Blog Tour: Giveaway + Review of Take This Regret By A.L. Jackson

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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 unforgivable 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.

Overall Thoughts:
This was absolutely the most touching and emotional book I've read in a while! I cried so much while reading it.

Take This Regret is about a woman named Elizabeth Ayers who is desperately in love with a man named Christian Davison, and one day finds herself pregnant with his child in a very critical time in both their lives - College. They both study to become attorneys for different reason, but the most contrasting thing between the two of them is: Elizabeth would gladly give up her career for her child, Christian would not.

He ends up giving her an ultimatum - True love or Motherhood... she chooses the later. Little does Elizabeth know, they'll be meeting again in the future and Christian, now a changed man, will want both, her and their child, back.

What I liked about this book:
This book was so touching and heartbreaking. The plot hit close to home because I, personally, had to go through the same exact thing growing up, except the parents were switched. Regardless, I honestly believe this story will touch anyone and everyone who reads it not just people of divorced homes.

Also, I really loved Elizabeth. I think it's important to like the main character or at least understand them and I became attached to her. She was so deserving and strong and heartfelt.

What I disliked about this book:
In the beginning, I thought I would hate Christian with a passion because of what he did, but while I was reading the book, I found myself wanting to hate him but never really being able to, of course I wanted to slap him around a little bit (A little bit = A lot) but I just felt sorry for him and wanted him to just... be good.

The writing was impeccable. The emotion was felt through the pages and completely believable in every way. The characters are people who stay with you even when you finish the book, especially Elizabeth!


Carmen Shaw


Carmen N. Shaw is currently a biology major at Georgia State University. She is the owner and developer of the book blog, Understanding Carmen's Story.


  1. Hello :)
    Great review, I am a tour host for RABT.
    I am hosting Take This Regret too , on July 18th
    Come and check by :)

  2. WOw! This sounds like a heartfelt read. I'm usually choosy when picking up an adult novel but this sounds like a fantastic read. Great review! And thanks for the giveaway! :)

  3. I just want to say thank you to Shae for reviewing Take This Regret and participating in the tour!

  4. Thank you for hosting this giveaway! This book sounds really heartbreaking...

  5. This book sounds great, I loved your review!


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