G. Bianco, 2019
Bestselling author Colleen Hoover is known for numerous different novels spanning various genres. In one of her most recent releases, Regretting You, romance and family drama intermingle to create a unique family dynamic and showcase a riveting mother-daughter relationship.
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.
I’ll be honest: I knew Colleen Hoover was a fan-favorite author on Bookstagram, but I didn’t truly believe how amazing her books were until I read Regretting You. This book was raw, emotional, twisted and messed up in the best way possible. I was shocked, I was appalled, I was heartbroken, and just overall emotional while reading this book. The way Hoover connected everything together and the little details she wove in was fanatically done.
I liked the way Hoover handled grief and tragedy. The way you can still mourn someone yet be so angry at them and the way your perspective changes once a bomb is dropped on your life. She also handled the family dynamics and certain relationships very carefully to have everything make sense and not seem forced or thrown together.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading the rest of Colleen Hoover’s back list collection. Bookstagram, you were right once again and thanks for the great recommendation!
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