Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Review: Never Let You Go @KatyRegnery

Title: Never Let You Go
Series: A Modern Fairytale
Publisher: Self-Published
Katy Regnery
Contemporary Romance, New Adult

★ ☆★ ☆★ – 5 Stars!

From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery, comes a tale of regret, betrayal, kidnapping, loss, madness, abuse, passion, love.

In this modern retelling of Hansel and Gretel, thirteen-year-old foster children Griselda and Holden escape from their abductor after three years of brutal captivity, and try to cross the Shenandoah River on foot. Tragically, one of them makes it to safety, but the other is left behind.

Ten years later, Griselda’s boyfriend drags her to a fight club grudge match, and her world is turned upside down when she watches Holden step into the ring.

Though the connection between them is fierce, bitter regret, simmering rage, and a tangle of physical and emotional scars lie between them, just as dangerous as the white water of the Shenandoah.

Never Let You Go is a story of fear and hope, defeat and survival, and two people–once profoundly broken–who discover that love is the only thing that can make them whole again.

✩Due to profanity, scenes of physical abuse and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. (Note: Children are not sexually abused in this book.)✩

All novels in the ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers.

Never Let You Go is the second Modern Fairytale I have read by Katy Regnery. Katy always amazes me when it comes to putting words on paper. I enjoy her stories, and will always be a fan, and a huge supporter. With that being said, none of Katy Regnery’s modern day fairytales are strictly about “Beauty and the Beast” or “Hansel and Gretel” it is just Katy’s twists of events that would make you think about these classics. None of the characters are related and these stories are full of love, and stand by themselves.
Now, getting to my review. I will say it took me a ways for Never Let Me Go to have me hooked, and I was! The First half we are getting to know their past, and how they ended up where they are in the present. At moments I did feel like it was repeating itself, and I would skip a few pages. By 60% in I was sobbing. This book will not only pull at your heart but you will keep Kleenex in business. I didn’t want it to keep moving fast. I wanted to hold onto the characters and all the feels that went with it.
Holden, oh the name, it just sounds like something strong. Holden was definitely a strong character. He had been through so much from foster homes, witnessing things he shouldn’t had. His heart was a little bigger than he thought, or ever could imagine.
Griselda is a beautiful character. She is rounded, her personality shines through the pages. She escapes through the Shenandoah finding safety, but leaves Holden behind, so far behind… 10 years of not letting go.
You can feel the chemistry with these two when they meet again. Sure, they have some bumps in the road, and at times Griselda did come off whiny. I will not mention exact moments or times, I do not want to give anything away, but there will be a time or two you will roll your eyes ha!
Never Let You Go is heartbreaking, but beautiful. It is friendship to lovers, it is overcoming abuse, and people never loving them for who they are. This story will have you wanting to reach out to foster children, it will have you begging to want to adopt all of those who are homeless. I know I do. You will go to bed, or doing life things and continue to think about H+G, you will forever remember I jump, You Jump, and Are You Whole, Or Broken?

Buy Link
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About the Author
Katy Regnery
, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.
Now a hybrid author who publishes both independently and traditionally, Katy claims authorship of the six-book Heart of Montana series, the six-book English Brothers series, and a Kindle Worlds novella entitled “Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Date,” in addition to the standalone novels, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and Amazon bestseller, The Vixen and the Vet.
The Vixen and the Vet is included in the charity anthology Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After, and Katy’s novella “Frosted” will appear in the upcoming (Jan ’15) anthology, Snowy Days Steamy Nights. Additionally, Katy’s short story, “The Long Way Home” will appear in the first RWA anthology (Feb ’15), Premiere.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

Author Links
Website | GoodReads | Facebook | Twitter

A Modern Fairytale
The Vixen and The Vet (Beauty & the Beast)
Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel)
Ginger’s Heart (Little Red Riding Hood)
Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot)
Don’t Speak (The Little Mermaid)
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling)


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