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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. #Library_world_of_different_books Take This Regret (Take This Regret #1) by A.L. Jackson Дата выхода: 5 апреля На goodreads. If Forever Comes Take This Regret 2 Al Jackson six—problems of money, property, and authority may easily divert us from our primary spiritual.
Since they are either directly or indirectly forced by the government to certain decisions, individuals feel no regret or self-blame for those decisions because they were not available to them for choice. In this paper, we examine this trade-off of governmental intervention under individual preferences that take into account the feeling of regret. In the general model, we assume that the government optimises the social welfare function by setting a policy taking into account that a representative regret-sensitive agent subsequently makes a decision in the private market.
We then apply our results to the tax policy of allowing individuals to deduct some portion of their privately uninsured losses from their taxable income. We show that such tax policy is optimal for regret-sensitive individuals despite its discretionary effect in the private market. This result holds even in a heterogeneous population as long as the latter contains some regret-sensitive individuals.
There is much empirical evidence of both individuals experiencing regret and the anticipation of regret influencing individual decision-making. More recently, Zeelenberg and Pieters 11 compare two lotteries in the Netherlands, a regular state lottery and a postcode lottery in which the postcode is the ticket number.
In the latter lottery, individuals who decide not to play the lottery thus receive feedback about whether they would have won had they played the lottery. They conduct different studies which all confirm that this feedback causes regret and changes the decision whether to play the lottery. Finally, Camille et al. In the experimental study of Camille et al. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI , Coricelli et al.
There is also empirical evidence that responsibility for choices and the feeling of regret are positively related.
They confirm the evidence that only subjects who feel personally responsible for their choice experienced both greater self-credit and self-blame than subjects on whom the choice was imposed. Iyengar and Lepper 18 show that subjects facing a larger choice set reported that they are more dissatisfied and have more regret about the choices they have made than subjects facing a more limited choice set. Zeelenberg and Pieters 20 propose various strategies for individuals to self-regulate their feeling of regret including transferring decision responsibility to others, for example, to financial advisors or to other experts.
Even though delegating a decision might reduce the feeling of regret for that decision, the delegation decision itself might induce regret.
Although this is not an issue in our context of governmental enforcement, such regulation can create discretionary effects on individual decision-making in the private market. This is the trade-off we are exploring in this paper. Bell 21 and Loomes and Sugden 22 propose modified forms of the utility function which incorporate regret.
They show that anticipated regret can help explain empirically observed violations of expected utility theory, for example, the Allais paradox, the common ratio effect, or simultaneous gambling and insuring. Sugden 23 and Quiggin 24 provide an axiomatic foundation for representing regret preferences by the expected value of a utility function which depends only on the realised level of wealth and the level of wealth the individual could have achieved with the foregone best alternative, that is, with the foregone alternative that would have led to the highest level of wealth.
I just know that I regret even opening this book. I despised Christian. I did not feel sorry for him.
Even when he expressed his sorrow, his longing for his daughter, his love for Elizabeth I despised him. I despised Elizabeth more. I wanted to smack her face off when she said she still loved Christian. I hated how unstable she was around this man who decided it would be a good idea to walk into a 5 year-old's life out of the blue as if he was the fucking ice-cream man.
You see, unlike Elizabeth I never got past his abandonment. It's weird, I know because these are fictional characters, but god be damned I wished I had magical word rearranging powers so I could re-write the story and make Elizabeth not be with Christian. The author does write Christian as someone who deserves a second chance, someone who feels like shit after abandoning his child, someone who is gorgeous and successful, but empty and full of regret.
He should feel like the vermin of the Earth But I don't believe in second chances. I don't believe I should receive them I don't believe I should give them. Harsh, I know, but that is how I view the world I tried to handle Elizabeth's weak knees, her swooning over Christian but the entire time I was thinking "You stupid bitch" I couldn't shake that thought. When it comes to the way the plot progressed, I found it to be quite realistic.
Of course Christian had a right to see his daughter I get it, but I don't like it Since this book is not real life, and the characters are fake View all 29 comments. 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 love..
