5 star New Release Review: Never Let You Go by Monica Murphy

Never Let You Go by Monica Murphy

Release Date: May 3rd, 2016
Series: Never Tear Us Apart #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance



Darkly sexy, emotional and forbidden, a woman unwittingly falls in love with the son of her abductor. The conclusion of a two-book contemporary romance series by New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy.

Lies hurt. Lies destroy. I tried my best to understand why Ethan kept his secrets but it was so hard. Until I realized that I couldn’t deny myself any longer — I needed to be with him. We needed each other. Despite my family’s wariness, the media’s fascination with us, the fact that his father still has a stranglehold on our lives, we belong together. No matter what. I will never let Ethan go. But sometimes love destroys us too, and we’re too weak to banish the demons. Especially when our demons are determined to ruin us…

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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.


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About the Author:

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

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