Release Date: Dec 10, 2019
Heat Level: Sensual
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
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.