Saturday, February 15, 2014

REVIEW: Take This Regret (Take This Regret #1) – A.L. Jackson

Released: April 5th, 2012

There are some mistakes we make that we will regret for the rest of our lives. For Christian Davison, it was the day he betrayed Elizabeth Ayers. For five years, Christian has regretted the day he walked away from his family and will do anything to win them back. Can Elizabeth forgive someone who has committed the unforgiveable? Or are there some wounds that go so deep they can never heal?
"A love as intense as the one we shared, one that had not dimmed through years of betrayal but had only grown, was terrifying. We had the power to destroy, to devastate and ruin, to lay the other to waste."
This book made me cry over and over again. It was so beautiful yet so heartbreaking. The story of two lovers, separated by one giant mistake, as they force themselves to try and recover from the unbelievable heartbreak and take that second chance at being together again. It tore me to piece but I loved every second of it. 

Wow, I was just… wow. From the beginning to the end of the book, I was a blubbering mess. I was on the plane next to this guy and I thank God everyday that he was asleep otherwise he'd hear and see me sobbing like crazy over this book.

My God, it was just so heartbreaking from the beginning. The book started off with Elizabeth telling Christian that she was pregnant. Christian was brilliant and he had a bright future ahead of him. So did Elizabeth. Until his response to her pregnancy tore her apart.

And tore them apart.

For years they got separated. The book tells the story from both sides, so we got an insight on how both parties were feeling and I really liked that. It was sweet but, God, every time there was something touching or just sad, I'd literally feel a pang in my heart.

Then one chance encounter. Once. It changed their lives forever. Their connection was already so strong from the beginning that I was surprised but touched by it.
Turning to glance over my shoulder, seeking the source, I froze when I was met with the origin.
She stared back at me, looking at me curiously as I looked at her, neither of us able to turn away.
Man oh man but I was honestly so pissed at him when he came over to Elizabeth's. But then if he didn't, the story wouldn't continue. But, God, he had no fucking right.

I was so angry with him and Lizzie kind of but then she was a little girl so I can't be mad at her. Lizzie doesn't even realize the pain her mother's going through with this. Christian was sweet honestly and I liked him after he kept apologizing and everything. Then Elizabeth pissed me off when she got too stubborn.

But God, Christian sometimes he could be so sweet and I'd just melt sighhh.
“What do you want, Christian?”
What did I want? To make her smile, to wipe away her tears, to hold her. To be a father, a real father, not one in title, but one who’d earned that right. I wanted to stay.”
“I want my family,” I forced through the lump in my throat.
This story was just so amazing and I really liked the ending because Elizabeth did admit her mistakes and so did he throughout the book. That's the kind of relationship I like. Where they talk it out and they're not afraid to admit what they did wrong.

4 – 4.5 APPLES!!!!!

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♕ Lost to You (Take This Regret #0.5) ♕
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Take This Regret (Take This Regret #1) ♕
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♕ If Forever Comes (Take This Regret #2) ♕

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including If Forever Comes, Pulled and When We Collide, as well as the New Adult Romance Come To Me Quietly due out January 7, 2014. 

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves. 

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