Blog Tour and Review: Don't Speak

Don’t Speak

by Katy Regnery
A Modern Fairytale
Publication Date: February 27, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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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.

4.5 Go ahead and KISS the girl Stars

The creativity behind this series once again blows me away. Katy Regnery brings it in her version of the Little Mermaid. The little hidden gems that reflect back on the original story and yes even the Disney version might go unnoticed for a bit but in the end the light bulbs will all flash on. I found myself saying “duh” “oh, of course”, “yes, so clever”. 

This is the story of Laire, a fisherman’s daughter. Sweet and innocent but wanting to escape her life of island living. And her chance meeting on the mainland of Erik. Son of the Governor and so very out of her league. What develops is a loving friendship over the course of a summer. Both realize that being together means a lot to each of them. But Erik has to go back to school soon and Laire needs to work hard and raise more money so she can go to school eventually as well. 

I won’t go into much more detail, because I don’t want to spoil it for readers. This is a second chance romance, so that will give you some idea as to what occurs. The writing is fantastic and Regnery throws in some twists the reader may not expect. I dropped the book a half point just because I felt the first half of the book, although it laid out the relationship between Erik and Laire, tended to drag at points. Its young love and I just found myself wanting to jump ahead. However, after the Interlude, I COULD NOT PUT THIS DOWN! I stayed up way to late. My brain wouldn’t shut down. Hangover for sure. 

Love is what it is. We can’t help who we love and sometimes that might be in opposition to what others who love us see for our future. Best summary of the story:

“We are each born into a family, it’s true. But Laire who was born of the sea, and Erik, who was born of the land, had taken their destinies into their own hands, and with their own rules, they had secured each other’s forever.” <3 

The icing on the cake for this series is that the author donates the sales of each book to a different charity. If anything, buy the book to do some good in the world. But by Don’t Speak and read it! You won’t be disappointed!

*Complimentary copy provided for an honest review. 

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.



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