Christian is a successful lawy 5 soul touching stars!! Christian is a successful lawyer, working his dream job, he should be happy but he isn't Because something is missing, Elizabeth and his child his missing, a child he has never met..
From the moment Chrisitian sees a little girl in a store.. He falls in love with her.. His never met this child before but the child is a taken by him as he is by her He follows them around the store and outside, unable to look away The little girl waves at him This is when Chrisitian decides to look for Elizabeth and his child Ther center of Elizabeth's life is her daughter Lizzie.. She gave up everything in her life for her little girl.. Christian walks back in into their lives..
Elizabeth is angry, hurt, broken She wants nothing to do with him. She wants to keep him away from their daughter. Afraid he will hurt her child and leave again. This is wonderful as we feel and get a glimpse into what both are feeling. For months Christian spends time with Lizzie who loves her father unconditionally and slowly Christian tries to show Elizabeth that he is sorry.. He knows what he did was wrong and will spend the rest of his life try to make it up.
Elizabeth wants to try and forgive him but she cannot bring herself to forget the pain he caused her. How she struggled without him. He tries sooo hard to make up for what he did! To make her smile, to wipe away her tears, to hold her. I wanted to stay. But I don't really blame her. For what she went through, she is allowed to feel that way.
Elizabeth lets Christian back into her heart. A love as intense as the one we shared, one that had not dimmed through years of betrayal but had only grown, was terrifying. We had the power to destroy, to devastate and ruin, to lay the other to waste. View all 22 comments.
That 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 chose to be a single mother Christian has made the biggest mistake of his life Life is full of regrets Can Christian manage to prove that he change and want his family back?
What will it take for Elizabeth to forgive Christian? Would she be able to forgive,trust and love him again? Even if Elizabeth never forgave me, I would live for her. Such a wonderful story! The situations, the emotions all felt so real!! This book is about regret.. This book make me think about life in general and how one decision can alter your entire life!!
I love this book and their characters. I like the man Christian turned out to be. He know he make a huge mistake and he was prepared to do whatever it takes to make it right. And no matter what life brought our way, I would never walk away.
Whether you agree or not with her decisions you understand them! Jackson did such a fabulous job with the characters! You can connect and really feel for them! Such a lovely story! It's worth the reading!! View all 53 comments. 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 forgiving This is the first book I have had the pleasure of reading by this 4. This is the first book I have had the pleasure of reading by this author, and I could not have been more satisfied.
The story moves at a slow and steady pace, which is fitting for what it entails; true forgiveness and the renewal of broken trust take time. The alternating POV's were perfect for getting to know both main characters on a more intimate level. Christian suffers in silence, seething with palpable regret for dismissing the life he should have been living.
When he is faced with a second chance, he vows to do everything in his power to make things right again I was initially unsure if Christian's character could or would adequately redeem himself after so selfishly abandoning his family. As the story jumps five years ahead, we meet Lizzie Christian's and Elizabeth's five year old daughter I love the fact that their daughter Lizzie was continuously present throughout this book allowing the pain and point of view of a five year old to shine through.
The love Elizabeth had for her daughter and the way she took on the difficult role of a single parent was inspiring. Christian's determination and kindness amazed me and softened my heart into a complete, hopeful pile of mush. Although the majority of this story held a melancholy tone, its messages of hope, forgiveness, redemption, and second chances were immeasurably uplifting.
Delicate, yet powerful read! Book Stats: Broken but beautiful. Well executed. Second chance love story. Vivid, expressive, and engaging.
Alternating dual perspectives. Follow up View all 37 comments. 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 why Not what I call a romance.
Don't get me wrong, the kid was cute. The kid was the most likeable cha I am truly not one of those people who gets a kick out of not liking what everyone else likes. The kid was the most likeable character in the book, in fact.
ETA 3 Not only first person, but rotating first person. We'd see things through the h's eyes in first person and then see the exact same things through the H's eyes in first person.
