'Til Death Do Us Part (an adult retelling of The Little Mermaid) by Dianna Hardy

'Til Death Do Us Part (an adult retelling of The Little Mermaid)      Copyright 2011 Dianna Hardy
                                                                     Published by Satin Smoke Press, via smashwords Nov. 2011
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                                                                         Cover Images Shutterstock.com
                                                                         Cover Design by Dianna Hardy

This story was inspired by the story, Den Lille Havfrue, by Hans Christian Anderson, published in 1837.

 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?

(Novelette: over 10,000 words)

My Review:

I received this book from the author to give an honest review.

This book was a short 34 pages for me, but I could feel the love that the Aria felt through out the whole book. 
'Til Death Do Us Part takes start where Aria is marrying the person she feels is her prince Simon. She made a deal with a sea-witch to be human, but of course we all know what happens when you make those kinds of deals.. There is always something shady. In this case the guy that Aria fell in love with was not suppose to fall in love with her.
 After they say their I Do's a thunderstorm hits and Aria finds herself taken to the ocean with Poseidon her husband from the sea.  She deals with the heartache of not being able to be with Simon. Aria finds herself more human like than mermaid like and no matter what she will not be broken. She wants to feel love, warmth like the humans not be the one without feelings.

This is not your regular Disney story with singing in the background, this is a whole another remake of that and it shows that you have to make sacrifices to those that you love even if you are the one that will be hurt by the choice. But if true love prevails than love will find its way back to you. 

My rating: 5 wine glasses.


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