Series: Never Tear Us Apart #2
Published by Random House on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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?
The series is about a young woman named Katie who was abducted at the age at a very young age of twelve. Her captor, Aaron intended on killing her like his previous victims but was she rescued just in time by his very own son Will. Will became Katie’s hero, her knight in shining armor. And while she wanted him at her side from then on, they drifted apart. This was up until Katie agreed to do an interview eight years later.
The good, the bad and the evil escalates from there. What I appreciated most about this book was the intricacies. There were so many complications happening between them yet every single time they took a hit … not only did they got through it together but it also bonded them together.
I have always been hesitant about stories that involve child abuse specifically child molestation. Mentioning the subject alone literally, makes my skin crawl. But being a fan of Monica Murphy’s work in the past, I was curious which lead me to read this series. I wanted to see how she would weave a story involving such a sensitive subject matter and would have to say that she manages it beautifully.