Title: Don’t Speak
Author: Katy Regnery
Series: A Modern Fairytale # 5
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 02-27-2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 350
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
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.
4.5 Charming Stars! Laire has lived a sheltered life with hopes of one day becoming a fashion designer and a wife. She is a warm-hearted, naive and unspoiled daughter of a fisherman Erik is the governor’s son and comes from old money. He is going to go to law school and will work for his father’s firm. Erik pretty much does what his family says. Erik and Laire meet when she makes a delivery to his family’s mansion. They spend a lot of time together getting to know one another and fell in love along the way. Then unforeseen circumstances will tear them apart. Six years later they meet again and when they do they find out the secrets and deceitful acts that led to their separation. Laire and Eric still love each other but can they move on and rekindle their romance? This is a modern take on a fairy tale called The Little Mermaid. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and read it in one evening! The author does an amazing job with the characters and you feel like you are living in the story. I highly recommend this story!