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Four simple rules when you’re a woman in denial:

1. Don’t stalk your father’s best friend online.
2. Don’t talk to him via Messenger.
3. Definitely don’t go to his house.
4. And whatever you do, don’t tell him you’re still in love.

I’ve never been one for doing what I’m told.

Published February 28, 2018

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Born and raised in Canterbury, New Zealand, Max now resides with her family in beautiful and sunny Queensland, Australia.
ife with two young children can be hectic at times and, although she may not write as often as she would like, Max wouldn’t change a thing.

An avid lover of stories from a young age, she enjoys nothing more than to get lost in the pages while the characters dictate what direction she takes. Her favourite genre to write is young/new adult and the events in her stories may or may not be related to real life experiences (only she will ever know for sure). 

n her down time, Max can be found at her local gym brainstorming through a session with the weights. If not, she’s probably out drooling over one of many classic cars on show that she wishes she owned.

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1,686 reviews107 followers
March 27, 2018
5 stars

What a perfect sequel. I adored Belle and Zeus even more in this book. Again, the writing and storyline flowed beautifully and I loved that it all played out "maturely" lol. I thought for sure this could have gone "wrong" in a lot fo different ways BUT this author truly surprised me!!!!!!!

Belle and Zeus.......loved these two!!!!!! Can't wait to read more by this author:)
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2,005 reviews27 followers
February 18, 2018
A beautiful love story. Regret is the conclusion to the Twisted Hearts Duet and well worth the wait, Max Henry has done an excellent job of bringing Belle and Zeus’s troubled journey to a brilliant ending with heartfelt emotions, desire and joy.

I enjoyed the duet immensely and that’s how it must be read, with Desire, as it’s not a standalone. It’s a duet not to be missed, and I highly recommend it!
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3,458 reviews36 followers
February 28, 2018
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Regret is the second book in Max Henry's Twisted Hearts Duet. You have to read Desire first or you are going to be so lost.

Four simple rules when you're a woman in denial. 1. Don't stalk your father's best friend online. 2. Don't talk to him via Messenger. 3. Definitely don't go to his house. 4. Whatever you do, don not tell him you still love him. I have never been one for doing what I am told.

Regret picks up three years after the ending of Desire. Belle has finished her internship and is heading home along with a new boyfriend. A guy who she really just should be friends with as she is not in love with him. However, they had made plans and she is not one to break the plans. Returning home should be simple though. She doesn't have to run into Zeus. Only she wants too...especially after he unblocks her on Facebook and send her a message. Now I am not going to tell you anymore than this. Just that I love Zeus and Belle together. Their age difference never comes to my mind as I just focused on how in love with each other they are. Fifteen years isn't so bad. I've seen larger age differences. If you have read Desire you know the mess that lead to Belle going to the United States. I swear the end of that book tore my heart out as I am a huge fan of Belle and Zeus. We also get the nasty mom in this book and she is more evil than ever and you find out why she is the way she is.

This duet is absolutely amazing. I devoured it in a day and was sad to have to leave Belle and Zeus. If you don't mind the age difference, want a story filled with passion, a alpha male and his babygirl. I loved this duet so much I know that it will be two books that I will read over and over. Do not miss the Twisted Hearts Duet. Your so so so going to love this book.
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2,351 reviews95 followers
March 18, 2018
Regret is the conclusion of a Belle and Zeus’s story and I can tell you that this book is brilliant. You need to have read Desire before attempting this book. I didn’t think that I could Zeus any more than I did well this book proved me wrong.

Belle is returning home after three years spent in Colorado learning her craft as a tattoo artist, she has everything planned out wanting to start up her own tattoo studio and getting a place to live with her age appropriate boyfriend Damien. Thinking that will make everyone happy even if she isn’t really as happy as she should be and her feelings for Damien are nothing like what she still feels for Zeus. She’s spent the past three years trying to forget her love for him but it’s still as strong as ever and knowing he’s not far from her will she be able to respect her father’s wishes and not go to him.

Since Zeus did what he thought was right and let Belle go he’s been in his own personal hell, his love for her has never diminished and he has become a shell of the man that he once was. Hearing that Belle is back in town he knows that he is going to get her back and nothing and no one will stand in his way this time. Things may have changed but his love has stayed true.

Can these two people prove that age is just a number to all the people that doubt their love and can they achieve the dream of being together. I cannot recommend both these books highly enough and the emotions that the characters inspire will cause me one book hangover that’s for sure.
February 16, 2018
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Coming home after 3 years with mixed emotions has Belle struggling to figure out what she wants to do. She has life goals she wants to accomplish like having her own place to live, her own studio to tattoo out of and happiness. But is it Damien or Zeus the one that can make that all happen?

