REVIEW – ARRANGE ME (The Arranged Duo, #1) by Katy Regnery

SYNOPSIS

** COMING MARCH 4, 2019 **

My name is Courtney Jane Salinger…
and I’m sick of games.

Sick of the Friday night bar-scene-cum-meat-market.

Sick of the boy-girl, man-woman, mars-venus, flirtation-without-expectation, game-playing nonsense.

Sick of awful dates and one-night stands, booty calls and guys who don’t call back, mixed messages or NO messages and—and—and…I’m sick of all of it.

I’m done.
I just can’t do it anymore.
It’s too hard, and worse: little by little, it’s making me hard.
It’s breaking my heart.

What do I want?
That’s easy.

I want a house in suburbia with a white picket fence.
I want babies to buckle into a minivan.
But most of all, I want to be married.
I want a husband.

So I’ve made an important decision: I’m making my escape from the dating world and the single life.
I’ve filled out my application on ArrangeMe.com and I’m putting my fate into the hands of experts.

Is it a little scary?
Sure.
I mean, I have no idea who I’ll end up with.
After all, I’m planning to marry a complete stranger.

But between you and me?
I can’t wait.

Being arranged can’t possibly be worse than being single.
Can it?

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****
*****3.75 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

 

Katy Regnery is one of my favorite authors. I love her ”Modern Fairytale” series and her dark romances are amazing. I didn’t fall crazy in love with her new book, ”Arrange Me”. In an overly saturated genre, I do give the author credit for coming up with a plot that I have yet to come across in any other book. The Heroine is a twenty-nine-year-old woman with a successful career and comes from a family with tons of money, but her love life has been one disappointment after another. She’s tired of the dating game. She wants to meet her soulmate, get married, have the house with the white picket fence and 2.5 children. She happens to see a commercial on tv for a matchmaking service that arranges marriages for couples. The company seems shady in that they ask for a pretty hefty fee which is non-refundable and the couples don’t get to meet until it’s their wedding day. The Heroine is hooked in by the ad and offers her faith in it blindly. I do remember being a bit naïve and having an overly romanticized outlook on life at that age so I can see why the Heroine goes full steam ahead with this arranged marriage deal, and yet I just didn’t ever connect with Courtney.

 

 

Just when she decides to have this matchmaking service find her a husband, a friend who she never thought in her wildest dreams had any interest in her, starts to make his feelings known. Josh is a sexy and charismatic Hero, and yet I thought the pairing of Josh and Courtney was rushed. Both characters make some pretty rash and irresponsible decisions. I started worrying that maybe this would be the first book by this author that I wouldn’t end up liking at all, but the author saves the story by throwing a harsh dose of reality in the faces of the main characters. Suddenly marrying someone without really getting to know each other is coming back to bite them and we’re left wondering if there is even a hope of a happily ever after ending for the two.

 

 

 

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 4
Heroine: 3
Plot: 3.5
Angst: 4
Steam: 4
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 3.5

ARRANGE ME is currently available and the conclusion, ”ARRANGE US” releases on May 20th!

LIVE – FRAGMENTS OF ASH (A Modern Fairytale, #7) by Katy Regnery

 

Title: Fragments of Ash
(Inspired by “Cinderella”)
Collection: A Modern Fairytale
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 1, 2018

 

Blurb
From New York Times bestselling author Katy
Regnery comes a dark and twisted retelling of the beloved fairytale,
Cinderella!
My name
is Ashley Ellis…
I was
thirteen years old when my mother – retired supermodel, Tig – married Mosier
Răumann, who was twice her age and the head of the Răumann crime family.
When I
turned eighteen, my mother mysteriously died. Only then did I discover the dark
plans my stepfather had in store for me all along; the debauched “work” he
expected me to do.
With the
help of my godfather, Gus, I have escaped from Mosier’s clutches, but his twin
sons and henchmen have been tasked with hunting me down. And they will stop at
nothing to return my virgin body to their father
…dead or
alive.
**
Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this
book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**
Fragments of Ash is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection:
contemporary, standalone romances inspired by beloved fairy tales.
The Vixen
and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) – available now
Never Let
You Go (Hansel & Gretel) – available now
Ginger’s
Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) – available now
Dark Sexy
Knight (Camelot) – available now
Don’t Speak
(The Little Mermaid) – available now
Sheer
Heaven (Rapunzel) – available now
Fragments
of Ash (Cinderella) – available now
Swan Song
(The Ugly Duckling) – coming soon

 

 

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Excerpt
All rights reserved. Used with permission.


