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.
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PDF - Take This Regret. 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. Take This Regret book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. There are some mistakes we make that we will regret for the res. Take This Regret 1 Al Jackson - [Free] Take This Regret 1 Al Jackson [PDF] [ EPUB] Alcee. Lamar Hastings /? æ l s i? / (born September 5.
But as you read more, you understand as well. In spite of that huge hiccup with Elizabeth, I still enjoyed this book. And that's how I feel about Amy's book. I think every person has something they wish they could take back in their life. What Christian did to Elizabeth was horrible and selfish, but A. On the other hand, I loved how Elizabeth tried to build a life for her daughter. We had the power to destroy, to devastate and ruin, to lay the other to waste.
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. 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. 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. 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. While I understood her feelings, it was idiotic of her to put her child through that emotional pain. That part was very difficult to read. It took her one week to get over "feelings" and for that one week, her child suffered because she won't let her see Christian again.
She was so afraid that Christian will leave them again like he did the first time, so she pushed him away. Great job! In spite of that huge hiccup with Elizabeth, I still enjoyed this book. It totally engaged both my mind and my emotions. Both characters did redeem themselves at the end. You can really feel Christian's remorse over his decision and his attempt for reconciliation. As for Elizabeth, I did like her at the beginning and then hated her towards the end but ended up embracing her as a character.
Overall, an enjoyable read from A. There is no cliffhanger here but Christian and Elizabeth's story continues in the next book, which I'm definitely looking forward to reading. View all 21 comments.
What did I think? What a really emotionally satisfying story about love, commitment, priorities and forgiveness. As human beings we make mistakes How do we fix it? How do we rectify errors in how we have lived our life? How do we begin to ask forgiveness for turning away from the most precious part of our life?
The people we love? In Take This Regret a man does just that. He chooses a career path and the expectation of a family which has planned his life and future success for him from a young age.
When confronted with an unplanned pregnancy he chooses a career rather than adjusting his life to support and love that child and the woman he planned a life with. He cruelly pushes her away rather than divert his plan for his future.
He is basically a good man who makes a very bad mistake. Fast forward years later, he has never gotten over it. He has never loved a woman the same way he did this child's mother. He feels a hole inside his heart where a small child should belong and the career he chose over them leaves him unsatisfied, lonely and unfulfilled. He always meant to go back, reconnect, but it was never the right time and now it is too late How does he explain, how does he ask for forgiveness?
I can't imagine the pain of being abandoned by the man you are in love with who never comes after you or tries to makes things right When you struggle to survive, put a roof over your head and spend many lonely years trying to raise a child by yourself? How did he so easily push you aside How do you, the biological father, ask a small precious child, who never knew a father, to accept you?
To love and trust you?
How to you fix this when you realize what a tragic mistake you made? And how does the woman he loved and still love learn to trust you again? How do you push aside years of neglect? How do you put it back together again and become a real family? This novel was a painful journey back to a time where a choice is made It is about how forgiveness is given and trust is earned again.
What is so amazing about this author is her ability to inject you right into the characters minds and hearts. You feel every emotion as if it was you this was happening to and not a character on the page. Amy Lichtenhan brings to life the people who are feeling the anticipation, fear, and apprehension The author sucks you in on the first page The action plays out as it does in real life.
All you can do is hang on and hope for the best. This novel is a real tug-a-war over one thing. Forgiveness and anger.
You ask yourself, if in that position if you could forgive, should you forgive, and could you trust that person again. Sometimes in novels it is easy to see who the bad guy is and who the heroes are. They are one dimensional and purposeful in their intent. But the characters in this book are much like us, human beings who make mistakes and sometimes we are a little of both.
The line between good and bad is blurred and forgiveness can become a very difficult concept to manage. I cried while reading this novel, I loved that I felt so much emotion and that I was tossing and turning the question in my head, would I forgive? It made me think of situations in my own life. Is trusting again worth being hurt? By the time I finished this novel I was put through the emotional ringer and am so happy I found this book.
I was smiling with tears in my eyes and wanted to get up and dance around the room. I will definitely be reading anything this author writes in the future. She is amazing! Jo Jo. I'm left wondering what to say. Such an amazing beautiful story of love, regret and forgiveness. The love and bond between Christian and Lizzie was so beautiful and heart warming that it touched my soul. The trust and love that Lizzie so freely offers her father is beautiful and such a gift that Christian truly and desperately needed.
Never have I read Wow. Never have I read a story where my eyes were watery the entire book. This book took us on a journey of love, betrayal, anger, regret, learning to trust again, forgiveness and finally brought us full circle to love again. Come follow Christian's journey as he seeks out love, happiness, and to repair his relationships with his family who gave him life and the one he gave up.
You won't regret reading this book. Just be prepared to have lots of tissues on hand if you are prone to crying over a book. This book is heavy on the heart but so worth the read. It was beautifully written. I'm not sure I will ever be the same again after reading this View all 28 comments. What an absolute masterpiece. This book is beyond 5 stars. If I could rate it 10 stars I am certain I would. This book captured me from page one and held me to the bitter end. This is a book I sat down and read in one sitting.
