Colleen Hoover – Regretting You

The #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller that People Magazine calls “a poignant, addictive read.”

From #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us comes a novel about family, first love, grief, and betrayal that will touch the hearts of both mothers and daughters.

Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.

Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.

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.

Author: Colleen Hoover
Narrator: Tanya Eby, Lauren Ezzo
Duration: 11 hours 17 minutes
Released: 19 Oct 2012
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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I went into this book completely blind because its Colleen Hoover and it doesn’t matter what it’s about for me 😉 I think what I liked most about this book was that it felt like an original Coho story. The last few have been very different and even though I loved them all, this just felt like it goes back to the original Colleen Hoover style with real people and difficult situations with a YA feel. I loved that we get both the POV of the mother & the daughter. This made all the difference for me because I think some of the choices they made would have been hard for me to understand if I wasn’t getting their thoughts about the situation. I really liked that Clara is a normal teen, she reacts badly to things, she has immature moments and is a bit dramatic at times but that made this feel more realistic for me. I loved that even though things were hard and everyone was hurting and confused, in the end they all are happy. This book was a bit of a roller coaster on my emotions which I think I usually expect from this author.

The narration was better than I expected. I really thought I would not enjoy the audio version because of the casting. Tanya Eby is a great narrator but I feel like she is usually cast in rolls that are to young for her voice. When this book started and Morgan (Tanya’s character) was only 17 I was like nope she can’t pull off a teenager. Thankfully that was a “then” scene and in the present she is older which she did great. This is not saying anything about her performance, just that she sounds too old to be 17 and that makes it hard for me to get lost in the story.
I think this was my first Lauren Ezzo and I really enjoyed her work, great casting choice.
So if your worried about narration, don’t be, they did a good job on this book!