Never Let You Go
Release Date: May 3 rd , 2016
Series: Never Tear Us Apart #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Darkly sexy, emotional and forbidden, a woman unwittingly falls in love with the son of her abductor. The conclusion of a two-book contemporary romance series by New
York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy.
Lies hurt. Lies destroy. I tried my best to understand why Ethan kept his secrets but it was
so hard. Until I realized that I couldn't deny myself any longer - I needed to be with him.
We needed each other. Despite my family's wariness, the medi's fascination with us, the
fact that his father still has a stranglehold on our lives, we belong together. No matter what.
I will never let Ethan go. But sometimes love destroys us too, and we're too weak to banish
the demons. Especially when our demons are determined to ruin us...
Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author
of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books
have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies
worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and
Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.
She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the
middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed
workaholic, when she's not writing, she's reading or hanging out with her husband and
kids. She's a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters
through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.
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Indeed this story is the kind of stories that you just can't forget... at all!
This second book is the conclusion of the "Never Tear Us Apart" series. And it was a brilliant conclusion, I must say.
This book begins exactly were the last one ended. The discovery that Ethan is also Will, it blows Katie's brain and heart. Why the hell didn't he told her the truth since the very start? I can understand her deception and anger. It's not easy to acept that the one that you're beginning to like is the same one that you've been thinking and waiting for so long. But, on the other hand, she admits that she can't be so hard on him (thank God). They had the same twisted past, caused by the same twisted person: his father. So, they should be with each other. Right? No one better than them could know what it's like to have a traumatic past, and I guess that for the two of them it was really more easier to endure as a couple, although most pf people would think that it was a twisted relationship. But who cares about what other people say or think?
It was on the first book that I became a big fan of this couple, but it was in this second book that we really enter their hearts and thoughts.
Most of all this is a story that teaches us that love can cure everything, if it is strong enough. And their love really is strong. It remained for the last eight years, even tough they were not together.
Ethan/Will is a character full of love to give, but also full of traumas, sadness and hurt. He just can't be anyone else but the one who has such an unwavering for Katie, since the first moment he layed his eyes on her. Sometimes, this unwavering love can break our hearts, because he is so pure in giving and showing his love to her, that we start to think that he's going to get really hurt if she can't give so much love to him. It's really hard to see them both apart and I'm guessing that Molly, the beautifull dog that they pick up at the kenel, is going to be a great bond between them. She's like a neutral subject, a neutral item, that's not related to their past at all and it helps them to ease the hard and stressed moments between them.
Hated Aaron (Will's father) and that mean Lisa (the journalist that fucked up every step of the way). A man full of evil and madness, a man who is incapable of love no matter who. A man that lost his son, the one who he should protect the most, his decency, his life, over his obsession about litlle girls and nowadays, the revenge towards Katie. Lisa, by her side, isn't much better. She manipulates people, emotions and facts on behalf of fame and TV ratings. A selfish woman who has no right to destroy others lifes and relations. Two hatefull characters, but without them the story would not have been the same :)
The more I read from Monica Murphy, the more I want to read more and more of her books, because she really has a great gift of making us enter on the stories she creates. Thank you for that, Monica.
This is a book full of intense sentences from Ethan/Will, from Katie that I could just not refere them here:
"Ethan. Will. The boy of my past. The man of my future. The one I can never, ever let go."
"He gave me light when all I'd ever felt was darkness"
"I cry for what I’ve lost. I cry for what I’ve found."
“I know we can’t be together. It will never work out for us, Katie. I realize that. But for that tiny amount of time that we were together and happy, it was the best time of my life”
“I’ll take whatever scrapes you want to give me, though deep down, it’ll never be enough”
“Never will ruin us. I will never let you go, Katie. Ever. It’s like you’re embedded in my very soul”