Instead of going inside, I walk around the house, to the backyard, to see if I can help bring in any dirty dishes, but the picnic table is empty. All traces of our dinner party have already been cleaned up by the Ducharmes siblings.
 
I look up at the midnight sky, at the dozens and dozens of stars, and I wonder if Gus is right. What he says feels right, but I feel very young and very small as I stare up at the universe. It’s not wrong to give yourself over to loving if the chance arises.
 
“We get amazing night skies up here.”
 
I look over my shoulder and find Julian, tall, barefoot, and beautiful, walking toward me.
 
“Yes, you do,” I answer, giving him a shy and tentative smile before I turn my attention back upward.
 
My skin prickles with awareness. My lips tingle, remembering the insistent pressure of his. And elsewhere in my body, I clench hard, willing those deep-set tremors not to start up again right now. I want to believe what Gus has told me—that liking and wanting a man isn’t wrong—but it’s new to me, and I need a little time to reconcile my desire and conscience together.
 
“When I lived in DC, it was what I missed the most, besides Noelle. More than the cheese. More than the beer. More than the skiing.” He stops, standing beside me, staring up at the firmament. “I missed Vermont’s night skies. And the millions of stars.”
 
“I can see why,” I say. “When I lived in LA, I never saw stars.” I giggle. “I mean, I saw the people kind, but not the sky kind.”
 
“Who’s the most famous person you ever met?”
 
“Hmm. Maybe . . . Gigi Hadid . . . or Bella? Hmm . . . Or Cara Delevingne? Kate Moss mentored my m—Tig for a while, um, and she knew Gisele, of course. Also—”
 
“Wait a second! Gisele? Did you ever meet Tom Brady?” he asks, his voice eager.
 
“Let me guess.” I glance at his face. “Patriots fan?”
 
“The biggest.”
 
“Tig went to their wedding, but I never met him. Sorry,” I say, giggling as he lays a hand over his heart and pretends to cry. “Speaking of the rich and famous, Noelle tells me you met the vice president while you worked in Washington.”
 
“She did?” His teasing expression disappears quickly as he straightens, dropping his hand. “Uh, yeah. Long time ago.”
 
“Not so long,” I say. 
 
“Yeah, well . . . I guess it just feels like a while ago.” I wait for him to say more, hoping to learn why he left Washington so abruptly, but he stretches his arms over his head and yawns. “I’m tired. You must be exhausted.”
 
“At school I was on the dining hall rotation, which meant cooking for one hundred souls regularly. Tonight was a breeze.”
 
“Your soup was amazing.”
“Thank you.”
“The steak too.”
“Thank you again.”
“And the tart.”
“That was your sister. Let her know you thought so.”
“And the kiss.”
 
“Thank—” I’m grinning at him, but my eyes widen at his unexpected compliment, and I immediately look back up at the sky. It’s dark out so he can’t see my blush.
 
His chuckle is soft and low beside

REVIEW – FRAGMENTS OF ASH (A Modern Fairytale, #7) – by Katy Regnery

SYNOPSIS

From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes a dark and twisted retelling of the beloved fairytale, Cinderella!

My name is Ashley Ellis…

I was thirteen years old when my mother – retired supermodel, Tig – married Mosier Răumann, who was twice her age and the head of the Răumann crime family.

When I turned eighteen, my mother mysteriously died. Only then did I discover the dark plans my stepfather had in store for me all along; the debauched “work” he expected me to do.

With the help of my godfather, Gus, I have escaped from Mosier’s clutches, but his twin sons and henchmen have been tasked with hunting me down. And they will stop at nothing to return my virgin body to their father

…dead or alive.

** Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.** 

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Fragments of Ash is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection: contemporary, standalone romances inspired by beloved fairy tales.

