Thursday, December 19, 2013

Review: Take This Regret by A.L. Jackson

Take This Regret
By: A.L. Jackson
Release Date: April 5, 2012
Series: Take This Regret #1

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?


Ok so that little novella before this book did not do it any justice at all.  It was all fluff compared to this book which was raw and real and thoroughly entertaining with need, fear and desire.  A.L. Jackson did a wonderful job expressing the true feeling of regret on different levels throughout the book and exposed how significant fear can truly be.


We meet Christian a few years after he left Elizabeth, he now works for his father and is still living his life full of regret, never able to let himself be with anyone.  All he could ever think about was the child he let go and the woman he was in love with, she held his heart.  Randomly one day he sees this little girl in a store and yeah you’ve guessed it, it’s his daughter.  Seriously, what are the odds but it was cool to see the connection they had with one another that they instantly knew they belonged together, father and daughter.


Of course through some trials and tribulations Christian gets to see his daughter and becomes a staple in their household.  It’s the beautiful things that you can experience with children and their inquisitive minds that gets me going.  They just know so much and are so honest and pure it’s a beautiful thing to read about and Lizzie’s love for her father is just perfect.  But of course Elizabeth still fears Christian is going to destroy her daughter the way that he destroyed her.  There are a lot of tears in this book and you so obviously see they want each other but still she holds back.  It’s hard letting go of the past sometimes but to move forward it needs to be done.


Overall this book was really heartwarming, emotional and simply beautiful.  The author did a great job of describing these difficult emotions and how to get through them.  I would definitely read more about these characters and I love it when kids are involved, they bring such lightness to the picture.  I’m not so sure about the cover though it looks rather dark, and sure regret and fear are dark subjects but it just doesn’t seem to fit. Otherwise I loved it.

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