by Katy Regnery A Modern Fairytale
Publication Date: February 27, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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From New York Times bestseller Katy Regnery comes a new twist on a beloved fairytale.
In this modern retelling of The Little Mermaid, a fisherman’s daughter from an Outer Banks island untouched by time, meets the son of the North Carolina governor at a fancy party she helps to cater.
Laire, who wants more from life than her little island can offer, is swept away by wealthy, sophisticated Erik, who is, in turn, entranced by her naiveté and charm. The two spend a whirlwind summer together that ends on the knife-point of heartbreak and forces them to go their separate ways.
Years later, when fate finds them together once again, they will discover the terrifying depth of the secrets they kept from each other, and learn that shattered hearts can only be healed by a love that willfully refuses to die.
All novels Katy Regnery’s ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers. 10% of the e-book sales for in March and April 2017 will be donated.
The Little Mermaid has always been one of my favorites. So of course when I seen this new modern twist of it, I HAD to read it. I was actually shocked that I liked it. You know when people try to change something that is already amazing, it doesn't always go right? Well this one was not like that. Katy hit it as close as she could to make it a more 'today' version of it.
Laire was born and raised on the small island of Corey. With being the 10th generation of Cornish's, tradition is all they know. Islander's are big on tradition, and it's something you don't stray from. Nor does anyone ever really leave. Unless that are disowned from their family, then they have no choice but to leave. Their lifestyle is everything to them. But Laire dreams of bigger, better things. Wanting to do things that aren't 'right', she finds herself playing tug of war. War over the things her heart yearn for the most and what her family says she needs to do. Erik is one of those things her heart yearns for. Never has she felt what she feels for him. He came into her life so unexpected and refused to leave. She wants to explore a new world, and he is part of that world.
Erik is used to living the high life. As the Governor's son, and basically the Prince of North Carolina, typically gets what he wants. He's used to girls throwing themselves at him, and wanting him for more than his heart. But when he sees Laire for the first time, he knows she is different and HAS to get to know her. Except, they are from two totally different worlds. With being complete opposites, it makes it a lot harder to make things work.
Both of their lives are turned upside down, all by the same person, and they didn't even know it.
I loved seeing this young love blossom. I loved seeing the combination of two people, from two completely different backgrounds come together and make an amazing love story. It's why I love The Little Mermaid so much. No matter the differences, their live is still powerful. Atleast until someone evil steps in.
About Katy Regnery
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013. Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas. Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller. In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States. 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, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.