Zeus has been a shell of a man for the last 3 years ever since he let his dove fly free, what will happened when he finds out she is back home. Will he be able to stay away like John warned him?


I love, love, loved Desire, so imagine my shock when I finished reading Regret and thought that 5 stars ⭐️ was nowhere enough to rate it. I am green with Jealousy over Belle and Zeus relationship. Feeling a little like Cerise 😉. I want no need me a Zeus lol.

Thank you Max for writing another FAN-F**KING-TASTIC book. Zeus and Belle will forever be with me. The heartache, happiness and doubt they had to endure to get their HEA will be a journey I will not be forgetting anytime soon. I know that they ended up with their HEA but do hope that there will be a Novella in the future for us to witness the next step on their journey together.
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35 reviews8 followers
February 26, 2018
No words! I didn't know it was possible to love Zeus more than I already did.

He really does try putting everybody's happiness before his as he feels thats what they all need. Then he has this light-bulb moment.... MY HAPPINESS IS JUST AS IMPORTANT!

Max has drawn every bit of emotion with this one! older man - younger woman! The trials and tribulations they face. But in the end LOVE CONQUERS ALL.
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503 reviews
February 27, 2018
Regret in the conclusion of the Twisted Hearts duet!!
Desire must be read first!!
The conclusion of Zeus and Belle’s story was one of beauty!!!
All the emotions I felt were torn from me!!
Max Henry is absolutely amazing!!!
I laughed, cried, I wanted to freak out, but ultimately I feel in love with Zeus and Belle all over again!!!
A must read!!!
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1,328 reviews10 followers
February 20, 2018
Regret is the conclusion to Belle and Zeus’ forbidden love story.
Three years have past since they’ve seen one another.
But neither time nor distance can diminish what’s in their hearts.
While Belle has finished her three year apprenticeship and has Damien in her life,something is still missing for her.
Zeus has been at a standstill for the past three years.
His life as been on “hold.”
It was amazing to see these two characters grow and own their feelings.
Ms. Henry did an outstanding job showing the development of both characters.
How they come into their own. Not just relationship wise but also personally.
The other cast of characters also go through the same transformation.
The writing is wonderful.
It pulled me right in along with the characters.
It’s sexy but also sad and emotional as well.
Great conclusion to this dynamic duet!
1,557 reviews38 followers
March 3, 2018
2,5 *

J’avais lu le premier opus de ce duo et, j’avais trouvé le déroulement de l’intrigue relativement crédible étant donné le thème de cette romance : une jeune femme tombe amoureuse d’un ami de son père. Nous sommes dans ces histoires interdites autant par la différence d’âge que la proximité des deux héros toute leur vie. Pas facile d’expliquer aux yeux de la société qu’un homme qui a toujours été là depuis votre naissance peut devenir l’homme de votre vie.

Si le premier tome avait été une heureuse surprise, le second est globalement décevant autant par son construction que la faiblesse de l’histoire. cela commence bien pourtant, dans la continuité du premier opus mais l reste est bien moins convaincant.

Rappelons ce qui s’est déroulé. Belle est donc tombée amoureuse de l’ami de son père, Z. Ils ont succombé à leur passion et lorsque le reste de leur famille a découvert ce qui se déroulait, l’affaire a mal tourné. Le père de Belle a très mal pris la situation et est persuadée que sa très jeune fille de dix-huit ans a été séduit par un homme plus âgé et qu’elle n’avait pas tout à fait son libre arbitre. Le tout se déroule dans une ambiance assez trouble. Z était marié et les deux couples, le sien et celui du père de Belle étaient très proches. Il y a eu de nombreux problèmes familiaux et amicaux qui viennent pourrir leurs relations aujourd’hui. C’était complexe, trouble, pas mal vu. Z, conscient que Belle est jeune a accepté de s’éloigner d’elle et elle est partie suivre une formation de tatoueuse loin de chez elle, très loin, puisqu’elle vit en Nouvelle-Zélande et qu’elle part s’installer au Colorado. Elle va y passer trois ans et ce second opus commence à son retour au pays.

Belle a bien changé, revient plus mûre, avec des projets pleins la tête et un copain. Mais elle n’a jamais oublié Z avec qui pourtant elle a coupé tous les ponts. Quant à lui, c’est un homme qui ne s’est jamais remis du départ de la jeune femme et qui a encore du mal à savoir ce qu’il fera de sa vie, sans celle qu’il aime, sans boulot. C’est un solitaire.

