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A Mermaid's RansomIn her dream is the loneliest man Alexis has ever met and she's strangely drawn to him Until the night her dream comes trueBorn of a vampire and a Dark One Dante only knows brutality And although he's. A MERMAID'S RANSOM is not an easy read by any means but it is perhaps the lightest of the three series installments in Joey W Hill's Daughters of Arianne Series I don't mean that it's light in tone because that's certainly not the case instead the lightness I'm describing can be contributed entirely to the heroine Alexis She is perhaps the most human of all the series characters and her sarcastic wit isn't acerbic but funny and comforting and therefore she becomes a much needed breath of relief Like a comical relief moment in a dark drama Alexis provides a tension release moment where the reader can take a breath and process the dark and gruesome undertone of the novel In addition her tangible humanity makes her very easy to relate to and her all encompassing love reaches out to the reader and provides comfort for the rocky journey ahead with these two amazing but radically different characters In short Alexis provides a very necessary balance of light to what could have otherwise been a dark and horrifying readA rare being known as a mer angel Alexis inherited the angel and mermaid traits of her parents Jonah and Anna the hero and heroine of series installment one A MERMAID'S KISS You can see a beautiful reflection of Alexis's uniue form on the novel's cover In addition like all the Daughters of Arianne that have come before her Alexis has the ability to shift from her mer angel form to human And while her beauty is an inevitable draw its Alexis's angelic aura and her undeniable essence of goodness that both draws and repels people making for a lonely existence Lastly she's been gifted and cursed with a strong empathic ability that reuires learned and fortified filters to keep her from being completely bombarded by the emotions of others If left unchecked or in moments of great stress Alexis can be rendered nearly catatonic by the emotional pressure However this gift proves invaluable when it comes to the hero who would have otherwise never been given chanceFor sixty some odd years Dante has been trapped in the gruesome landscape of the Dark One world Known as a Dark Spawn Dante's vampire mother was captured tormented and raped repeatedly by Dark Ones She conceived birthed and guided Dante as best she could all the while being chained and abused until her mind crippled from the abuse gave out and she imparted the last of her soul's memory to Dante Living his life in fear and as a scavenger Dante was a repeated mark to torment by the Dark Ones Beaten and sodomized within an inch of his life on a regular basis Dante learned that in order to survive one had to do it by any means necessary The Dark One world revolves around death and destruction where the weak is preyed upon and the strong become powerful through fear and violence This was the environment that Dante was born in matured in and eventually through a will of iron ruledAfter the epic Mountain Battle Mina Dark Spawn and heroine of A WITCH'S BEAUTY destroyed the rifts that allowed the passage of Dark Ones to Earth and thus eternally closing the window that Dante had to the world he should have been born into For twenty years he's maimed killed and learned the magical skills to dominate and rule the Dark One world Breathing solely to find a way to escape Dante infiltrates Alexis's dreams and binds her to him with with his vampire nature Pulling her through a blood soaked dream portal Dante captures Alexis with the plan to ransom her for his release from the Dark One world However he didn't plan on the impact the little mer angel would have on a heart he never knew he possessedDante is a highly unconventional hero Hell it can even be argued that he isn't a hero at all He's a deep dark festering pit of rage and violence A being of no morals and no idea of right verses wrong There is only survival and it's key for the reader to be reminded time and again of the environment that he was born into for it has molded his soul almost exclusively with darkness Alexis the only being that can truly sense the state of Dante's emotions is his only champion Deep within him she glimpses a flame of light that has surprisingly been nourished and protected with little to no guidance Alexis sees his potential and she also feels very strongly a deep seeded bond that resonates within her own soul as well as Dante's This light is the only thing that saves Dante not only from Alexis's powerful family but from reader rejection as well Dante is not a good person and he proves this time and again but with the help of Alexis the reader finds the desire to believe along with her that Dante can be good That he has all the tools to better himself he just needs a guideIn all honesty Dante will not be for everyone His sociopathic tendencies and deadly uick temper could put a damper on reader enjoyment In my opinion Hill did an excellent job reminding the reader on a consistent basis that Dante's life has been unconventional to say the least The reader can't necessarily expect him to know and understand morals and values that we take for granted while living in our modern and civilized society It's also very evident that Dante's road to his soul's salvation is no where near complete by the end of the novel While he knows that Alexis loves him he can't say with all honesty that he loves her He wants to love her very desperately but he hasn't yet come to fully understand the concept He's never known love so how can he be able recognize it within his own heartThis novel would never have worked without Alexis She's a pure and loving soul and was probably a joy to write because she's so forthcoming Her heart is worn boldly on her sleeve and she's incredibly strong in both mind and spirit It's because of this that I fear that like Jonah her father I can't necessarily say that Dante deserved her but I'm happy he has her He'd certainly be lost without her and than likely dead Thankfully that was a lesson that Dante did learn He knows that Alexis deserves and I truly think he'll strive his damnedest to provide for her exactly what she needsI'll admit that I grappled endlessly with my rating of this novel Dante's evolution from a violent murderer and kidnapper to a being of workable restraint was amazing but his journey is no where near complete The crimes that he has been called to pay for are horrendously steep and it's very possible that he'll never atone for the wrongs he's committed Knowing all this I couldn't shake the feeling that the Happily Ever After was bittersweet and than a little heartbreaking So much growth is still needed that I feel the ending was of a beginning for Dante and Alexis with an outcome that may never be attained However after reading the end again I feel that there really can be no other way That to change anything would have been a great disservice to all the progress made thus far and I've therefore come to respect and ultimately appreciate Hill's end decisionA MERMAID'S RANSOM is a controversial read in ways then one Some will hate it and others will love it with few in between With regards to my own personal experience I happened to love it

