Saturday, January 9, 2016

Never Tear Us Apart by Monica Murphy [Review]

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 Never Tear Us Apart by Monica Murphy
Never Tear Us Apart (Never Tear Us Apart #1) by Monica Murphy
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the publisher for an honest review
Date read: January 7, 2016

Never Tear Us Apart
1. Never Tear Us Apart
2. Never Let You Go

Monica Murphy
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
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.
Thoughts on Never Tear Us Apart: Whoa. That's a good whoa. It's a whoa that can see the fallout from a particular action coming from a mile away and tensing up like mad because you know there's no graceful way out of what's about to hit.

The thing is, as crazy as Ethan's lies were, I got where he was coming from. He kept telling himself he'd back off and Katie would never figure it out. He kept saying it would only be one more time--one last memory to add to his collection before he gave her up forever. He was lying to himself as much as she was lying to Katie and, wow, that kinda hurt. Because that reckoning was coming no matter how he tried to convince himself otherwise and it was going to be a doozy.

And Katie? She's a little messed up. With good reason. She's cut off from the world around her and it's wearing on her. She's trying, though. She's taking steps and making goals and that's a good thing. Can she come back from the lies Ethan told her? Well, that's the question.

FYI, this book ends on a cliffhanger. Not all the answers are given, but there's a pretty strong indication that the chemistry between Ethan and Katie *might* make those lies secondary. Because when you meet someone who sets your soul on fire, sometimes you just have to run with it. Crazy lies and all.

About the Author:

New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She's a workaholic who loves her job. When she's not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.

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