From New York Times bestseller Katy Regnery comes a new twist on a beloved fairytale.
A fisherman’s daughter.
The governor’s son.
Two very different worlds.
In this modern retelling of The Little Mermaid, a fisherman’s daughter from an Outer Banks island untouched by time, meets the son of North Carolina’s governor at a fancy party where she’s working.
Laire, who wants so much 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 leads them back to one another, 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 to P.E.O. International, a non-profit organization that celebrates the advancement of women, awards scholarships and grants, and provides motivation for women to make their dreams come true.
**Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity, adult themes and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**
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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
Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) – available now
Ginger’s Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) – available now
Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot) – available now
Don’t Speak (The Little Mermaid) – available soon
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) – available late-2017
Love my fairytales? I’m always open to suggestions! E-mail me your favorite and maybe I’ll reimagine it for you!
This book was reviewed on behalf of the Book Addict blog.
Don’t Speak ripped my heart out, and laughingly gave me it back at the end of the book.
As with this series of books, they are all standalones based on Fairytales in modern day settings. Don’t Speak is based on Little Mermaid. It was masterly done with Laire a young 18yr old from the Outer Banks Island. The Island has been settled in the 17th century by English, Irish, Welsh and the Scots. The Island isolated for a long time and they speak a cross of old Elizabethan and some bits of Southern Carolinas. No mobiles, no computers.
Most of the Islanders get married very young, and have a family, but Laire wants to go to fashion school, and design clothes. Then we have Erick the Governors son, who is used to having anything he wanted. When he saw Laire for the first time he watched her delivering crabs to his lavish birthday party. Erick is from a completely different background getting what he wants, not what he needs. As soon as he sees Laire he’s besotted and chases relentlessly. As Laire has a fall time summer job on away from home all day and evening.
They fall blissfully in love over the summer, but the real world intrudes and they part. Both are devastated, unfortunately they don’t meet for 7 years, the feelings come with a vengeance. This is another wonderful read from Katy Regnery I laughed, I cried this story made me an emotional wreck. I loved it. There is a lot more to the story you must read it and find out for yourself.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.