This is a touching, heartwarming story of love earned, lost, and, through self-sacrifice, ultimately regained. It tells the story of The Little Mermaid, after the original story ends. This story picks up at the wedding of the two main characters, Simon and Aria. It details the spell enacted by the witch, and details about what happens when Aria forgets one of the tenants. Through a very hard lesson, Aria’s love is lost to her, and her life starts to tailspin out of control, a situation many readers may be able to relate to. The timeline is over a number of years, and they fly by in warp speed. The elements of this story weave seamlessly together, creating a touching, truly beautiful world I would personally love to visit. I believe that this story can answer a lot of the “what happens next” questions left after reading the original story. My only complaint about this novel is that, at the end, it left me wanting much more. I would highly recommend this story to anyone who has ever been in love before.
"The day you get married, is supposed to be the happiest day of your life. Dreams are made of such things. But I forgot. I could blame the witch if I wanted to – in fact I did, for quite a while after – but the fault can only lie with me. Being with him made me so happy – so very, very happy – that I chose to forget. I chose amnesia. If I had had any foresight into how my flippant choice would ruin him, I would have saved him the heartbreak. I would have forfeited my knowing him, my own selfishness, lived forever in the pain of unfulfillment, if it meant he could be spared...."
When you love someone so much that your heart aches without them in your life, would you give up everything you've ever known to be with them? Would you give up your identity?
This is exactly what Aria did. But her sacrifice comes at a great cost, with startling consequences. With no memory of her previous life, she's forgotten what she really is, and who she's left behind: a jealous, possessive God, who's finally found her, and will stop at nothing to keep her heart from ever straying again.
In this dark and erotically passionate retelling of The Little Mermaid, can a love founded on humanity, stand the passing of time, an angry sea-God, and even death itself?