Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

December 10th, 2019 Kimberly Review 15 Comments

10th Dec
Regretting You by Colleen Hoover
Regretting You
by Colleen Hoover
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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 the 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 se expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she's been forbidden to see. With each 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.

Family ROMANCE Truffles well written

Regretting You by Colleen Hoover was a wonderful tug at your heartstrings story that doesn’t fit neatly into one genre. A coming of age, YA romance and women’s fiction about relatable flawed characters dealing with love and loss.

The story centers on Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara. Hoover’s characters become real to the reader and you’ll connect emotionally and think about them long after you’ve finished their story.

We briefly learn about Morgan as a teen. Meet her friends, then boyfriend, now husband and sister before fast-forwarding to present day and Morgan’s birthday party.

Hoover gives us both Clara and Morgan’s perspectives as Clara navigates a new relationship and both mother and daughter enter unchartered waters when their lives are thrown of course. Old friends, secrets, misunderstands, resentment, truths and more unfold.

While the story only offers us a brief glimpse into the lives of Clara and Morgan, Hoover offers depth, insight and such raw emotions. She allowed me not only to connect to Morgan but also to Clara and to understand this young woman’s actions and emotions.

I laughed, cried and felt for the characters as their story unfolded. I loved how Hoover allowed me to feel their emotions. It was raw, realistic and heartfelt.

Regretting You touches on love, healing, faith, family, truth, and forgiveness. It was beautifully done. This is a book I would gift my daughter, a friend or a colleague.

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About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover’s love for writing began in 1985 when she was five years old. Her first story was titled “Mystery Bob” and was a huge hit with her mother, who was really good at faking interest. Colleen continued to write short stories for friends and family until December of 2011, when she decided to write a long story she titled, “Slammed.” She self-published SLAMMED to Amazon in January, 2012 and it hit the NYT’s bestsellers list in May, 2012. She has since signed with Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, and now has six NYT’s bestsellers. Colleen prefers to be called a writer, as the term “author” still terrifies her and makes this feel like a job with expectations. She doesn’t work well under pressure and hopes writing will always remain fun and exciting. She also wants the world to know that writing short biographies in third person is incredibly awkward.

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15 Responses to “Regretting You by Colleen Hoover”

  1. Lorna

    I know this is late but I’ve kept the email to make sure I read your thoughts and it just got buried. I loved this book as well. It was so well written and gave me every feeling there is. It has made its way into my top 2 by her and that’s no easy feat!

  2. Lily

    I didn’t like the book I read from her years ago, but I’ve heard such amazing and wonderful things about this one that I am def willing to give her another try.

  3. Carla

    Great review Kimberly. It is available on read/listen on KU, so I will have to grab it. It sounds like a great story to listen to with a great multi-genre appeal.

  4. Kathryn

    I have been wondering about this one and your review has convinced me I want to read it. I like the themes it touches on. Marking it to read! Hmm must look at the library.