The Mermen Trilogy by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

November 09, 2022

My Rating: 3.5 stars

Goodreads Link: The Mermen Trilogy

MERMEN: Book 1
These Mermen Don’t Have Tails, They’re Deadly as Hell, and They’ve Got Something He Wants…

INFAMOUS BACHELOR and SELF-MADE BILLIONAIRE ROEN DORAN IS A BASTARD. Yes, he knows it. And no, he doesn’t care. He’s got money and power, and he depends on no one. But when his estranged father dies, willing him a secret island, Roen will come face to face with an even bigger secret: its occupants. And these savage, sea-obsessed warriors are quick to make their position clear: Leave now or die.

There’s only one problem. Nobody tells Roen what to do. Ever. Oh, and one other thing. He’s just met the island’s other new “guest” and something about her brings out his possessive side.

SOLE SHIPWRECK SURVIVOR LIV STRATTON had been adrift at sea for ten grueling days when salvation miraculously appeared: an uncharted island. Only, the deceivingly beautiful men who live there aren’t interested in saving her. No, not at all. Because they somehow believe she is their property, a gift from the ocean to do with as they please. This is not good.

Her only hope? Billionaire Roen Doran, of all people. A man who’s said to care for nothing and no one. But if he’s so heartless, then why is he about to risk everything to help her?

EVERYTHING ABOUT THE ISLAND OF EL CORAZÓN IS WRONG. The men are ruthless warriors who call themselves mermen but don't have any fish parts, the island isn't exactly an island, and the women...well, let's just say their story isn't pretty. More like a nightmare. Which is exactly why billionaire Roen Doran will do anything to protect the woman he can't live without from that violent place. Including becoming the island's leader and giving her up forever.

WHEN LIV STRATTON ESCAPED THAT TERRIFYING ISLAND in the North Pacific after being shipwrecked, she didn't just leave behind the horror, she left behind Roen Doran. A man she didn't know, but who risked everything to save her. And now her heart can't seem to move on. So part of her wonders if it's somehow her fault she's been taken against her will and locked inside a ship bound for El Corazón. But an even bigger part wonders if Roen will lift a finger to save her this time. After all, now he's one of them...


Liv Stratton has had enough of evil mermen and the psychotic living island they call home. She’s been kidnapped, caged, attacked by sea creatures, and nearly drowned. A nice small-town girl can only take so much.

But after beating the impossible odds, Liv is finally safe at home in Alaska, only to realize that everything she holds dearest in this world is still back on that crazy island. Possibly dead. And if she wants to know what has become of the man she loves and her sister, she’ll have to return and confront the one thing she’s been trying to get away from: the island herself.

Only this time, Liv isn’t the same frightened human she once was. This time, they’ve messed with the wrong girl.

Genre - Paranormal Romance
Primarily Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - practically non-existent / they had sex one and a half times (maybe), however, there is plenty of sexy talk
Format/Source - ebook purchases from Amazon

I don't know if you know anything about the men that MJP creates, but they are usually delicious and ridiculous. Roen was absolutely no different!

In book one, we're introduced to Liv, who's shipwrecked and left drifting in a life raft in the middle of the ocean. A man in said ocean brings her to shore on an island that appeared out of nowhere. Here she finds a world of hotness... men who defy belief, who are living their own definition of reality. They believe they're mermen on legs, that the island is alive, and that Liv is meant to be claimed.

Roen was one of the richest men in the world, owning a successful shipping conglomerate. A note from his dead father has him sailing into the middle of nowhere. He finds the vanishing island... and Liv.

It's lust at first sight and yet they can't stand each other. Or can they? It's them against an island full of mad mermen and when Roen starts acting like them, he does everything in his power to protect Liv. Even if it means sacrificing his own happiness with her.

By the end of the third book, these characters really became beloved people to me and I was a bit sad to see them go. The island was a real piece of work, the author did an incredible job of bringing the weirdness to life. I was amazed at the parallels that were drawn between this and reality. It was so surreal and wildly entertaining.

And don't even get me started on the note the author left at the end. I couldn't agree more with everything she said and I'm grateful she included these words.

After a long and horrific journey, Liv and Roen do get to enjoy a happy ending and honestly, I couldn't be happier for them.


  1. I laughed when you said bringing the weirdness to life because those covers kind of creeped me out with the evil eyes. I'm glad you enjoyed this trilogy!

    1. LOL the covers aren't doing this story justice!
      Thanks luv!! xo

  2. I just love this authors writing but yeah its kinda ridiculous at times but sometimes I am in the mood for a fantasy/pnr that are just silly and fun and out there ya know? I really enjoyed these books though, I couldn't put them down.

    Glad this series was a solid read for you overall!

    1. I love her writing too! And when I'm ready for a dose of ridiculousness, she's my go-to lol
      Thanks hon! xo


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