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Never Let You Go

(A Modern Fairytale #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  5,970 ratings  ·  942 reviews
"Their love scenes are steamy and deliciously intense, and they are tethered to each other in a way that springs off the pages, ensnaring you in their bond." –RT Book Reviews

From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery, comes a tale of regret, betrayal, kidnapping, loss, madness, abuse, passion, love.

In this modern retelling of Hansel and Gretel, thirteen-year-old
Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 496 pages
Published July 21st 2017 (first published June 2nd 2015)
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Katy Regnery I never say never, but probably not. The reality is that to give you a good story, I've got to make conflict for the characters, and I can't bear to…moreI never say never, but probably not. The reality is that to give you a good story, I've got to make conflict for the characters, and I can't bear to do that to H+G. Those two really earned their happy ending, and I just really feel like they deserve to keep it without another bump in the road. That said, however, I can guarantee you that they're happy. Holden is rising up in the ranks of the military, Griselda is a new mom, and life has never looked better. <3(less)
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Aestas Book Blog
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
::: FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED ::: 4.5 stars :::

HOLY HELL!!! I read this book in one non-stop sitting because I quite literally could NOT put it down. I mean seriously… THE ANGST!!!!! Gah. *clutches heart* It took a while for my heart rate to go back to normal after I was finished, but WOW — this book was unputdownable !!! It felt like I barely blinked or stopped to breathe because I was flipping the pages so fast! It was sweet and romantic, heart-breaking and painful, angsty as all freaking hell,
Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
*****FOUR "You Make Me Whole" STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author in Exchange for an Honest Review}

He paused at the precipice for only a moment before stepping forward into forever, letting go, opening his heart and releasing his body as her name passed his lips and he surrendered to the inevitability that was his deep and eternal love for Griselda.

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"Never let you Go" , is a modern day twist on the children's fairy tale, "Hansel and Gretel". The story centers around the lives of Hold
S.M. West
For June and July 2015, 25% of all gross royalties will be donated to the Elizabeth Smart Foundation.

4.5 “Stone to stone. I jump, you jump.” STARS

As a child I loved fairy tales. Actually, I still do. Make believe and escaping into a world of good and evil, a boy and a girl, hoping that ultimately, the light will drown the darkness. That’s why I thoroughly adore this series. Katy Regnery has this way of keeping the essence of that fairy tale while credibly bringing it into our world today with t
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
Jun 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Stinger by Mia Sheridan and Raze by Tillie Cole
3 stars!

From the very first moment I heard about this book, I knew it was one I just had to read no matter what – it was the first book in weeks to give me goosebumps just from reading the blurb...

“In this modern retelling of ‘Hansel and Gretel,’ 13-year-old foster children, Holden and Griselda, 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, G
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
3.5 Stars

I missed you like crazy. I'll love you forever."

When I first saw that blurb I knew that I had to read this book. It sounded angsty, emotional, and oh so beautiful at the same time. And after finishing reading it I can definitely tell you that it was all those things, and more.Never Let You Go was a heart wrenchingly beautiful story about soul mates that get reunited after ten years apart and a tragedy that marked them both. The entire time I was reading I had knots in my stomach. Th
• Lisa •
Jun 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

“Are you whole or broken?”
“I’m whole … I’m whole because I’m with you.”


I fell quickly in love with this author around a year ago when I read, 'The vixen and the vet' book one in the modern day fairy tale series. You may be surprised to hear that it only took one book for me to be convinced at this authors talent, but that's exactly what happened. I was so enthralled by said book that I can still tell you in detail every gorgeous thing about it. If that particular book was my
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Edited 6/14/15: With the author's permission, I've added an excerpt below.

"I missed you like crazy.........."
"..........I love you forever."
I don't know when I've read a story with this much poignancy, with this much emotion, with this much passion, hope and beauty. This is a 'second chance romance' like no other. It's a lesson in 'never giving up’ that should be taken to heart. It’s a heartbreaking yet joyous and uplifting tale of unconditional and truly selfless love. And it's the kind of happ
4,5 “You Jump. I Jump. Stars”

Holden and Griselda were two foster kids that for a long time were kidnapped, beaten, abused, living a nightmare every day. When they finally got a plan to escape only one of them can get free and unfortunately the other stays behind.
Now, more than years later a chance encounter in a underground fight brings puts them together again, but at the same time that feelings they always had resurface in full force, so do their ghosts.
Is this a second chance, or sometimes
4 'Hansel and Gretel' stars

This book is slightly dark and heartbreaking and came with some angst that drove me up the wall. A completely different tone to the previous book The Vixen and the Vet: A Modern Fairytale.

