Twisted Tides by Erin O’Kane & Loxley Savage – A Book Review

Posted September 11, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Fantasy, PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 1 Comment

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Twisted Tides

(Wicked Waves – Book 1)

by Erin O’Kane & Loxley Savage
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dark Fast Burn PNR RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

A VERY interesting take on the Mermaid myths, dousing the tale with romance, intrigue, betrayal, lust and vengeance – a good read worth picking up.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Growing up beneath the firm grasp of the evil Kraken Queen is all Lyn has ever known. Under her harsh gaze, Lyn’s every move is watched and scrutinized, waiting for her to make a mistake. Should she place even a fin out of line, she will suffer the wrath of the Kraken’s Kiss.
Unable to endure the Queen’s envious stare any longer, Lyn escapes with the help of her only friend.
In her plight for freedom she flees to the one place she feels safe, her island. Unbeknownst to Lyn, two strangers await her there, determined to change her fate.

Meanwhile, a war between the underwater kingdoms escalates as the opposing princes continue to search for their missing mate.

Will Lyn find her freedom away from the tentacles of the Kraken Queen? Or will she forever be ensnared in the constant shifting of the twisted tides?

*Twisted Tides is the first book in the Wicked Waves Series. This is a medium burn, fantasy, reverse harem romance. This book is for adult audiences only. There will be an HEA at the conclusion of the series.* 

A Reverse Harem Fantasy Romance. 

Thoughts on Twisted Tides

Darker than some, but not overly so

Seeing Loxley Savage’s name on this book led me to believe this would be a truly dark tale, yet it veered from my expectations and presented a story that is just getting started. Shadowy, certainly, but not emotionally morbid.

It does pack a punch and the Kraken is no joke – and this is far from a light read – yet it reads a touch lighter, in the best possible way.

I enjoyed this novel, but be warned – it does end on a cliffhanger.


  • Intriguing world building.
  • Dark(ish).
  • The fast paced relationships make sense at the closing.


  • Little too Rushed places.


First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type




Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range



4 out of 5 Stars

This is a great start to a series that promises to be fascinating, myth heavy and just dark enough to keep you up late at night. I can’t wait to see what this duo of talented authors does in Book 2! Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Published May 31st, 2019
229 Pages

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