This reads a bit more like an alien/human love story than anything in the monster category. It's surprisingly romantic and lacks the outre (read tentacle) aspect of some of her other stuff. It also contains a number of a insights on masters, slaves and their power games which I liked enough to take advantage of the kindle highlight function. At 50 pages, there is plenty of time to develop a full story, with several scenes and developments. The length also makes it feel more worth the $3.99 price tag than the shorter stuff. Must read for lovers of underwater sex and sea-creaturehuman romance.