Never Let You Go
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The second novel in this darkly sexy contemporary series from bestselling author Monica Murphy wraps up an emotionally powerful two-part tale of forbidden love.
The truth hurts, they say—and my pain cuts deep. While I was falling for Ethan, he was deceiving me the entire time. He held a huge secret, protected by his lies. When I discovered what he was hiding, the truth shook my world, threatening to ruin us forever. Ruin me. But I soon realized that what we share can’t be destroyed.
The connection between us is too strong. It always has been. I can’t deny him any longer. And I can’t deny my truth: I’m in love with Ethan.
I don’t want to let him go.
While we’re trying our best to make this relationship work, other forces are fighting against us. My family, who wants to keep me safe. The media obsessed with my tragic past. The public that feeds off of it. Even Ethan’s father—the man who nearly destroyed me all those years ago. He’s doing his best to finish the job.
Despite my love for Ethan, the doubts creep in, clouding my mind. Is he worth the pain? Will our love survive, or will we have no choice but to end it—end us—once and for all?
Praise for Never Let You Go
“As a reader, this relationship shouldn’t work even though it has to work. It’s only because of Ms. Murphy’s skill in delicately addressing survival from sexual assault and abuse that we find the capacity to heal through touch and love.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers
“Much like the first book, this story was an emotional roller-coaster ride that never really let up. But that’s what made the story so fantastic and engaging.”—Emilie’s Book World
“A story that will grip you, pull you in, and keep you immersed til the end . . . an emotional and sweet story that will stay with me for years to come.”—Read-Love-Blog
“A dramatic and beautiful and frightening story.”—Fictional Candy
“Murphy nailed it with this one for sure. . . . Katherine and Ethan. Katie and Will. They are such a dynamic couple. Everything they have been through makes their bond tight.”—Mommy’s a Book Whore
Praise for Monica Murphy’s Never Tear Us Apart
“All the best parts of romance and betrayal . . . I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”—New York Times bestselling author Jay Crownover
“A powerful story that left me raw yet hopeful.”—USA Today bestselling author K. A. Tucker
“A powerful story of friendship, trauma, coping and betrayal. The characters jump off the page into real life and will have readers gasping and feeling every emotion that they go through. Another amazing book to add to Murphy’s already stellar library!”—RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars)
“Murphy has written a compelling and emotional love story of two severely broken people, each of whom can be healed only by the other.”—Booklist
“Murphy imbues these characters with genuineness and plausibility. . . . [Readers] will look forward to the promised sequel.”—Publishers Weekly
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From Publishers Weekly
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This is the 2nd book to Never Tear us apart. This is such an emotional read! I couldn't put it down! It starts out with Katie and Ethan/Will trying to get over their heartache for each other and live apart. Katie finally gives in and texts Ethan to meet up for coffee. They start off slow as friends because Katie is having a hard time getting over the fact that Ethan lied about his real identity. She doesn't know if she can trust him .Katie's sister and mother find out she's talking to Ethan again and they tell her they'll have nothing to do with her if she starts seeing him again. Then they have Lisa Swanson harassing them to do an interview together. Will also recieves a letter from his dad with some revealing information. He is also urging him to do the interview. How would the public take them being together in an actual relationship?! Will they think they're sick?! It just seems that the odds are totally against them! Will Katie and Will be able to overcome the odds and finally find peace and be able to be together in love?!
Another great thing that I Like about the book is that you get to see lots of different POV's even Aaron's! You get to see just how crazy he really is!!
Well that's all I'm gonna give away! If you enjoyed Never Tear us apart then I think you'll enjoy this book! Such a Roller coaster ride! I can't wait to read more from Monica Murphy!
I received a free ARC via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!
Lies and betrayal never looked so good
MY REVIEW: 5/5 STARS FOR THIS STORY OF LIES, BETRAYAL, SECOND CHANCES AND UNDENIABLE LOVE.
Never Let You Go is the conclusion to the Will and Katie’s story which began in Never Tear Us Apart. This should not be read as a standalone and I wouldn’t want you to deprive yourself of Will and Katie’s journey in any way.
The story picks up shortly after the ending of Never Tear Us Apart. Will is an emotional mess, full of guilt and self-loathing. Katie, while stronger than before, is still an emotional wreck who is hurting from Will’s lies and betrayal.
Will tries desperately to fix what he broke and Katie, now stronger than before, hates him. Despite feeling betrayed, she misses Will desperately. There is so much interference from outside sources, so along with what is happening between the two of them, there is a pesky reporter, Katie’s family and Will’s disgusting father causing all kinds of interference.
I can’t tell you anymore without spoiling, but suffice it to say, Never Let You Go had me emotionally worn out by the end. The subject matter is dark and both Will and Katie go through such emotional turmoil. The story is told in alternating viewpoints and the story does switch back and forth between the past and present, but it is done very well and lends to the story.
My recommendation: This is a MUST read, but I highly recommend you read book one first.
Gut-wrenching, beautiful journey of finding hope & love
Katherine feels betrayed. Ethan lied about who he really is which rocked her foundation. The biggest challenge for her is that she wants Will in her life so can she forgive Ethan/Will for this betrayal? Ethan struggles with who he is, for years he has been Ethan, trying to forget the life Will lived before that time. When Katherine wants him to be Will, can he embrace the pain of his past and find peace as Will? There are several beautiful moments as these two work toward their normal. Now, this story threw me several unexpected twists as Katherine and Ethan worked toward healing and a future life. I don’t want to give away the complex layers on this journey. This is a gut-wrenching, beautiful journey of finding hope and love out of incredible tragedy.