The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) – available now
Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) – available now
Ginger’s Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) – available now
Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot) – available now
Don’t Speak (The Little Mermaid) – available now
Sheer Heaven (Rapunzel) – available now
Fragments of Ash (Cinderella) – coming October 1, 2018
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) – coming soon

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

We are living in a fairytale world, my love and me. But the day will come when, like a fragile piece of glass dropped to the ground, our world will shatter around us. Until then, we steal our piece of heaven, quietly hoping that the strength of our growing love can trounce the hounds of hell, knowing all the while it can’t. Nothing can hold back what is coming.

 

 

Katy Regnery’s ”Modern Fairytale” series is what brought this brilliant author’s works into my life. I have loved every installment that I’ve read so far. These are not ”hearts and flowers” romances. They’re dark and sometimes almost impossibly bleak. Her characters are flawed, but there is deep beauty in their brokenness. They suffer through great adversity but in the end, they are rewarded with a once in a lifetime unconditional love that sets them free from their painful pasts. FRAGMENTS OF ASH is Katy’s haunting twist on the beloved childhood fairytale, ”Cinderella”.

 

 

There isn’t a fairy godmother with a magic wand, glass slippers, or a royal prince charming in Ashley’s life that will come to save her, but she does have a loving godfather, who was her mother’s gay best friend, and a beautiful but sullen ex-secret service agent turned glassblower that will fight to the bitter end to protect her.

 

 

 

The story starts with Ashley facing a very dire and grim future. Her mother has just passed away and it’s on the day of the reading of her will that her stepfather makes his vile plans of debauchery for her known. In her eighteen years of life, Ashley has only felt love and a brief stint of happiness when she lived with her godfather, Gus, for a few weeks while her mother was in rehab. But for most of her life, she’s gotten used to being treated as a burden and a symbol of her family’s greatest shame. Ash knows her situation is grave and she manages to escape to Gus who has just the place to hide her while they try to figure out how to handle her stepfather. It is at this beautiful cottage in the country that she will meet her Prince Charming, Julian.

Julian is anything but hospitable in the beginning. Having been burned in the past, he’s not quick to trust any woman. But as time passes the two find that it is quite impossible to fight the feelings growing between them. The slow burn to the overwhelming passion they share was almost too much to endure! These two are on borrowed time. Will Julian be able to protect Ash from the evil that intends to own her body and soul?

 

 

This story had me on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t put it down nor could I stop feeling deep anxiety, wondering how Ash was ever going to be able to live her life happily without always having to look over her shoulder for impending danger. I truly love Katy Regnery’s dark romances and I think she’s amazing for donating a part of her profits to good causes. 5% of the gross profits from the ebook and paperback sales of this title from now and throughout October, will be donated to the “Women’s Center of Greater Danbury”, helping women and children of that area who are seeking refuge from abusive circumstances.

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 5
Heroine: 4.5
Plot: 4.5
Angst: 4
Steam: 4
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

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Title: Fragments of Ash
(Inspired by “Cinderella”)
Collection: A Modern Fairytale
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 1, 2018

 

Blurb
From New York Times bestselling author Katy
Regnery comes a dark and twisted retelling of the beloved fairytale,
Cinderella!
My name
is Ashley Ellis…
I was
thirteen years old when my mother – retired supermodel, Tig – married Mosier
Răumann, who was twice her age and the head of the Răumann crime family.
When I
turned eighteen, my mother mysteriously died. Only then did I discover the dark
plans my stepfather had in store for me all along; the debauched “work” he
expected me to do.
With the
help of my godfather, Gus, I have escaped from Mosier’s clutches, but his twin
sons and henchmen have been tasked with hunting me down. And they will stop at
nothing to return my virgin body to their father
…dead or
alive.
**
Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this
book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**
Fragments of Ash is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection:
contemporary, standalone romances inspired by beloved fairy tales.

