Book Reviews

Beautiful Twist On An Old Fairytale

Don’t Speak; A Modern Fairytale (A Collection)
by Katy Regnery (Author)

This review is from: February 12, 2017 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥

Don’t Speak is a New Adult novel releasing February 27th

It is a story completely based in reality, but has flares of the classic The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson woven throughout the tale. Why would I mention this right off the bat? I wouldn’t want anyone picking up this book and thinking they are delving into a prince meeting a mermaid out of water story and quickly being disappointed. Instead this is about a girl from a remote island, a fishing community to be exact, who meets a governors son, the mere equivalent of a prince today, and the roller coaster of emotions and what it means when a boy from the land falls in love with a girl from the sea. You will love it, here is the synopsis:

Erik Rexford was born into wealth. It was known since the day he was born what he was going to do with his life, if only Erik was just as thrilled with that path as his parents were. He’d always played by the rules, done what he was told, that was until he met Laire the summer before his senior year of college. She awoke something in him and somehow made him wished for a different life. When he was with her everything was better, it was them against the world. He’d find a way to make it work once the summer ended, he just hoped Laire trusted him and loved him enough to stay with him.

Laire Cornish was from a small island where things didn’t change. She wanted more out of life than to be a fishermans daughter and then a fishermans wife. It wasn’t a bad life, just not the life for her. She wanted to go to college and to become a fashion designer, which was something her family would never understand. When she meet Erik her world tilted on its axis. She’d never known or experienced something all consuming, he made her daring and her heart race. It had to be love. She had to trust that everything would work out when Erik left for school in the fall. Their love would find a way just as long as her family didn’t find out.


I’d love to say everything ties up in a beautiful bow and the story ends right there, but this is why this particular book was amazing.

Without giving much more away, because seriously this book was a roller coaster of awesomeness when it came pulling at your heartstrings, but you will need to experience them for yourself. However, what I want to tell you is this, where many other authors fall short in storytelling is in the ending of a book. When a reader is reading and we are good and hooked into a glorious storyline something happens and before we know it the story comes to an abrupt halt. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve looked back and wondered if I somehow skipped over chapters or pages by mistake. 

Don’t Speak will not leave you with that feeling.

The story starts at the beginning; you learn who the characters are, who they become, what happens to them, and ends with a perfect HEA. I LOVED IT!

This has been my second New Adult read this month and I’m quickly becoming a fan of this genre. It might be the nostalgia of how big I remember my dreams were at that age and both authors I’ve read this month have done a suburb job of helping me relive that. So Katy Regnery will not be a one time author read for me. I look forward to picking up more of her in the future.

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