Scarred from the brutal murder of her fiancé, former UN translator Lyssa Cafferty sleeps with one eye open. Now a serial killer is determined to finish what he started...and she's his next target. Desperate to survive, Lyssa seeks protection from the one man with knowledge of her past. Noah Bradford, a cunning ex-marine, vows to protect Lyssa - along with the secret she keeps from her watchful predator. It soon becomes evident that Noah's growing attraction to Lyssa could distract him from his mission.
Eleven-year-old Isabel is a "plain old" girl living in Provincetown, Massachusetts, who believes that she is destined to accomplish something special. When her fifth-grade class goes on a whale-watch field trip, something amazing happens: dozens of different species of whales surround the boat, bumping the deck and sending Isabel flying into the ocean. Isabel is shocked to hear the whales speaking to her - she is a mermaid, they tell her, a "Chosen One" who has the ability to turn from a human into a whale and back again.