Hello Avid Readers,
Last year, I decided that mini reviews were the way forward for this particular book blogger. 😉 This means that I only write full detailed reviews for the books I receive from authors, publishers and PR organiser (ARCs). When I read a book that I’ve bought for myself, I share my thoughts within a paragraph or two that I publish on Amazon UK, Goodreads and here on my blog.
Today, I want to share my thoughts about a book I first read back in March 2019 but didn’t post my review here, I’m remedying that right now …
Divine Scales (Blood Prince Series #4) by Jennifer Blackstream
A warrior with a hunger for sin…
Driven by a terrible hunger for the black souls of evil men, Patricio, divine executioner of the gods, patrols the kingdom with blood on his hands and ice in his heart. The families of his victims sing his praises–the result of a witch’s cruel curse that condemns him to be forever surrounded by false adulation. When the curse sours the first hint at romance Patricio has had since becoming the king’s heir, his rage is all consuming. Disgusted, he leaves the mermaid in the sea and returns to the palace…only to be shocked when she bargains for the legs to follow him.
A mermaid out of her element…
Marcela’s world has been turned upside-down–literally. Once a proud member of her father King Triton’s royal guard, she’s now the victim of an angel’s curse. Enchanted into false adoration bordering on obsession, she traded her tail–and her voice–to the sea witch for the legs she needed to pursue the object of her desire. In a cruel twist of fate, the very magic that gave her the means to pursue her passion also broke the spell that caused it. Now she’s in the angel’s arms, but how can either of them trust the desire churning inside them when so much magic has muddied the waters?
Trust isn’t easy when nothing is as it seems…
A mermaid with legs and no singing voice. An angel with a curse. A witch with a chip on her shoulder. The world is full of magic and mayhem, and for an angel and a mermaid, it will take more than a kiss to balance…the Divine Scales.
I loved this story.
I am already a fan of Ms Blackstream’s writing style and love how she creates new and exciting stories from well loved tales; this time it was the classic Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid.
I downloaded the narration of this book too. Once again, Matt Addis’ performance was amazing. The pace of reading transported me to the scenes and his tonal characters’ variations brought them to life. He is a talented voice actor and I would happily buy books narrated by him in the future.
Due to the adult nature of some of the violent and sexual scenes within this book, I would recommend it to adults who are not offended by content of this type who enjoy reading romance stories about soul saving love.
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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts.
I hope I’ve sparked your interest and that you add this one to your groaning TBR piles. 😉
Bye for now,