This wasn't a bad book, but it didn't go very much in depth either, making it extremely difficult to connect to characters or care about what happened to them. The heroine is a mermaid, and the description of her transformation to human was frankly rather disgusting! I suppose it was to be more realistic than magic, but it felt like unnecessary torture to me. The hero being sent to the man he shot's country of birth was also rather unbelievable to me as well. Why would a precinct do that, and how could they afford it? I did think the conflict was rather uniquely done, which is what raised it from a 2 star rating, but it wasn't enough to make me interested in reading any further in the author's works.