"zany amusing fantasy"
Twenty-nine year old marine biologist Dr. Fredrika "Fred"
Bim knows her dad is not her biological father as she is
a mermaid and her dad cannot swim; her mom says a mer-man
bonked her. At work at the New England Aquarium, Fred's
boss Dr. Barbara Robinson introduces her to the new water
man, Dr. Thomas Pearson, who shocks her when he notices
her hair is green as most people say it is blue. Of course
Fred has not dated in six years so finding true love seems
impossible. Fred mentions the water man to her friend
Jonas, the only human besides her parents who knows she is
a mermaid; he insists she is in love.
Thomas tells Dr. Barb and Fred that there is a high level
of toxin in the ocean, which he traces back to Boston
Harbor. Not long afterward High Prince Artur tells Fred
his father, the king of the sea-folks, needs her help with
the poison in the ocean. Artur has the hots for Fred and
steals a kiss. Thomas sees Fred in a fish tank where the
water brings out her tail. He knows she is a mermaid and
kisses her as she leaves the water. From no lovers, Fred
has two wannabe lovers while Jonas has the hots for Barb.
However, first they must deal with the poisoned ocean.
SLEEPING WITH FISHES is a zany amusing fantasy as
MaryJanice Davidson provides her trademark wacky fun tale
of the tail. The story line focuses on Fred with a strong
support cast bringing out the best and worst in her while
making the "undersea-folks" seem genuine. Readers will
enjoy this delightful whimsical story as readers will
wonder whether the human or the sea-prince will get Fred
as the trio tries to resolve the question of that dirty
water, Boston is her hometown.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted November 21, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 25, 2006