11 Enthralling Mermaids Romance books

updated 04 May 2024

Welcome to the underwater world of romance, where love isn't just a sea-cret, it's a splashy adventure! Dive into these mermaid romance books where fins and hearts collide, and the only thing deeper than the ocean is the love between a mermaid and her landlubber beau.

Get ready for a tidal wave of passion, laughter, and maybe even a few fishy puns along the way!

  • #1 Of Poseidon - Anna Banks

    Of Poseidon - Anna Banks

    contemporary forbidden love insta-love royal hero

    Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch! —both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma's gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom...

    Told from both Emma and Galen's points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance. more

  • #2 Rising - Holly Kelly

    Rising - Holly Kelly

    contemporary young adult

    In a war between the humans and the inhabitants of the sea—humans will lose. Xanthus Dimitriou—the most lethal Dagonian to rise from the ocean—is on a mission to save mankind from annihilation. But first there’s one small thing he needs to do… kill a beautiful young woman in a wheelchair.

    Killing her doesn’t start out as part of his plan. He entrenches himself deep in the human world. Aligning himself with his enemies, he prepares to send them to Triton to face their punishment. Then Sara Taylor rolls onto the scene. Xanthus knows at once she’s a criminal. And her crime? Being born. She’s a human/Dagonian half-breed, an abomination. Killing her should be an easy job. All he has to do is break into her apartment, slit her throat, and feed her body to the sharks. more

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  • #3 Tangled Tides - Karen Amanda Hooper

    Tangled Tides - Karen Amanda Hooper

    contemporary paranormal shapeshifters mystery

    Yara Jones doesn't believe in sea monsters--until she becomes one.

    When a hurricane hits her island home and she wakes up with fins, Yara finds herself tangled up in an underwater world of mysterious merfolk and secretive selkies. Both sides believe Yara can save them by fulfilling a broken promise and opening the sealed gateway to their realm, but they are battling over how it should be done. The selkies want to take her life. The merfolk want something far more precious.

    Treygan, the stormy-eyed merman who turned Yara mer, will stop at nothing and sacrifice everything to protect his people--until he falls for Yara. The tides turn as Yara fights to save herself, hundreds of sea creatures, and the merman who has her heart. more

  • #4 Drowning Mermaids - Nadia Scrieva

    Drowning Mermaids - Nadia Scrieva

    contemporary fantasy suspense military

    She is an elegant princess displaced from her home. He is a rough sea captain with a heart of gold...

    To escape the war in her underwater kingdom, the noble daughter of a murdered king must flee to Alaska. Doing all she can to keep her younger sisters safe, Aazuria tries to assimilate and work among the Americans, with her feisty red-haired bodyguard at her side. This refuge holds pleasant surprises, for the princess meets a somber gentleman in a dark corner who promises to show her his world.

    Trevain Murphy is a successful crab fisherman who has spent his life building an empire above the sea, but knows nothing of the greater empire beneath the surface. more

  • #5 The Water is Sweeter - Eli Constant

    The Water is Sweeter - Eli Constant

    fantasy suspense

    I should have run away from Truman a long, long time ago.

    He was the classic trust fund baby. And I’d been all scholarships and secondhand clothes when we’d met.

    He’d paid attention to me.

    It took me too long to realize his ‘attentions’ disguised his abuse. And then it was too late. I was in too deep.

    Until I met Connor.

    That day, everything changed.

    He gave me the will to live again, to fight again.

    But there's a force outside of our newfound love, working against my life on land.

    And if I can’t fight it, then I won’t just leave Truman.

    I’ll leave Connor too. more

  • #6 Insatiable - Daniele Lanzarotta

    Insatiable - Daniele Lanzarotta

    young adult paranormal fantasy contemporary

    Arianna always felt like she didn’t belong in the world where she was born. Ever since she was little, she used to hide behind the rocks in the sea, and watch the human family who spent their summers on that island. Over the years, there was nothing she wished more than to be like them, especially so she could get close to Blake, the human boy who she saw turn into a troubled teenager and then, an unhappy man.

    Once her dad grew tired of her dreams and hopes for a reality that is not her own, Arianna is thrown into an arranged marriage, and her only way out of it is to make a deal with the power-hungry man who will give her everything that she has ever dreamed of. more

  • #7 When, At Last, He Found Me - Adrianna Stepiano

    When, At Last, He Found Me - Adrianna Stepiano

    contemporary fantasy mystery paranormal

    Seraphin Shedd wanted her high school graduation day to be different, and by different, she meant ordinary. In a life led by tragedy, a break from the flashbacks would have been a welcomed relief. Instead, after the disappearance of her beloved teacher, Ms. Dorah Zebedee, her memories became increasingly more vivid. Only one person, Joseph Merrick, knows where to find Ms. Z, but he's not eager to help. Through an unaccommodating and mysterious persona, Joseph brings Seraphin to an emotional breaking point. If she can learn to trust him, she just might uncover the mystery behind her heartbreaking past. more

  • #8 The Mighty Hunter - Michelle M. Pillow

    The Mighty Hunter - Michelle M. Pillow

    shapeshifters fantasy paranormal possessive hero contemporary

    Scientist Bridget Dutton has no time for traditional love. Her heart belongs to her work. Even though taking chemical readings of ocean water isn't her thing, she's willing to put in her time for her chance at exploring the Abyss. When her boat is attacked from below, Bridget's dream just might come true sooner than planned.

    Caderyn the Hunter, the sexiest--and perhaps craziest--man she's ever laid eyes on may have rescued her from death, but who's going to rescue her from him? With a deliciously hot body and all the right moves, the man is a walking seduction that's too hard to resist. There's only one problem. Caderyn claims they're in the Abyss, living on a cursed island along the deep ocean floor. And, if that wasn't bad enough, he says he's a merman. more

  • #9 Everblue - Brenda Pandos

    Everblue - Brenda Pandos

    fantasy magic young adult male pov

    She wanted her life to change... he wanted his to stay the same.

    Best friends share everything with each other. Or do they? Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing Tatiana's twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college. But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do something drastic to find them.

    Ashlyn is about to discover what she'd thought to be true her whole life, wasn't, and the truth, too fantastical to imagine. more

  • #10 A Mermaid's Kiss - Joey W. Hill

    A Mermaid's Kiss - Joey W. Hill

    contemporary fantasy shapeshifters bdsm

    The angelic Jonah has been battling the Dark Ones for centuries. But his noble spirit has begun to tire with the weight of war - allowing a Dark One to strike a blow that severs his wings and knocks him into the sea.

    Anna is a Daughter of Arianne - a direct descendant of the mermaid of legend. Anna's longing for love compels her to risk her very life to protect and hide the fallen Jonah. And the longer Jonah delays his return to the heavens, the more Anna's secret passions are tempted. more

  • #11 A Mermaid's Wish - Viola Grace

    A Mermaid's Wish - Viola Grace

    fantasy futuristic

    Taem wants to be a normal mermaid, unremarkable and blend into the background. What she finds is that she is the kind of woman who makes things happen, and while her body is unremarkable, her personality gets her noticed.

    Sardu is the prince of mermen who notices the sharp-tongued organizational wizard, and he wants her for his own. more