Monday, December 19, 2011

Review 'Til Death Do Us Part by Dianna Hardy

Title: 'Til Death Do Us Part (an adult retelling of The Little Mermaid)
Author: Dianna Hardy
Source: Author Request
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: Novella
Release Date: November 21, 2011
'Til Death Do Us Part (an adult retelling of The Little Mermaid)
"The day you get married, is supposed to be the happiest day of your life. Dreams are made of such things. But I forgot. I could blame the witch if I wanted to – in fact I did, for quite a while after – but the fault can only lie with me. Being with him made me so happy – so very, very happy – that I chose to forget. I chose amnesia. If I had had any foresight into how my flippant choice would ruin him, I would have saved him the heartbreak. I would have forfeited my knowing him, my own selfishness, lived forever in the pain of unfulfillment, if it meant he could be spared...."

When you love someone so much that your heart aches without them in your life, would you give up everything you've ever known to be with them? Would you give up your identity?

This is exactly what Aria did. But her sacrifice comes at a great cost, with startling consequences. With no memory of her previous life, she's forgotten what she really is, and who she's left behind: a jealous, possessive God, who's finally found her, and will stop at nothing to keep her heart from ever straying again.

In this dark and erotically passionate retelling of The Little Mermaid, can a love founded on humanity, stand the passing of time, an angry sea-God, and even death itself?

This is a short story, about 20 or so pages. It picks up where Aria has just married her "prince" and is happier than she has ever been. However, her happiness is not to last. Poseidon, the one she was betrothed to, is looking for her and the witch's spell, which made her human, will be broken as soon as her husband gives her his heart.

This is a beautiful yet tragic story of true love and sacrifice. It is definitely not your Disney, everybody sing and be merry version. Aria wants nothing more than to spend the rest of her life loving Simon. But after the spell is broken she is forced back to the sea to spend a miserable life married to Poseidon where she is nothing more than his possession. Mermaids are cold, unfeeling people and she misses the warmth and kind hearts of the humans. She may have no control over her life anymore, but she refuses to be completely broken. She will not surrender her human nature. Aria believes the worst fate was losing her true love. However she soon learns the worst is yet to come when she is offered a chance to have him again or to leave him be with the life his has now. That is when she learns the true meaning of love.


1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of a grown-up retelling of 'The Little Mermaid'! I really can't wait to read this!!! Thank you for bringing it to my attention :)


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