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Book Review: Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

I absolutely loved All your perfects and Verity by Colleen Hoover so this has been on my radar for months! So, obviously on release day … I started reading this immediately! … and it was an Ashley Spivey pick – so of course I was there!

Regretting you by Colleen Hoover

Genre: Romance, YA, Contemporary

BUG Rating: 3.5/5

Overall: For me, I felt this book was a little over hyped. I was SO excited and I don’t think it fully lived up to expectations. Don’t get me wrong, it was good, it was really good, but I didn’t love it.

What I did enjoy:

  • The mix of styles as we alternated point of views between mother, Morgan, and daughter, Clara. Clara being in her teens, her chapters had a real YA feel to them.
  • As with most of Hoover’s books, they are all about the characters, so the character development was nothing but FANTASTIC.
  • Emotional roller coaster – check – Regretting you takes you on an insane ride of emotions. At it’s core this book is all about love, and grief and everything in-between.

Sometimes you have to walk away from the fight in order to win it.

Plot:

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.

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