Madly (Madly, #1)

Madly (Madly, #1) - M. Leighton Find more of my reviews at www.readingangel.comAfter seeing several tweets about this series and it's main hottie over the last week I had to see what all the talk was about, so I decided to buy the first novella and see for myself. I was not disappointed! I started Madly while waiting in the doctors office with my husband and every time the poor man would try to talk to me he would quickly get shut down so I could continue reading. I was immediately sucked into this unique world of a mermaid princess, her friends, and escaped fairy tale prisoners.Madly is a spunky teenager who just happens to also be a mermaid princess and the only hope for her family and her kingdom. Just in the short 50 pages of this novella I really enjoyed getting to know her character and that of her friends Jersey and Aiden. Jersey is the kind of friend who seems like she would always be up for some mischief-making and Aiden is so sweet and loyal.We were also introduced to super hottie Jackson. If I had one problem with this book it was that what little there was hinted at an upcoming relationship was frustrating. I was ready for it to speed up...haha. He is one swoon-worthy male lead! Protective, strong, and although he is a little aloof its not in a mean way. He's also very funny, which I LOVE! I just wanted MORE between them, but since I was ASSURED by the author that it was coming I guess I will have to be patient...sigh...I'm not very good at that ;) I also don't see how Madly didn't see that Jackson is completely head over heels for her. The girl must be blind.Madly was a great novella that introduced me to a new world of mermaids that I can't wait to dive back into. I loved how there was a spin on fairy tale bad guys and their descendants, and I cant wait to see how that is going to continue with the full novels. I know I am going to be reading them as soon as I possibly can.