Title: Don’t Speak
Series: Modern Fairytale #5 (Standalone)
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2017
From New York Times bestseller Katy Regnery comes a new twist on a beloved fairytale.
In this modern retelling of The Little Mermaid, a fisherman’s daughter from an Outer Banks island untouched by time, meets the son of the North Carolina governor at a fancy party she helps to cater.
Laire, who wants more from life than her little island can offer, is swept away by wealthy, sophisticated Erik, who is, in turn, entranced by her naiveté and charm. The two spend a whirlwind summer together that ends on the knife-point of heartbreak and forces them to go their separate ways.
Years later, when fate finds them together once again, they will discover the terrifying depth of the secrets they kept from each other, and learn that shattered hearts can only be healed by a love that willfully refuses to die.
All novels Katy Regnery’s ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers. 10% of the e-book sales for in March and April 2017 will be donated.
Rating : 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Katy Regnery is a master of modern-day retellings of fairy tales. This modern twist on The Little Mermaid is a gorgeous story of true love triumphing over all obstacles. I was fully invested in this creative, deeply touching and superb tale of hope and second chance.
Laire Cornish and Erik Rexford are from totally different worlds and their paths could have never crossed. Laire is a fisherman’s daughter and Erik is North-Carolina royalty, the Governor’s son. But after a chance encounter and an enchanted summer spent together, their connection is undeniable and their feelings are all-consuming. Despite their family’s old-fashioned expectations, they want a chance at a common future.
Erik’s future has been decided and planned by his parents. He is not allowed to have dreams of his own, especially if they involve a fisherman’s daughter. Laire has big dreams for her future, far from her island, in the world of fashion. In reality, neither of them is free and their young love is doomed by their family’s judgment. The magical world they shared is tarnished by prejudice and misunderstanding.
I loved the way the author bridged the two parts of their story with Laire’s journal. Fast forward six years, Laire has moved on. She is on her way to make her dreams come true, but she still grieves the loss of Erik. After years of self-destruction, Erik’s love is still the same. Their second chance was simply perfect. I cried, I sighed and I swooned! I fell head over heels for these two characters whose love had stood the test of time.
I was so happy to read this gem of a story. This beautifully written and emotion filled read takes you on a journey to Laire and Erik’s happily ever after. If you enjoy gorgeously romantic stories, then this book is not to be missed. Highly recommended!
I received an advanced copy of this book and voluntarily reviewed it.
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ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE A MODERN FAIRYTALE COLLECTION
Don’t Speak is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection, which includes six standalone, completely unrelated novels inspired by beloved fairy tales:
The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) – available now (FREE!)
Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) – available now
Ginger’s Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) – available now
Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot) – available now (99c!)
Don’t Speak (The Little Mermaid) – new release
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) – available late-2017
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.
Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.
Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller.
In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.
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