Tour Stop: Take This Regret by A. L. Jackson

Name of book: Take This Regret
Author: A. L. Jackson
Publisher: Sapphire Publishing - 5 April 2012
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Source: Provided by the kind author...

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 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.

-- My Rating --
*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.*

-- My Thoughts --

     I got hooked by this book from the very start, the first time I read the blurb, It's not something I would usually read but why not give it a try? And I don't regret reading it, not a little bit. 
     We all have something we regret, and for Christian it is the day he left Elizabeth when she told him she's pregnant. Christian had a plan laid out for his life, and that plan didn't include a child to take care of. He couldn't afford to lose his chance to be an attorney so he left the only woman he loved, Elizabeth.
     It's been five years, Elizabeth had struggled very hard to provide for her child, to give her a safe, comfortable life. But when Christian sees a little five-year-old girl in a supermarket, he just knows that she is his child. And now, Christian wants his family back. Although he admits he has caused much harm, he still wants Elizabeth and her child, Lizzie, back.
     But will Elizabeth let him back into her lives? Will she allow Christian to cause the same heartache for her daughter? And will Elizabeth be able to forgive the unforgivable? Find out much more in this breath-taking, astonishing contemporary romance novel, Take This Regret...
     Take This Regret, revolves around Christian and Elizabeth. Describing their lives through their point of views, it was a very refreshing experience to be able to read both of their POVs. I sometimes don't like to read more than one point of view, I feel like it spoils the book, but for this novel, I think it was required to be two POVs so we can understand the characters better.
    A. L. Jackson has written an unforgettable novel, the pace is pretty quick, and the characters are captivating. Elizabeth had been through too much, but she still loves Christian very much, she is so loyal. Christian is so regretful and lovable, he melted my heart. And Lizzie, the little girl who wrapped both of her parents around her finger, she is amazingly adorable and sweet.
    The description is pretty good, A. L. Jackson doesn't describe the setting very much, she gives room to your imagination. The plot and the idea are very strong, real love can overcome anything. The hard work of the author is obvious on the book. If you want an enjoyable, romantic, read then Take This Regret is definitely the one for you!

And guess what? We have the author, A. L. Jackson here today, and she has a post for us:

-- Guest Post --
Why Covers are so Important

Hey All! I’m A. L. Jackson, author of Pulled and Take This Regret. I just wanted to thank Insomnia of Books for allowing me to share with all of you today, and on such a cool topic, Why Book Covers are so Important.

 So let’s be honest…how many of you have purchased a book based on the cover alone? I have!  Most of us are very visual creatures, our attention caught by the beautiful, the unique, and at times, the incredibly strange. We’re drawn to color and style, sharp lines, and bold words.

But what does that mean for covers?  They say you only have a few seconds to capture someone’s attention on the internet, and when 80% of books today are sold on Amazon and with the massive number of titles that are listed there, it’s now more important than ever for covers to catch a potential reader’s eye.  

There are a few key elements every book cover should have. The first and foremost is it should be pleasing to the eye—something that makes someone browsing titles stop and think, Wow, that’s an amazing cover. This is the point where your cover has done its job in making someone take a closer look at the book itself. The cover should also tell the potential reader something about the story inside, the design consistent with the genre of the book, although it should be unique enough that it stands out from the crowd. It should also give the reader a hint at the amazing story they will find inside.

Covers are so important because it’s the first thing someone sees—the main thing that will tell a potential reader to move or to take a closer look.

So what is it about a cover that draws your attention?

--About the author--

     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.


  1. That book sounds really interesting, I'll be adding that to my TBR pile
    RB :)

  2. Believe it or not, often it's the writer's name that draws me, or the script the name is in, or the title. The binding is really the first thing we see on the shelf, not the cover, and if the binding doesn't catch my eye, or the writers name is bland, or the title is lame, I probably won't bother looking at the cover.
    Good luck with your book :)
    Thomas Rydder

  3. I really like the sound of this book. I must get my hands on it. Thanks for the review.

  4. I am a cover girl - especially because almost all of my purchasing is done online. I hardly ever browse bookshops unless I head to my in-laws and go to an indie shop there.

    I love the premise of Take This Regret. I've read this blurb a couple of times and am looking forward to reading it. It seems to get more intriguing with every read! :)

    1. My purchasing is online too, I always get hooked by the cover or the blurb...

      Thanks for stopping by

  5. I loved "Take This Regret". Very powerful, had me reading on and on way past my bedtime. What attracts me on a book cover? What grabs my attention? Well, colour. I'm a colours-kind of person. Font; I love unusual scripts. The title, obviously. And how it all marries together. Brilliant blog stop, love the guest post, too, Al. :-)

  6. Thanks so much for all the comments everyone! And a huge thank you to Soma for hosting me! I really appreciate it.

  7. I wasn't a reader until last summer. From all the books I have read so far, Take this Regret was the one that enhanced my emotions.. I ve read it in like a day.. I was so into it .. and i loved the fact that you get both point of views (from Christian and Elizabeth) .. I was really happy for them at the end but was sad that the book finished so quickly... Would like it if there would be part 2 someday :p

    1. Ohh.. and just to add something about the cover.. I m not that much of a fan regarding the cover.. for me the description is the selling part for me and that curiosity it leaves behind..
      On the other hand, just a curiosity why Elizabeth has dark blonde hair but the girl on the cover has brown hair?? ok maybe not everyone would see that or maybe some would think that it s silly, but sometimes the image you create in your mind will mix your mind with the cover girl


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