I hate to iron so I ordered these shorts for my husband, he plays golf 3 days a week. He loves them, the string color is so neutral it goes with all his shirts. The fabric is wonderful, he looks neat after a round of golf and there is no ironing, just take them out of the dryer and hang them up or put them on. Great also for traveling. I bought another pair with no pleats in the front, they're black and I think they make him look slimmer, I would highly recommend them for style, comfort, many colors to choose from, easy care, great pricea , a real winner, will order more next spring. Very pleased =5 Stars ✨ Title: Seduced by the Sea LordSeries: Lords of AtlantisAuthor: Stara NightDesignation: Full-Length Standalone, NO CliffhangerReading Platform: Kindle EditionMy Rating: Four Delightfully Entertaining Stars****This was my first time reading the work of Starla Night but I can truthfully say, it won't be my last! I saw this featured as a recommendation in a newsletter from one of my favorite authors and was immediately drawn to the cover so I decided to check it out. I read the blurb along with the free sample on Amazon and it really piqued my interest. I made my purchase and dove in... and what a delightful surprise! I truly enjoyed it! Seduced by the Sea Lord is a unique and exciting new twist on shifters and paranormal romance featuring hot, swoon-worthy mer-shifter males who are desperately in need of human females to mate and continue their lineage. And when they find the human female whose light shines for them, she will become their queen. You know, like the old expression goes, a man is king of his castle(home)... Well, in mer warrior society, every male's underwater home is his castle and his mate becomes his queen. I love it! I always wanted to be a queen and what better way than to become the mate of a sexy, panty-melting hot merman with a hot body covered in special tattoo markings that will make any woman drool! OMG! They were somewhat similar to cavemen, never having been exposed to modern human society and they were just the cat's meow! The story was romantic, unique, imaginative, fast-paced, easy to follow and well crafted. The narrative was beautifully written in the third person with easily identifiable his and her perspectives from the two protagonists, handsome warlord mer warrior Torum and beautiful divorced treasure seeker and diver Lucy Shaw. I was immediately smitten with both Torum and Lucy. Coming from two very different worlds, their initial meeting and subsequent interaction was nothing short of hilarious but it was also mesmerizing as well as heartbreaking. Although I truly loved the unique premise and overall storyarc for this sexy romp, it's the well-developed cast of fascinating characters who truly stole my heart. But I also loved the dialogue! It was smart, snappy, well-executed, and absolutely hilarious. I always enjoy great dialogue and in this story, I found myself completely captivated, laughing nonstop throughout the entire book. Torum found himself having to adapt to the unfamiliar and very puzzling ways of the human world, trying to understand human society, the customs as well as language, and especially the expressions and idioms used in conversation. But Lucy also found herself struggling to understand Torum and the ways of his underwater world. It was beyond entertaining. But it wasn't all fun and giggles, there's also a mother-load of conflict and heartache liberally laced with action and adventure. This book has it all! If you're in the market for a unique and very imaginative story with engaging characters and beautifully detailed world building and filled to the brim with pulse-pounding danger, heartbreaking drama, spine-tingling action, exhilarating adventure, agonizing angst, dreamy romance and steamy passion, then this book is for you! No spoilers from me but I will say this... Sexy mer warlord warrior from a predominantly male underwater world desperately yearning for his very own queen to give him a small fry (baby...lol...)-check! Beautiful, divorced, very broke and unemployed underwater diver who lost absolutely everything including her home, money, self-confidence along with any hope of ever having a child because of her selfish, unfaithful ex-husband and is once again searching for sea opals-check! Danger, drama, angst, lies, deceit, betrayal and enemies above and below the surface of the ocean-check! Dangerous sea creature guardians (named Mr Huggles and Lassie...lol...)-check! Sweet romance, undeniable passion, steamy sex and a few miracles to boot-You betcha! That and a whole lot more!Did I like this book? No, I LOVED it! So, if I loved it so much, then why only 4 stars? First, there were a few minor hiccups but nothing that distracted me from the story. But my main criticism is the ending. There's an epilogue to the story that was not included in the book. In order to receive it, you have to sign up for Night's newsletter. I had already planned to subscribe but I don't like being forced to jump through hoops to get something which should have been included as part of the book. An author should feel confident in her work, allowing it to draw in new fans without having to dangle an epilogue as an incentive or enticement. I already paid for the book and took the time to download it. I should not have to spend more of my time downloading another file. Sorry, but that's just my opinion. And sadly, I see more and more writers resorting to this practice. Would I recommend it? You bet and I am but only for adult readers since it does contain some steamy, dreamy love scenes! Who knew underwater sex could be so hot? Apparently, Starla Night and she expressed it exceptionally well in this story. And fyi, either Night did her homework and research extremely well or she's a diver in real life because her information and terminology were dead-on accurate. Will I read this author again? Abso-freakin-lutely! I can hardly wait to get Sacrificed to the Sea Lord, Book Two of the series, in my hot little hands! Thankfully, I don't have long to wait; it releases June 6, 2017. As a matter of fact, I've already preordered my copy! I'm not sure if Starla Night is a new author or this is just a new pen name but regardless, I'm a fan. After I finished this book, I raced to her web page and signed up for her newsletter so I'll never miss a new release! And finally, was I entertained? Completely! Once I started reading, I could not stop! Before I even finished the first chapter, I was hopelessly and completely enthralled, riveted to my ereader, my heart fluttering in my chest while the time flew as quickly as the pages. I started the book late one evening and fell asleep with my Kindle still in my hands. I awakened the next morning still sitting up in bed (my favorite place to read), with my poor ereader dead as a door nail. I was so anxious to see what happened, I couldn't wait for my Kindle to recharge so I just plugged it in and kept reading! lol... Fabulous entertainment and an awesome read! Alexandrite doesn't need anyone. Unlike the older Onyx siblings, he will note mate to give his Mother dragonets. He lives only for revenge.Nicole will never marry. With all her past counseling she has never forgiven or forgotten the way her family ignored her words, her feelings, her truths. Nor the way her Mother had always treated her. But she knew she had to move on.Now Earth is in danger. Strangers must become allies. Truths must be uncovered. A new Matriarch must be found. Perhaps True Love can pave the way.... I read an arc for an honest review. There is more than 1 type of sea treasure. This book is about a man (merman) of convictions ready to die for what he believes is the best for his dying race. A woman who has had her whole identity ripped from her by her exhusband and the complete devastation it causes emotionally, physically, financially, and career wise. A story of love, acceptance, growth, with an introduction to a new fantasy world or merpeople. A great mix of action, intrigue and story with enough chemistry to leave you reading more. Lucy has reached rock bottom after her ex-husband cheated her out of everything, she is reduced to operating what used to be a lucrative business to a rinky tink boat that is forever spewing oil. But Lucy hasn't lost her spirit to travel the waters and fish in the hopes of maybe getting lucky again. When she hooks a body on her anchor, her rescuing instincts come to the forefront, not knowing that she is the one that's going to be rescued not from drowning either.Torun dares to defy his people by looking for a queen out of water, being a Mer-Warrior it is highly treasonous, but he must save his people from a sure death. Being rescued by a human defies all reason, but when her light calls to him he realizes that it's either return to the depths and endure the ultimate punishment to a merman even a human man for that matter, or stay with the human who would be his queen on land, or sea... Which will he choose? The elastic band is very comfortable and you really don't need to mess with the ties. They are located inside of shorts so they are not hanging loose on the outside. Wash and dry great. Have others like these and I went with the same size XL but these run small so had to give to a buddy and reorder new ones in my size. Comfortable shorts, useful pockets This short is beautiful in person. Fit my husband perfectly and he lives it.