Release Date | December 10th, 2019
Published by Montlake Romance
Genres | Contemporary, Single Parent, Young Adult, Women's Fiction
Format | ARC
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FROM #1 'NEW YORK TIMES' BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF 'IT ENDS WITH US' COMES A POIGNANT NOVEL ABOUT FAMILY, FIRST LOVE, GRIEF, AND BETRAYAL THAT WILL TOUCH THE HEARTS OF BOTH MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS.
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 the 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 se expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she's been forbidden to see. With each 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.
©2019 Colleen Hoover (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Colleen Hoover was another one of those authors that really kicked off the romance genre for me. I haven’t read her books in years especially her newer releases. Slammed and Hopeless were the books that had me absolutely falling in love with her work. And I never want to lose that feeling when I think about her books hence why I’ve been hesitant to read her newer stuff. But there was something about Regretting You that had me pulled in. I was nervous to read it since it has been a while and I could never bring myself to read her other recent releases simply because of tropes I don’t normally read.
I would say that I loved this more than I thought it would, it has a blend of women’s fiction and romance. I think if it was simply women’s fiction, I wouldn’t have picked this one up. I’m a romance reader through and through, so I’ll always be seeking that happily ever after.
In Regretting You, we get multiple story arcs, but my goodness, Colleen did a fantastic job of weaving them all together, effortlessly. It flowed so perfectly and there wasn’t a moment where I found myself swaying away from the book. We have the mother-daughter arc, their personal love stories and just their own life journey as well.
I would say this book is one many can enjoy, you don’t have to be a romance reader or simply just a women’s fiction reader. Many who read from these genres will definitely find something that they could enjoy.
A betrayal so deep, you’re constantly in this vortex of trying to figure out the why and what happened. Grief, it’s a tricky thing and not something that’s easy to navigate. Morgan and Clara both are struggling with it and both for very different reasons. A second chance at love and a new love.
I devoured every single page, it doesn’t quite top as my favorite Colleen Hoover reads, but it’s definitely up there.
major thank you to the publisher for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.