Book Review – Torn Apart

A retelling of The Little Mermaid with a dark twist you won’t want to miss…

Torn Apart  by Aria Adams is OUT NOW!!

MY REVIEW —— “A fun retelling of The Little Mermaid

This wasn’t quite as dark as some of Aria Adam’s other work, there is some dubious and non-consent, thought it is viewed in flashback and doesn’t involve the hero. The story flows nicely and has quite a sweet feel to it at times, particularly scenes with Eric and Aylia together.

Eric is a very easy to love hero, and whilst Aylia was quite naive and gullible at times her ‘training’, or perhaps I should call it brain washing, made her actions feel quite reasonable. Kept in captivity, isolated from interacting with other sentient beings (other than two fish who were also similarly isolated) and manipulated by a truly evil being, Aylia didn’t stand a chance at recognising what was truth and what was lies. Eric is totally her knight protector in shining armour!

It has a slow burn feel but it is well worth the wait for the heat to ignite! The ending is scorching hot. My personal preference would have been to have more of Eric’s point of view, particularly earlier in the book. This would have helped me ‘connect’ to him a little quicker, to understand his feelings and emotions. However I still enjoyed the story and look forward to reading more work by the author.

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“I was an enslaved mermaid. Now I have legs. And my master is coming for me.”

Taken as a child. Trained underwater. Lied to and manipulated. Aylia escapes by accident, but once she glimpses the surface world, she never wants to go back. Although she cannot speak, Prince Edward falls for her, and swears to protect her. But when her evil master returns, how can Edward disentangle Aylia from the dark wizard’s clutches?

This 40,000-word novel is a dark fairytale retelling of The Little Mermaid. The heroine has an unreliable point of view. The hero cannot always save her. And the villain is very evil. If you don’t like your HEAs to come easily, this series is for you.

Formerly published as Grim Mermaid, this version has been vastly expanded and re-written.


About Aria Adams
Aria is an author of dark erotic romance that dances on the boundary between horror and romance. Her heroes are not always immediately obvious, and neither are the villains. Her books often have elements of horror, and the characters at the end of a story are forever changed by the events that befell them. But she always makes sure there’s a happy ending, even if the characters have to work for it.

Aria also writes the warm fuzzy romance stuff as Katie Douglas, where she has had USA Today and multiple Number One bestselling books in the US and worldwide.

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