The Vixen
and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) – available now
Never Let
You Go (Hansel & Gretel) – available now
Ginger’s
Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) – available now
Dark Sexy
Knight (Camelot) – available now
Don’t Speak
(The Little Mermaid) – available now
Sheer
Heaven (Rapunzel) – available now
Fragments
of Ash (Cinderella) – coming October 1, 2018
Swan Song
(The Ugly Duckling) – coming soon

 

 

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Used with permission.
My mind
skitters to her face—her beautiful fucking face—and the way she stared at me
with those wide eyes and her lips lightly parted. Those lips. She has Angelina
Jolie lips. Scarlett Johanssen lips. Liv-fucking-Tyler from the “Crazy” video
lips. Except this chick doesn’t look like Liv. She’s got blonde hair and a
perfect pout like Alicia Silverstone. I remember the beginning of that video
when our girl, Alicia, climbs out a bathroom window in her Catholic school
uniform, her skirt riding up to show her black lace panties…and ahhh, yes, I
feel my cock twitch just picturing it.
Fuck my
life.
Shit. Shit. Shit.
Because
yeah, I was yelling at Jock, but she was standing behind him, and I didn’t miss
the tight lines of her teenaged body under a pair of new jeans and a
long-sleeved T-shirt. Her rounded tits strained just a little against the
fabric of her top. Not enough to be dirty. Just enough to hate her. Because no
guy alive—least of all me—has a right to want someone like her. Or sure, we can
want her, but we’ll never have her.
Not in a million years.
She looked to be about Noelle’s
age—somewhere between eighteen and twenty, and ridiculously young to suddenly
arrive alone in the middle of nowhere, put up in an old farmhouse by a couple
of aging queens.
How in the fuck is this her best option?
Who is she?
And what exactly is her deal?
I grimace
because the headlines of her story—the easy parts—start materializing as I
think about what I know about her. I didn’t do all that training for nothing.
Plus, I have good instincts. I could practically smell it on her—the fear, the
desperation, the way she wouldn’t meet me eyes except to insist that she was an
adult.
God, what a joke. If she’s an adult, I’m a
French poodle.
Then
something occurs to me: it was Jock’s boyfriend, Gus, who gave away the most
important part of her story away.
She has nowhere else to go.
And then
something else occurs to me, and I wonder, Is
she in hiding?
This
girl—what’s her name? Amber? Audrey?—is in trouble. Big trouble. The kind of trouble that gets other people in hot
water when they were just trying to live their lives and mind their own
business. And she’s been dumped on my doorstep. Literally.

 

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Author Bio
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.
Forty books later, Katy claims authorship of
the multititled New York Times and USA Today bestselling
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 stand-alone novels and novellas, including the
critically-acclaimed, 2018 RITA© nominated, USA Today bestselling
contemporary romance, Unloved, a love story.
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.
Katy’s books are available in English, French,
German, Italian, Portuguese and Turkish.
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.

 

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The sins of the father. The burden of the son.

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My name is Cassidy Porter…

My father, Paul Isaac Porter, was executed twenty years ago for the brutal murder of twelve innocent girls.

Though I was only eight-years-old at the time, I am aware – every day of my life – that I am his child, his only son.

To protect the world from the poison in my veins, I live a quiet life, off the grid, away from humanity.

I promised myself, and my mother, not to infect innocent lives with the darkness that swirls within me, waiting to make itself known.

It’s a promise I would have kept…if Brynn Cadogan hadn’t stumbled into my life.

Now I exist between heaven and hell: falling for a woman who wants to love me, while all along reminding myself that I must remain…

Unloved.

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REVIEW – UNLOVED by Katy Regnery

SYNOPSIS

My name is Cassidy Porter…

My father, Paul Isaac Porter, was executed twenty years ago for the brutal murder of twelve innocent girls.

Though I was only eight-years-old at the time, I am aware – every day of my life – that I am his child, his only son.

To protect the world from the poison in my veins, I live a quiet life, off the grid, away from humanity.

I promised myself, and my mother, not to infect innocent lives with the darkness that swirls within me, waiting to make itself known.

It’s a promise I would have kept…if Brynn Cadogan hadn’t stumbled into my life.

Now I exist between heaven and hell: falling for a woman who wants to love me, while all along reminding myself that I must remain…

Unloved.

**NOTE: This book is intended for readers 18+**

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE+++++ STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I’m just…in awe, and that’s how awe sounds. I don’t know how to feel this much love for someone. It hurts to love her this much. And yet I wouldn’t trade this moment even to cleanse my blood of my father’s poison.

