Perfect for readers of Colleen Hoover, Jay Crownover, and K. A. Tucker, the first novel in this darkly sexy New Adult contemporary series from New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy kicks off an emotionally powerful two-part tale of forbidden love.
Eight years can disappear in an instant... But their connection runs deeper than ever.
One look at Katie Watts, and Ethan is fifteen again - the boy who risked everything to save a terrified girl from her twisted kidnapper. Now Katie is grown-up - beautiful, composed and telling her story to the world. Ethan was once her guardian angel - and he wants to be sure that she's still safe.
When they reconnect, it's as different people - but Ethan wants Katie every bit as much as she wants him. Yet all he can do is savour every moment they're together until she uncovers who he really is. Because her kidnapper - a convicted serial killer - is also Ethan's father.
This addictive, spellbinding love story continues in Never Let You Go. And don't miss Monica Murphy's passionate One Week Girlfriend series, her sexy Fowler Sister trilogy and her breathtaking Reverie series for more emotionally rich, unforgettable romance.
A delicious read, hot romance, complicated characters and intense drama — Literary Cravings
This book has all the best parts of romance and betrayal. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough — Jay Crownover, New York Times bestselling author
A powerful story that left me raw yet hopeful — K. A. Tucker, USA Today bestselling author
Ever since I was introduced to Monica Murphy's writing last year, however, I knew I could trust that she would handle this difficult subject matter with a sensitive touch and dignity. Which makes Never Tear Us Apart my first "I'd give it 6 stars if I could" 5-star rating of 2016. Yes, it's that good, and yes, it's done that well... This book reminds me of why I love to read... It's poetic, addresses difficult themes, and captures the essence of our fragility as humans and the strength love provides — Heroes & Heartbreakers
Owning Violet owned me from the first page to the last. Ryder and Violet's chemistry is off the charts! Read it, own it, love it — Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author
An emotional and heartbreaking storyline... Monica Murphy pulls the reader in and won't let go — The Reading Café
Murphy jumps into the world of suspense with a powerful story of friendship, trauma, coping and betrayal. The characters jump off the page into real life and will have readers gasping and feeling every emotion that they go through. Another amazing book to add to Murphy's already stellar library! — Romantic Times
Monica Murphy succeeds in making a steamy romance between two characters with amazing chemistry and she turns a work of fiction into something so much more. It is a real, tangible, and beautiful thing — The Life of Fiction
Full of secrets and heartache this is so much more than just a story of love, more like a journey of two lost hearts — Lisa Jayne, Goodreads
A sweet and sexy read with a dash of angst. It will hook you from page one! — Under the Covers
The author had me hooked within the opening pages . . . All I have to say is pick up the book and be prepared for the roller coaster you are about to get on . . . You will not want to miss this book and this author — Shh Moms Reading
I chose this book to be the book. The perfect book that would make the world stop for a few hours and suck me into another universe completely. The perfect book that would make my heart race and stop all at the same time. This book is that book! This book is perfect! — The Obsessive Reader
An amazing read! . . . [I] can't wait to continue the emotional journey of Drew and Fable — A Bookish Escape