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Take This Regret | [A. L. Jackson]

Take This Regret

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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 unforgiveable 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.

©2012 A.L. Jackson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Ann Canton, MI, United States 08-15-14
    Ann Canton, MI, United States 08-15-14 Member Since 2008
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    Very realistic situation that I can totally see happening. I'm surprised there are not more versions of this subject--a young self-centered guy leaves his girlfriend pregnant only to grow- up and finally realize what a huge mistake he's made. This was a great story, I would highly recommend it!
    The only thing that bugged me was AGAIN the author choose to have them not tell each other things that most normal people would and some of the things were a little unrealistic. (SPOILER COMING) If you know anything about little kids you know that while the little girl might be a bit down when the mom won't let her see her Dad, but she wouldn't stop eating and stare at the walls for days.....little kids aren't built that way. They don't have the ability to think about things the way we do and they have no attention span, so they forget quickly.

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    Books,Chocolate and Lipgloss FAIRVIEW PARK, OHIO, United States 02-11-14
    Books,Chocolate and Lipgloss FAIRVIEW PARK, OHIO, United States 02-11-14 Member Since 2013

    Love a good NA/YA and romance.. Run Books,Chocolate and Lipgloss book blog!!

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    "PERFECT! Heartbreaking Awesome!!"
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    I received this audiobook from the author, and I'm glad I did. This was the second book of AL Jackson that I read, and I'll tell you she didn't disappoint with book 1 of this series. Take This Regret audiobook was a very pleasant listen-this was the first time I listened to Andi Arndt narrate and she did a good job- she has a very unique voice that is soft but not annoying and its got a soft tone- she gave you all the emotion both Elizabeth and Christian felt.

    Elizabeth and Christian were loves- college loves. Elizabeth gets pregnant and Christian who is the son of a powerful attorney decides that he didn't want a child so soon in his life- therefore Elizabeth is on her own. Flash forward 5-6 years- and we have a perfect story. I'm not hear summerize what the book is about, I'm hear to tell you how I felt. How the audiobook was.. Not tell you recap of the book- you need to read it.

    Elizabeth a strong single mom- and even thou she made me mad at some points during the story, she still put her child first- at all cause. She was determined to keep her safe.

    Christian- well he was an ass.. right from the beginning- but you get to know who he is, and proves to Elizabeth that he made a mistake. You finally love him towards the end, and wonder if this happened in real life, would you be so understanding?.. I'm not sure if I would have been so understanding, but time heals, and second chances happen.

    This audiobook, grasps your attention quickly, well at least did for me. Andi has a great tone, constant flow, and is a season narrator.

    Over all, great HEA book- if you reading it on paper its a quick read- but on audio its about 9 hours and 25 minutes-

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    nancy Key West, FL, United States 07-12-13
    nancy Key West, FL, United States 07-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    Would you listen to Take This Regret again? Why?

    Yes, I liked the story.


    What other book might you compare Take This Regret to and why?

    Nameless by Claire Kent, it has the same premise...more or less.


    What three words best describe Andi Arndt’s performance?

    Sweet, Cute and Subtle


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda 09-06-14
    Amanda 09-06-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Just a bit disappointing..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably not. I really wanted to like this book, but, good grief, the characters just made it really hard.


    Would you ever listen to anything by A. L. Jackson again?

    I highly doubt it.


    Any additional comments?

    I've read several comments that the events of this book were highly unbelievable. While these are not untrue, the outlandishness of this book didn't really bother me too much. That being said, many other things did.

    The characters in this book are just cardboard cutouts of people. I felt no attachment to any one of them. Their interactions were weird and stilted. Things that should have gotten them upset, they brushed off, while things that they should have just let go, they allowed to become huge deals. The final issue between the lead couple is resolved too quickly after being made into a gigantic problem for too long.

    Nothing really happens in this book. I'm assuming it's supposed to be character-driven rather than event-driven, and that's fine. But the characters are just so damn boring that I couldn't really find myself caring.

    Usually Andi Arndt is one of my more preferred narrators, but if I hear her whisper into a mic one more time, I'm going to scream.

    In my opinion, you can skip this book unless you really like dramas centered around fixing broken families.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Datagirl75@gmail Antioch, TN, United States 08-17-14
    Datagirl75@gmail Antioch, TN, United States 08-17-14 Member Since 2011

    LaToya P.

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    "Long and drawn out. Save your $$$"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If you have nothing else better to do then maybe. There are a couple cute parts but overall I would say this book is a pass.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Made it more realistic.... Spoiler alert.... The fact that he stays away got 5 years then suddenly moves to the same city where his daughter moved and just happens to run into her is too much of a coincidence. Then they fall magically in love after the way Christian had treated Elizabeth. Also, who names their daughter their name? Come on! More than a bit was lacking from the story and the characters.


    Have you listened to any of Andi Arndt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Could you see Take This Regret being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No it's not worth it


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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