Monday, July 30, 2012

Giveaway & Review~Take This Regret by A.L.Jackson


Contemporary Romance
Title: Take This Regret
Author: A. L. Jackson
Publisher: Sapphire Publishing

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.

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.

Want more? Here's an excerpt!!!

Two hours later, Christian sat at his desk studying for his politics midterm, all the while listening intently for the sound of footsteps outside his door he felt certain he would hear. He trained his attention on the heavy textbook in front of him, trying to ignore the growing anxiety he felt each time he picked up his cell phone to check if he’d missed any messages.

None came.

It was well after midnight when he crawled into bed, convinced she just needed some time to realize he was right. He had to be right. He wouldn’t allow himself to think otherwise, so every time that wave of guilt came, he pushed it aside.

He envisioned her awake, just as he was, tossing uncomfortably in her small bed that rested in the far corner of her studio apartment and slowly coming to terms with what she needed to do.

But when he dragged his unrested body from his bed the next morning, his phone was still devoid of messages.

He had been cruel—he knew it. He could only hope he hadn’t pushed her too far, but that she would somehow understand he was just trying to protect their future.

Christian ate a bowl of cold cereal and then forced himself into the steam of his shower, desperate to find anything to chase away his fatigue. He found his head in a cloud, both from lack of sleep and from the scenarios running through his mind, ones including a life without Elizabeth.

What if she never came back?

Could he really give her up?

As he rubbed the soapy washcloth over his body, he tried to picture an existence without her. A life void of the perfect pitch of her voice, the way it rang out when she laughed. A life in
which he didn’t touch the softness of her skin or have the right to pull her body against his. A life without a child crying out from the next room as he tried unsuccessfully to study for the bar.

Groaning, he shook his head and forced it all away, telling himself it would not come to that.

He was certain when he saw her in class today, she would take her normal seat beside him in the lecture hall, lean in, and whisper in his ear that he was right.

But when her seat remained vacant, his unease grew, gnawing at his stomach. The moment the professor dismissed class, Christian raced from the room and to the café where Elizabeth and he studied every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. He frantically scanned the room, finding several mildly familiar faces but not the one he wanted to see.

By the time he reached her apartment complex, he was panting, both from exertion from the mile he had run and the constriction fear had placed on his heart. He pounded on the door, giving her no time to answer before he yelled, “Elizabeth!” There was no sound from the other side, no rustling of curtains or faint shuffling of feet. Even then, he wasn’t satisfied. Fumbling with his keys, he found his spare and pushed it into the lock.

The door opened to the quietness, the small studio comfortably cluttered as always. The only thing that seemed amiss was the blankets from her normally neat bed were strewn on the floor. Christian crossed the space to the only separate room. The door to the bathroom rested ajar, that room as empty as the first.

Christian pressed his back against the wall and took a deep breath. He wasn’t prepared for this. He’d never thought it would go this far.

Reluctantly, he forced himself out of the apartment, shutting and locking the door behind him before he left, hating the voice inside his head that kept telling him this was for the best.

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My thoughts:

There are no words that could begin to explain how wonderfully powerful this story is.
It was an awesome story! I love to read stories that make me feel the emotions that the characters are going through. Take This Regret was one of those books  This story had so much depth to it. I went through so many emotions with this book. I was angry, scared, happy, and surprised, I felt sympathetic to Christian even though he brought the situation on himself.

I cryed so many times during this book. The story will truly touch you. I am not going to tell you how it ends. I'm just going to say do yourself a favor and Read This Book. If you want to read a believable story that will make you think, and make you thankful for what you have, then read this!!!

I was given a copy of Take This Regret in exchange for my honest opinion.

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*

Author Bio
A.L. Jackson first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three beautiful children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.

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  1. Omg I really Want This Book It Sound So Great I Love It Just From the excerpt.

    1. It was really heart wrenching. It's such an awesome story! I hope that you get to read it soon! :D Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.

  2. I can relate to this book, and I'd love to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    1. Good Luck! I hope you get to read it soon. It really was an emotional story. It was soooo good.

  3. I just wanted to say thank you to Brenda for having me on <3

    1. Thank you. I truly loved your book and am eager to read your other books.

  4. It's a great, great book--very powerful, couldn't put it down. Congrats, AL, on a fab review!

    1. I knew that I wasn't the only Take This Reget fanatic. With a book this fabulous there are bound to be a huge number of us.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. :D

  5. This book sounds amazing. Love the cover and the description. I was very engaged by the excerpt and can't wait to find out moer aobut this story. Great review!

    Thanks for the giveaway. The fb link in Rafflecopter didn't seem to be working- I used the other link above the form and did a friend request. Not sure if this was right or not...

    1. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I really hope that you get to read it soon!

      I would've done the same thing with the Rafflecopter. Sometimes they have a mind of their own. :D

  6. Very nice review. The book sounds intriguing.

    1. I only say what how I feel. It was an awesome book. A.L. Jackson is very talented.