New Release: Never Tear Us Apart by Monica Murphy

New Release:  Never Tear Us Apart by Monica MurphyNever Tear Us Apart by Monica Murphy
Series: Never Tear Us Apart #1
Publication Date: January 5, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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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.

I received this book for free from NetGalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

My Review

Never Tear Us Apart is book one in the Never Tear Us Apart series by Monica Murphy. It is a moving NA novel that will render you speechless and emotionally stirred.

“That’s the theme in regards to Katie, though.  I flat-out don’t think.  I feel.  I want.  I hurt.  I need.”

Katherine once had a normal life, until he came into it. Aaron William Monroe shook her to the core, and she has  has still to recover from the effects.  Ethan is the man she dreamed and couldn’t reconcile. He will be her game-changer and might just bring healing into her life.

“Seeing that, hearing her quiet sobs…it broke my unbreakable heart.”

Told in dual points of view in both the present and past, Never Tear Us Apart was a read that took from and fed my soul at the same time.  As the gruesomeness of this tale began to unfold, an uneasiness settled. But with each new discovery, the dread and anger built to epic proportions. Innocence had been lost, and could not be recovered. It tore me up inside.  I wept for Katherine and the misconceptions of those around her. I could feel her loneliness and shame. Katherine’s retelling of her story was so vivid. Author Monica Murphy took us to those places and times, those heights and depths that made us feel every emotion possible.  Hopes and dreams lay shattered on the ground, a constant taunt and reminder to Katherine and Ethan as to what was lost. The depths of thought that I was submerged in made me feel like I was taking in new air and fighting for my last breath at the same moment. I left a piece of my heart with these two characters.  I anticipate more to come for them and pray for an ending that will bring redemption for all they’ve lost and endured.

“After feeling hollow inside for so long, unable to dig up even an ounce of bravery, unable to face…any of this, I finally feel strong enough and I can’t forget that.”

5 Stars

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  1. Ana Castañeda said:

    Always a pleasure to read your reviews!


    1. Ella Post author said:

      Thank you, Ana <3


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