Holden and Griselda are foster siblings who got kidnap by a deranged madman in West Virginia. They were in captivity under his brutality for three years before their attempt at escape with only Griselda successfully flee, while Holden was left behind.

Ten years later, Griselda working
3.5 STARS! ★★★☆

"Even when we were apart, we were still together. Even when I thought you were gone, you still lived inside my heart."

This is one of those reads that left me feeling a little conflicted on how I should rate it. On one hand, I really did like the story as a whole but on another, there were just some plot devices that I could've done without. This is my first from this author but with a blurb so tempting and the idea of a modern fairytale twist as such, I couldn't pass up the chan
Kate's Corner
This is me when I received my copy of Never Let You Go by Ms. Regnery.

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My Review

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Griselda and Holden were in the same foster family that was until one day they were abducted at the age of 10. They became each other’s world and tried to escape. One succeeded the other was left behind. 4.5 IMYLCILYF Stars.

„Get up Holden!“ She hissed at him, one dirty hand waving wildly in his face.
“I mean it. Now”
“Stone to stone. I jump, you jump.”
And then there was darkness.
The reasons for the abduction are m
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
4.5 “I’m Finally Home” Stars

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Never Let You Go is book that tugs at your heart. It is melancholy, it is happy, it is heartbreaking, it is uplifting, it is about believing, it is about trusting, and it is a book about redemption.

This story is about the kidnapping of two 10 year old foster children. They are not molested, which I think everyone should know that reads the story, but they are beaten and treated awful. But what kept them alive and hopeful was that they had each other. Their story of c
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TITLE: Never Let You Go
AUTHOR: Katy Regnery
GENRE: Contemporary Romance | New Adult

༺**Complimentary Copy**༺ Provided by the Author in exchange for an Honest Review..Thank you..

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I've not read anything by this author before so I don't have any expectations, alot of high ratings so I'm really keen to get my teeth into this..

Never Let You Go is a modern retelling of Hansel and Gretel, it's about Regret, Betrayal, Loss, abuse, survival, passion and lov
Dana Ilie
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dana by: D.p.
HOLY HELL!!! I read this book in one non-stop sitting because I quite literally could not put it down. It took a while for my heart rate to go back to normal after I was finished! It felt like I barely blinked or stopped to breathe because I was flipping the pages so fast! It was sweet and romantic, heart-breaking and painful, angsty as all freaking hell, and really just a gorgeous story of undying love!! I loved it!

The story is filled with twists and turns and even though I was initially worrie
Katy Regnery
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
"I feel this novel is a stunning achievement; so deep, intense and moving. I was blown away by it, and the characters resonated for a long time after I finished!" -- Tessa Shapcott, Katy's developmental editor ♥

This book is a bit of a departure for me. It's dark. Not midnight black dark, but there is some serious darkness in this book. There is also...


and True Love. ♥

This book is part of the same series of standalon
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Never Let You Go: A Modern Fairytale
Author – Katy Regnery
Publication Date –June 12, 2015
Genre –New Adult
Type – Stand Alone
Cliffhanger – No
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars

Complimentary copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts - Story
When I first finished this book, I was going to give it a lower rating but the damn thing stuck with me and I couldn’t stop thinking about the ‘past’ of these two characters. So based on that, the Ms. Regnery did a kick-ass
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n 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 upsi
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳

I discovered Katy Regnery completely by chance, when one of my friend told me about the Vixen and the Vet right when it was about to release. I gave this fairy tale inspired romance a try and loved it.
I loved Miss Regnery writing, I fell in love with her concept of modern fairy tales. Even more so, I fell in love with her compelling writing, her easy going characters and low drama stories.
I’ve read quite a few books of hers in a short span time, having found my happy place back then
Kirsten Cox
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: loved
5 I jump, you jump stars out of 5.

I was given an ARC copy of Never Let You Go by Katy Regnery by no one other than the generous author herself in exchange for an honest review.

Out of about the 120 books I read last year, The Vixen and The Vet was my absolute favorite. Naturally when Katy emailed me via Goodreads offering me an ARC of her next installment of A modern fairytale I jumped on it like it was my lifeline. I impatiently waited for my daughter’s bed time and all but threw her in he
Jeannine Allison
This was a long one... and I absolutely loved it!!! It was a unique and interesting take on Hansel and Gretel. I love fairy tale adaptations, and this one delivered! I can't say much without giving things away but if you are a lover of fairy tales and/or enjoyed The Vixen and the Vet you should absolutely read this. You will not be disappointed <3 <3
5 Stars -- Originally read - no date on GR with this new update :(

4 Stars -- Re-Read 2/19/2017

Overall Opinion: I'm going to keep this on my favorites shelf, because it is still such a touching and unique story. I will, however, drop my rating from 5 stars to 4. Why? Well, I found the pacing a little off (see below), the h grated on my nerves with her constant inner dialogue about her mistrust in their relationship and self-doubt (why wouldn't she just talk to him?!?), and the ending wasn't nea
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Never Let You Go is Katy Regnery as we’ve never seen her before. While this book is a love story in the end, it’s darker than Ms. Regnery’s Blueberry Lane series. The characters are not millionaires. They are gritty and real. The reader takes a journey with Griselda and Holden from the first to the last page.

