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Title: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by Joe Lawson
Fandom: Hawaii 5-0
Pairing: Danny/Steve
Categories: AU, Action/Adventure, Creature Fic, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Long (30,000+)
Warnings:Mentions of mpreg, but none depicted in the story itself.

Author on LJ: jaguarcaine
Website: n/a

Review:
Detective Danny Williams is not what Steve expected.

There are so many reasons why I enjoy this fic, not the least of which is the fact that Danny is a mermaid – okay, merman – in it. Sounds crazy, I know, but the world that Joe builds around that one simple fact is amazing and makes me wish that there was more to the story, if only to sate my curiosity about mer-society. That it’s Danny, the self-proclaimed beach-hater, who’s a mermaid and not Steve, who seems to be the go-to guy for all things out-of-the-norm, just makes it that much more engrossing and definitely wins points for originality in my book.

Though there are a few grammatical hiccups in the story, they really are minor in comparison to the wonderful characterization and matter-of-fact way the author has turned the universe on its head; making the presence of mer-people a well-known but vaguely documented fact of life. Even more enjoyable is that the author doesn’t try to downplay the idea of mer-people being anything other than what they are: creatures from the deep who, though able to pass for human, aren’t. They’re their own people, with their own set of rules, and that doesn’t always mesh with what humans (or Steve, rather) believe is right or easy.

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