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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Review: Regretting You by Colleen Hoover @amazonpub @colleenhoover

Regretting You 
by Colleen Hoover

Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publish Date: December 10, 2019
Kindle Edition
365 Pages
Genres: Contemporary, Romance

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.

My Review:

FFS, Hoover... at least it took me to 88% for my eyes to spring a small leak with this one.

I never thought I'd ever say that I'm actually excited for contemporary romance now.  Maybe it's just Hoover.  Maybe it's me being older and "softer".  I don't know.  What I do know is that every Hoover book I've read so far has just pierced me in one way or another.  Here she does it... again.

We get two POVs between Morgan and Clara, mother and daughter.  When tragedy occurs, they have to transverse their relationship in a brand new way.  Not only dealing with their grief but what they learn in the process.  Let's look past the obvious of the drama that happens when secrets come to light and crack what seemed to be a perfect family.  Let's instead look at the relationship between Morgan and Clara and how making mistakes and growing WITH each other is what is important.

Listen, as a daughters, we know what it's like to have that relationship with our mother.  It's frustrating at times, makes you want to scream and pull your hair out.  But there is also nothing quite like it.  Hoover does a fantastic job in bringing in both perspectives.  This feels even partially like a YA due to Clara's point of view.

I don't know, you guys.  Hoover just has a gift and turning the first page is like opening a new present.  While this one wasn't quite as hard hitting as some other books I've read (such as All Your Perfects), it certainly still gave all my feelings a work out. I still have unrealistic expectations of men now from her novels but isn't the point of reading books to launch you into a new world. *wink*

Just read it.  It's just romance enough to make your heart swell, but it's perfectly contemporary enough for you to take on the lessons within.


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