Friday, December 30, 2011

Review: Take This Regret

Author submission in exchange for an honest review.

Take This Regret
Amy Lichtenhan
Release Date:
July 28, 2011
TWCS Publishing House
Word Count:
approx. 91,000
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There are some mistakes we make that we will regret for the rest of our lives.  For Christian, it was the day he betrayed Elizabeth.
Christian Davison has a plan for his life.  He is determined to become an attorney and to one day take his place as partner in his father’s law firm.  Nothing will stand in his way, not even Elizabeth Ayers and their unborn child.
After Christian cuts her from his life, Elizabeth spends the next five years struggling to provide for her daughter and willing to sacrifice anything to give her child a safe, comfortable life. 
For five years, Christian has regretted the day he walked away from his family and will do anything to win them back just as Elizabeth will do anything to protect her daughter from the certain heartache she believes Christian will bring upon them.
When Christian wrestles his way into their lives, Elizabeth is faced with asking herself if it is possible to forgive someone when they’ve committed the unforgiveable and if it is possible to find a love after it has been buried in years of hate.  Or are there some wounds that go so deep they can never heal?
They say everyone deserves a second chance.

Joey’s Review:
Ever feel like you're the most bigoted reader on Earth? I often find myself starting a story with a plot I'm not sure I can get behind. I should really learn to stop overthinking and just read.

But, let's face it. There are a lot of ways this kind of theme can go wrong. Too mushy. Too far-fetched. Too overly dramatic. Annoying kid.

None of that applies to Take This Regret. I admit it: I'm a fan of stories that give you some escapism, but also echo the real world. I can see why Christian made the lousy choices he made. And I can see why Elizabeth had issues allowing him back into her life again. I know I would be barricading my front door if I were her.

Simply put, this story felt real. And that was the key to making me enjoy this story so much. Also, the ending made me sigh like a girl (Yes, I am actually a girl. A girl with a bowling ball.) , and that doesn't happen very often.

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