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Review ❤️ Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

December 10, 2019


Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.

Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.

With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.

While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.

Release Date: Dec 10, 2019
Heat Level: Sensual
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Imprint: Montlake
Price: $5.99


The story starts off with Morgan as a young woman in love who finds herself pregnant. The beginning set up the stage for all the characters involved. Fast forward to the present day, Morgan struggles with her own identity in her marriage and with her teenage daughter, Clara. The mother and daughter dynamics are shaken up when tragedy strikes.

Morgan tries to hide things from Clara to prevent her from suffering the same kind of pain she is dealing with. A part of me really understood it but Clara is such a rebellious teenager and the petty side of me wanted Morgan to tell her the truth to shut her up. I loved being inside Morgan’s head more as I can relate more to an adult than a teenager.

Clara really didn’t understand things and her anger started to distract from all of the drama in the story. I wanted to skim over her parts but knew it was a part of the overall story. Eventually, she comes around but she still got away with a little too much in my opinion. It also took away from the romance in her story arc.

It took me several days to work on my emotions for this story. I tossed up my rating several times before settling on four stars because I couldn’t deny I got sucked into this story. I really wanted to see how this family would navigate the tragedy surrounding them. The twists are very predictable but it doesn’t take away from the overall feels of the story. This is just truly heartbreaking. I just wish there was a bit more insight to the future. There could have been a small epilogue.

Regretting You is not your typical romance so some readers may not connect with the story. This is a character driven story with a heavy tone about family, love, loss and what ties them together. There is plenty of angst and emotional turmoil for readers to get lured in once you understand that the main theme is the relationship between mother and daughter.

~ Samantha


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