Saturday, January 9, 2016

Review Tour - NEVER TEAR US APART by Monica Murphy

We're celebrating the release of NEVER TEAR US APART by Monica Murphy!

Title: Never Tear Us Apart
Author Name: Monica Murphy
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Bantam January 5, 2016

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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.

4 of 5 Stars

I am not quite sure where to start with my review...I am very thankful that the book was written in dual POV with snippets of the past as well. I think that this gives a much better understanding of what Katherine and Ethan actually went through all those years ago. I found myself reading word for word as I didn't want to miss any details.

On the outside Katie appears to be the strong survivor of a horrifically tragic event. However the more you read along it is very apparent that she is far from that. This book is about her movement to finally move forward and stop letting that monster of a man hold her back because of FEAR!!!

Life for Ethan has never been the same since that fateful day. He knows that he did what he was meant to do that day but in doing it he lost everything he had. He found his focus on becoming a new man and not letting that monster be a true influence of who he becomes. All the while he has struggled with what happened to Katie Watts, is she okay, has she been able to move on with life and is she safe and happy. 

When Katherine and Ethan first cross paths, I admit I was, I couldn't believe that she didn't see the resemblance. It was refreshing to experience Katie going through all those firsts, the fears of the unknown.

I was not even close for this book to be over when I read THE END. I knew it was a two part story but I never expected it to end where it did. I think the wait until May is going to be a very long one. Thank you for this new experience Monica, well done. An ARC copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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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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