Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

What do people do when they hit rock bottom? Wait until someone throws them a rope? Wither away to skin and bones until the vultures come and find them?

Regretting You by Colleen Hoover
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About : Regretting You:

#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 : Review:

Colleen Hoover is famous for writing the girly romance and we all seem to love all her books with complex story lines that would stick our heart and we couldn’t keep the book down. I remember, when I was reading her book It ends with us, I locked myself in the bedroom for the whole day and finished the book in a day. That kind of current goes through the reader while reading her book. Even, when I was reading Verity, OMG, I cannot relate that kind of rush I did to finish the book to find out what happens in the end. I also have some of her other books lined up in the TBR list. This time, I chose Regretting You. This book is more complex from the relationship of a Mother and a daughter. Since I am a daughter, I could relate to the feelings of the whole book.
The story comprises of Protagonist named Morgan Grant, she gets pregnant at the age of seventeen with his love Chris. At such an early age, she had to leave her college and was unable to graduate but to get married and take care of a daughter, Clara. After so many years, when Clara is sixteen, Morgan realizes she should go back to graduation. Until she comes to know a heartbreaking truth about her husband.
The book revolves around Morgan and Clara, stating the mutual and complicating relationship between a mother and a daughter. After reading, Verity and It ends with us, readers may search for those goosebumps which were missing in this book. No doubt, the story is gripping to some of the complex relationships. But, alas, it is not there.
I would recommend this book to those going through any intricate relationship. The book will help you remain calm and handle things with tranquil. It says there are many things we don’t know from another side of the story. Book consists of many heart-wrenching quotes, my other favorite quote from the book is:

“I’m content with the direction in which my life is headed, and I know if I obsess over the past, that obsession will only serve to anchor me in a place I am more than ready to move on from”

Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

I did not find Chris or Jonah as the character as I would keep obsessing over months like the way I did for Ryle and Atlas from It ends with us.
The author does a fabulous work to describe the twist and turns in women’s life and how she is carried away by that. Eventually, I think the love described for the character of Jonah or any other male character in Colleen Hoover’s book is so much ideal. I wonder such men exist in the universe.
Generally, Colleen Hoover’s book can be read when you want to get off from reality to figure out things.
Clara is a judgemental daughter, She accepts the wrong without knowing her mother’s point of view. Even discussing with the friends about the personal life of her mother was disgusting. Until and unless she was sure of this, she shouldn’t have talked about it before clearing out things with her mom. Then, she thinks she is mature enough to take big decisions by herself. Of course, she can be excused because she was a kid. But, not so much that she can discuss her family issues in public.


Book review: 4/5

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