I really struggled with what to rate this book. The prose was fine, I liked the heroine, and yet it wasn't at ALL what I expected from the summary. I kept thinking it would be a very obvious romance with a merman (and maybe a selkie, as much is made of the heroine's formerly webbed toes), so when I got to the end and the paranormal/fantasy aspect was never confirmed, never followed up on (I was SURE it would be a seal pelt in that trunk...), I found myself incredibly disappointed. Everything about the summary implies fantasy--not a contemporary YA romance set on an island that happens to have a lot of mythological sort of history. In the end, for a contemporary YA romance, it was sweet, and fun, with a nice setting. It just wasn't what I wanted.