“Right after something tragic happens, you feel like you’ve fallen off a cliff. But after the tragedy starts to sink in, you realize you didn’t fall off a cliff. You’re on an eternal roller coaster that just reached the bottom. Now it’s gonna be up and down and upside down for a long, long time. Maybe even forever.”― Colleen Hoover, Regretting You
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★★★★★ – A MUST READ
In Hoover’s acknowledgements she writes, “I seem to be unable to stick to one genre, so the fact that you guys support whatever I’m in the mood to write is the thing I cherish most about my career.”
(Hoover, Colleen. Regretting You (p. 355). Kindle Edition.) BUT this is one of my favorite things about this author. No matter what, she delivers it.
Oh, this book! So sad, tragic and could’ve all been avoided, but then we wouldn’t have had anything to read. It was so good, I laugh and cried. The story is told through dual POVs of mother and daughter which I found refreshing!
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.