Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

4-stars
Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Title: Regretting You
Author: Colleen Hoover
Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible {Audible Escape}

Synopsis:
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.

GOODREADS

Review

Though this wasn’t my favorite Colleen Hoover novel (that award goes to Maybe Someday), I still really enjoyed this one.

And, honestly, I always expect that I’ll enjoy any Colleen Hoover book I read. I’ve only ever rated the books I’ve read by her 4 or 5 stars.

No one writes emotional, moving, unique contemporary romance novels with incredibly loveable, imperfect characters quite like CoHo (I take no responsibility for that nickname).

I loved both of the POVs so much that it was almost to the detriment to the story. Why? Because I wanted more. I wanted both Morgan and Clara’s stories separately.

Don’t get me wrong, I completely understand and appreciate why it was written this way. I found myself completely understanding both sides of the story and misunderstandings between mother and daughter.

Typically, with books like this, I get annoyed with the teenager’s perspective. They tend to make stupid decisions and act selfish and bratty – which, I mean, don’t we all as teenagers? But it doesn’t make it any less annoying to read. However, I honestly would have made all the same decisions that Clara made.

The contrast in how both mother and daughter deal with grief in their own way was interesting and, more importantly, believable.

And then there were the romances.

I shipped Morgan’s romance from the very beginning. Jonah’s character is the quiet, sweet, good guy that we know and love from CoHo. I have such a soft spot for introverted guys in romance novels.

And Clara’s high school romance is everything you’d expect in a really good YA, but better. I loved her misunderstood forbidden romance and how everything is ultimately resolved in the end.

Also, the movie theatre element brought me back to MY high school days, because I used to work at a movie theatre, too. Ahh memories.


Audiobook Performance: 4 stars

4-stars


Butterfly Rating: 2 Stars

2-stars


Re-read Worthiness: No


Bookshelf Placement: Yes


Book Boyfriend Rating: 5 stars

5-stars

 

 

 

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