Don't Speak by Katy Regnery
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
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.
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