Regretting You Review
Updated: Jul 16
A story that follows a mother and daughter's relationship.
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.
This was my first Colleen Hoover novel, I think it was a wonderful read. I was told most of her books focus on romance. This one, however, focuses on the relationship between a mother and daughter. Their world gets turned upside down and the bonds of their relationship tested way beyond its limits when Morgan’s husband and Clara’s father dies in a tragic accident.
I will say, for me, this book was extremely predictable. Nothing about this book surprised me at all. Though that didn’t make this book any less enjoyable. This story was just absolutely addicting. Such a fast-paced read, I didn’t want to put it down. I think it can be hard to make books that are predictable and enjoyable. I’ve definitely read books that I was able to anticipate every twist, that I just did not love. Regretting You was not one of those books. Despite how obvious things were going, I found this to be incredibly well written which made up for that.
I will say, for me, this book was extremely predictable. Nothing about this book surprised me at all. Though that didn’t make this book any less enjoyable. This story was just absolutely addicting.
This book tackles so many serious topics that both young adults and adults face throughout life. Love, loss, grief, and so many others. It takes these topics that many of us face and showcases it with all its ugliness and the beauty that can also come with it.
Although this book focuses on the relationship between a mother and daughter, we also see budding romances between both of these characters. These romances simply made my heart swell. It made up for just how predictable the rest of the book was. I honestly am a sucker for a romance. The romances in Regretting You are the types that I tend to enjoy, it’s not the main plot of the story, but it wasn’t distracting and it was a full romance.
Although this book focuses on the relationship between a mother and daughter, we also see budding romances between both of these characters. These romances simply made my heart swell.
By full romance, I mean it goes beyond just eye goggling at each other or “oh, we kissed” let’s move on with the story… I am not a fan of romances where it’s like “why is this here?” When it feels like it diverts from the main storyline and usually these types tend to only be partial romances, where it’s introduced but never fully sought after. Those don’t need to be there at all.
Overall, I absolutely adored reading this book. It was such a fun quick read. I was hooked from page one and basically read it in two sittings within two days. I don’t want to say too much about this book because it’ll spoil it for you all. But I’m happy to have picked this to be my first Colleen Hoover book. I can’t wait to read more of her books. I think anyone who enjoys contemporary or romance will enjoy this one!