Take This Regret

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Take This Regret go inside Ebook stars This book THIS BOOK pulled such strong emotions out of me It broke my heart I fell in love with the hero who I didn t think I would like in the first c

Take This Regret go inside Ebook 4 stars!This book... THIS BOOK pulled such strong emotions out of me. It broke my heart, I fell in love with the hero (who I didn’t think I would like in the first chapter) and I’m not sure I’ve ever been so frustrated with a heroine in my life... The first half of this book was a solid 5 star read for me, and it has so much potential to stay that way. I was in love with this book. Unfortunately the actions of a certain character made it difficult for me to stay in love with it. Rewind five years: Christian Davidson is a man with a plan. He’s got a girl he loves, they’re both almost done with college and preparing for law school. Life is pretty much perfect. Until his girlfriend drops the bomb on him. She’s pregnant. Christian has a callous, if not normal reaction. He doesn’t want the baby, but he still wants Elizabeth. Elizabeth can’t handle that. They part ways. Almost as soon as it happens, Christian knows it was a mistake. As time passes, he realizes it was the worst mistake he’s ever made. So many times over the past five years he’s wanted to find Elizabeth and his child. He knows he doesn’t deserve them, but he wants them. Then fate steps in After moving cross country for a job that happens to be in Elizabeth’s home town, he spots a little girl in a store. Who looks just like him. Christian is able to get to know his daughter, Lizzie, slowly. He is in love straight away and consumed with regret. “What do you want, Christian?”
“I want my family.”
Even though Elizabeth irked me from the beginning with her actions and attitude towards Christian, I sympathized. She’s been through a lot the last 5 years and had no help from him. I can’t imagine how that feels. I know she loves her daughter and wants to protect her. As the story goes on, Christian steps it up. In a big way. There is no denying his devotion for his daughter. Even those on the outside who don’t like him (some of her friends and family) recognize it. It’s also fairly obvious he still has feelings for Elizabeth. Christian will do anything to get his family back. To keep his daughter in his life. He’s missed so much already, he doesn’t want to miss another moment. Things between Elizabeth and Christian develop slowly. And she fights it every step of the way. Like I said earlier, the first half of this book, near perfect for me. 50-75%, I’m a little aggravated, but it’s still great. That last 25%... there is this part that upset me so much, my husband asked me if I was going to ‘rage quit’ my book. I wanted to throw my kindle. I sent my friends angry texts and VM’s. This heroine infuriated me like no other. I haven’t been this upset with a fictional character in the longest time- especially one I’m supposed to like. And this is why (some spoilers, read at your own risk)(view spoiler)[At first I understood Elizabeth’s hesitancy to let Christian back into her and Lizzi’s life. At times, I didn’t agree with her, but I got it. I sympathized. But after ALL my boy did to prove himself, the hell he’s been through recently, and she does him that way? No, just HELL TO THE NO. You guys slept together. We all knew it was coming. He still loves you. You love him deep down. He treats your daughter like a princess and loves her more than life. So what do you do after you sleep with him? You freak out (which happens) and... AND not only do you kick him out of your house, but you keep him from your daughter, essentially cutting him out of her life too. And you can tell that poor baby girl is devastated. YOU did that. YOU devastated your child. I can’t even. CAN NOT EVEN describe how mad I am at Elizabeth. What Christian did when he was young was terrible. But he owned it. He repented for it. And he more than made up for it. How long are you going to make him pay? And if it was just him, I might not be as upset. But dude, you destroyed your kid. I can’t deal with that....(hide spoiler)].So in the end, as much as I adored my Christian and his relationship with Lizzie, I couldn’t even get all that excited for the HEA. I was too upset still. The writing in this book is fantastic. It has a hero you will fall head over heels in love with. I know so many friends who adore this book and don’t have such major issues with the heroine. It’s just something that rubbed me the wrong way. I might eventually go back and do prequel novella/second book, but I think I need some time to cool off before then. I’m still so upset with Elizabeth I can’t see myself enjoying them this minute. **I also want to say 'thanks' to my bestie for challenging me to read this... although I'm seriously thinking I've done something to piss you off for you to put me through this... ;) ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>. 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 theThere 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. Good Kindle Take This Regret 6 stars!!"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.... our hearts had been tied, our bond one that neither of us could ever escape." ~ChristianWOW!! This is anachingly beautiful, heart wrenchingbook about a second chance at love and with an wonderfully sweet HEA that tugged at ALL my heart strings!! The level of emotion it pulled out of me right from the beginning was so strong and intense! I read most of it either with a huge lump in my throat or in tears (most often happy tears since the point of this book is about healing). Just the way it is written makes you feel everything that they are going through in a very realistic way. Puts you right there with the characters.Five years ago, when Elizabeth told Christian that she was pregnant with his child, he made her choose between him or the baby. He had a plan for his life, and that plan does not have room for a child. But in the face of his betrayal and despite being cut from his life, Elizabeth struggles to provide the best life she can for their daughter. And for this whole time, Christian lives on regretting his decision. In the present day, he finds himself in a supermarket, staring into the eyes of a little girl that he justknowsis his daughter and every bit of regret that he spent the last five years trying to push away come crashing to the surface and he realizes that he will do everything in his power to win his family back. He finds himself drawn to his little black-haired, blue eyed daughter, to the love he feels for her mother, his achingly deep regret at how he treated and abandoned her when she needed him most and he knows, in every fiber of his being, that he will do everything in his power to make things right.The story is told in alternating perspectives between Christian and Elizabeth, which is vital to this story, because otherwise Christian would just come off as a really big jerk. But being able to see into his mind allows the reader to understand the damage done to him in his past that made him make the mistakes he did and show how he comes to the realization that he needs to make things right. It also shows us the healing process that Elizabeth goes through learning again to trust the man who, though she still loves him, betrayed and abandoned her and broke her heart.I loved seeing all the effort Christian into fixing his relationship with the love of his life and with his daughter - it brought me to tears so many times!! I loved how grateful and respectful he was for every inch Elizabeth gave him. How much he treasured every moment spent with his daughter. How patiently he waited for Elizabeth to learn to trust him again. And how he did everything in his power to win back her heart, earn back her trust, and put his family back together.This book was basically all about the healing process that Christian, Elizabeth, and their daughter Lizzie go through. About"...love as intense as the one we shared, one that had not dimmed through years of betrayal but had only grown..." The story is fully relationship and family-centric. There is no bad guy, no evil ex's, no external drama or anything to deter from the characters' journey.It was an absolutely beautiful MUST read that is definitely going on my favorites shelf!**EDIT: I wish I had a longer, more in depth review for this book, but I wrote it before starting the blog so its not as detailed as some of my other ones so I just wanted to take a moment and tell you that this is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS!!!!!! Like seriously, few books have reached in to my heart as deeply as this one did. I highly highly recommend it! Here's how I picture Christian and Elizabeth:For more of my reviews, come visit my book blog at: http://aestasbookblog.com/Or come join my FB group: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aestas-...

