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can be read as standalone
Title: A Witch's Beauty
Author: Joey W. Hill
Publisher: Berkley Trade (January 6, 2009)
Genre: Sensual Paranormal Romance
Series: Book II of the Daughters of Arianne series
Reviewed by: Barb
Mina is the daughter of an unholy union—a mermaid taken by one of the malevolent Dark Ones. While helping to rescue Prime Legion Commander Jonah, she exposed herself as a potentially dangerous weapon, susceptible to the darkness in her own blood. Now, for the general good, Jonah has angels watching over her…
Though Mina is resistant to being protected, her attitude begins to change when David, the human-born angel, is awarded the duty. Looking into his eyes, she can sense that he too knows what it means to fight the darkness within. But—as their passion threatens to take over—will it lead them to Heaven or Hell?
The end is near. Time is no longer a luxury, even for an immortal. The Dark Ones want Mina, a sea-witch, for her potential ability to help in their quest to destroy the human world. The angels, although continuing their protection of her, wish their burden would just vanish. David, the youngest of Jonah's angels, sees things a bit differently. If he can't convince them of Mina's goodness then he will have to take matters into his own hands. The cost quite simply is his soul. This is a cost David is willing to pay to help Mina see her the way he does, beyond the scars.
Mina just wants to go back to her old life. Left alone in her underwater caves unseen where her scars both physically and spiritually can be hidden. That is the only way she can guarantee the darkness inside of her, won't escape. David confuses Mina and if he continues with this silly quest of his she is afraid she will lose the tentative hold she has on her emotions. If Mina loses control of those there is no telling what will happen once the floodgates are open.
As the battle ensures, the restlessness between David and Mina heat up. When the climax finally comes it will be more than just release for these two. To be precise it will be more like a detonation!
Take the sea-wicked witch from The Little Mermaid and throw in a bit of The Beauty and the Beast and VO`ILA you have JOEY W HILL'S, A WITCHES BEAUTY. By no means is this in anyway shape or form a children's story, strictly adults only. With all the twists and turns only Joey Hill can bring across with her talented style. Where A MERMAIDS KISS left off A WITCHES BEAUTY hits the floor running, and doesn't slow down until you get to the end. Mermaids, angels, and a sea-witch what a great combination of characters JOEY W.HILL brings together for us to enjoy.
In reading order:
A Mermaids Kiss
A Witches Beauty