You’ve probably read the synopsis, so I won’t repeat it here. Let me start by saying that out of the 700+ books on my NOOK, I have NEVER cried after reading a Prologue…until now. Without gi
Bookphenomena (Micky)
I have so many feelings after reading this book and all of them amount to a fantastic 5 star read. It is no walk in the park, with some difficult subject matter and definitely more intense than 'the vixen and the vet' but honestly it was a gritty and emotional read. It is based loosely on the Hansel and Gretel fairytale but this is no fairytale you'd tell your children.

Gris has been in a foster family for some time when Holden arrives to be fostered also. Holden has a stammering problem and Gris
Melissa Molloy
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
when i read a book, i want to be transported from my world into that of the characters. I want to feel their emotions their thoughts and energy. In 'Never let you go' a modern Hansel and Gretel story, Katy Regnery has led me into a world full of the emotions i require as a reader. Her sharp, witty and sensitive writing has created characters and a plot that i feel Everyone MUST read. The two main characters Holden and Griselda go through such an array of changes throughout their life from childh ...more
Ginger Weigel
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful update of Hansel and Gretel. I have to admit, I needed tissues just a few pages into the book, but I found it to be a story that kept my attention and I hated to put it down.

Can you imagine meeting the love of your life at the tender age of 10, and know that somehow that was the one you were meant to be with? For Holden and Griszella, the chemistry was there, right from the start. Now imagine having that ripped apart at 13, and thinking you'll never see them again? Imagine your
I received an ARC of this book a couple of days ago and once I started it, I couldn’t put it back down. If the phone rang, I was annoyed. If the kids needed a ride somewhere, I was irritated. I wanted to read my book, dog-gone-it! I need a sign that says, “Don’t bug me, I’m reading and do not want to be disturbed.” (Don’t worry, my kids are 18 and 22, it’s not like they need me to take care of them like young kids would!) In any case, this was a book that sucked me in and wouldn’t let go. And th ...more
Jacqueline's Reads
May 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
4 Finding Love Again Stars

This is my first Katy Regnery book. I’ve heard of The Vixen and the Vet and so I was really curious about Never Let You Go. I can see why people are mega fans of Katy, her books take you to another place and you kind of just get sucked in.

Each book is a standalone and has a fairytale theme. Never Let You Go’s theme is Hansel and Gretel.

The beginning of the book starts out with a bam. We are introduced to Holden and Griselda. Both are foster kids and at the age of ten th
Tami Talbert
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5+ Stars

Never Let You Go is a modern day fairytale, the newest from one of my favorite authors Katy Regnery. Although this story is edgier than Katy’s other novels, I can still feel her presence through the writing never doubting that this is definitely one of her stories. The emotions she makes me feel while reading her books is indescribable always giving me the experience of such an intense connection to her characters as their lives leap off of the pages of my Kindle and touch my heart.

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Jaime's Review
This book was so different from anything else that Katy has written, except for the fact that the it's the purest kind of romance that I've come to expect from her.

This book gutted me and then it slowly built me right back up, only to be knocked right back again. Fear not HEA lovers, it all comes back around in the best kind of way. Proving that real, true love built on honesty, strength and hope endures all.

Griselda is the epitome of strength and perseverance. Other than punishi
4.5 Fantastic Stars!! A modern day Hansel and Gretel love story.

This book was fabulous!! Katy does not disappoint with this one, it is a great love story with some suspense, heartache and steaminess all thrown in.

"Don't look back, no matter what. Stone to stone. I jump, you jump."

Gris and Holden meet when they are placed in the same foster home when they 10. Both are shy and quite and stick to themselves. Until Holden sees Gris trying to stand up for him. Then he knows, she's the one. They
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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.

Now exclusively self-published, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Amb

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A Modern Fairytale (8 books)
  • The Vixen and the Vet (A Modern Fairytale)
  • Ginger's Heart (A Modern Fairytale #3)
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  • Don't Speak (A Modern Fairytale #5)
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“Are you whole or broken?”
“I’m whole … I’m whole because I’m with you.”
“I miss you like crazy. I love you forever.” 14 likes
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