Book Review Divine Scales

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DivineScales 500x750Title: Divine Scales

Author: Jennifer Blackstream

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Rating: A+

Buy: Amazon

A warrior with a hunger for sin . . .

Driven by a terrible hunger for the black souls of evil men, Patricio, divine executioner of the gods, patrols the kingdom with blood on his hands and ice in his heart. The families of his victims sing his praises–the result of a witch’s cruel curse that condemns him to be forever surrounded by false adulation. When the curse sours the first hint at romance Patricio has had since becoming the king’s heir, his rage is all consuming. Disgusted, he leaves the mermaid in the sea and returns to the palace…only to be shocked when she bargains for the legs to follow him.

A mermaid out of her element . . .

Marcela’s world has been turned upside-down–literally. Once a proud member of her father King Triton’s royal guard, she’s now the victim of an angel’s curse. Enchanted into false adoration bordering on obsession, she traded her tail–and her voice–to the sea witch for the legs she needed to pursue the object of her desire. In a cruel twist of fate, the very magic that gave her the means to pursue her passion also broke the spell that caused it. Now she’s in the angel’s arms, but how can either of them trust the desire churning inside them when so much magic has muddied the waters?

Trust isn’t easy when nothing is as it seems . . .

A mermaid with legs and no singing voice. An angel with a curse. A witch with a chip on her shoulder. The world is full of magic and mayhem, and for an angel and a mermaid, it will take more than a kiss to balance…the Divine Scales.

I didn’t get around to reading the first books in the series, so I was confused at first, but once I picked upo n what was going on, I loved it. Mermaids, angels, witches, this book combines all types of paranormal creatures and does it well. Patricio is the execution of the gods, cursed for eternity by a witch. This curse was original – I’d never heard of anything of the sort, and I thought it was a great idea. Then the whole angel and mermaid combination, which is creative too, since I’ve never read about a mermaid/angel romance, and I read plenty of paranormal romance.

There’s a lot of romance and passion, but there’s also plenty of background story, plot and characterization.  I have trouble grading this, or even reviewing it, because I’m still blown away by how awesome it was. A well-earned A+ for solid writing, and excellent book, and an amazing concept.

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