Les deux personnages conservent leur côté très attachant. Leur amour réciproque reste très fort et est loin d’avoir disparu. Z est un homme simple, qui essaie de faire ce qu’il faut. Les relations qu’il entretient avec son ex-femme sont inhabituelles et bien vues.

La première partie de ce second opus commence sur des excellents prémices. Les hésitations du couple à tenter un rapprochement ont un côté presque dérisoire tellement ce qu’ils partagent est fort. Et puis, soudain, l’histoire part un peu dans le grand n’importe-quoi. L’auteure ne semble plus avoir rien à dire alors qu’elle a des pistes à explorer comme Belle qui se lance dans le tatouage ou Z qui semble enfin trouver sa voix alors qu’il approche la quarantaine. Il y a aussi des rebondissements que seule la romance semble affectionner. L’histoire finit un peu vite alors, laissant des pistes inexplorées et apportant des solutions ou des explications bien peu convaincantes. C’est dommage. On suit l’auteure jusqu’à la moitié de son livre mais pas vraiment au-delà. Il reste tout de même le souvenir de cette très belle histoire d’amour qui naît dans l’adversité mais qui ne mourra jamais malgré tout.

L’auteure quant à elle, a une écriture bien à elle, une certaine audace dans les thèmes qu’elle aborde. J’attendais vraiment mieux avec ce second opus.

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419 reviews3 followers
March 3, 2018
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review! . . .I literally read this in a day I could not put it down!!! This book is a must have must read!!! Where to begin. . . first not a Damien fan but I'm biased to Zeus 🕊 . . . I went through every realm of emotions in this book . . .laughed, held my breath, wanted to b*t*h slap Clerice. . . was teary eyed and my jaw spent some quality time on the floor . . .
It's obvious the time apart has had an effect on both of them and they have both matured and changed in their relationships with those around them as well as each other some for the best some not so much . . .
"My body vibrates with pent-up energy, the frustration leaking out in hot tears as I slide down in the driver seat and give in. Three years I fooled myself into thinking I was over him. Three years I spent living the lie that he was only ever a passing phase for a foolish teenage girl. But one glimpse, one look at the guy I gave my heart to before I knew what love is, and I’m ruined. For the first time, I fully understand how it felt for him to have me so close and then be forced to watch me leave. I understand what it’s like to let what you love slip away out of fear of hurting others. I understand what it’s like to lose the one thing you want most in the world."
With her dad still being and obstacle and her fighting her heart head and current relationship status . . .
Z also struggles . . .
"Fuck, I lost myself the day she left. Fucking slipped off the straight and narrow road John helped me get on and freefell into oblivion."
Z has many demons he has been battling as well including the continued rift between him and his best friend . . .
While I am not ready for this story to come to an end This is the perfect conclusion in so many ways and it does fill in several blanks as to why the characters are the way they are . . . I feel like the characters have grown to understand themselves as well and its good to see the transformations come written life. . .
This amazing author has again brought these characters to life in the wonderful book . . .I literally read this book in one setting. . . THIS IS A MUST HAVE!!! Be ready!!
PS . . . I would like to thank the author for including Jodie public breast feeding and making it tasteful and seem like no big deal . . . so many people find controversial here in the states
February 18, 2018
Regret picks up three years after the ending we were left with in Desire. Belle's work visa for apprenticeship in Colorado is ending and she is preparing to go back home. Only she isn't going home alone, she has plans to take her boyfriend home with her....

"Do You want this?"
" Do you want what we have to continue when we get home?"

We find that Zeus has not had an easy time after saying goodbye to Belle.... John decides to show up at the garage to let Zeus know that Belle is arriving back home tomorrow.

" Nah I get it mate. Stay the fuck away from your daughter, and if I see her, pretend she's invisible. Understood." Zeus
If I had known that sending Belle overseas to chase her dreams wouldn't have changed a goddamn thing back here, then rest assured I wouldn't have paid for a fucking cent of it.- Zeus

Whether I knew it or not, I ruined what we had the day I drove a fist into his face and picked his daughter's love over him. Nothing I did afterward changed the damage done that day. Nothing.

You're addicted, Z. Addicted and not sorry about it one fucking bit. That's the funny thing with addiction: you only feel guilty about it when you finally face the facts and acknowledge how bad it is for you

I liked the fact that neither of them sat and cried into their cheerios that they couldn't be together, so they wouldn't be with anyone. I can't stand when the main characters spend several years apart and broken up but remain celibate...that is not realistic...at all.

I can't deny that I've grown, that I've matured, but one thing remains the same: I left the best part of me behind when I boarded that plane to Colorado. I left my heart here, in Longdale.