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  • Amy Lichtenhan A.L. Jackson Post author

    Amy Lichtenhan 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, Pulled Amy resides in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three beautiful children, where she enjoys the freedom of working from home Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.

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  • 4 stars This book THIS BOOK pulled such strong emotions out of me It broke my heart, I fell in love with the hero who I didn t think I would like in the first chapter and I m not sure I ve ever been so frustrated with a heroine in my life The first half of this book was a solid 5 star read for me, and it has so much potential to stay that way I was in love with this book Unfortunately the actions of a certain character made it difficult for me to stay in love with it Rewind five years Christian [...]


  • 6 stars 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 our hearts had been tied, our bond one that neither of us could ever escape ChristianWOW This is anachingly beautiful, heart wrenchingbook about a second chance at love and with an wonderfully sweet HEA that tugged at ALL my heart strings The level of emotion it pulled out of me right from the beginning was so strong and intense I read most of it either with a [...]


  • 1 1 2 to 2 starsIt s a shame that the last book I m reviewing for 2011 is a book I would not recommend This story is melodrama and redundancy at its best To say I did not enjoy this book would be an understatement The hero begins as a selfish, irresponsible coward who redeems himself and becomes an admirable and somewhat endearing character The heroine, however, does the complete opposite She starts out as a sympathetic, endearing, and admirable character who evolves into a heroine that is self [...]


  • 5 soul touching stars This is a story about Elizabeth who was madly in love with her boyfriend Christian They were soo happy in love until Elizabeth tells Christain that she is pregnant They are both in college to become lawyers and Christian tells Elizabeth that he doesn t want a baby That its either him or the baby Elizabeth chooses to keep the baby and walks away from Christian The love of her life The only man she would ever love5 years later Christian is a successful lawyer, working his dre [...]


