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If Forever Comes

(Regret #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  7,463 ratings  ·  764 reviews
This is a previously-published edition - ASIN: B00FB2HZ7I

If Forever Comes, the final chapter in the New York Times Bestselling The Regret Series

Christian Davison’s life is complete. With a ring on Elizabeth’s finger and his daughter at his side, he’s ready to run headlong into their future.

Elizabeth Ayers never believed she would again find this kind of joy—the joy of a
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 292 pages
Published September 19th 2013 by A.L. Jackson Books Inc
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Aestas Book Blog
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing


If Forever Comes tells the conclusion to one of the most beautifully written and emotionally charged romances I've ever read!! AL Jackson writing is simply exquisite! I love these characters so much and seeing their story and their love come full circle was an incredible experience.

Please note: this is not a standalone and should only be read after Take This Regret.

I will admit though that I started this book with a mix of excitement, anticipation and fear.  These cha
A.L. Jackson
Sep 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: one-of-mine
This is sad to let these characters go. Hope you enjoy their story as much as I have! ~ Amy
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book pretty much ruined the series for me and made me rethink the rating I gave Take This Regret.

My problems? Oh, there were many.

This is an edited review because I finished reading this at 3AM a few nights ago and I was so angry and disgruntled that if I had tried to write a review then it would have been a mess. So I took the time to get my mind right so I could really tell you all why this book - which so many people are giving 5 Stars, is only getting 2 Stars from me.

First I'd like to
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book should come with a WARNING!!!

Be prepared for...

and then lots of....




Then finally......

And then......

Yes... lots of ugly gross sobbing happens..lots. Be prepared. Have Kleenex and time because you won't want to be interrupted for anything until you see this one through to the be prepared. Even though this book tore me apart.. I loved it...
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it

I will stand by you forever
What a beautiful and tragic story! A. L. Jackson has written another gripping book filled with unimaginable heartache and emotional turmoil, like only she can. Picking up after 'Take This Regret', Christian and Elizabeth are set to be married with another child on the way. They seem to be basking in love's bliss, without a problem in the world. Finally, it seems that these two will get their happily ever after.

Then, their world is turned upside down in the blink of any eye. On the day that their
Annie Brewer
WHAT? Amy, you're giving us a sequel?! Seriously?! Really?! OMG! We get more Christian and Elizabeth?! And baby girl Christian?! Really?! Am I seeing things?????? Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I love you Amy! You know I've loved you since we started a wonderful friendship sometime ago. But you've made me sooooo happy!!!!! TTR was one of my favorite gut-wrenching books I've ever had the pleasure of reading from you!!!! Thank you!! Thank you! Thank you! I can't wait for this book!!!! I can't wait! Omg! I wanna ...more
Annette Dellosa
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it

This has been an amazing.. although heartbreaking, but nonetheless, amazing read. My only regret? Thinking I was ready to read such story without a box of tissues on my side. I was literally crying. Not the sob-filled crying type, but the silent-falling-tears crying type. Now let me explain the 4-star rating. I wanted more of the sweet moments between Christian, Elizabeth and Lizzie. To me, those little moments here were overshadowed by a lot of grief. I couldn't get enough of them. I couldn't s
Jennifer Kyle
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cry-baby-books

I just LOVE the way A.L. Jackson tells a story. She is truly a gifted writer. No one can write pain, redemption and happiness with the beauty that she does.

This is the third book in the story of Christian and Elizabeth. I was terrified when I saw it listed here on Goodreads. I thought this couple was far off in the sunset with their beautiful daughter Lizzie. Sadly, there was one more tale to tell and this one HURT like hell.

I pretty much guarantee that you will indeed CRY during this read bec
Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*

This is one of my favorite series and even though I didn't love this book as much as the others, doesn't mean that I hated it...

Let me explain: Elizabeth and Christian have been through soooooo much in their relationship and finding their way back to each other.

Now, you wouldn't be reading this review if you haven't read the previous book so you would know what happened.

