Never Tear Us Apart: Review

Posted January 5, 2016 in review Tags:

Never Tear Us Apart: ReviewNever Tear Us Apart by Monica Murphy
Pages: 416

Genres: Dark Romance
Also by this author: I’ll Always Be With You
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Perfect for readers of Colleen Hoover, Jay Crownover, and K. A. Tucker, the first novel in this darkly sexy contemporary series from bestselling author Monica Murphy kicks off an emotionally powerful two-part tale of forbidden love. 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.
Advance praise for Never Tear Us Apart   “All the best parts of romance and betrayal . . . I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”New York Times bestselling author Jay Crownover
“A powerful story that left me raw yet hopeful.”USA Today bestselling author K. A. Tucker
From the Trade Paperback edition.

Never Tear Us Apart
Monica Murphy

what i think

Never Tear Us Apart is a super emotional ride! Holy crap! First, let me say, this is a dark romance. There are some serious triggers in this book, so its not for everyone. This book is raw and emotional. Honestly, I am just so blown away by everything that happened I’m not even sure how to review it without spoiling things! The book is dual POV but it also includes the past from Katie and Ethan. Katie is such a broken girl (and you can totally understand why!) and you so desperately hope for her to find happiness and relief. Ethan is a great tortured hero. I am really drawn to stories that have children or family members of killers or rapists. I think its fascinating to see how their parent’s crime affects them. Some of the effects are obvious, but some aren’t and I think Never Tear Us Apart looks at some of those less obvious effects. This book is best experienced without knowing what will come…just have tissues ready. This is part 1 of a dualology so don’t say I didn’t warn you 🙂


  • POV: Dual
  • Tears: Oh yeah
  • Triggers: child molestation
  • Cliffhanger: This is part 1/2 so yeah…
  • HEA: ???


if you liked

Fighting Fate by Scarlett Finn, Hunted by Jaycee Clark, Hopeless by Colleen Hoover…then you will probably like Never Tear Us Apart

where to get it

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New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She’s a workaholic who loves her job. When she’s not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.

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