Living With Regret by Riann C. Miller

April 7, 2016 Book Review 0 ★★★★

Living With Regret by Riann C. Millerfour-stars
Living With Regret by Riann C. Miller
Published by Self-published on April 7th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 225
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Sometimes the simplest choice has the power to change your life.

Chase

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.

Jordan

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.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.


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By SparklesSecond chance romance? More like 100th chance!

Living With Regret was a very entertaining read that kept me riveted from start to finish. While I’m not overly fond of the whole “second-chance” plot, I don’t mind if the relationship was in their early years and circumstances forced them to part. Throw in an amnesiac who woke up believing he was married to the love of his life -who he had broken up with over a decade ago- and I was all for it.

At age 16, Chase met Jordan and she became his everything until he let his Dad convince him otherwise so he broke it off with her before college. They had no more contact for the next decade. Both of them moved on with their lives, or so it seemed on the surface. While Chase had a successful career in the NFL, Jordan was the CEO for her family’s company. Everything changes when Chase wakes up from a concussion not remembering specifics of the last ten years but with the firm knowledge that he was married to Jordan.

It takes Chase’s mom some coaxing but she convinces Jordan to come down and help Chase. The whole situation is very hard for both of them, and you could see how they struggled through it. In the end, the love they had shared came forth and soon enough they were back to being an “us”.
However not everything would be smooth sailing from then on.  Chase still not regaining his memory led to him believing the worst about himself because of his strained relationship with his wife. Jordan on her part was petrified of handing her heart back to Chase only to be broken again causing some ups and downs in the relationship. Most of their issues stem from Chase’s I-know-what’s-best-for-you-itis… which made one too many appearances in my opinion.

What I loved about Living With Regret most was how invested I became with both characters. Chase exasperated me on more than one occasion and it baffled me when he’d let himself be swayed from what he really wanted… though he did find his balls… eventually.

Jordan made me lose my patience too, when she would just walk away with her mind made up. Fortunately for both Chase and me, she would recapitulate and hear him out. But I guess both of them were in a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts when they repeated the exact same pattern of behavior time and again.

With some really sexy times, this was a great story. I wish the epilogue had given me a little more insight into their future but I can’t really complain the lack of babies… oh wait, I just did 🙂

I’m really hoping Jake and Lacey get their own story next as they both made awesome supporting characters.

Sparkles’ Rating: 4 meant-to-be Stars.

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