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.
5 beautifully written stars that will leave you breathless
Its taken me a while to write this review as I’ve found it hard to sum up this book in a few paragraphs. Don’t Speak is truly a modern day fairytale – a beautifully written, emotional and inspiring second chance romance that will swoop you up and leave you breathless at the end. I loved it, I truly did.
Laire has lived on this tiny island all of her life with her overprotective, fiercely traditional father and two sisters. Not content to remain there her whole life like her sisters, she has dreams, things she wants to do but the reality is that achieving these things is going to be a lot harder than she thinks. Eric is from old money, the son of the state Governor there are certain expectations on his life – law school, working at his fathers firm and eventually following him into politics. But this isn’t really what he wants.
A chance meeting when Laire makes a delivery to Eric’s family mansion, come holiday home on a nearby island sends both their lives into a spin. They embark on a summer of sneaking around, neither able to tell their parents about who they are seeing. Laire has lived a very sheltered life, she is inexperienced and refreshingly different from the girls that Eric has become used to and he is enchanted by her, they fall fast and hard for each other.
An unfortunate series of events are set to tear them apart. There is misunderstanding, words are spoken that can never be taken back and hearts broken. Eric is unable to move on with his life, stuck in the past he becomes distant, cold unable to forget Laire. Whilst it may seem that Laire has moved on, her life has changed in so many ways but like Eric, she has never ever got over him. Six years later and they meet again by chance. Can they forgive each other for the past? Will what tore them apart help to bring them back together?
This book swept me away on a sea of romance, forbidden love and second chances. It was emotional, thought provoking and Katy’s writing so descriptive that i could clearly picture the island’s, smell the salt water and feel every emotion as it washed over me. I loved both Eric and Laire right from the start. He was nothing like you would expect him to be and Laire was just a beautiful soul, sweet, strong and determined to live the best life that she could. Katy has given us a great love story that you will still be thinking about days after you have finished.
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
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.