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. Wit
h 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.MoreLess
Guest 2 months agoThis was a true page turner! I sincerely enjoyed every character and the roller coaster of emotions flowing from each page. I can so relate to the being a difficult teen and wishing I could go back in time to reverse those moments I deeply regret when it comes to how I treated my mother. How I wish I could have been more kind and loving to her, especially now as an adult I can see she really needed more love and less teenager attitude.
Guest 2 months agoRegretting You by Colleen Hoover
Again I fell for CoHo! What’s not to love about that cover?!
I love the notion of having a mother and daughter dealing with tough situations and growing apart as many of us girls have when trying not to repeat patters.
It is a wonderful story to keep in one’s heart as Morgan and Clara will deal with the unpredictability of life when an accident strikes their lives and leaves their world upside down.
Will they be able to reconcile? Go ahead and read it!
Guest 2 months agoTbh, I think that there were some flawed elements of this book in terms of representing grief and moving forward from grief, consensual sex and stereotypical representations of sexual encounters, and the choice of subject matter for their film submission.
I will say that the mother-daughter alternating narrative was a nice change for this story, and I liked the plot twist related to Jenny and Chris’ relationship, and Elijah’s real dad. But I also wanted more from the backstory about Morgan’s past. It almost felt too set up in the way Hoover paints Jenny and Chris, and Morgan and Jonah as being more compatible. And the initial painting of Jonah’s disappearance from their lives felt a bit sloppy, but I guess that had to be left open to later make sense in terms of him removing himself from the temptation of Morgan.
I also don’t love that there’s this expectation for these women to get married or stay in relationships solely because of a child.
Lastly, I wish there was a bit more of a difference in terms of narrative styles, so readers could feel a separation and difference in maturity and education between Morgan and Clara’s chapters.
But my reviews are all negative bc it is easier to pinpoint negative elements for us socialized humans. I will say that this book was comforting, and I never dislike Colleen’s stories or writing or structure.