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Surviving Regret

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One devastating night leaves friendships and relationships irrevocably changed.

Landon Hayes, an all-star wide receiver, is spiraling out of control after one shattering night that altered everything for him. He has one shining star left in his life but he knows he doesn’t deserve it.

Macy Thomas, a college sweetheart trying to find her way, is holding on to the boy who stol
Published August 25th 2016
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Aug 26, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, disgusting-hero
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TITLE: Surviving Regret
AUTHOR: Megan Smith
RELEASE DATE: August 25th, 2016


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SURVIVING REGRET: This is spoken in 'Dual Perspectives' Macy and Landon.

This kicks starts us off in the year 2010, December, told in Macy's words.

This story mainly focuses on 'Bad Boy' Landon Hayes, an all-star wide receiver and his long term girlfriend Macy
Elise Spencer
Not a review of the book, just a reminder to myself that this book has a cheating hero. Do not read this.
Sep 01, 2016 rated it did not like it
I do not like to leave a bad rating without saying why so here goes.

I am a firm believer in the old saying, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me". Apparently the characters in this book have never heard of that and heard that kicking a dog when it's down, over and over and over again is a great thing to do. Why do authors think readers enjoy weak, doormat heroines? Why??????

In all fairness this is a very young adult book and I only read it because I was intrigued about what t
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cheating
I think I understand where the author was trying to go with this one, but it just didn't work IMO. Just made the heroine look weak..
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Brina (5171MilesBooks)
1 Star

DNF at 57% (I can't believe I even got this far!)


I haven't read a bad book in a while, so I guess it was long overdue.
This book was so not what I expected. It was simply a non-stop pity and drug fest. Seriously! It really really annoyed me! And all those sexy scenes... Meeehhhh... Too early and too many.
And again all this self-pity from the main male character... Ugh! (view spoiler)
Lisa Gerkey
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Just like the title says, this book is about surviving. This is a coming of age story that begins with a group who are having the times of their lives as seniors in high school. Choices are made one night that leads to years of regret for this group of friends. Friendships are tested. Relationships are destroyed.
I have read all of Megan’s books. From time to time, I go back and binge read The Love series. She isn’t afraid to take you on an emotional rollercoaster. This time she does it with a f
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One moment can change your entire life..
This story reads like a journal.. Very real, very emotional. It hits you right between your heart and soul and doesn't let go, even after the last page is turned. I believe that this book was written as a reality check. Every action that we do, every decision that we make, has repercussions.. We are in charge of our destiny. We can right things, to help us get past what it is that we need to, to help ensure ourselves happiness. Yes, this book will effect
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Such an emotional read. And by emotional I mean I was all over the place. My own emotions ran wild. I was happy, worried, mad, anxious, disgusted, giddy, and sad. So many emotions thrown into a book. All of the characters were great. I so wanted to punch Landon and even Madison and then I was angry at Macy for grudging Madison and still talking to Landon. That really blew me away but some people to forgive more freely I suppose. The one thing I didn't like is it was kinda short. I wanted to know ...more
Alecia ~☆~The Staircase Reader~☆~
**I received a copy of surviving Regret from the author through Sassy Savvy Fabulous PR in exchange for an honest review**

Surviving Regret is a story about how one bad decision can multiply into a web of regret, lies, and betrayal. A once unbreakable bond between six friends is shattered when a tragic accident takes place and a life is lost.

Landon Hayes is living his life in a haze and has been since the fateful night caused by bad decisions that in the long run led to his best friends death. Dr
LaVonda Hopkins
Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In a blink of an eye everything in Landon and Macy's life changes. This story is well written and filled with some angst. It is a well thought out story that will break your heart and tear at your heartstrings. Guilt can destroy people and lead them onto a rocky path that only hurts the people around you and yourself even more. Landon feels so much guilt he doesn't know how to survive with the regret of his actions. Macy just loves Landon and clings onto whatever part of Landon she can just so s ...more
Christina Rhoads
Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When I first saw the synopsis of this book I knew it was one I absolutely HAD to read. The first few chapters drew me in, even as I had a sense of foreboding, and shattered me, making me feel everything Landon and Macy, the main characters, were feeling. I had things I needed to do that day but I knew almost instantly that it was not going to happen. I ended up finishing this wonderful book within hours. If I was trying to sort laundry I had my kindle in hand. Dishes? Kindle app open on my phone ...more
Christine Frieseke-Miller
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing read. This book had me aching for every character in it. Landon and Macy are high school sweethearts. They are best friends with 2 other couples. The three are football stars headed towards greatness until an accident changes the course of these 6 lives. This book was an emotional rollercoaster. I hurt for what all of the characters were experiencing. The author does such a great job of developing the characters and making the reader feel all of the emotions. This is a book about ...more
Shelley Youngblood
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Megan Smith has once again taken me through a whirlwind of emotions with her latest release, Surviving Regret. She has an amazing ability to develop characters in such a way that you can't help but connect to from the start. I found myself devouring this book to find out what would happen next. There were times I laughed, cried and even had to just walk away from the story (though for only a few minutes because I had to know what would happen next).

