Regretting You by Colleen Hoover
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
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.
Regretting You is the one and only book I read in 2022 that I was able to start and finish in one sitting. Like every time I read a book by Colleen, this book had me hooked from the second I opened it and didn’t let go until I finished it.
It brought out so many emotions in me that I didn’t expect. It made me angry, anxious, frustrated (so frustrated, y’all), hopeful and more. It’s a predictable story all the way but it’s still full of originality and special little moments (that ending!!) that make it one of a kind.
While it isn’t my favorite book by Colleen and it’s probably the first one I’m not giving 5 stars but 4.5 stars, it’s still a freaking wonderful read so go give it a try. I don’t think I’m ever going to be able to forget this book even if I tried.