I have become a fan of Colleen Hoover’s books. Unfortunately there were two that I wasn’t crazy about and they were Never Never co-written with Taryn Fisher and Regretting You. Morgan & Clara Grant are mother and daughter who are about as different as chalk and cheese. Morgan is determined to protect her daughter from making the same mistakes she did by getting pregnant as a teen and giving up her dreams as a result of it. Clara doesn’t want to be anything like her predictable mother. With warring personalities, the only peace maker is Chris, Morgan’s husband and Clara’s father. Life gets disrupted when Chris and Morgans sister and Clara’s aunt, Jenny are killed in a car accident. Secrets come out and resentments build up while Morgan and Clara are trying to take it one day at a time.
My favorite character in the book is Jonah the almost uncle to Clara. The twist early on in the book about baby Elijah was a good one. For people who have read the book you know what it is. I liked reading Morgan’s point of view better than reading Clara’s. I did enjoy the ending for Morgan.
Unfortunately I did regret wasting time buying this book. It took me awhile to finish reading it. When it takes me awhile to finish reading a book it’s either due to life being busy and/or the story not being the best. Normally even when life is busy I manage to finish a book quickly if it’s good enough. What would have worked in this story’s favor would be if the book was shorter, or if it was just from Morgan’s point of view. I did like Morgan but I even felt she came off as a bit of a doormat and was bitter sometimes about how her life turned out. I wanted to shake her and say, “If you want things to change Morgan, you have to make those changes.” Something extra was needed to make this great for me.
Overall it had potential but fell flat. This doesn’t mean I’ll stop reading Colleen Hoover. Not every author can write a book that everyone will like. Art is subjective. If you’re curious I recommend checking this out from the library instead of buying it whether you’re a Colleen Hoover fan or a casual reader of hers. If you are starting out reading Colleen Hoover’s books, I wouldn’t recommend Regretting You as your first read from her. I recommend starting off with It Ends With Us.