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.
Another beautiful story by Katy Regnery, I love how she's putting a spin on the classic fairy tales we grew up with. What happens when you buck tradition and go against what's expected of you? And what happens when the one you love with all your heart can't be yours? Unfortunately for Laire and Erik, this is exactly what happens with them after that one summer they spent together. Years later they find themselves in the same orbit, but will they finally get their HEA?
The first part of the book had a lighthearted, carefree type feel to it. I loved seeing Erik's and Laire's relationship during that summer.
And then it happens. As she always does, Ms. Regnery manages to pull your heartstrings so taut you fear they might snap clean out of your chest. The emotions start seeping in as the end of summer draws close and the events that lead up to the devastating break for Erik and Laire; my heart broke for all that Laire had to endure. Do you know how hard it is to try and not cry when you already can't breathe well because you're suffering with the flu? It's pretty damn hard I tell ya! What got me even more was Erik. First, thank goodness he was NOTHING like his parents. He always knew that Laire is and will always be his forever.
The road to an HEA for Laire and Erik is not easy; there is so much for them to overcome, misunderstandings and secrets galore. But if it's true love, you will fight for and do what you need to do in order to have a chance at life with the one you know is the other half of your soul. This story is mesmerizing, painted in a gloriously haunted yet beautiful way and you will find yourself lost within the first few swipes of your e-reader.
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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.