 

UNLOVED is the story of one EPIC romance between two would be ”star-crossed lovers”. I was captivated from the very first page and was so completely consumed by this beautiful story that I devoured it in less than a day! Katy Regnery’s writing is simply EXQUISITE. I found myself mesmerized by her written words, so much that I practically highlighted about 90% of this book! I think this may just be my most favorite Katy Regnery book! BRAVO!!!

Brynn Cadogan and Cassidy Porter come from different worlds but they are in some ways the same, and it’s as if the fates were determined to bring these two lost souls together. Brynn has suffered a devastating loss and for the past two years, her overwhelming grief has caused her to close herself off from the world. Something she finds from her painful past has given her a new sense of purpose. Brynn is finally ready to move on from her grieving, but she must do it across the country in Maine, in one of the most dangerous mountainous terrains called Katahdin. While on her journey to lay her past to rest, Brynn’s life is threatened by a psychotic hiker but luckily for her, a “guardian angel” was nearby and he saved her from certain death.

 

 

Cassidy Porter has lived in his grandfather’s remote cabin in Katahdin almost his entire life. His “tainted” bloodline has kept him closed off from the outside world partly due to prejudice and also for fear of the evil that lives in his genetic makeup. When he hears Brynn’s cry for help he doesn’t hesitate to come to her rescue and with an enormous amount of trepidation he decides to take her back to his cabin to nurse her back to health. He’s been alone for nearly a decade after both his mother and grandfather passed, and he’s never been in the presence of a woman. Cass is mesmerized by Brynn, but he knows that he can never live a normal life with her and that she’s better off without him.

As he nurses Brynn back to health their feelings for each other intensify and a love like they’ve never imagined blossoms between them. Cass won’t allow Brynn to tie herself to him. He’s adamant that once she is fully recovered in a few weeks that she must go back home. Out of desperation, Brynn proposes that they enjoy the limited time they have together with no “strings attached” and no expectations. But once they give in to the passion burning between them, will it be that easy to say goodbye at the end of their three weeks together?

 

 

Cass is one of Katy Regnery’s most charismatic and endearing Hero’s by far. Readers are sure to fall deeply in love with him and this story! I can’t say enough just how AMAZING this book is!!

Here are my overall ratings on the book:

Hero: 5++++++
Heroine: 5
Plot: 5++++++
Angst: 4
Steam: 5+++++
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5+++++

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“I’m sorry,” she said, wiggling to disengage from his arms, the rose losing petals as she pushed against his chest. She perched on the tip of his knee, her back ramrod straight, facing away from him, staring out at the black Pamlico. “It won’t work.”

“The date?” he bit out. “Or . . . us?”

She shrugged miserably as a trickle of blood ran down the length of her thumb.

“You’re bleedin’,” said Erik, putting his hands on her waist and swiveling her effortlessly to face him again. His expression was stony, his voice hurt. He reached for her hand and gently unfurled her fingers. Taking the rose from her grip, he threw it to the ground beside them, then lifted her palm to his mouth, sealing his lips over the puncture and sucking.

His tongue swirled around the small hole as he tenderly tried to kiss away her pain, to no avail. Finally he looked up at her, his thumb sealing the small puncture as he searched her eyes and spoke gently.

“Darlin’, I come here every night to be near you. I live for sunset like a vampire because that’s when my heart starts beatin’ each day, when I grab the keys to the car or boat and race over here to be with you. It makes me crazy all day to be away from you because I want more. I want to talk for hours and kiss you and find out what makes you laugh and . . . Damn it, Laire, this isn’t enough.”

A moment of panic swept through her, and she wondered, for a heart-stopping moment, if he was about to tell her that he wouldn’t be coming by anymore. And in that moment, she knew that, no matter how much it scared her to imagine her family finding out that she was seeing Erik Rexford, she would risk it. She couldn’t lose him. She wouldn’t let that happen, and if it meant she had to bend, had to take a chance that frightened her, she’d take it.

Their stolen moments every evening weren’t enough for her either. She wanted more time just as much as he did. Our own rules. They could figure this out together, right?

Before she lost her nerve, she leaned into him, pressing her aching breasts against his chest and reaching up to caress his cheek. “I could meet you Sunday after work. I’m only working the brunch shift, from seven to one. I’ll be free for the rest of the day, and my father won’t expect me back until eleven.”