Double wammy! Obviously that's YMMV. I've seen first person done well, but it rarely works for me. My take Christian kicks Elizabeth out when he finds out she's pregnant and doesn't see her or the kid until the child is almost 5-years-old. Wouldn't it have been just as dramatic and more forgivable to make the time period shorter. IMHO, the author wrote things to be as melodramatic as possible without having a way out that made sense for the characters or anyone on this planet.
Why so long?
Step 2: Interrupt your obsessing
Does that even make sense if he misses them so badly? Is that even forgivable? This lady needed to read more Harlequins. If you're going to go this far over the top, go all the way. Make it practically campy in it's OTT drama. Dude should have been a giant dick then just as he was going to find his love and newborn infant, he gets hit by a car and spends 5 years with amnesia all while having mysterious dreams of a blond woman and child that would cause him to wake in a sweat and make mysterious sketches.
Meanwhile the blow to the head made him a finance genius and he becomes the most powerful tycoon on the planet. Then when he finds the heroine and his child, he goes all megalomaniac alpha and takes over with fake threats of taking the child, etc etc.
This hero was such a weenie. He had no good excuse. His dad was a pushy, arrogant bastard - cry me a friggin river. Because that makes sense after someone kicks you to the curb while pregnant.
Just go chase him down, girl! Apparently Christian was emo-boy sleep-with-anything-in-a-skirt-because-I-FEEL-so-much for almost six years whle waiting for her to sue him for child support, or call, or something to open the lines of communication.
He only finds them by a fluke. I know some of the alpha heroes we read about would drive us INSANE in real life, but jeez this dude was so far down the Greek alphabet we may have to invent a new letter.
The author wrote herself into a hole then used Elizabeth's breakdown as a way out. A way for Christian to look like the better person didn't work for me and put them on more even footing I suppose before the HEA. Need another gif here View all 10 comments. 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 more 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 more. This seems a simple love story: Guy and 5 Regretful Stars Christian made Elizabeth choose between him or their unborn child when he found out she was pregnant. Guy and girl fall in love, she gets pregnant, he gets scared, she leaves him, he come back for both of them a few years later, tears happen, romantic things follow and Tcharaan!
Well, expect that is not. This is not a simple love story, this is a complex, gut-wrenching and beautiful one. You do not get a HEA that easily. I hated Christian in the beginning, I hated Elizabeth near the end but ended up loving them both. I feel like somebody should probably kick me for postponing the reading of this book for so long. Boy, was I missing! View all 25 comments. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. O Gosh! I am having a mental breakdown 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 O Gosh!
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 moved to work by his father' law-firm to the town where heroine and his child happens to live near by, he only then considered pursuing them again! I could not warm up to him, even though the author was trying to make him redeemable.
I felt his effort to change was forced When he found out she was pregnant he wanted her to have an abortion or she must choose between him or to keep the baby, but without him Elisabeth decided to keep the baby and I respect her, but guess what he did???? Were was his love for her????? She was pregnant and sick and he was having a good time!!! During the party someone has told him he's a father, so he went to the hospital and saw Elisabeth on the bed sleeping and her best friend touching her cheek and he made his own assumptions that she will be loved and take care of so he does not need to be there He even did not wanted to see his new born baby!
Then during those five years he still slept with women He did nothing to support them financially another pathetic excuse.. Then when he saw his daughter he ever so suddenly felt in love with her and again it felt like fake.. There needs to be a bond between the child and a father to create such strong profound feelings and it needs time for this to grow Then he threatened her with the court if she did not cooperate and she nearly got a break down by his threats and then he asked her why she was so angry with her????
Then again when he bought his daughter an expensive doll for her birthday he rolled his eyes at the price The only positive side of this story is Elisabeth She loved her daughter and did not trust Christian when he suddenly appeared out of the blue demanding impossible after how he throws her out of his life.
Then there was her friend who stood by her even after when her daughter was 5 years old, he still was a very present figure in their life's and she should stick with him and not with Christian. I wish I could have a friend like Scott. It is common in our days for people to expect someone else is going to clean up their mess, simply because they forgot to put a condom or did nothing to protect themselves during sex and far too many children are becoming a victim of it.
