- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Bantam (Jan. 5 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1101967285
- ISBN-13: 978-1101967287
- Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 2.1 x 20.2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 358 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #811,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“All the best parts of romance and betrayal . . . I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”—New York Times bestselling author Jay Crownover
“A powerful story that left me raw yet hopeful.”—USA Today bestselling author K. A. Tucker
“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 [Monica] Murphy’s already stellar library!”—RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars)
“Murphy has written a compelling and emotional love story of two severely broken people, each of whom can be healed only by the other.”—Booklist
“Murphy imbues these characters with genuineness and plausibility. . . . [Readers] will look forward to the promised sequel.”—Publishers Weekly
“It’s poetic, addresses difficult themes, and captures the essence of our fragility as humans and the strength love provides.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers
“Beautiful, poignant, and perfectly written . . . Sometimes you read a book that touches you on an emotional level. It’s a book that burrows into your very heart and grabs hold. A book that’s different yet unforgettable. A book that touches on a deeply emotional and dark subject and yet gives you the light at the end of the tunnel for it. This, this was that book for me.”—Dirty Girl Romance
“Emotional, beautiful, devastating and fascinating . . . To say I loved this book is an understatement. . . . I truly recommend this story if you’re looking to read something different and out of the box.”—The Sisterhood of the Traveling Book Boyfriends
“A beautiful kind of heartbreak . . . the kind of heartbreak that keeps you flipping pages, holding your breath and on the verge of tears. All in the hopes that what you know is going to happen, deep down in the darkest parts of your heart, will actually all work out and these characters you’ve come to care about will heal and love and live.”—Black Heart Reviews
“Never Tear Us Apart had me tangled in knots emotionally with the compelling plot, dark and twisted romance, and heartbreaking past Ethan and Katherine had to endure.”—Harlequin Junkie
“An unforgettable story that will make you feel the heartbreak, the conflict, the loss, the devastation, the love and hope that binds Katie and Ethan . . . You are hypnotized by Monica Murphy’s delicate and raw prose. . . . If you are looking for a book that will steal your heart, hold you hostage and leave you with a sense of hope and second chances, then I highly recommend you to read Never Tear Us Apart.”—Four Chicks Flipping Pages
“I’m a sucker for a good romance, but when it’s a romance that’s more than the norm and is written quite well, and has two main characters that you empathize with and whose issues you desperately want to see resolved, and a story that makes you not just feel but think about what you would do in the same situation, then it certainly stands above many of those in the same genre. . . . I highly recommend Never Tear Us Apart to any reader who appreciates genius.”—Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous
“If you’re looking for a dark, riveting story that will have you unable to put it down until you turn the last page, definitely check out Never Tear Us Apart by Monica Murphy. You’ll never be the same.”—Pretty Sassy Cool
“Never Tear Us Apart is a beautifully written love story that may not be conventional, but is wholly stunning and powerful.”—Stuck in Books
About the Author
Monica Murphy is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of One Week Girlfriend, Second Chance Boyfriend, Three Broken Promises, Four Years Later, Owning Violet, Stealing Rose, Taming Lily, and the eBook novella Drew + Fable Forever. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills of Yosemite with her husband and three children.See all Product description
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Ethan has parted with his old life. He has made a completely new name for himself and refuses to look back, until the day he sees Katherine’s face again. Once she’s back into the forefront of his mind, he develops an obsession to find out how she is now.
Katherine has spent the past eight years in hiding. She’s been through something tragic and hasn’t fully let it go or moved on with her life. She hides in her house, and she hides behind her mother and sister, until the day she decides to do something about it. She thinks finally talking about everything that happened to her will provide a kind of closure, but she’s not ready for everything else that comes along with it.
Once Ethan finds Katie again, he refuses to let her go. They develop a relationship and start seeing each other as permanent parts of each other’s life. Katie starts leaning more and more on Ethan and Ethan starts seeing forever with her. However, the deeper they get into this relationship, the harder the fall once the truth comes out. Ethan has kept big secrets from Katherine and doesn’t know if she’ll understand once the truth is out.
I HATED Lisa so much! She needs to go away.
Katie is a 12 year old girl when she is abducted at an amusement part, held captive and raped by Will's father. Will is 15 at the time and he finds her and takes her to the police. The police also believe he is a part of her abduction and he finds out his father has done this in the past to at least 3 other girls who he killed. Will was thrown into the foster system and has since changed his name to Ethan and owns his own web design company.
8 years pass and Katie is attending college online and still trying to deal with her past and seeing a psychiatrist. She decides to give an interview on tv thinking it will help her to move on by telling her story. Will sees it and decides to try to find her. They wrote to each other for a few years after it happened and they had somewhat of a connection. He finds her when she is back at the amusement park trying to face her fears and helps her when a gang of kids are trying to steal her purse. They begin a slow relationship, coffee, texting, a movie, dinner and then out to a club. Katie trusts him enough to tell him who she is and what happened to her and they move it to the next level. The next morning she sees a text on his phone from the lady that interviewed her asking if this is the old number for Will. She is devastated and leaves. Hence CLIFFHANGER! UGH!
Katie was a normal 12 year old girl. She was enjoyed time with her family and spending time with her friends. This all changed in a matter of an afternoon. She was taken from a chipper, young woman to a scared, withdrawn, and isolated woman.
Katie grew up to a woman and chose to tell her story. This is where her life begins again! It begins with more problems, more secrets, and more pain for her. She continues to try to come back to life after all the tragedy she faced, and she has to learn to trust again.
Ethan is the man who jumps to Katie's rescue. Ethan does everything he can to make her happy and keep her safe. This also helps him keep his past in the past. The two are linked by tragedy, but they do not know that, so they begin to get to know each other as an adult.
This story was truly an emotional read that took me through anger, sadness, happiness, friendship, love... I was truly not sure where my heart would go but I know that I loved every bit of the story and couldn't stop reading until I knew what happened with the story.
The story was truly an emotional rollercoaster and life was definitely best with Ethan and Katie figured out how to exist as friends.
Part 1 was a great beginning to the story!
It tarts of innocently enough, just curiosity about the girl he saved from his father but to me it turned "stalkerish". When they finally meet he hides his true identity from her and their relationship went way to far with him still not coming clean and knowing what he is doing is wrong......still he doesn't tell her.
Overbearing family members make this book even harder to get through, Katy survived a horrific childhood trauma but they treat her like a child, it's ridiculous.
I have to tell her the truth.... tomorrow maybe...Come on, what the hell.
The ending draws you in, you want to get the next book but I am going to resist. This book just really aggravated me. I spent most of the time rolling my eyes and cursing at Ethan.