Title: Never Tear Us Apart
Author Name: Monica Murphy
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Bantam January 5, 2016Purchase Links:
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Crazy how eight years can disappear in an instant. One look at Katie Watts, and I'm a fifteen-year-old again--the one who risked everything to save a terrified girl from her twisted kidnapper. She's grown-up now--beautiful, quiet, composed--and telling her story to the world. A story that involves me in more ways than you can imagine. She used to call me her guardian angel. Sure, I risked my life, but she was worth dying for.
I need to make contact with her. Just to ensure that she's safe.
Somehow we reconnect. We become friends . . . but I want more. I want to make her mine. And she wants me too. Does she know who I am? Has she figured me out? Not yet. But she will. In the meantime, I need to make sure that whatever hold that animal had on her is gone.
So, yeah, I'm stealing these moments with her. Savoring them. Knowing, dreading, that she'll soon find out who I really am. And everything will fall apart. All because of that twisted, perverted monster sitting on death row. Her kidnapper. A convicted serial killer.
I LOVE Monica Murphy - One Week Girlfriend series and The Rules Series were unforgettable reads for me. She is one of my "drop everything" authors.
Going into Never Tear Us Apart - I knew it was going to be darker than her previous books. The main character, Katie, is abducted and raped when she is 12 years old. Heads up, this is difficult to read about, so if this is one of those push buttons for you, you have advance warning.
What I loved about this book:
~ Alternating POV - my favorite way to read a story.
~ Flashbacks - we get a lot f present tense, but the flashbacks fill us in on this traumatic experience.
~ Chemistry - these two have a deep connection. I can't help but root for them, I want a HEA!!!!!
What I didn't like about the book:
~ A bit repetitive. Ethan is torn because he's deceiving her. He wants to tell her the truth but he can't bring himself to. I get it. The situation is beyond effed up. But I feel like he anguished over this concept every other page.
~ The whole "I don't recognize him" thing is a bit far fetched for me. He was 15 when she saw him last. Aside from having reconstructive plastic surgery done to his face, how can he look completely unrecognizable? This is a tough pill for me to swallow.
That being said, this book kept me turning the pages. Monica Murphy is always able to pull emotions out me.
I hope Ethan and Katie get a HEA.
I will definitely read the sequel.
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