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Take This Regret (Take This Regret #1)

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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. For five years, Christian has regretted the day he walked away from his family and will do anything to win them back. Can Elizabeth forgive someone who has committed the unforgiveable? Or are there some wounds that go so deep the ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published April 5th 2012 by Sapphire Star Publishing (first published July 27th 2011)
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Christy
Nov 20, 2012 Christy rated it really liked it
Recommended to Christy by: Anna
4 stars!

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This book... THIS BOOK pulled such strong emotions out of me. It broke my heart, I fell in love with the hero (who I didn’t think I would like in the first chapter) and I’m not sure I’ve ever been so frustrated with a heroine in my life... The first half of this book was a solid 5 star read for me, and it has so much potential to stay that way. I was in love with this book. Unfortunately the actions of a certain character made it difficult for me to stay in love with it.

Rewind five yea
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Aestas Book Blog
Jan 01, 2012 Aestas Book Blog rated it it was amazing
6 stars!!

"She was mine, had always been, and I'd always been hers. Despite what I'd done, the wounds I'd inflicted, she had always been mine.... our hearts had been tied, our bond one that neither of us could ever escape." ~Christian

WOW!! This is an achingly beautiful, heart wrenching book about a second chance at love and with an wonderfully sweet HEA that tugged at ALL my heart strings!!

The level of emotion it pulled out of me right from the beginning was so strong and intense! I read mo
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Kristen
1 1/2 to 2 stars

It's a shame that the last book I'm reviewing for 2011 is a book I would not recommend. 
 
This story is melodrama and redundancy at its best! To say I did not enjoy this book would be an understatement. The hero begins as a selfish, irresponsible coward who redeems himself and becomes an admirable and somewhat endearing character. The heroine, however, does the complete opposite. She starts out as a sympathetic, endearing, and admirable character who evolves into a heroine that is
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Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*
5 soul touching stars!!

This is a story about Elizabeth who was madly in love with her boyfriend Christian.






They were soo happy in love until Elizabeth tells Christain that she is pregnant. They are both in college to become lawyers and Christian tells Elizabeth that he doesn't want a baby... That its either him or the baby...
Elizabeth chooses to keep the baby and walks away from Christian... The love of her life... The only man she would ever love..



5 years later.. Christian is a successful lawy
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Ailyne
Oct 16, 2012 Ailyne rated it did not like it
Shelves: to-read-later
I want to start off by saying that this review is completely biased...it is solely based on my personal experience and therefore my emotional status, I mean absolutely no disrespect towards the author or anyone who enjoyed this book...I debated with myself over whether I would write this review or not, but I have to because this story hit me hard...it got personal.

This is not was good reviewers do. Good reviewers take the entire book into consideration. Good reviewers analyze the writing, the
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
4 EMOTIONAL STARS

"My soul mourned for what it had lost, for every day I had lived without them, for every moment wasted, for time that could not be reclaimed."


Christian and Elizabeth were in love and they were going to attend law school together and then they planning to get married and live happily...That was until Elizabeth dropped the bomb that she is pregnant.Christian refused the idea to be a father and mess up his future plan. He made Elizabeth choose between him and their unborn child a
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Kristin (KC)
Oct 24, 2012 Kristin (KC) rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars! Take This Regret is a beautiful, eloquently written, tender story about love lost and love redeemed. The story opens in the midst of a heartbreaking betrayal; We are introduced to Elizabeth and Christian and their all-consuming love for one another, only to abruptly have that love come crashing down before our eyes. Yep, Christian commits a monster of a betrayal; one that seems unforgivable even of the most forgiving...

This is the first book I have had the pleasure of reading by this
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Catarina
5 Regretful Stars

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Christian made Elizabeth choose between him or their unborn child when he found out she was pregnant. He regretted it almost immediately, but it was too late.
Now, 5 years later, making the only woman he ever loved leave him to raise their child is the biggest regret of his life.
But life get them both once more in his path and this time he will do anything to keep him in his life.
This time, he is not willing to lose his family once more.

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This seems a simple love story: Guy and
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Taryn

10/1/2012 ONLY $1.99 RIGHT NOW! Go get it while you can! http://www.amazon.com/Take-This-Regre...

This review was posted at My Secret Romance

Absolutely amazing! LOVE LOVE LOVE! 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. In my opinion, I feel that Amy Lichtenhan is the female version of Nicholas Sparks. Whenever I pick up a book by Sparks, I am immediately sucked into his w
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KatieV
I am truly not one of those people who gets a kick out of not liking what everyone else likes. If it's something I enjoy, I don't care how popular it is. I'll jump on the bandwagon and wave my flag like the village idiot. Heck, I love the most crazy, wth-just-happened Harlequins I can find. Literary snob, I am not.

That being said. I hated this. And, oh the reasons why...