Summary A Mermaid's Ransom

Read A Mermaid's Ransom ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ A story of two lovers who could not be differentDaughter to an angel and a mermaid Alexis has grown up in peaceful waters So when her nightmares begin the mer angel has little idea what to make of them In her dream is the loneliest man Alexis has ever met — and she's strangelyThe leader of the underworld he longs to escape it How better than to hold for ransom the Prime Legion Commander's daughter But there's one thing Dante never planned on the way Alexis steals his hear. I wish I could rate this book higher than 5 stars it is so damn good Joey Hill is one awesome writer and story teller I absolutely loved this series and highly recommend to anyone who loves books that are highly emotionally charged I cried reading this one and I normally don't cry when I read so that just goes to show how much this one moved me I loved loved loved Dante and Lex I loved Jonah and Anna in the first book of the series and cried when I was reading it Mina and David's story was just as good I can't say it enough go and get this series read it you'll be glad you did Thanks to Joey for this wonderful world she has created

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A story of two lovers who could not be differentDaughter to an angel and a mermaid Alexis has grown up in peaceful waters So when her nightmares begin the mer angel has little idea what to make of them. If someone is looking to read about a dark character who struggles to find the light this is the read for you For me the darkness in Dante was hard to overcome At times he seemed reedemable but at other times I had my doubts There were times his actions were so dark it was hard to see him as a hero There were moments when he would protect Alexis but the other moments of darkness overshadowed this for meHaving stated this however Dante was a product of his environment Growing up in The Dark One world he only knew it took killing and sacrifice to survive He didn't see what he was doing was wrong because it was all he knewDante has to overcome a lifetime of killing and seeing every move as a threat When he's brought into the human world he begins to see things differently through Alexis Warning this book contained two sex scenes that seemed a bit like rape to me In both scenes Alexis was in pain One was early in the book while still in the Dark One world the other was later in the human worldThis read was the same as the first two in the Arianne series; I thought I would enjoy the books than I did The book wasn't a bad read I just didn't feel a deep connection to Alexis or Dante Their love didn't pull at my heart Perhaps it was the two scenes mentioned above but something just wasn't there for meSPOILERAlso something near the end left me usatisfied with their HEA Dante is told by those whose females were sacrificed by him in the The Dark One world Because all worlds are just it is when you love her the most that Fate will take her from you I like my romances to have a forever HEA