  • I want to start off by saying that this review is completely biased is solely based on my personal experience and therefore my emotional status, I mean absolutely no disrespect towards the author or anyone who enjoyed this bookI debated with myself over whether I would write this review or not, but I have to because this story hit me hard got personal This is not was good reviewers do Good reviewers take the entire book into consideration Good reviewers analyze the writing, the plot, the charact [...]


  • 4 EMOTIONAL STARS My soul mourned for what it had lost, for every day I had lived without them, for every moment wasted, for time that could not be reclaimed Christian and Elizabeth were in love and they were going to attend law school together and then they planning to get married and live happilyThat was until Elizabeth dropped the bomb that she is pregnant.Christian refused the idea to be a father and mess up his future plan He made Elizabeth choose between him and their unborn child and she [...]


  • 4.5 Stars Take This Regret is a beautiful, eloquently written, tender story about love lost and love redeemed The story opens in the midst of a heartbreaking betrayal We are introduced to Elizabeth and Christian and their all consuming love for one another, only to abruptly have that love come crashing down before our eyes Yep, Christian commits a monster of a betrayal one that seems unforgivable even of the most forgivingThis is the first book I have had the pleasure of reading by this author, [...]


  • 5 Regretful StarsChristian made Elizabeth choose between him or their unborn child when he found out she was pregnant He regretted it almost immediately, but it was too late Now, 5 years later, making the only woman he ever loved leave him to raise their child is the biggest regret of his life.But life get them both once in his path and this time he will do anything to keep him in his life This time, he is not willing to lose his family once This seems a simple love story Guy and girl fall in [...]


  • I am truly not one of those people who gets a kick out of not liking what everyone else likes If it s something I enjoy, I don t care how popular it is I ll jump on the bandwagon and wave my flag like the village idiot Heck, I love the most crazy, wth just happened Harlequins I can find Literary snob, I am not.That being said I hated this And, oh the reasons why1 It was ALL about the kid Not what I call a romance Don t get me wrong, the kid was cute The kid was the most likeable character in the [...]


  • 10 1 2012 ONLY 1.99 RIGHT NOW Go get it while you can Take This RegreThis review was posted at My Secret RomanceAbsolutely amazing LOVE LOVE LOVE This is one of those books that will stick with me forever I loved every minute of it There have been a number of break out authors this year, and Amy is one of them In my opinion, I feel that Amy Lichtenhan is the female version of Nicholas Sparks Whenever I pick up a book by Sparks, I am immediately sucked into his world as if I m really there livin [...]


  • O Gosh I am having a mental breakdown so much anger and emotions were sucked out of me and for me to really be a satisfying read there need to be a balance of good and bad and in this case the bad was heavier than the good part THIS IS NOT A ROMANCE BUT A TRAGIC STORY OF A MAN WHO ABANDONED HIS OWN CHILD FOR HIS OWN SELFISH REASONS This story is of a child not to be wanted and a man who did not want to face his own mistakes, who did nothing and could have done nothing still, just because he was [...]


  • God dammit this book tore my heart outoke me to pieces and yet I still loved every minute of ut I seem to be reading the best books latelye ones that leave me numb and in tears of sadness, joy, and despair This book was amazing but it opened old wounds so deep I felt like I was reliving a part of my past I try to forget I can t think straight to for coherent thoughts long enough for a review right now Full review coming soon Okay, since I read this book a couple of days ago it s time to post my [...]



  • They say cowards run in the face of danger or pain I supposed that s what I was, what I d become, too fearful to love, too fearful to be loved, too afraid to live so I ran.This is one of those books that I can see people having a lot of mixed feelings about The reason I think that is because I had a lot of mixed feelings It s been weeks and I m still not exactly sure There were moments that made me so angry with the characters that I wanted to stop reading Then there were moments when I complete [...]


  • 4.5 tear inducing stars Have you ever done something that you regretted that you wish you could do over This book is about that It s about doing something totally hurtful to another person, regretting it and getting a second chance to atone for it I loved this story It s full of flawed but believable characters that really, really got to me This is the story of Christian and Elizabeth Two very flawed characters that at one point or another disappointed me with their actions There were parts that [...]


  • 5 Stars What did I think WowWhat a really emotionally satisfying story about love, commitment, priorities and forgiveness As human beings we make mistakes the time we might not think it will ruin our lives How do we fix it How do we rectify errors in how we have lived our life How do we begin to ask forgiveness for turning away from the most precious part of our life The people we love In Take This Regret a man does just that He chooses a career path and the expectation of a family which has pla [...]


