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Wild Blue Under

(Tritone Trilogy #2)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  233 ratings  ·  45 reviews
The Underwater Kingdom is His as Soon as He Claims His Queen...
Rod Tritone has the looks and charm to snag any queen he wants for his Mer kingdom, but unfortunately, it's not up to him. As fate would have it, the one woman destined to rule with him is terrified of water...

She Lives in Land-Locked Kansas and has No Idea She's a Princess...
Valerie Dumere thinks Rod is gorgeo

Mass Market Paperback, 358 pages
Published November 3rd 2009 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published November 1st 2009)
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Lover of Romance
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

In Wild Blue Under we have a story of self discovery and love and taking a leap of faith. Our hero, is a prince and heir to the council of the great city Atlantis in the Mer Kingdom. He lives and breathes the water, the sea is his life. But the gods need him to partake on a task, a task that could save the world. His task is to bring home a young woman who has no idea that she is a mermaid, and to have her embrace her heritage, the only pro
Sep 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Its not really an exaggeration to say I adored the first book, In Over Her Head about Rod's younger twin brother Reel and his love o'life Erica and eagerly looked forward to what adventures the stick in the mud Rod could get into while getting his own love o'life. Mer people are one of those devices in fiction that catch my attention pretty quickly. Hot Mer Men with ironic names, pop culture references with a distinctly Mer people twist, snarky fish, belligerent seagulls...honestly I can go on l ...more
Jaime H
Sep 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
"Wild Blue Under" is the second book of author, Judi Fennell's Mer Trilogy, and the first of hers I have read and definitely won't be the last, either! I will definitely going back and buying book #1 "In Over Her Head" which is about Reel, Rod's brother. However, "Wild Blue Under" didn't suffer at all as a stand alone.

I will say first and foremost, I totally giggled at the Tritone's names, dad's name is Fisher, sons Rod and Reel. I have to throw that out first. I love it! Imagine a world with At
Nov 24, 2009 rated it liked it
The second in Judi Fennell's unusual romance series, Wild Blue Under introduces us to Rod Tritone, a prince of Atlantis. Rod Tritone is given the difficult task of finding a distant relative Valerie Dumere and convincing her to accept her unique inheritance, the governorship of the Southern Ocean. All he has to do is bring her to the ocean or the sea, one drop of seawater will cause Valerie to grow her mermaid tail. Having lived his entire life in Atlantis, Rod Tritone's vocabulary and experienc ...more
Sep 26, 2010 rated it did not like it
1 1/2 stars. I probably shouldn't rate this book so low, it wasn't TERRIBLE in a painful sense, but it was profoundly annoying and my eyeballs hurt from rolling them, so, there ya go.

The first 2/3 of the book is borderline crap. I liked Rod, I liked the idea of the storyline, but the execution was a complete failure. The heroine talked to herself constantly about how hot Rod was, then followed it with a "did I just think that" sorta line. I mean, he leaned forward and his shirt came untucked an
Sara Humphreys
Aug 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is Book #2 in the Tritone Trilogy and I liked it even better than the first book--which I liked alot! It's such a refreshingly different paranormal romance series and as impossible as Mer people may seem, Ms. Fennell does a magnificent job of making seem completely possible . The hero in "Wild Blue Under", Rod Tritone is the heir to the throne of Atlantis and ladies...he's positively delicious. The heroine, Valerie Dumere, is a spunky, independent and delightfully funny lady...or mermaid? W ...more
May 23, 2010 rated it it was ok
This is the second in the trilogy of Mer people. It took 358 pages to tell a story that might have done better as a short story. Compared to other authors who write about Mer People this lacked depth. The talking sea gull and other birds did not enhance the story line. Emotionally surface. Very little descriptive writing. Not interested in finishing the Trilogy.
Thérèse Bradstreet
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
I grabbed this book off of the honors system book shelf at my local library, and ended up liking the first 200 pages way more than I had expected to. Smiling (?) avians aside, this was a fluffy and fun road trip centric paranormal romance.

Now I’m aware of how romance novels often work. I know one reader’s non-consent can be another’s ooh-sexy-alpha-male-takes-what-he-wants-heart-eye-emoji.

But hey guess what intimately touching a woman when she is asleep without prior permission is absolutely not
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
It had a lot fun ideas, but it was rambling and poorly written. Parts of the book were never really explained. It was a struggle to read for me as have the other books by this author. I will avoid her books in the future
Knight Of
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Excellent book. The romance was sweet and cute and I loved the worldbuilding.
Sia McKye
Jun 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing

Wild Blue Under

Tritone Mer Trilogy, Book 2

Judi Fennell

Sourcebook Casablanca

Book Blurb:

Rod Tritone, heir to the throne of the undersea world, needs a queen capable of ruling the oldest kingdom on earth. Someone regal, learned and of noble birth. Problem is, the only eligible noble-born Mer princess is half-Human - and she doesn't have a clue about the non-Human part.

