The Mermaid Catches her Mate by Jax Cassidy and The Mermaid Handbook

mermaid catches her mate

3 out of 5 Stars



Luna Matsya is a local celebrity as a trendsetting hairstylist, but she’d prefer to spread her fin in a nice body of water rather than make a big splash around town. She’s starting to believe that her ability to live and walk among mortals is more of a curse rather than a blessing. Especially now that the flashy tent from a touring magic show is blocking her lake. Where’s a mermaid to swim when the slightest mistake can put her in the spotlight?

Ace Conall is infamous for his daring tricks and he plans to make history with an epic illusion before taking a lengthy hiatus. This is a chance for him to finally feel at home after harboring a secret that may be the greatest magic act never revealed. What he hadn’t expected was falling for a smart-mouthed siren tangled up in his plans.

My Thoughts

Now, this is a tough one for me. I went into it because it had a mermaid theme that I was going for. But, I get the impression it was kind of fan fiction for another series.

In saying that, this story made me want to go find the original “Nocturne Falls” series! It seems like a fabulous place where all manner of mystical creatures come to hide from the outside world and pretend to be normal in a town where it’s perpetually Halloween. On the down side, I felt like I was missing out on a lot in this book as there were a characters that I got the impression I should know. The author did a good job of re-introducing them without getting too descriptive for those who read the original series. But, I still felt left out!

I also wasn’t a fan of the insta love. I’m not against this trope. But, in this one there really seems to be NO lead up! Where can I find a world where I spill my drink on a guy and he’s instantly in love with me?? SIGN ME UP!

I was a pretty big fan of Luna, though…. For the sole reason that she

“dunked her fries in ketchup mixed with hot sauce.”

After that she became my new best friend! 😂

The Mermaid Catches her Mate is Best Served with a Blue Sea Cocktail



I got the recipe for this cocktail from another mermaid book that I picked up “The Mermaid’s Handbook”! Check it out on Goodreads!

I would give it a 3 out of 5 stars. A beautiful cover, and it has some interesting things in it (how to get mermaid hair, some mermaid themed cocktails, how to make mermaid accessories, etc), I hoped for more mermaid folklore, though. It was more things you could make and such… not quite what I expected. But, a delicious drink!!


  • 1 1/2 oz White Rum
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1 oz Maraschino cherry liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Suze or any apertif
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • a Dash of Lemon Juice
  • Ice


  1. Mix all items in a shaker and shake until chilled
  2. Strain into a glass full of ice
  3. CHEERS!



32 thoughts on “The Mermaid Catches her Mate by Jax Cassidy and The Mermaid Handbook

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    1. Ha ha!! My friends who wound up married after he spilled a drink on her in a bar would beg to differ! 🤣 But, it defintitely wasn’t INTANT love!
      Try the Mermaid’s Sister!! I reviewed it last week and it’s such a beautifully written story!! I didn’t understand why a mermaid would shrink the longer she’s out of water…. But, other than that it was SO GOOD!! I highly recommend it!

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      1. Oh wow… I want such a guy. Where can I find him?
        Do I need violet eyes for him to fall in love… I have dark brown and I am allergic to contact lens… Now what?!! 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂

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  1. Couldn’t stop chuckling at the title and the cover is cute. I really like that some more established authors are willing to let newer writers play around a bit with their created worlds… but then yeah you kinda need the original stories to really ‘get ‘it’. It does sound good though…the original.

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