Never Let You Go, by Katy Regnery

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never let you go

Grade: A

Doing it at: 45%

Catnip: Long Lost Love, Deep Dark Secret, Modern Fairy Tale, Dual Narrative, Strong Female Lead, MMA Fighter, Rescue Me, Survivor’s Guilt

Shame Scale: Mild shame when answering your new coworker’s question of what you’re reading

Fantasy Cast:  Matt Woodhouse, Indiana Evans

What do we taste like?: Her essence, salty and sweet, a reminder of his tenderness: that her pleasure came first.

Book Description:

Regret, betrayal, kidnapping, loss, madness, abuse, passion, love.

In this modern retelling of Hansel and Gretel, thirteen-year-old foster children Griselda and Holden escape from their abductor after three years of brutal captivity, and try to cross the Shenandoah River on foot. Tragically, one of them makes it to safety, but the other is left behind.

Ten years later, Griselda’s boyfriend drags her to a fight club grudge match, and her world is turned upside down when she watches Holden step into the ring.

Though the connection between them is fierce, bitter regret, simmering rage, and a tangle of physical and emotional scars lie between them, just as dangerous as the white water of the Shenandoah.

Never Let You Go is a story of fear and hope, defeat and survival, and two people–once profoundly broken–who discover that love is the only thing that can make them whole again.

Have we talked about how I’m a sucker for fairy tales? I almost majored in Mythology because I could fall into folk tales and Grimm forever and ever. So romance novels that are modern retellings of fairy tales are big catnip for me. Never Let You Go is a reworking of Hansel and Gretel. I’ve actually read one of those before but it was MUCH more serious subject matter. Never Let You Go covers some dark topics, but it also contains a very sweet romance at its core.

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