Lost to You I couldn't be more shocked when I learned what Take This Regret was going to be about. This book was so intense and heart wrenching from beginning to end. This may be the first book that had me crying through out the whole book, it was that emotional. A.L. Jackson's writing is simply amazing with her choice of words and her detail descriptions. She really makes you feel the affliction of the characters.
The story begins four years in the past with Elizabeth and Christian as a couple still in college. Elizabeth recently found out that she's pregnant and finally decides to tell Christian. He makes Elizabeth decide between him or the baby (I couldn't believe he did that!) since that was not part of his/their plans. Heartbroken, Elizabeth leaves Christian and decides to have the baby on her own.
Five years later and in the present, destiny brings back Christian into Elizabeth's life. He has an unexpected encounter with his daughter and after that he just can't walk away from his past anymore. That's when he decides to finally fight to get his family back. Then the story is centered in the anguish and healing that Elizabeth and Christian go through to become a family.
I totally loved Elizabeth in Lost to You but in Take This Regret she completely blew me away. I don't think I've read of an heroine like her, so noble, compassionate, and humble. I hurt for her through out the story and I wished for her happiness so much! :')
Christian was a complex character I have to say. I loved and understood him in Lost to You but in this book I felt so many conflicted emotions about him. At first I felt anger and disappointment but later I felt sympathy and compassion for him. But lastly, I learned to love him again at the end.♥
This is such an incredible book and I totally recommend it. Just be ready to get really invested in the story and the characters. Oh, and don't forget to have tissues handy! ;)
A MUST, MUST READ!
"I was so scared, scared of the muddled mess of emotions swirling inside of me, scared of the part of me that wanted to believe he was a good man."
"The pieces of my broken heart were at war, tangled and twisted, the smoldering, conflicting emotions threatening to burst."
"She was mine, had always been, and I'd always been hers. Despite what I'd done, the wounds I'd inflicted, she had always been mine."
About the Author:
A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including If Forever Comes, Pulled and When We Collide, as well as the New Adult Romance Come To Me Quietly due out January 7, 2014.
She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.
Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.
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