“I have a car,” he said, his eyes lighting up with happiness, and her heart clutched, then sang, with the knowledge that her words, her actions, had made him smile like that. “I’ll drive you wherever you want to go.”

“I’ll have to move the boat to Hatteras Landing,” she said, her mind racing, trying to figure out the best way to cover their tracks. “I can’t leave it here all day.”

“I’ll arrange for a slip and pay for it,” he offered.

She raised her chin. “No, you will not.”

“Laire, I asked you on a date. I intend to pay.”

“Date starts when you pick me up at the marina at one thirty.”

“You drive a hard bargain, darlin’,” he said, leaning down to kiss her. “But I’ll take what I can get.”

“Okay, then,” she sighed, her eyes flitting hungrily to his lips.

“Thank God,” he murmured.

She wound her arms around his neck and let him pull her flush against his body, melting into a hot kiss and reveling in the feeling of his chest pushing into hers with every ragged breath he took. Her nipples beaded as though at his command, and she arched her back to get as close to him as possible. Plunging her fingers back into his thick dark hair, she moaned as he sucked on her tongue before changing the angle of their heads and resealing his lips over hers.

Her stomach filled with flutters as his hands moved down her back, his palms landing on her ass and squeezing gently as his tongue slid slowly against hers before he nipped her top lip between his. She was breathless when she suddenly realized his lips weren’t moving on hers anymore.

Opening her eyes slowly, she blinked up at his smiling face, feeling hot and bothered and needy.

“More,” she murmured, nuzzling his nose with hers.

“Open your eyes, Freckles,” he said, his breath ragged against her skin. She did, and his eyes, dark and wide, met hers. “Don’t tell me this won’t work. Don’t ever say that to me again.”

Her breath caught, but she nodded. “I won’t.”

His eyes fluttered closed, and he reached up to cup her cheeks. “Our rules, Laire.”

She rested her forehead against his. “Our rules, Erik.”

“Our rules,” he whispered again, then smiled, laughing softly with happiness, and she smiled with him, vibrating with wonder, leaning forward to press her lips to his and seal their promise.

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About the Author:

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.

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LIVE – THE BOHEMIAN AND THE BUSINESSMAN (The Story Sisters, #1) by Katy Regnery

Title: The Bohemian and the Businessman
Series: The Story Sisters #1
(The Blueberry Lane Series)
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 28, 2017

Blurb

Priscilla Story,
the self-proclaimed “wild child” of the straight-laced Story clan, has always
had a knack for getting herself trouble. Except this time, her “growing
problem” is going to require a Daddy sooner than later…or she can kiss her
inheritance good-bye.

Shane Olson, who previously dated Priscilla’s sister, Margaret, isn’t opposed
to a marriage of convenience for the sake of furthering his business interests,
but Priscilla – with her wild ways – is just about the last woman he’d choose
to marry.

In order to make the marriage look convincing, they end up having to spend more
time together than they’d originally planned. When rolling stone, Priscilla,
who lives by the seat of her muu-muu, and seriously-ambitious Shane, who’s had
his whole life planned since he was eleven, start falling for each other, it’s
going to take a whole lot of compromise for this Bohemian and her Businessman
to find their happily ever after.

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Author Bio

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.

Author Links

REVIEW – DON’T SPEAK (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery

SYNOPSIS

From New York Times bestseller Katy Regnery comes a new twist on a beloved fairytale.

A fisherman’s daughter.

The governor’s son.

Two very different worlds.

In this modern retelling of The Little Mermaid, a fisherman’s daughter from an Outer Banks island untouched by time, meets the son of North Carolina’s governor at a fancy party where she’s working.

Laire, who wants so much 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 leads them back to one another, 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 to P.E.O. International, a non-profit organization that celebrates the advancement of women, awards scholarships and grants, and provides motivation for women to make their dreams come true.

**Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity, adult themes and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**

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Don’t Speak is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection, which includes six standalone, completely unrelated novels inspired by beloved fairy tales:

The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) – available now
Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) – available now
Ginger’s Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) – available now
Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot) – available now
Don’t Speak (The Little Mermaid) – available soon
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) – available late-2017

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

She was an unlikely obsession, this girl he’d known for such a small amount of time. Were he asked under fire, he couldn’t possibly account for the depth and certainty of his feelings for her.

