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Review: Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

“I’m confident that I’ll never spend a single second of my life regretting you.” 

Name: Regretting You

Author: Colleen Hoover

Type: Standalone

Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Family

Colleen Hoover is the author I aspire to be. An author that has the ability to excel in any of the genres she puts herself to write is one I will always obsess over. Regretting You is unlike any other book Hoover has written. It includes love and romance as most of her stories do, however it goes beyond that to showcase a mother - daughter relationship in the midst of chaos. It discusses coming of age vs being stuck in an age, it showcases grief and betrayal. It really is a story that goes above and beyond demonstrating how hearts can break and mold themselves together. 

As many of you might know I am a fan of romance, always being the hopeless romantic I am. However, my favorite thing about this story was the development that formed between mother and daughter and how through hardship, rebellion and grief they were able to find their way back to each other. The main message wasn't driven by the romance we saw between the characters, but how grief was actually breaking a family apart. 

Colleen Hoover builds her characters so wonderfully that there is really no chance for you not to fall in love with them and root for them. You get angry with them, you smile and cry with them, and you fall in and out of love when they do. 

On another final note: was anybody else dying to know what was in those letters?

“That emptiness is being replaced with heat and flutters and heartbeats, and I hate it because it feels like I’ve just pinpointed what has caused me to feel so empty these past few weeks. Jonah. Sometimes when we’re alone, he looks at me in a way that makes me feel empty when he looks away. It’s a feeling I’ve never gotten when Chris looks at me. This realization scares me to death.” 

--- 5 stars ---