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.
There are certain things I look for when I give a book a 5 Star rating. I have to feel connected with the story, characters and I have to feel like I am right there in the story and this story gave me that and so much more. I’ve read books from this author in the past and I love her unique writing style. Every time I read one of her books I always seem to fall in love with her characters and I always take something away from her stories. This story is a modern day fairytale with an added twist. Don’t Speak is the retelling of The Little Mermaid but let me tell you that this author nailed it.
We are introduced to Laire, she’s a simple girl from a fishermen town in the Outer Banks. The town itself is basically stuck in the time and hidden from the outside world. She’s doesn’t know much of the world but is intrigued and eager to learn more. Her curiosity brings her face to face with the wealthy, worldly and sexy Erik, the governors son. Erik has it all. He can and has had a number of girls, but Laire’s naivety, innocence and beauty has him hooked. They both come from very different world’s but they are so intrigued by one another.
Their connection and romance is sweet and innocent. The families don’t want them together so their relationship starts off as a secret. Erik and Laurens relationship was so intriguing, their secret moments, touches, kisses and promises was so beautiful. I loved that they were both devoted to one another. Outside forces, misunderstandings and time will threaten the very foundation they built but that’s the thing true love can withstand all. Even though Erik stole my heart in this book, I have to say Laire was the winner in this book. We watch this young and naïve girl grow to be a strong, fearless woman. She went through such a hard time and yet her perseverance never faltered. I really loved watching Erik and Laire’s journey played out. This book is filled with drama, angst, first love, second chances and heartache- what’s not to love. You’ve got to pick this book up and fall in love with a modern version of The Little Mermaid, you won’t be sorry.
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.