by Joey W. Hill
Alexis is the only child of a love-match between an Angel and a Mermaid. She’s the goddaughter of a powerful Dark One Seawitch. She’s been watched over by heaven above and Lucifer below. However, no one expects her to find the love of her life in a horrible dimension that had been cut off from Earth many years ago.
Dante was the offspring of rape. His mother was a powerful vampire and his sire a Dark One. Growing up in a wasteland without love, being forced to fight for everything he wanted, his life was torture. Dante will do anything to escape his prison, even kidnap the goddaughter of the powerful Seawitch.
What brings Alexis and Dante together is more than fate. Together they must teach each other about the power of love as well as it’s double edged sword. Alexis comes off as pampered yet has a backbone of steel as she fights for what she wants and needs…Dante. Laughter, tenderness and love aren’t in Dante’s vocabulary until Alexis teaches him what those emotions are.
I really enjoyed this third book in the Daughters of Arianne series. Having not read the first ones, I was able to easily follow along and connect with the storyline and backstory. A Mermaid’s Ransom is a stand alone that will leave you wondering about the lessons of love…and just who has the power in a relationship. Dante was so wounded, all I wanted to do was to fix him myself. His sensuality screamed off the page and I could imagine what I’d give for a moment in his arms.
Ms. Hill writes a story that will appeal to all romance readers. The characters are engaging, witty and flawed but full of passion. Even the secondary characters bring extra zing to the story! Reba was a delight! Pick up your copy today!