Review: Take This Regret by A.L. Jackson

Posted September 21, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Take This Regret by A.L. JacksonTake This Regret Series: Take This Regret
Published by A.L. Jackson on April 5th 2012
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 232
Format: Audiobook
Source: Own
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 "Absolutely amazing! LOVE LOVE LOVE...In my opinion, I feel that A.L. Jackson is the female version of Nicholas Sparks." Taryn, My Secret Romance 
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 unforgivable 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. 
"I cried, I laughed, this book touched my heart and I will never forget this story <3 It was an absolutely beautiful read that is definitely going on my favorites shelf! 6 stars!!" ~ Aestas Book Blog 
Lost to You and Take This Regret can be read as Stand-Alone Novels. Recommended reading order: 
Lost to You 
Take This Regret
If Forever Comes


This book left me feeling just okay.  I didn’t love or hate it, just have lukewarm feelings about it.
I did like that Elizabeth is so determined to raise her daughter.  She does a pretty damn good job too!  I had love/hate feelings toward Christian.  At the beginning he is awful.  He acts like a first class douche.  But then he pretty much insists that he has to be in their daughter’s life.
Most of the book is Elizabeth and Christian fighting their feelings for each other.  Elizabeth doesn’t think she can trust him, and Christian wants nothing more than to be in her life.  I loved the honesty in their emotions.  You feel everything they are.  And there are so many times where there were tears streaming down my face.

The only reason it was an okay read was because it felt like it was too much of the same thing constantly.  Otherwise it was a terrific read.  And it points out some things that actually happen in life.  I’m a big fan of A.L. Jackson, and her books always bring things into perspective.

About A.L. Jackson

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary and new adult


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.

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About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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