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.**
4.5 Star Review by Ashley
I am a sucker for fairy tales and Katy Regnery's modern twist on these classics is the perfect blend of hopeful, sweet and heartbreaking. Don't Speak, the retelling of The Little Mermaid pulled at my heart from the first page.
I was as enamored with Larie the first time I met her. She was young and eager for so much more than the traditional island life laid out ahead of her. She wanted adventure and a love for the ages. When the handsome and charismatic Erik spotted her, his world stopped. He had to meet the red-haired beauty. Only problem was he wasn't an island boy. He wasn't from, nor did he understand her world. He lived by a different set of rules. Rules that he was willing to break to spend time with Larie.
These two stole a summer of fun and romance. For both Erik and Larie it was an awakening of their minds and hearts. They fell hard and fast. But oh how young love made them soar and break at the same time. Their time was running out before they ever really started. It took one malicious moment in time to change their lives. Gah! My heart. Larie's heart. Erik's heart. Broken.
I'm not going to say much else about what happens because the good just kept getting better. I will say I LOVED how Regnery fast forwarded the time and brought me into the here and now. Years later with big changes happening for both Larie and Erik. As much as my stomach was in knots, Don't Speak left me with a happy smile on my face.
About the Author
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.
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2lZ6XE8