View all 17 comments. Go get it while you can! This review was posted at My Secret Romance Absolutely amazing! 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. 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 book, which was at 2 in the morning, with blurry eyes no less. But I didn't care, I was determined to finish it. I was too involved in this story to put it down. Why is it that I love the tear-out-your-heart kind of novels the most?
Maybe because I am able to feel so many emotions going through me while reading them? Maybe because it makes it feel so real I felt love, hatred, joy, sadness, pain, betrayal, contentment and so many more.
This is truly a great read and I am so glad my friend recommended it to me. I know this author also has another novel out called Pulled, and I can not wait to get my hands on it. I just know it's going to be amazing. Take This Regret is about a young college couple madly in love. With plans in place to go to law school together, an unexpected surprise forces each of them to make a decision that could alter their plans. Since Elizabeth wants to be a child advocate, she already knows her answer and she expects the same from the man she is in love with.
She expects him to be there and work things out Well, they both were in for a rude awakening when Christian forces Elizabeth to chose, him or the baby. Never in her wildest dreams did she imagine it would come to this. But oftentimes decisions are made with regrets soon to follow Having been a young mother myself, I instantly felt the connection with Elizabeth.
I knew my decision instantly, just like Elizabeth did when she found out; I was going to have a baby and my life was going to change irrevocably. I was 18 when my first son was born, whereas Elizabeth was about 20 or It's a struggle beyond what most can imagine: I lost a lot of friends along the way, but the most important ones stood by my side, just like Matthew did for Elizabeth.
You make the sacrifices necessary in order to be there for your baby, even if it means a change of plans. Elizabeth was unable to go to law school, just like I wasn't able to go to college. The thought of having to put my baby in daycare was unacceptable, just like it was for Elizabeth. You will find ways to make it work. I was lucky enough to have my love stand by my side, whereas Elizabeth was without her love for five years.
As you can tell, this story hit close to home. I think this novel is somewhat personal for the author. She was able to evoke so many emotions out of me and I feel as though she had to have lived it to understand so much. Maybe I'm wrong I don't know. Raising a child so young was the most difficult thing in all of my life, but I wouldn't change it if I could.
Things work out the way they are supposed to, just like they did for Elizabeth and Christian I just want to thank Katya for telling me about this author. I loved it so much and if you hadn't told me about it I may have never found it. View all 31 comments. Everyone that loves romance. Recommended to Annie by: God dammit this book tore my heart out I seem to be reading the best books lately 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. It seems lately I have been reading nothing but contemporary romances that tear your heart out and make you wish you were dead.
Well, maybe not that drastic but close enough. This book not only rip my heart out, it made me relive some of my past experiences which only made me more emotional. I gotta say, I love this cover! So pretty and the little girl is just adorable.
It goes well with the story. Take This Regret is about a young college couple in New York who are finishing Law school and have their future looking bright and sunny, at some point wanting to settle down and get married and whatnot once their careers are in place. But everything changes the day Elizabeth tells Christian she's pregnant.
And he's not ready.
He gives her an ultimatum Well, she leaves him. And he's left to wallow in his regret and self pity because even though he wasn't ready to be a father, he never thought the day would come when he had to move on without the love of his life.
He loved Elizabeth with all his heart, but somewhere along the way, he loses sight of what is more important But he is finishing school to one day manage his father's law firm in New York.
And that begins the day of his regret and a life of emptiness and grief. Elizabeth is left alone to deal with her pregnancy and the grief and pain she goes through from the loss of her one and only Christian is so raw and unbearable, it puts her in the hospital. Thank goodness her long time friend Matthew is there to help her and take care of her, something that Christian should have done in the first place.
But as you read more, you understand as well. So as she has her beautiful baby girl, she prepares for a life on her own. About 5 years later, Christian is finished with college and is the head of his father's law firm in San Diego.
Although it's what he's always worked toward, but something is missing. He's not as happy as he thought he would be. He has lived his years without Elizabeth in a fog, just working and sleeping and going through life not caring about anything Elizabeth eventually moves back to her hometown of San Diego, California and works as a banker, to provide for Lizzy. She's unhappy, but there's nothing she can do. She has to do what is best for her sweet little girl.
