Friday, 8 January 2016

Review - Never Tear Us Apart by Monica Murphy

Title: Never Tear Us Apart
Series: Never Tear Us Apart #1
Author: Monica Murphy
Release Date: January 5, 2016

Perfect for readers of Colleen Hoover, Jay Crownover, and K. A. Tucker, the first novel in this darkly sexy contemporary series from bestselling author Monica Murphy kicks off an emotionally powerful two-part tale of forbidden love.

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.

My father.

WTH is all I can say after reading this roller coaster of a book!! As I write this review, I'm still stunned and needing to know what's going to happen to Katherine and Ethan!! 

Katie has been through something unimaginable and survived! Though on the outside she seemed fine, the inside was another story. She keeps reliving the pain she endured at the hands of a madman, and because of that event, she has changed how she lives her life entirely! 

I appreciated getting the story told in dual POV but also getting the past and present, as well. Reading that Ethan wanted to see how Katherine was doing after her ordeal had me cringing, because I didn't know if he could be trusted, if he was really interested in her wellbeing or just wanted the fame. To be honest, this story has my emotions all over the place, not knowing what would happen next. 

Katherine's emotional trip had me wanting to hug her and tell her that it would get better. Ethan's true motive for wanting to seek out Katherine had me hoping that maybe, just maybe, she would feel the same way about him. 

Please tell me we get to find out what happens next soon!! 
~ Review by Kara

Monica Murphy is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of One Week Girlfriend, Second Chance Boyfriend, Three Broken Promises, Four Years Later, Owning Violet, Stealing Rose, Taming Lily, and the eBook novella Drew + Fable Forever. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills of Yosemite with her husband and three children.

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