Monday, December 9, 2019

Review: Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

Title: Regretting You
Author: Colleen Hoover
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Contemporary
Published By: Montlake Romance (December 10, 2019)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
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 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.








CoHo never ceases to amaze me with her ability to really have you connect with her characters and to feel all the emotions they feel. To be rooting for them, to care for them, and to love them. Her latest is one of my favorites from her in a long time. Don't get me wrong, everything this woman writes is amazing but her blend of both YA and contemporary together was pure magic. 

I adore these characters, both young and old and felt so very much for them all as they struggled through this thing called life.

The alternating POVs was so fitting to the story and added an extra element to it that wouldn't of been there otherwise and I love both of these strong women and their stories, their growth and their connection as they came together through something that those of us with loved ones, fear on a daily basis.

This was such a heartfelt story and one that I quickly devoured and was sad to see end. 





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

36 comments:

  1. I'm so skeptical on picking this one up! I've been burned by CoHo's books recently. Although, Verity was so good!

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    1. This was definitely different from her others with the multiple POVs of both adult and YA. I say try it, it was pretty good!

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  2. Oh you have definitely got my attention Kindlemom. Thank you!

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    1. It really was good and I liked how different it was from her norm.

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  4. This book is next on my liat to read. I am happy you enjoyed it. Can't wait.

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  5. I'm really curious about this one as well!

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  6. I have this one on my wishlist and can't wait to dive in it. Hopefully I can squeeze it in once it releases.

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    1. It comes out tomorrow! I really hope you do and that you love it!

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  7. CoHo never fails to hit me in the feels. Sounds like this one has it all - parent drama, forbidden love. I can tell it's a bit angsty too, but I expect that from Hoover.

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    1. It is a little bit but honestly not bad at all.

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  8. Glad you really loved this one. I still need to read something by this author, but I have a couple on my wish list.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. She really is a favorite so I hope you do try her. :D

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  9. Great review. I loved how realistic and genuine her characters felt.

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    1. I agree, all her stories have characters that always feel that way I think.

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  10. Glad you enjoyed it, Ali. Her books have way too much angst that I can handle.

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    1. They can have a lot of angst at times so I completely understand!

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  11. I agree the blending of YA and Adult was nice. I thought the whole story was compelling. Fab review! :)

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  12. Sounds like an interesting story premise.

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  13. That sounds like an emotional story.

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  14. I love it when an author can really make me connect with characters like that!

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  15. I've only read one CoHo book, and that was Without Merit (I think I spelled that correctly). I didn't click with the story or the characters, so I've been hesitant to start another one of her books. However, I really want to! Everyone is always raving about her stories.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? ☃💬

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    1. That one was a harder read. I recommend Maybe Someday, it is still one of my absolute favs from her!

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  16. Neat how it is both adult and YA and tells the story of two generations of women in the family.

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  17. This sounds an interesting and intriguing story!

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  18. This is my next book to read and sincerely I don´t want to read nothing because I want this to be a full surprise
    xx

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