Living with Regret
Authors: Riann C. Miller, Edee M. Fallon
Publication Date: April 7, 2016
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romances
Note: I received a this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Sometimes the simplest choice has the power to change your life.
Ten years ago, I turned a hard decision into a simple one. I allowed others to decide my future . . . then I lost the best thing that ever happened to me. I let go of the girl I loved in exchange for a life I was told I wanted.
Then one day I woke up with no recollection of my reality and instead I believed my life had turned out how I had once dared to imagine. Now everyone is waiting for me to remember the day I ruined my future as I struggle to recall a life without the person I so carelessly tossed away.
Somehow, I was gifted a second chance with the woman I love, and I’m going to fight like hell to keep her.
Your brain has a funny way of convincing you what is real and what is not; even if your heart never lets you forget the truth. After Chase Adams broke my heart, my life moved forward, even though the light I once felt had extinguished. Then I received an unexpected phone call that changed everything.
Every day we make choices, but most of the time they don’t affect the rest of our lives. I wanted to love again. I wanted to trust the gift I was given, but every choice has consequences. Now I have to decide to let go of the past for the sake of my future. . . or risk living with regret.
Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
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Living with Regret was so good! I couldn’t believe how quickly it pulled me into the story and the writing was excellent. It had just the right amount of angst and heartbreak. The way the story unfolded with Chase thinking Jordan was his wife was really unique and fun to read.
I loved the characters, especially Chase. I’m so happy the story was told in dual points of view because I absolutely loved reading his perspective. There was just something about him. Everything he did, he did for Jordan — even when it wasn’t truly what she needed or hurt both of them in the process. The way he dealt with his emotions felt real and honest. His determination to right his wrongs was so much fun to read.
Jordan was a great character, too. I don’t know if I would be as compassionate as she was in her situation. She had every right to hate Chase and not help him. She was so much stronger than she gave herself credit for. Jordan knew what she might be in for, but she didn’t let that stop her from helping Chase. It was sweet.
I can’t leave out the supporting characters. They were perfect. I hated Chase’s dad, but that was to be expected. He ruined everything. Chase’s friend Jake was exactly what I would expect for a professional football buddy. He made me smile a lot. Jordan’s friend Lacey was out there. She was pretty annoying, but she definitely had Jordan’s best interests at heart. (I’m really hoping for a Jake and Lacey book! 😉 )
My favorite part of Living with Regret was when Chase didn’t have his memories. I liked how he dealt with not knowing what had happened in parts of his life. And the way Jordan responded to his questions and requests was really cool. It was just so much fun to read.
The only things that I would have liked to have seen was more time with Chase not having his memories and less back and forth between Chase and Jordan. I can’t explain more without giving stuff away, so I’ll just leave it at that.
I really, really enjoyed reading Living with Regret. Readers who love New Adult romances need to read this one!