Regretting You by Colleen Hoover
Narrated by Tanya Eby and Lauren Ezzo
I have been a huge fan of Colleen Hoover since 2012. I grabbed Regretting You as an ARC before it came out in December and never got to it because I just wasn’t ready for the emotions Colleen brings out in me. Somebody smack me! After 8 years of being a huge fan I should have known to jump in and read Regretting You because not surprisingly, IT WAS AMAZING.
If you haven’t read the blurb yet, DON’T. I will tell you a little about the book, but the blurb has spoilers that I won’t share. Regretting You by Colleen Hoover was like getting three books in one. We get a YA romance with Clara who is 16-17, we get a life change for her mother, Morgan, and we also get a family drama and a lot of the mother-daughter dynamic.
I loved Clara’s story, I think the YA type stories are the ones I love most from Colleen. Clara rebelled and grew up and I just loved watching her come of age.
“That’s a lot of pressure for someone your age.” Miller rests a hand on my cheek. “You’re only sixteen and look what you’ve been through. Life doesn’t play favorites.”
We meet Morgan when she and Chris are in high school, and she has been a happy and very dependable wife, mother, and sister for the 15 years since. I’m so close with my kids and my parents that it made me sad to read about her tumultuous relationship with her daughter, especially when she was willing to give up so much just to protect her.
“No one can be the perfect everything.”
Not only do we get a family drama, but we also get two wonderful romances. Sigh…Miller. But with so many interwoven storylines I missed some of the connection I usually feel when I read a CoHo book because we didn’t delve deep enough into each character. Even with that, Regretting You was still one of my favorite books this year.
- 3 books in one.
- How Colleen ties everything together.
- An interesting and very unique storyline.
- Twists and turns that surprise.
- Miller. And his Grandpa. And the sign.
- I laughed and cried.
- One big unanswered question for me.
- No epilogue.
- I didn’t quite connect as much as I usually do, perhaps because of the multiple storylines.
I loved having the two women narrating. I think it added to my enjoyment of the book because I always know who is speaking, making me connect a little more, and they were both great for the parts.
The Down & Dirty:
Colleen Hoover proved again why I have been a fan for 8 years. She is a phenomenal writer who never writes trendy, typical stories. With Colleen you know her books are more of an experience, different from anything that has gone before. She once again proved that with Regretting You.
Rating: 4.5 Stars, 3 Heat, 5 Narration
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