Christian left and is never coming back. He took a piece of her heart and crushed it and now she's left trying to pick up the pieces. She soon builds a wall where her emotions are closed off and no one can enter. As far as she's concerned, Christian is dead to her. And all men are scum.
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Thankfully she has her cousin and best friend Matthew to help her through it. But one day, out of the blue Christian is on her doorstep and back in their lives.
He is determined to win her back and become the father and man he should have been all along. But can she just forget that he just pushed her away at the moment she needed him most? Ahhhh, I gotta say I knew this book was going to be a sob fest but damn, I wasn't expecting to be crying my eyes out every chapter.
First of all, I loved this story. It was captivating from the first page. Amy did so well developing the plot and making it flow throughout the whole book. It was a fast paced read and I was turning the pages so quickly.
It never bored me or made me want to put it down. I seriously wanted to be inside this book and live and a part of me felt like I was. I could feel everything they felt.
I laughed, I cried, I cursed, I smiled and of course every scene with little Lizzy was absolutely wonderful! She was an adorable little girl and she reminded me of my daughters, very bright and inquisitive. One part that totally broke my heart was when Lizzy asked about her dad and why she doesn't have one but everyone else does. Oh my God, I lost it at that moment.
I know what Elizabeth must have felt because I am in a similar situation. Its so hard to explain to your kids why their dad is not with them and especially when its the father's fault and when they're the assholes. Although Christian deals with his wrong doings and you really feel heartbroken for him. He is determined to do whatever it takes to prove to Elizabeth that he's a changed man. I loved this book so much!
I really felt connected to both Christian and Elizabeth and I loved the fact that it was in alternating perspectives. I was able to experience how both of them were feeling during every scene and some parts I was ecstatic and jumping for joy and then some I was in full on sobs. I loved both of them and rooted for their love to mend and for them to heal as they rehash the past and go through so many obstacles and put their family back together.
It was beautiful, captivating, heartbreaking, powerful and so many other things. This book moved me and made me feel that love can conquer all. It gave me hope and broke my heart at the same time. Christian went through alot of grief with other things as well. He faced a family death and it was so heartwrenching, even though that person was one I despised and was the reason Christian had betrayed his family. But the pain and turmoil that he faced is what made me cry for him.
I ached when he ached. I cried when he cried. It was as if I was there with him, going through the same thing. Because in reality, I did go through the same thing. I can relate to him in alot of ways. He deals with guilt, regret, despair and I went through all of those things in my life as well. I think that's why I connected with him so well on a personal level.
I loved the man he became. One of my favorite things I loved was the relationship between Christian and Lizzy. It was on instinct that when they met, they were in love. He knew she was his daughter without saying a word to her, even from afar.
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And she knew he was her daddy. They were instantly drawn to each other, it was mesmerizing. I couldn't help but grin. Their relationship was so sweet and enchanting and I couldn't get enough of it.
Christian was absolutely the most wonderful father to her. He cherished her and spent as much time with her as he could. He always called her at the same time every night to ask about her day. They had picnics, date nights, walks on the beach or at the park. His time with her was never anything more than important to him. He was the ultimate daddy and it made him more appealing in Elizabeth's eyes. Eventually she saw how much he cared for her and she couldn't help but fall in love with him all over again.
But with the protective wall that she built made it hard for her to trust him again with her heart. It made her more weary of his intentions and even though the readers knew they were always good and he was sincere about his feelings and actions, she had to protect herself from the man that broke her to pieces. God, I can go on and on about how much I loved this book.
And clearly, it's obvious how much it effected me. I loved Amy's writing. Its so poetic and flowed smoothly. I wanted more by the end. I wasn't ready to say goodbye to these characters. I spent my nights crying and laughing and wishing they were real and I wasn't ready to let go of them.
Amy did an amazing job on the resolutions. I loved Christian's mother and my heart broke for her and all she went through. She was a wonderful woman and it showed how great her relationship and the closeness that she and Christian shared.
