Author Override: Carly Phillips

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What’s the last book that kept you up all night reading under the covers?

The last book that kept me up all night reading … Katy Regnery’s Never Let You Go.

Wow. This isn’t a book easily read or summarized. Typically I like a hot romance. I admit I enjoy an easy read. Never Let You Go is anything but that. Picture a modern day Hansel and Gretel, which is exactly what this story is … with more love, more angst, more pain than any two people deserve. Generally not my cup of tea in reading.

And yet … and yet … I trust the author, having read her other books. I was curious. So I dove in with a lot of trepidation. My stomach hurt from page one. Two young foster children in a sad situation who bond … and are then kidnapped together. The bond they form is unbreakable. You have to read it to understand. Then Holden thinks Griselda has died … and visa versa. They are separated for years. Neither ever forgetting the other.

Then the reunion … also painful, also bliss. Utter bliss. Until you realize you are at 50 % of the story … and there is 50% left. Happily ever after can’t go on for another 50 % … so your gut tells you more sadness and tragedy is coming.

I had to do something I have never done. I turned to Goodreads and Amazon spoilers – because if I didn’t know that I could make it through the last 50% I couldn’t read on. I found a review that mirrored my feelings … and that reassured me I should and could handle the rest. If I’m vague, it’s intentional because I don’t want to ruin story for anyone.

Suffice to say this is a book and characters that stay with you for a long, long time. A tough read? Yes. But a very worthwhile one!




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About Carly Phillips

New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips tossed away her legal briefs and a career as an attorney to become a stay at home mom. Within the year, she turned her love of reading into an obsession with writing. Over 30 published novels later, Carly writes sexy contemporary small town romances, striking a balance between entertainment, humor and the emotion her readers have come to expect and enjoy.

Carly is a New York Times bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, Publisher’s Weekly bestseller and as of 2012, a Romance Writer’s of America RITA Nominee. In 2002, Carly’s novel, The Bachelor, became Kelly Ripa’s “Reading with Ripa” pick on Live with Regis and Kelly, making it the first romance ever chosen on a nationally televised book club.

Carly received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and is a graduate of Boston University School of Law (J.D.). To date, Carly has over thirty novels to her credit, all available wherever books are sold.

When not writing or playing online, Carly loves to read, occasionally to knit, and to spend time with her family. She lives in Purchase, New York with her husband, two daughters and her dogs, a soft coated wheaten terrier and a Havanese. Her dogs are prominently featured on her website and Facebook page.





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Great post


i’ve read the reviews for never let you go….i don’t think i can do it

Judy U.

Love all the Dare series

Sue G.

Love this series. Sounds like that book is too emotional for me!