Review: Flipping Tails for Seasick Mermaids by Laura Greenwood

Posted April 13, 2023 by Lola in Fantasy, Review, Romance / 1 Comment

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Flipping Tails For Seasick MermaidsFlipping Tails For Seasick Mermaids (Obscure Academy #4)
Laura Greenwood

My Rating: 4 stars

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Category: New Adult
Type of romance: MF

Fiona has always feared the ocean, and it’s only become worse since she drowned and became a mermaid.

Wade has spent the past few years as a swimming instructor to help pay for his studies, but the last thing he expects is to find a gorgeous mermaid asking him to teach her too.

Can Fiona overcome her fear of water long enough to realise there might be something more between them?

Flipping Tails For Seasick Mermaids is a light-hearted mermaid & merman academy m/f romance set at Obscure Academy. It is Fiona and Wade’s complete story.

My Review

I received a free copy from the author through Booksprout and voluntarily reviewed it.

Flipping Tails for Seasick Mermaids is the fourth book in the Obscure Academy series and I absolutely love this series so far. The stories are light and fun, but also deal with interesting issues and troubles the characters go through. In this case Fiona can’t swim and gets seasick even though she’s a mermaid. I like how we get to read about her struggles and see how she overcomes them as a merman named Wade teaches her to swim and something more blossoms between them as they get to know each other better.

I really liked reading about Fiona, she’s a likable character and I enjoyed seeing her interact with the other characters in her flat. We see Krissi, Bernie and Melody from the previous books and get to know a bit more about Michaela, whose story is next.

I like mermaids and I thought it was so interesting that Fiona is a made or turned mermaid, meaning she wasn’t born one. Due to this she doesn’t know a lot about being a mermaid. She also can’t swim and gets seasick. I liked how Wade thought her how to swim and how she slowly got more at ease with the mermaid side of her and how it became more part of her. I enjoyed learning more about merfolk alongside Fiona and see her face her fear of the ocean. I also thought it was really cool we got to see a bit of Merton, the city that only mer can visit as it’s under water. I also liked the details like how everyone’s tail matched a fish and how Fiona had a flying fish tail.

The romance was really sweet and I enjoyed reading about them. I liked the connection between Wade and Fiona and how they got to know each other better during the swimming lessons and then fell in love. I liked how patient Wade was and how he never pushed Fiona to do anything she wasn’t ready for, he was super supportive and accepting. He also is the one who teaches her a lot about mer. I liked reading about them and seeing their romance develop.

To summarize: This was another awesome read in this series. I was excited to get Fiona’s story and learn more about mer in this book. Fiona cant swim and she asks another mer Wade to teach her how to. As they get to know each other they grow closer and fall in love. They made for a great couple and I really enjoyed reading about them. Wade was so accepting and supportive and I liked how he thought Fiona more about mer. The visit to Merton was fun to read about and I really liked learning more about merfolk. Another great book in this series and I am already looking forward to the next one.

4 Stars


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