It was that good and I couldn't step away from it. If you are looking for an emotional book look no further and give this one a try. Feb 21, P. Wow Wow Wow, I wish I could give a 6th star to this book. Absolutely heartbreaking. It was wonderful. Jackson has a gift for writing. First, I need to praise the writing. I loved it. The writing style in Take this Regret is smooth and concise. I loved how the prologue was written from the third person point of view but switched to alternating first person afterward.
I love when stories are written like this because I get so much more drawn into the cha Wow Wow Wow, I wish I could give a 6th star to this book.
I love when stories are written like this because I get so much more drawn into the characters. And boy howdy were these ever good characters. I started reading Take This Regret in the morning and finished the same day. This was a tough story to write.
It had to be tricky for the author to create a character and have him do something so reprehensible and still have the reader connect with him.
Good job Ms Jackson. What Christian did to Elizabeth was horrible and selfish, but A. L Jackson makes me inexplicably sympathize with him. My heart broke for him. I think what I liked best is that he never tried to excuse his actions.
Self-pity would only serve to discount my own actions. She had a strong sense of morality and knew what she wanted. She faced up to her mistakes. I respected the hell out of her for not being bitter.
She could have turned her daughter against Christian by saying awful things. No matter how much of a struggle her life became, she lived with it. I loved that about her. She makes mistakes too, but she recognizes and owns up to them.
I think every person has something they wish they could take back in their life. I loved watching one character struggle to undo the mistake he made, while the other struggled to forgive. It is such an emotional read and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a sweet and romantic, but sometimes heartbreaking, love story.
View all 4 comments. Gosh it took forevvvvvvver for these two to get back together, and when they finally did I was left with wanting more. My Christian Davison: My Elizabeth Ayers: Because I sort of read the books out of order, I had a hard time believing that the Christian I learned to love in book 0.
I found myself hating him for most of the book. The trials and tribulations that Elizabeth endured alone were heartbreaking. I was happy Gosh it took forevvvvvvver for these two to get back together, and when they finally did I was left with wanting more. I was happy when Christian finally came to his senses I just had a hard time believing that it took 5 long years for him to do it.
I'm a sucker for a happy ending, just wish it didn't take so long to get there. View all 5 comments. Books in series should be read in order: Part 0. Lost To You Book 1: Take This Regret Book 2: If Forever Comes. I read Pulled last week and knew I had to order Take this regret. Once again, this author knows how to tap into human emotion beyond any other writer I've read before.
Such a beautiful story of regret, love, and forgiveness. Read it in six hours. This book pulled at my heart and flared every emotion inside of me. Thank you once again for a beautifully written book. Another one about young love reunited - Good enough read - not sure if I would have taken him back but if true love prevails anything can be overcome.
Dec 30, Brina Brina and the Books rated it really liked it Shelves: In Lost To You, book 0. To say I was surprised with their current life in book 1 is probably a small understateme 4 Stars Read full review here: To say I was surprised with their current life in book 1 is probably a small understatement.
I was really shocked to find them both in such a miserable state while they tried to keep up appearances with their respective friends and family. Christian did a very shitty thing.
There is no way to sugarcoat it. But he got his act together. He proofed himself. He let his actions speak. He was determined and I loved that about him. Even though I was quite irritated by his childish actions and decisions, I rooted for him for the entire duration of the book. Then there was Elizabeth. She wanted to protect her daughter and herself against heartbreak, disappointment, hurt, and tears.
But why did she have to be so dramatic and whiny about it? Towards the end I was so over her dramatics and behavior. Just grow up already, stop being a child, and behave like an adult. They were happy, then unhappy, and then happy again — and all within a few short chapters. Take This Regret had typos. Everyone makes mistakes, so yes, if there are one or two typos, fine.
But there were too many. This novel is apparently the 3rd edition, so why has no one seen and erased those mistakes? If you want to read something dramatic that pulls at your heart strings, then you should pick up Take This Regret. The blurb!!! Everyone in the mood for a fantastic read! If you have not read this book, you need to ASAP What an incredible emotional journey. I recommended to all my friends. You Ms Lichtenhan are a genius!
So maybe I am not as shallow as I think! LOL I found myself crying several times while reading; in fact my hubby thought there was something wrong. I had to explain that the book I was reading was so good it brought tears to my eyes. My heart ached for the decisions that Elizabeth was forced to make regarding her daughter and Christian.
As a parent I could totally understand. Donate Now. Search Home About Donate. Take This Regret by A. Book Details File Name take-this-regret-by-a-l-jackson. Jackson Language en Identifier uuid: Book 2: Take this Regret 2. Chapter One 3. Chapter Two 4. Chapter Three 5. Chapter Four 6. Chapter Five 7. Chapter Six 8. Chapter Seven 9.
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