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Take This Regret Audiobook

Take This Regret

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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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  • KatieV
    NC, United States
    24/10/14
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    "Manufactured melodrama overload/pathetic hero"

    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...

    1) 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 book, in fact.

    2) Manufactured melodrama overload and a hero that is pathetic.

    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. 2 years maybe? 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? 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.

    Basically the H/h could have been together earlier (per the "H") if Elizabeth had made the first move. Because that makes sense after someone kicks you to the curb while pregnant. Just go chase him down, girl!

    :-/ I feel like I need a gif here.

    Apparently Christian was emo-boy sleep-with-anything-in-a-skirt-because-I-FEEL-so-much for almost six years while 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. Because, no matter how nice Christian was to the little girl, it was damn impossible to explain those 5+ years, so she had to make Elizabeth look like a head case who made bad decisions too.

    Puke. Need another gif here...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jonella A. Moore
    Indiana, USA
    12/01/17
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    "Great story"

    I truly enjoyed this audiobook by AL Jackson, the second in the series. This book continues the story of Christian and Elizabeth and their stormy past keeps putting up barriers. The narration was well done and the ending sweet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ann
    Canton, MI, United States
    15/08/14
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    "Really good!"
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Books,Chocolate and Lipgloss
    FAIRVIEW PARK, OHIO, United States
    11/02/14
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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
  • Kindle Customer
    Key West, FL, United States
    12/07/13
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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
  • Krystal Berline
    03/11/17
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    "When will it stop..."

    I LOVE A. L. Jackson’s books- truly. Until this series, I’ve been in complete love with her characters and story lines. Then there is this one, the main woman (Elizabeth) is... what is the best word... whiny, aggravating & self absorbed. Throughout this whole book I just wanted to smash my head against any hard surface until she got her stuff together. I’m not sure if I can force myself to read the next in the series, this time I don’t think I need that closure. If you are someone still in your teen years this may be a good book but for a woman that has an inkling of maturity it’s not for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deb Hall
    02/11/17
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    "Awesome "

    this is the second a l Jackson book I have listened to and I look forward to many more of his stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fran
    20/08/17
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    "Heart breaking, beautiful and engrossing"

    Christian is transferred to San Diego to head up the family's newest law firm. While grocery shopping he interacts with an adorable five year old girl. He believes she is his daughter as she looks so much like him. When Elizabeth finds out about her daughter Lizzy and the grocery man she fears it may be Christian. She is still angry and afraid of him as he left her while pregnant with their daughter. She and Lizzy have lived a very hard life for much the past five years. Determined not to forgive him she does however allow Christian time with Lizzy. This is a believable story of betrayal, loss and love. Will they be able to let hard feelings go a?d become a family? I shed lots of tears on this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • P wells
    09/08/17
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    "I understand her anger and freakout. "

    I enjoyed this book enough to read the next one, even though I have read some ugly reviews. I liked the characters. I loved them in the prequel. I knew him to be rash and her to be a little over reactive, but was excited to see their story play out.
    I get he thought of them and lived with his mistake, but I don't think he tried enough ... Not until they were convenient for him. I get her as only a mother would.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ndulgent Bloggrs
    Virginia, United States
    03/03/17
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    "Take This Review as Truth"

    The truth is this series is an emotional, heartwrenching saga by the talented author AL Jackson. The narration was solid and brought the story to life. I strongly recommend this series to all New Adult Romance lovers but listen to books in order.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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