  • Wow I m left wondering what to say Such an amazing beautiful story of love, regret and forgiveness.The love and bond between Christian and Lizzie was so beautiful and heart warming that it touched my soul The trust and love that Lizzie so freely offers her father is beautiful and such a gift that Christian truly and desperately needed Christian finally learns the true meaning of love in it s purest form, thanks to his daughter, and what love can be like with for his family Never have I read a st [...]


  • What an absolute masterpiece This book is beyond 5 stars If I could rate it 10 stars I am certain I would This book captured me from page one and held me to the bitter end This is a book I sat down and read in one sitting It was that good and I couldn t step away from it If you are looking for an emotional book look no further and give this one a try.


  • Wow Wow Wow, I wish I could give a 6th star to this book Absolutely heartbreaking It was wonderful A.L Jackson has a gift for writing I ll gush about the story in a second First, I need to praise the writing I loved it The writing style in Take this Regret is smooth and concise I loved how the prologue was written from the third person point of view but switched to alternating first person afterward I love when stories are written like this because I get so much drawn into the characters And bo [...]


  • Gosh it took forevvvvvvver for these two to get back together, and when they finally did I was left with wanting .My Christian Davison My Elizabeth Ayers and the beautiful Lizzie Because I sort of read the books out of order, I had a hard time believing that the Christian I learned to love in book 0.5 would abandon Elizabeth after a four year relationship I found myself hating him for most of the book The trials and tribulations that Elizabeth endured alone were heartbreaking I was happy when Ch [...]



  • I read Pulled last week and knew I had to order Take this regret Once again, this author knows how to tap into human emotion beyond any other writer I ve read before Such a beautiful story of regret, love, and forgiveness Read it in six hours This book pulled at my heart and flared every emotion inside of me Thank you once again for a beautifully written book.



  • If you have not read this book, you need to ASAPWhat an incredible emotional journey I recommended to all my friends You Ms Lichtenhan are a genius I don t normally read books that don t have at least a little steamy sex in them, yes shallow I know, but it is my choice This book has almost no sex until the very end and you know what I didn t even notice So maybe I am not as shallow as I think LOLI found myself crying several times while reading in fact my hubby thought there was something wrong [...]


  • How could you Did you think of me Did you think of our child Why didn t you love me enough Did you even love me at all Why now, after so many years I don t know what it is about this story that affected me so deeply but I was one hot mess by the end of it I did not allow myself to eat, drink or sleep until I finished it and regained some sort of control over my emotions This is the story of one man s attempt to correct a terrible mistake that he made in his past And this is the story of the two [...]


  • I m a mess at the moment after reading this book, which is not at all what I was expecting to be the case I started this today because I thought it looked like a sweet romance, but it was so very much than that This book moved me and tore at my emotions like no other, and it is an absolutely unforgettable story Take this Regret is a story that truly tests the boundaries of forgiveness and love Elizabeth and Christian were in love and happy, planning a future together at law school while he drea [...]


  • Absolutely amazing LOVE LOVE LOVE There have been a number of break out authors this year, and Amy is one of them In my opinion, I feel that Amy Lichtenhan is the female version of Nicholas Sparks Whenever I pick up a book by Sparks, I am immediately sucked into his world as if I m really there living it it s very realistic And that s how I feel about Amy s book I was instantly hooked from the beginning I started this book at 10pm last night and didn t stop reading until I finished the entire bo [...]


  • He knew it all, about it, about herAND YETHe turned his back on her, on them.And then he has the nerve to come back.He is a Bastard.And here your Honor is where I d like to rest my case I loved this book, but at the same time I hated it, maybe than I loved it.Hated Lizzy the most then Christian.I felt for Elizabeth Poor thing.


  • I don t have words to describe this work so I won t even try I will just say it is emotional as hell, you see the regrets and the struggle of Elizabeth and Christian, you want to cry, rant, root for them and even kick them.I wanted to hate Christian but I couldn t because we saw him suffer, we saw Elizabeth s fears, her doubts and suffering I just couldn t keep this book down.


  • Don t regret not having read this book It s a solid and well written story filled with love, regrets, growth, and a second chance at redemption This may be my first by new to me author Jackson BUT it won t be my last I ll be downloading Pulled very soon.I m not a youngin and it has amazed me that I have become so involved in searching out these YA books I especially enjoy the ones involving college age couples and their journey to maturity and eventual happily ever after as this story does.Both [...]


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