Valerie Dumere has screwed up her life at every turn, so when her mother dies and leaves her the family busin
Sandy M
Jul 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
The fun and the intrigue continue in this second book in the Mer series by Ms. Fennell. This time, however, most of the action is inland instead of under the sea. I actually like this book a tad better than In Over Her Head. There’s still a slight lack of the family connection/emotion that I also wanted in the first book, but overall I was highly entertained throughout the story.

Instead of fish as secondary characters, this time around we get birds. From seagulls to sparrows, there’s a variety o
Carrie Kaut
ok let me do this fast cause i never want to think of this book ever again..

it doesnt deserve nor will it recieve ANY STARS

yes i stuck at spelling and i dont use proper typing skills

the cursing in this book...vulgar....hades! son of mer! seriously? wtf is that shit

i read alot of fantasy stuff in fact im a sucker for it but mermaids? im sorry i can read about ANYTHING literally doesnt take much for me to be happy with a book in all seriousness it doesnt but mermaids i cant wrap my head around mai
Oct 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
I began this series a bit out of order, I started Wild Blue Under first. It did not confuse me as in the story line but I got a bit annoyed (maybe that is not the right word) with all the under the sea analogies. Every other page something fishy would pop up. For instance, "Oh, Hades!" or "That's it in a conch shell." I was a little tired of it by page 100. Then it began to mellow down. It was as if the longer Rod remained on land the less and less sea analogies he used or even thought about. I ...more
Apr 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, humor, paranormal
Wild Blue Under, by Judi Fennell, is a fine successor to In Over Her Head and another enjoyable read. I would never have believed that stories of mermaids and mermen could be so intriguing till I started on this series. But Judi’s gentle humor and convincing imagination makes it easy for the reader to suspend disbelief and enjoy the curious ride.

This second novel takes place mostly on land, with the Heir to the throne of Mer undertaking a task to prove his worthiness. But “worth” is more than m
Wendy Hines
Jun 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Valerie Dumere has always been restless, searching for that something to complete her life. Unable to find it, she returns home to run her late mother's souvenir shop.

Rod Tritone is the Heir to the Kingdom of Atlantis. The council needs someone to go fetch the human, Valerie, to claim her birthright, and they choose Rod to do it. He vows he won't be like his brother and fall in love with the human as he loves the sea and his tail.

When Valerie and Rod meet, sparks fly. Instant attraction, and Va
Shannon (Savhage Temptrest)
"Wild Blue Under" by Judi Fennell was a fast-paced, humorous adventure of story. I received this ARC from a friend at my local bookstore, and after reading the synopsis, decided to give it a read.

Rod Tritone, Mer heir to the throne of Atlantis, has been dispatched on a mission to retrieve Valerie, a half-human, half-Mer, and bring her back to the ocean to claim the legacy her father left for her before he died. Rod thinks this will be an easy mission because what human could resist an inheritanc
Nov 12, 2009 rated it liked it
In Over Her Head, readers were introduced to Reel Tritone. Well in Judi Fennell’s latest release, readers are again brought back to the magical underwater of mermen and mermaids. This time it is Rod Tritone’s story.

Rod’s father is set to retire soon. When this happens, Rod will become the new Mer-King. Unfortunately there is one problem…the council has rules that Rod has to marry. Besides we call now that you can’t rule without a Queen by your side. Rod goes in search for his wife. He trades his
Nov 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
I love Judi Fennell’s writing. Wild Blue Under is the second book in her Mer trilogy. It is a perfect complement to her first book, In Over Her Head (which I read earlier this year).
I bided my time before jumping to this one because I knew she didn’t have that many books to choose from and I wanted to slowly savor what I could read.

Wild Blue Under picks up with Rod—heir to the throne of the Mer kingdom. He’s the typical big brother with a conscience to always do the right thing. This includes s
Cham Perez
Aug 15, 2012 rated it liked it
I`m just happy it ended the way I wanted it to end.

Wild Blue Under has a nice story line. It came to a point where it was thrilling and I literally was disappointed of Rod's decision of wanting to abandon everything that I took a break from reading it because I was having a hard time believing that the book is about to follow the same plot of In Over Her Head. But alas, it didn't hence the 3 stars.

