3. A Mermaid's Kiss (2012)
Author: Joey W. Hill
Promotional synopsis: "Anna is a descendant of the mermaid whose poignant legend is much darker and more complex than the fairy tale. Though tragedy and isolation are her fate, her longing for love compels her to risk her life to protect the fallen Jonah. When Jonah delays his return to the heavens, Anna's secret passions are tempted."
Talk about star-crossed lovers. No creatures can be further apart than a mermaid and an angel. One of them lives in the sky and the other lives in the sea. Don't you get it? This is a doomed romance for the ages. We are talking Hemingway levels of symbolism here, folks. Don't be surprised if you find this bad boy in your lit. seminar syllabus in the next several years. You heard it here first.