Having escaped an abusive relationship, Chloe MacGregor is determined to put the past behind her.
The little cottage high up on the cliffs overlooking the beautiful North Yorkshire town of Whitby is her safe haven, somewhere she is free to be herself.
When the arrival of her new neighbour and boss, Luke Warwick, threatens her peaceful, sheltered life, Chloe is forced to confront her past and to re-evaluate who she really is. Falling in love with Luke is not part of her plan but, to her surprise, Luke is falling for her too. The only thing preventing their happy ever after is Chloe herself. Will she ever truly learn to leave the past where it belongs?
Warwick’s Mermaid was like a breath of fresh air, i didn’t want it to end!
The story begins as Chloe, supported by her best friend, escapes an emotionally and physically abusive relationship. I unusually felt a connection with Chloe within the first first few pages and found I was on the edge of my seat as she entered into her home to retrieve her belongings before her ex partner arrived home from work.
Ellie has created the character of Chloe beautifully, the Chloe at the beginning of the story is a completely different one from the woman we leave in the last pages of this beautifully written novel. She has an inner strength that shines out behind the vulnerability that living in an abusive relationship has created. She’s truly an inspirational and strong woman Warwick’s Mermaid shines the light at the end of the tunnel of domestic abuse.
The romance between Chloe and Luke is a dream to watch unfold, Ellie has written it with compassion and very true to life. It’s a romance that you feel you are living with them as a fly on the wall.
The descriptives of Whitby (which is on my bucket list to visit) were so vivid I felt like I was there.
This book has it all love, romance and some ‘on the edge of your seat’ moments too. For me the sign of a good book is one I can not put down and I think about long after I finish the last sentence, this was definitely true of Warwick’s Mermaid.
I’d like to thank Ellie and Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on to this wonderful blog tour.
All About Ellie
I’m a contemporary romance author, published with the lovely Tirgearr Publishing, and am a proud member of the Romantic Novelist Association. I live in the beautiful East Riding of Yorkshire in the UK and, although I work full-time in the public sector, my favourite pastime, when not writing, is
wandering around old stately homes.
My debut novel, Beauty and the Recluse, was published in February 2016, closely followed by my second, Love on the Nile, which was released in the Summer of 2016. My third novel, Warwick’s Mermaid, was published in October 2017 and I’m currently working on my fourth.
A few random pieces of information about me:
▪️Favourite TV shows – The Walking Dead, The X-Files, Nashville, Dr. Who, the Great British Bake-off.
▪️Favourite Music – I’m an 80’s girl!, country, sixties, Elvis, classical (when I’m writing)
▪️Favourite Food – Indian, tapas, crisps
▪️Favourite Drink – black coffee (copious amounts when I’m writing) sauvignon blanc
Where to find Ellie