This book is not your typical romance. It is a
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Megan definitely takes us on an emotional roller coaster in Surviving Regret. Macy and Landon are madly in love until one night their lives change for the worst. The couple must overcome the decisions they made, and come to terms with the accident that sent them spiraling out of control.

I first read this as Forever Dark, but it was made even better with all the new content. Highly recommend.
Nicole Reads
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
God. I'm on a roll now by reading excellent stories.

This book gave me all the feels. I cried and laughed like I was in the story. I fell in love with every character. Each of them were unique and special in their own way.

As I started reading this book, I knew that  it was not going to be pretty. Pretty like it was all rainbows and unicorns. As I kept turning pages my heart broke apart piece by piece.  But I don't regret reading this book. I could never regret it. Not when the story is SO good. I
Aug 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
I went into Surviving Regret blind as I had not read it when it was Forever Light. This is a story of love, loss, regret, guilt, and finding yourself. Once you experience something tragic you have to figure out how you want to deal with it.

When playing the game and you're down by a touchdown, how do you deal with the outcome when the buzzer rings? Your choices effect everyone around you and deciding how to deal with them is the key. Some choices aren't the best but realizing better things are ou
Diane plourde
Aug 21, 2016 rated it really liked it

I've enjoyed quite a few stories written by Megan Smith in the past. Surviving Regret is no different. This is a 4 star heartfelt story that consumed me.

This is the story about a group of high school friends that their lives were changed forever in one disastrous night. Now fast forward 3 years, they are in college now but some of the friends in the group can't seem to get past that night. The story is mostly centered around Macy and Landon. In order for Landon to deal with the PTSD of that n
Theresa Alberts
Surviving Regret by Megan Smith has a powerful message that will bring the reader to tears but also make them smile at the strides that these characters take following the tragedy that they face. This story takes the reader through a year in the lives of 5 high-school friends and how each of their lives is different from what they expected due to a horrible tragedy at the end of their senior year. The reader is faced with how each character struggles with the part that they believe they played i ...more
Ashley Dunham
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Surviving Regret . I love Macy and Landon story it blew me away.
I love that Macy and Landon love each other even though there relationship is fragile .
Surviving Regret is about friendship  lost grieving and regrets lovers family and trying to find a way to survive. I love that Macy stuck by Landon while he was grieving and doing things that he shouldn't be doing and  trying to push everyone he loved away. I liked that Landon new what he was doing to Macy and his friends and
Emily Goodman
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Megan Smith grabs your attention and pulls at your heartstrings with Surviving Regret. Whether it be friendship between friends, lovers, or family, Smith tells us the story of friendship that has long since lost its way. Its a story of survival, of guilt, of unconditional love and even forgiveness.

From the moment I met Macy and Landon in Surviving Regret, I was intrigued by their relationship. Strong yet fragile, beautiful Macy and tortured soul Landon were terrible for each other, yet meant fo
Allie Book It Blog
Aug 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
You hear your life can change in a blink of an eye all the time for these group of tight knitted friends it did. One tragic night derailed their futures. Landon and Macy were full of life and love, but when the loss they suffered was to much to handle; Landon can't go back to his old self. Leaving behind the all American, life loving football star and transforming into a shell of a man coping in all the wrong ways. Macy and Landon's story is emotional, raw, and consuming!
Cocktails and Books
I love an angsty new adult read, but I need the heroine to have some inner strength to stand up to the hero who often is an ass. Surviving Regret could have been one of those reads, but the only inner strength this heroine had was to stand up to being repeatedly walked all over.

Full review to come.
Chasing Away Reality
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Readers Copy of this book.

First I want to say that the author is a talented writer and story teller. She had the perfect set up introductory chapter. I could feel the playfulness and joy among all of the characters, but I also had this horrible sense of foreboding from the start. It was so strong that my stomach was in knots, and I was feeling a little ill. I think it was in the way that Macy described her relationship with Landon, her sister, and her f
Jennifer Pierson
Aug 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
High School sweethearts Macy Thomas, and Landon Hayes had their future all planned out, including going to the same college together, with all their friends. One devastating night, in their Senior year, rips all of their lives apart. Landon is an all-star wide receiver, whose life started to spiral down quickly after that night. He fractures all of their lives further, when he makes a very bad decision at prom. Now Macy, Madison, Cash, and he are at college together, trying to find their way. Ma ...more
Sarah Dale
Aug 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Im a fan of Megan Smith's and love all her books, somehow this missed my radar under its original title so I was very excited to get the chance to read this version.

This was written from dual POV from Landon and Macy and it was a complete emotional Rollarcoaster. They are high school sweethearts who's lives change after a tragic accident.

"That one night destroyed our lives forever, and now we're forever in the dark"

Landon and Macy's lives are spiralling out of control song with Madison (Macy's
Tara Peters
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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This is such a beautifully written book. I have loved the entire Love Series by Megan, and this book didn't disappoint. I cried throughout this book
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