so, Raen must break two of the merfolk’s rules:
Don’t interact with land-dwellers.
Don’t go beyond the surface.

If Raen saves the man, he stands to lose everything he’s ever known. But if he lets him drown, he’ll lose something infinitely more precious to his heart and soul.

I adored this sweet tale of a merman and his human mate!

Raen was never meant for the life under the sea. His future was always going to be different than his brother’s and he was fine with that. But he never expected a human!

Steven, emotionally scarred from a painful health condition, has taken some time for himself. To rest, heal, and find his path again. When he’s dropped off in the middle of nowhere by plane, he’s got a week at a time by himself before he gets a delivery for the next week. After he’s rescued by some unknown creature, his life becomes more and more interesting.

But when he fears the man he’s spending his time with is a merman, he has some choices to make. And so does Raen.

The innocence and conviction that was Raen was just amazing. He literally knew nothing of the outside world, yet wanted to try, learn and know it all. And Steven was so giving and patient. And so unbelievably understanding.

If you are looking for a raw, sweet, engaging read with two fun, charming and witty MC’s to steal your heart, look no further. This one is a gem.

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Galley copy of Beyond the Surface provided by author in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday
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