The love these two share is overwhelming!! When finally they thought they have their chance at their happily ever after- devast
Anna Jackson
2 Frustrating Stars!

I was really looking forward to this book, and to the conclusion of these two beautiful characters. I felt that this book was just all to consuming with no light, and I really didn't feel confident in the outcome of these two until I read the epilogue.

The entire book, they are grieving, they are hurting, they are spiteful at times, angry, selfish, the list could go on and on. Also, at times I had a really hard time dealing with Elizabeth's emotions or rather trying to justif
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“I love you, Christian. Always. There is nothing that could make me stop loving you. Nothing that could make me stop needing you. You are my start and you are my finish, the once who’s going to be there for everything in between.”

If Forever Comes is the final book in the Take This Regret Series by A.L. Jackson series. If you have not read A.L. Jackson’s books before you MUST! They are the most emotional, adult romance novels I have ever read.

I fell
I do like this author and I absolutely loved Pulled and When We Collide. Sad to say I did not like this. I sulked amazon anxiously waiting it's release only to be greatly disappointed. There is only so much you can make characters go through as a author. Personally I think this is unfair. They already had six years about a hard time getting back together only to have another book full of unnecessary drama. You think with everything that happened to them too grown people with a kid would learn to ...more
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
Buddy read with Amanda:) Thanks, friend.

2.5 stars
I feel this is mostly a rewind of book 1.

In book 1, I can sympathize Elizabeth's bitterness. In this book, I don't get her rationality for blaming Christian on the tragic loss.
Almost everything she did in this story made me roll my eyes. All the sweet talk in the storyline did nothing to calm down my temper tantrum toward this heroine.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Anna Banana
Apr 29, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars!

I want to give it 4 stars but I just can't. I liked it but it just didn't capture my attention like the first book. This tends to happen a lot with seuqels to books that didn't really need another book. Don't get me wrong, I was super excited to read more about them and I was one of the many hoping and praying she would write another book but this didn't meet my expectations.

A lot of people loved it, some didn't. I say, give it a chance.
There's going to be a second book!!!!! OH MY

5 Beautiful Forever Stars!

You are my start and you are my finish, the one who's going to be there for everything in between."

This was an achingly beautiful, heart wrenching story. My emotions reading this book were intense. It was painful to read and not without tears in my eyes. But, they made it. Christian, Elizabeth and Lizzie made it. My heart knew they would. The ending was absoltuely beautiful.

If Forever Comes is the final chapter in their story. It has been a long journey for the
Re-Read and loved it even more the second time around.

This is the continuation of Take This Regret as Christian and Elizabeth are trying to move past their breakup and take their next steps to a future together. This is like what happens after the HEA. The first time I read this I liked it but wasn't as drawn into the story as I was Take This Regret. Having reread it (twice) since then, I find myself appreciating their journey a bit more. Plus any book that can make me reread it more than once,
Jacqueline's Reads
Apr 20, 2014 rated it liked it
3 Disappointing Stars

I don’t even know if I want to do a review. This is book 2 of the series and there will be a minor spoiler from the previous book.

So, Elizabeth and Christian are together, yay right? If that was only so…

There were a lot of elements that I did not like. The ending was the first chapter and the whole book was past and present.


It begins with Christian and Elizabeth not together anymore. We don’t know why, but they have been apart for a few months now.

When I read t
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it

Who wouldn't love Christian?! Again Elizabeth drove me nuts, I get it, believe me I really do. Come on though... she was too over the top for me. I was getting so damn bored! Repeatative. Christian is the only one who kept me going.
Kim BookJunkie ~ Editor & Proofreader
When I first began listening to this audiobook, I was confused, wondering if I had forgotten the end of the previous book. I actually had to pull up that audiobook and listen to the last few minutes again to confirm that no, I hadn’t forgotten; the last book DID end with a HEA. This final book starts with tragedy, over a month after book 1.5 ended. Elizabeth continues to be a stubborn pain in the ass, again wasting months away from Christian when they could’ve been enjoying life together. And po ...more
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I can't put in to words how I feel about this book.
It is heart-breakingly beautiful.

