Don't Speak by Katy Regnery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Don’t Speak ripped my heart out, and laughingly gave me it back at the end of the book.
As with this series of books, they are all standalones based on Fairytales in modern day settings. Don’t Speak is based on Little Mermaid. It was masterly done with Laire a young 18yr old from the Outer Banks Island. The Island has been settled in the 17th century by English, Irish, Welsh and the Scots. The Island isolated for a long time and they speak a cross of old Elizabethan and some bits of Southern Carolinas. No mobiles, no computers.
Most of the Islanders get married very young, and have a family, but Laire wants to go to fashion school, and design clothes. Then we have Erick the Governors son, who is used to having anything he wanted. When he saw Laire for the first time he watched her delivering crabs to his lavish birthday party. Erick is from a completely different background getting what he wants, not what he needs. As soon as he sees Laire he’s besotted and chases relentlessly. As Laire has a fall time summer job on away from home all day and evening.
They fall blissfully in love over the summer, but the real world intrudes and they part. Both are devastated, unfortunately they don’t meet for 7 years, the feelings come with a vengeance. This is another wonderful read from Katy Regnery I laughed, I cried this story me an emotional wreck. I loved it. There is a lot more to the story you must read it and find out for yourself.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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