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.
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.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 by Colleen Hoover is a dual perspective novel where we see two sides of the generation with a mother and daughter relationship. This novel shows how difficult it is to be a parent and I appreciate how Hoover was able to explore the hardships of a teenager in this novel. Selfless love, self-importance, and family challenges are being discussed and while I like how Colleen was able to weave her fast-paced writing style, this time, I wasn’t satisfied with how the story went or how it ended. It feels like there is a better version of this book.
Even though I find the book lacking something more, I still believe that this book could be an important asset to the readers. It provides significant value when it comes to parent-child relationships or the mother-child relationship. It gives more perception of the things that the parent has to sacrifice and to decide even if it is difficult. And it also provides a remarkable example of how a teenager reacts to daily struggles, hesitations, and doubts. It was on point and I love how this simple novel capture and defends the image of a parent to another.
This is a difficult book and the story is hard to accept but this is important for those people who have been in the same situation as the characters. It is relevant to those who suffer alone just to protect a reputation not for themselves, but for someone else. Regretting You proves that the selfless love of a parent knows no boundaries and they will do everything, if not, most of the time, anything just to protect their child. It is painful, but that’s part of loving.
MY RATINGS: 3.5 STARS.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
International and #1 New York Times bestselling author of romance, YA and Women’s Fiction.
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