I thought I knew what pain & suffering was when I read Take This Regret. But this just tore me apart. I've never felt so sad from reading. I'm still devastated. And it was prefect.

This was me during the entire book.

Tissue after tissue...

The story was just sooooo real. All the emotions were REAL. I don't know how to put in to words how I felt, but I was there. I felt like I was there in those crucial heart bre
This book..
I can't put it into words how I feel about this book.
It is heart-breakingly beautiful.

This is me reading the first chapter ..

At first im totally lost in whats happening cause shits gone crazy .. then while reading chapter after chapter ..

MY GOD I WAS CRYING!! Its too heart breaking. At first they letting us know that the happy couple are falling apart.. as you go on you'll see what is really happening and put it all together.. I feel the pain of the charters.
Apr 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
4.5 stars

Once again Ms. Jackson's writing is a beautiful work of art!

You looking for something to tug at the ole heart strings? Well this is your book!! I feel like I spent about 90% of it wanting to rip out my own heart because I didn't know how much more of the hurt I could take.

There is no good guy vs. bad guy (ok maybe Logan can be considered a bad guy but even he isn't really that bad), it is about a couple who love so hard and then have to deal with loss that rocks them to their very co
Maliyaaah Libro
Sep 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Just unnecessary and dragged out drama and elizabeth annoyed the heck out of me. So selfish and immature! She's a horrible mother too! Ughh! This book just about ruined the series for me.

I also hated having to read from the present then back to the past and then present again and so on, knowing that with each chapter you know something bad is going to happen. I already knew what was going to happen a few chapters in so the chapters leading up to it were just fillers that I skimmed over because
Nov 07, 2013 rated it did not like it
I thought this book would be so much better than the first one but I was so wrong. This book sucked for me. I hated our couple staying apart like in the whole book and they only reunite in the end chapter. The flashbacks or whatever you call when we read about before their break up just didn't feel all that romantic to me and I had so many expectations for this book and it didn't meet any one of them, so am upset for wasting my time reading this shit. Plus, the concept (her miscarriage) was so o ...more
Tara Clegg
Sep 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A.L. Jackson has this incredible ability to rip your heart into shreds and put it back together stronger than before. Christian and Elizabeth have the kind of love you can only dream of; the kind of love that you can feel coming through the pages. I have been a huge fan of theirs from book one and I am going to miss them. If Forever Comes was full of heartbreak, but there was also joy. Above all, it was insanely, intensely romantic and I loved every minute.
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
That's what we were. Both of us. Completely, unbearably lost.

We assumed Christian and Elizabeth got their HEA after Take This Regret. But their challenges were not really over. This one begins with Christian and Elizabeth once again in a bad place.

I'd been so wrapped up in giving her perfection. I hadn't been prepared to hold her up when devastation hit.

The story is told through both Christian and Elizabeth's points of view in present day and flashbacks and we slowly and gradually learn wh
Jackie Lane
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let me preface this by saying that I absolutely love all of the A.L. Jackson books that I have read. This one was no exception.

I gave this book 4 stars, but it really should be more like 4.5 stars and I hate that there are no 1/2 stars to give out.

This series is so emotionally charged and this book was too. I loved how the book changed POVs and went between Past and Present. This book was filled with more angst than the other two books and I really wanted more direct contact and tender moments b
Eme Abarracoso
Aug 17, 2014 rated it really liked it

I am head over heels in love with Christian and Elizabeth after reading Take This Regret so im really excited to read this one! Again beautifully written book! Every words are so strong and compelling it touched my heart and soul. I ship them so hard! But i didn't love this as much i love the first one.
"You are my start and you are my finish, the one who's going to be there for everything in between."

I'm so happy for Christian and Elizabeth to finally overcome all the obst
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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, FIGHT FOR ME, CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART, and FALLING STARS novels. Grab her latest stand-alone, CATCH ME WHEN I FALL, free with

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