Though it was a good read, it does have some plot holes including the prophecy and how Valerie came
Barbara ★
I didn't like Valerie Dumere at all. She is easily led and traipses off with Rod Tritone without the slightest idea why. Rod pussy-foots around the reason for the coast visit with some bogus inheritance thing but doesn't actually explain what is going on until that last few chapters of the book. I just couldn't see any normal female person going off on a wild-goose chase with a gorgeous guy and a talking seagull with no real explanation. Then when all the birds chased them for miles and miles an ...more
Jennifer Lavoie
Second book in the series and I didn't enjoy it as much as the first. There were a lot of things in this book that bothered me, and I would be tempted to give it two stars except I loved Livingston. He is what made the book in my opinion.

Don't get me wrong. Rod and Valerie are good characters. I liked their story and I liked the mythology woven into the story and the way Valerie inherits who she truly is. It was fascinating. But there were things done in the book that bothered me a lot.

Like Va
Jill  Lynn
May 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
A Refreshing Read

I adored Wild Blue Under, the second book in Judi Fennell's Mer(maid) trilogy. This fast-paced and witty paranormal tale stars super-responsible Mer-stud Rod Tritone, heir to the undersea throne. Before Rod can be crowned king, he must fulfill an oceanic council order to return a Mer princess to her rightful place as governess of the South Pacific. Only problem is that princess, Valerie Demure, is: half human, lives in landlocked Kansas, isn't aware of her Mer half, is determine
Jul 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the series by Judi Fennell, with In Over Her Head being the first, and once again I really enjoyed it. For some reason, I had a hard time following what was happening in this book. I think I was trying to remember what happened in the first one and relate it to this one, but it wasn't necessary to do that.

I loved the characters. Valerie seemed very real and down-to-earth, Rod seemed like a hot Mer, and Livingston, the seagull, cracked me up! I once again loved the hum
Jun 22, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vamp-were, traded
Well...this was an improvement over the first whose h had me gritting my teeth. OTOH, the H's steadfast refusal to explain anything until they got to the ocean (from Kansas?!) was irritating, and the h not putting him through the wringer for that, unbelievable. Yeah; someone appears, insists that I go to the ocean half a continent away, has a talking seagull with him, and won't explain the whole story while every bird in the state is dropping things on my car as we're going on said road trip? Ca ...more
Oct 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
Valerie Dumere doesn't know it yet, but she's destined for greater things. Rod Tritone, next in line to be King to the Mer people walks into her life and turns it upside down. With his good looks and charm, Valerie can't help being attracted to him.

Wild Blue Under is a riveting tale. This story is filled with danger, romance and intrigue. Ms. Fennell has wowed me again with her world of under the sea characters. While I enjoyed the romance between Rod & Valerie, I loved the hilarious talking sea
Nov 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Hachette books for sending me the second in Fennell's trilogy. To read what I thought of the first one and check out my interview with Judi Fennell, go here.

It just gets better and better in the Triton Trilogy. Lots of humor, imagination, and hot sexual tension amongst these pages. Not too much sex (but when it's there "by Gods" is it there!) and lots of adventure which will have you reminded of "The Little Mermaid" with it's talking birds and sea creatures. A fast read that will have
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mer
A really enjoyable book. Mermaids!!! Sorry...Mer.I laughed, held my breath, gripped pages, smiled, wanted to knock out some characters, enjoyed some little side parts (Especially Maybelle), and this had a great HEA. I would definitely like to finally get to read the first book. This may really be another series for the shelf. The humor was great, the personalities varied and interesting, and the journey was unexpectedly gripping a little fun feeling. This was a really great book and I think I fo ...more
Nov 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Like Over Her Head, the first book in the Tritone Trilogy, Wild Blue Under is a funny, pun-filled read with engaging characters, lots of sexual tension (I'm amazed the hero and heroine didn't die in some of the hairier situations 'cause this couple has a hard time keeping eyes and hands off one another), and a very solid fantasy world created by the author. The undersea kingdom and its residents and rules are very well thought out and the internal logic never falters, along with aquatic puns. I ...more
Mar 19, 2010 added it
Rod is a merman who is supposed to take over from his father who king of the sea. He is sent on a mission to bring back a half human, half mermaid who is located in Kansas. Valerie does not realize that she is part mermaid until Rod comes into her life. However, Rod's time on land is limited and he has to hurry to make Valerie realize that she needs to come back to the sea in order to fulfill a prophecy that will help to protect humans and mers alike. Humorous parts with the birds actually talki ...more
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