1) It was ALL about the kid. Not what I call a romance. Don't get me wrong, the kid was cute. The kid was the most likeable cha
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Annie Brewer
God dammit this book tore my heart out....broke me to pieces and yet I still loved every minute of ut. I seem to be reading the best books lately....the ones that leave me numb and in tears of sadness, joy, and despair. 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.

~Full review coming soon~

Okay, since I read this book a couple of days ago it's
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Anja
Nov 15, 2013 Anja rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites


...simply BEAUTIFUL!!!


Brenna
Nov 05, 2012 Brenna rated it really liked it
They say cowards run in the face of danger or pain. I supposed that’s what I was, what I’d become, too fearful to love, too fearful to be loved, too afraid to live— so I ran.

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. It’s been weeks and I’m still not exactly sure. There were moments that made me so angry with the characters that I wanted to stop reading. Then there were moments when I
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♥~♥Geri Reads ♥~♥
4.5 tear-inducing stars!!

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
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Katya
Nov 13, 2011 Katya rated it it was amazing
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Jenn
Jun 02, 2012 Jenn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jenn by: Jo Jo
Wow. 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. Christian finally learns the true meaning of love in it's purest form, thanks to his daughter, and what love can be like with/for his family.

Never have I read
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JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
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.
 ✿Alyssa✿
Apr 06, 2012 ✿Alyssa✿ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-star
This review was posted at My Secret Romance


To sum it up: 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’s 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 strug
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P.A. Lupton
Feb 21, 2013 P.A. Lupton rated it it was amazing

Wow Wow Wow, I wish I could give a 6th star to this book. Absolutely heartbreaking. It was wonderful. A.L. Jackson has a gift for writing. I’ll gush about the story in a second. 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
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Smitten
Mar 25, 2013 Smitten rated it it was amazing
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:
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My Elizabeth Ayers:
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and the beautiful Lizzie:

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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 0.5 would abandon Elizabeth after a four year relationship. I found myself hating him for most of the book.

The trials and tribulations that Elizabeth endured alone were heartbreaking. I was happy
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Gail McHugh
Jul 28, 2012 Gail McHugh rated it it was amazing
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.
Mo
Jan 09, 2013 Mo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Natasha is a Book Junkie
“How could you?
Did you think of me? Did you think of our child?
Why didn’t you love me enough?
Did you even love me at all?
Why now, after so many years?”

I don’t know what it is about this story that affected me so deeply but I was one hot mess by the end of it. I did not allow myself to eat, drink or sleep until I finished it and regained some sort of control over my emotions. This is the story of one man’s attempt to correct a terrible mistake that he made in his past. And this is the story o
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Stephanie
Dec 07, 2011 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone in the mood for a fantastic read!
Recommended to Stephanie by: TWCS Group
Shelves: ebook, chick-lit, twcs
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!

I don’t normally read books that don’t have at least a little steamy sex in them, yes shallow I know, but it is my choice. This book has almost no sex until the very end and you know what I didn’t even notice. 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 somethi
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Roksana
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Erin
I'm a mess at the moment after reading this book, which is not at all what I was expecting to be the case. I started this today because I thought it looked like a sweet romance, but it was so very much more than that. This book moved me and tore at my emotions like no other, and it is an absolutely unforgettable story.

Take this Regret is a story that truly tests the boundaries of forgiveness and love. Elizabeth and Christian were in love and happy, planning a future together at law school while
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Taryn
Absolutely amazing! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

There have been a number of break out authors this year, and Amy is one of them. In my opinion, I feel that Amy Lichtenhan is the female version of Nicholas Sparks. 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 en
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Michelle
Dec 09, 2012 Michelle rated it it was amazing
I was sure I would hate Christian and that nothing would change my mind. I was siding with Elizabeth and Lizzie and not going to budge. But then that all changed. By the end of this story I melted. Jackson did such a great job of showing the change and emotion in Christian throughout this book that you just could not hate him any longer.

This was a great story of one man struggling with a regret and trying to find a way to fix it years later. A woman who was broken by that choice searching for t
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Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Nov 24, 2012 Akanksha❤ Søren♰ rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Akanksha❤ Søren♰ by: Yanyan


He knew it all, about it, about her..

AND YET

He turned his back on her, on them.

And then he has the nerve to come back.

He is a Bastard.

And here your Honor is where I'd like to rest my case.




I loved this book, but at the same time I hated it, maybe more than I loved it.
Hated Lizzy the most.. then Christian.

I felt for Elizabeth!! Poor thing.
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“She was mine, had always been, and I'd always been hers. Despite what I'd done, the wounds I'd inflicted, she had always been mine.... our hearts had been tied, our bond one that neither of us could ever escape.” 79 likes
“Never would I take what I’d been given for granted. I’d never look at her through indifferent eyes, listen to her fears and worries with distant ears, or touch her with impassive hands. Elizabeth was a gift and Lizzie was my treasure. I would adore my family until the day I died.” 74 likes
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