I loved it! Also, I loved Natalie and Matthew. They were such a big support for Elizabeth and a great influence too. And Natalie's feelings toward Christian early on in the story made me feel like not everyone will be against him. She gave him hope and the mutual respect between them was great! I loved that Amy had everything resolved toward the end and not early on. It really showed the trials and hardships they had to face and deal with before they could begin to repair what was broken.
My oh my, it was wonderful!! I wanted him to myself. LOL All in all, this was a fantastic story with alot of twists but an unforgettable ending! I can't wait to read more and more from this terrific, awesome author!!! I recommend this book to everyone that has ever lost hope, faith or that just wants to believe in second chances and love. It will make you happy, sad, excited, angry, surprised and just totally in love. View 2 comments.
Feb 15, Syndi rated it it was ok. I find this book is boring and repetitive. So much repetitive. And with miss jackson signature ballad writing, it makes it too long and boring. The story needs to develop more. There is no depth in the story but a lot of angst over nothing.
I wish elizabeth has more chance to grow on her character. In short, this book is boring. View all 3 comments. They say cowards run in the face of danger or pain. 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. There were moments that made me so angry with the characters that I wanted to stop reading.
Then there were moments when I They say cowards run in the face of danger or pain. Then there were moments when I completely loved it. Elizabeth and Christian were the perfect couple for four years. Committed, intensely in love, and on track to achieve their college and professional goals.
Everything changes in a split second when Elizabeth tells Christian she is pregnant and he gives her an ultimatum. The baby or him. Fast forward five years later and a chance encounter has Christian face to face with the family he left behind. All this time he has regretted his decision but deluded himself into thinking Elizabeth and his child deserve better and are happy without him. Now that he has seen his child, he is hell bent on being a part of their lives again and righting his wrong.
The truth was, I never would. And there was nothing I could do to earn that time back. As a protective mother and the woman who had her heart shattered, Elizabeth is definitely resistant to say the least to Christian. He does not have it easy nor should he and he has to prove himself.
Once I would have trusted him with my life, but now I knew better. What made me want to read this after I got started was wondering if and how Christian would prove himself. An ultimatum like the one he gave Elizabeth is cowardly and just downright cruel.
It would be bad enough to do that to anyone, but someone you have been with for FOUR years, someone you are committed to, plan to marry? So you probably think I hated him the whole time, right? I actually started to root for him in a weird way. Because she was being that way. It was a little too much for me.
This is an emotional read that chronicles their journey through regret, forgiveness, redemption, and love. Even though it was a bit slow moving at times, I was genuinely interested the whole time.
Although, I am content with where it ended, I will definitely be reading the continuation of their story in If Forever Comes. 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 pa 4.
There were parts that were difficult to read especially the first part when Elizabeth learned she was pregnant and Christian made her choose between him or the baby. And then knowing that she had a very difficult pregnancy and then couldn't graduate because of it. Boy, my heart broke for her. I wanted Adam to suffer for what he did.
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At first I thought he got off easy but then I realized that he suffered too. He lived every single day of his life in regret for what he did. It was sort of ironic because ins spite of being the person his father wants him to be, he never got his approval. He did everything for his father but got nothing in return. On the other hand, I loved how Elizabeth tried to build a life for her daughter. But as a reader, you can still sense the lingering bitterness there.
It's something that she hasn't let go and it became more evident when Christian showed up and wanted to be a part of their lives. Her own bitterness drove her to make that stupid decision that affected her daughter. I was so disappointed in her. She made her daughter go through the same pain she went through when Christian left her and all because she couldn't trust him again.Even though it was a bit slow moving at times, I was genuinely interested the whole time.
Five years of hardship and pain have made her a broken young woman who is now scared to love or accept love in return. I would recommend this book to anyone with an emotional chip. Christian was absolutely the most wonderful father to her.
Have you ever done something that you regretted that you wish you could do over? And how does the woman he loved and still love learn to trust you again?
She was able to evoke so many emotions out of me and I feel as though she had to have lived it to understand so much. They are both in college to become lawyers and Christian tells Elizabeth that he doesn't want a baby
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