I requested this ARC through NetGalley, had the feeling of Little Mermaid spin-off erotica. I like fairy tales and retellings, so I went with "why not?" Saucy re-tellings can be lots of fun.
I gave up on this book maybe 50 pages in, at most. I just couldn't do it. It was too painful to read. The writing is undeveloped and the story unengaging. Even the constant lust and longing is untitillating.
I don't like describing characters as "Mary Sues" but I'm not sure what else to use, such sparkling innocent feminine perfection with absolutely no substance. Maybe it got better a few chapters in, I just couldn't stomach it to that point. Just so much no.