INSATIABLE A MERMAID'S CURSE by Daniele Lanzarotta
Arianna always felt like she didn't belong in the world where she was born. Ever since she was little, she used to hide behind the rocks in the sea, and watch the human family who spent their summers on that island. Over the years, there was nothing she wished more than to be like them, especially so she could get close to Blake, the human boy who she saw turn into a troubled teenager and then, an unhappy man. Once her dad grew tired of her dreams and hopes for a reality that is not her own, Arianna is thrown into an arranged marriage, and her only way out of it is to make a deal with the power-hungry man who will give her everything that she has ever dreamed of. Dreams that turn into nightmares as she watches Blake's world fall apart, because of her and Blake's inability to control their desires for one another.
This is my first mermaid story, it was recommended by a friend. So I decided to take a chance because I usually don't go for mermaid stories . Well I am glad I did. This was a very fast read for me . I started in the afternoon and was done by the time it was bed time. Arianna is a mermaid that so wants to be on the land with legs and to fall in love with the object of her desire Blake. She has wanted him since she was young , she watched him grow up and her love grew with it . But alas she has problems of her own. They are thrown together and the world falls apart around them because they can't keep their hands off of each other.
Lets just say there is so much going on in this book , you will not be disappointed. We have arranged marriage under the sea, a human almost engaged to another human. There is magic and evil. There is romance and angst of young love and the burden of family. Doing what is expected of your family instead of doing what is in your heart. It reads like a cross between the little mermaid and Romeo and Juliet . There are times that you will be laughing and other times going what the hell just happened and why did they have to go through that. Oh yeah don't forget the ocean, and it figures into the story also.
The characters are well written and honestly you want to give Arianna a good shake every now and then and say Girl you will get through this and quit being a pushover. Blake is a very broken man he has had so man bad things happen to him through his life . You just really want to hug him or shake him hard every now and then. I mean he bounced back and forth so much. One minute he was loving Arianna and the hurting her. I really just kind a wanted to slap him , but he finally realized and grew up in my opinion and realized that Arianna was the one there for him day in and out . That he wanted to be the hero in her fairy tale. The character that surprised me the most was Owen. He was totally a bad boy, and party boy. He even did the nurse in Blake's hospital bed while Blake and Arianna were at physical therapy. Which only a bad boy would do. As you read this book you each character grow and when things come to light towards the end of the book . You will finally understand why Blake and Owen acted the way they did. Especially Owen.
The author took me on a roller coaster ride with lots of twists and turns. But I will warn you though there is a big cliff hanger at the end of this book. I was frustrated cause I really want to know what the heck will happen and will they actually get their happily ever after. This book is a great afternoon read . So grab a cup of tea a snack and a cozy blanket . Settle down and be prepared to swim with the fishes . Ok I know that was bad but hey had to throw it in there. If you like mermaids with a twist . Check it out