I am so happy that I didn’t give up on this book! It starts off really slow in the beginning and I planned to just skim the heck out of it to get to the end, but once I got to about the 30% point, indifference and boredom quickly turned to love and complete captivation. DON’T SPEAK is a modern take on one of my favorite fairytales, ”The Little Mermaid” It is quite a lengthy book but once the pace picks up, I promise you that you’ll end up devouring this book like I did! I just couldn’t put this one down and it is definitely one of my top favorites by Katy Regnery!

DON’T SPEAK is the story of first love and forbidden love – how two people are able to look past social barriers and prejudices to be with each other. But is love enough when there is so much stacked against them?

Laire Cornish is a local girl from Corey Island, a small fisherman town in North Carolina. Her family and many of the inhabitants of this small town have lived there for generations. She’s the youngest of three sisters and is the most dutiful daughter. Always going out of her way to help her father when he comes home bone tired from being out all day fishing. She offers to take a shipment of blue crabs up to the house of a client on the mainland so that her father can get some much-needed rest. It is at this gorgeous and expansive estate, that she meets the most beautiful man her eyes have ever seen!

Erik Rexford is what you would consider royalty of North Carolina. His father is the Governor and their family is one of the wealthiest in the area. He is immediately captivated by the beautiful girl with strawberry blond hair and freckles. Her innocence is refreshing and it also seems to put him under her spell. Erik is tenacious in his pursuit of Laire! Laire gets a job at a local restaurant on the mainland, which she had to lie about to her father because it is frowned upon for her to want to leave their hometown. But Laire wants more out of life. She wants to go to college, become a fashion designer, and leave her small hometown behind. Working at the restaurant also makes it easier for Erik and Laire to spend time together.

Erik and Laire keep their relationship a secret because they know their families would not approve and would end up doing everything they can to tear them apart. So the two spend whatever stolen moments they can get together. But then a terrible tragedy and an ugly lie end in heartbreak and years of separation for the young lovers.

Almost six years pass before the two cross paths again which seems to be fated. A lot has changed for Erik and Laire. Old feelings of betrayal and anger are still very prevalent. Can these two find their way back to each other or is it just too late?

What a beautiful love story! My heart broke for Erik when he was fighting so hard to hold on to Laire and not having any clue as to why she was pushing him away. This character was INCREDIBLE!

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BLOG TOUR – DON’T SPEAK (Modern Fairtytale #5) by Katy Regnery

Don’t Speak

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.

 

EXCERPT

“Hey!”

    She heard his voice before she saw him.

    Had she known the ultimate cost of that simple glance heavenward, maybe she wouldn’t have stopped. Maybe she would have just kept on walking with her head down. But fate held no warnings for Laire Maiden Cornish.

    Shielding her eyes, she looked up at a deck wrapped around the second floor of the mansion, waiting a moment for her eyes to adjust as he came into view.

    There, in the glittering sunlight . . . a boy.

No, a man.

A young man, a little older than she, tall and muscular, with jet-black hair and a square jaw, dark brown eyes, and a deep tan. He wore a robin’s-egg blue bathing suit with Kelly green palm fronds in a small repeat and a pair of sunglasses buried in his thick hair. In one hand, he held a phone up to his ear, and in the other, he slowly swirled a glass filled with ice and clear liquid. He stared out at the sound, concentrating on his call.

“Hey!” he yelled. “Can you hear me now?” He huffed with annoyance, pulling the phone away from his ear and squinting at it before trying again. “Pete? It’s Erik. Can you hear me?” He set the glass down on the balcony’s wooden railing and gave his phone his full attention. Staring down at it, he muttered, “Shit. No reception.”

It’s Erik.

Erik.

His name is Erik.

Feeling a sharp burn in her lungs, Laire realized she’d been holding her breath and sucked in a huge gulp of air as she stared up at him, frozen in the moment, utterly mesmerized.

She had never seen a more perfect, more handsome person in her entire life.

The sun glinted off his dark hair and wrapped his body in gold, making him appear godlike so very far above her. Were she the type to swoon, Laire imagined she would have been a puddle of goopy longing on the ground below him, content to sacrifice her pride for a glimpse at his beauty.

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About Katy Regnery

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnerystarted 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.

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