Gwyneth (Gwen) Stevens is still trying
to work her way through all that she has learned of her past
life, an old life that is intersecting with her current one,
especially with the men, including her father, who were in
her life. Right now she is hiding in the open with Giovanni
Baldassare. He had a major part in her death, or so he
says, but she canít remember it. He opened his house to her
and has only offered friendship in return with no more
stress. It doesnít help that he is a very sexy vampire.
Gwen has a lot of stress now with her
father pressing for her to go through with her betrothal to
Caleb and itís hard to tell the King of the Dark Realm no.
Plus thereís Pallo, a vampire who was made because of her,
or so she is told, and who tried to change her in order to
save her life. Danger not only surrounds Gwen and her men
while she is trying to put all the pieces back together, but
it appears that there is going to be one other man in her
life. There has been a lot of secrets and determination to
change fate going on in the Dark Realm. By the time Gwen has
all the pieces together, she just may lose her soul-mate,
the one fate always meant for her.
Bella Mia is the third
and final chapter in the Daughter of Darkness series, or so
I think. As such, I was happy to see just about all the
loose ends not only tied up, but also to find that almost
everyone was going to eventually gain their happy ending.
However, in saying that, I wish that one character had
gotten her correct ending. Gwen learned a lot about her
previous life and her loves within it. But what she is
being told just is not making sense to her when placed
against what she feels. While I will say that Gwen receives
her happy ever after, I wonít say with whom as I think it
would give away too much. Bella Mia is an
erotic paranormal with the correct mix of suspense, mystery,
romance, and other things that make it an urban fantasy.
Ms. Roth has again given us a book that will hold you in its
grip just because you need to know what is going to happen
I have to agree with Ms. Roth that you
should read this series in order or you will just be very
confused with all the characters and plot. I even had to
stop and go back and skim them in the middle of reading this
as it had been a while and I needed to refresh a few things
before completing Bella Mia.