I worked my ass off the past three years, built connections, learnt tricks of the trade and studied how Chris built his franchise, I found my passion, and just like Zeus wanted me to, I found myself.

This was a fantastic conclusion to the Twisted Hearts Duet and I love the way it was all wrapped up.
It was a great read!
110 reviews1 follower
February 28, 2018
Favourite duet of 2018 by far!!!!! The agonising wait for 'Regret' is finally over. ( There was barely a 4 week wait between books, lol). After the gut wrenching ending of 'Desire', Belle is back home after having the work experience of a lifetime and now she is trying to continue her dream. Zeus has been living a stagnant existence since sending his Dove away to live her life. Now she's back, his life has a purpose, he wants his life to have colour and joy, that is all in the form of his Belle. Even though they haven't been together for years and belle has tried to move on, the visceral and tangible connection between Zeus and Belle is too hard to ignore or fight. But even over time, the stigma is still present, the closest people to them want to keep them apart, society says it's wrong, decisions are made with regret and hidden agendas come to light.

This duet right here is why Max Henry continues to be one of my favourite authors. She has delivered a stellar book with relatable characters, a storyline that is treated delicately and equally savagely. The words absorb and consume you with its effortless flow, the slow burning anticipation of finally seeing one another has your heart racing. You know it's a great book when you want to read as quickly as possible, yet savour every detail because you don't want it to end. I love this book, I love Max Henry and I most definitely love Zeus!!!! A must read of 2018!!!!

~~ Reviewed by Lipsmackin Goodbooks ~~

February 18, 2018
Hooray it’s finally here! I’ve only been waiting forever for this release! Ok, so that is a major exaggeration, I’ve only been waiting a few weeks, but it felt like forever. I am in love with the way Max writes her books! They speak to my soul, they pull me in, they hold me captive from start to finish. And the emotions! Oh, the emotions take you over, they make you feel everything the characters feel! Regret is Book 2 in the Twisted Hearts duet. We met Belle and Zeus in Desire, the tale of Forbidden love. They are back with their emotional story, pulling on our heart strings.

I just love Belle and Zeus together. Even though the age difference is there, it’s just a number. They have a deep connection, and hot chemistry that probably lets off sparks when they are together. The connection in palpable through the pages. I love Zeus’s character, he is just so hot! He is just a big dirty talking cranky alpha with a soft side that you can’t help but fall in love with. Cerise is my least favourite character, actually I want to slap her! She should just stop what she is doing and move on. This story had me tearing up at least 4 times while reading! The angst and emotions were so great! I absolutely loved reading this book! And that ending!! That ending is everything. Thank you Max for giving us such a beautiful ending to such a fantastic duet!
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75 reviews
February 28, 2018
I am so happy that I was able to read the second book in this series and let me tell you- A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!! The first book Max Henry wrote, Desire, was good but Regret is amazing! Seriously, I devoured this book in two days. That being said it is a series but I do think that you could possibly read it as a standalone since you will get the idea that Belle is not supposed to be with her dad's best friend, Zeus. I know, I know, dad's best friend? Don't worry because while he is older than Belle, he is also younger than John (Belle's dad). 
Now let me get to the nitty gritty of it- Zeus-ummmm hello- a man down on luck but trying so hard to better himself. The way he loves Belle, ugh, just put butterflies in my stomach! He is such a great book boyfriend ladies. I love him even more in Regret.  It is a forbidden romance that neither one of them are quite sure they want to get tangled up in again. Plus, Belle has been gone for three years in another country. Things have changed but the love they have for each other is so hard to deny! It is as if Max Henry gave her all in this book and it shows. She writes, "It's everything; how our love is viewed and persecuted by those who don't understand it, the struggles we face, the adversity. He is the serpent, and I am the dove". That right there ladies and gentlemen explains what this book is about and it is such a great read!
65 reviews
June 24, 2019
Age gap older man/younger woman romance

The age difference between the leads was perfect, as well as the complicated history between Zeus (awesome name!) and her parents. It may be nit picky, but I never got a real sense of what either of these characters looked like. They rarely described one another in ways that allowed me to fully flesh them out physically. This is a huge problem when you’re trying to imagine the attraction between them. Also, the cover helped but little as Zeus was described as having longish black hair, which the model did not. Also, the cover model looked nowhere near Zeus’s almost 40 years of age. When you go to so much trouble to write characters with a defining age range, as well as other physical characteristics, it baffles me why you’d misrepresent the written character on the cover.

This book was also heavy-handed with several depressing circumstances weighing on Belle, that, at times, threatened to overwhelm the focus on the key romance. It just felt overly dismal throughout 90% of the book, with what little joy the couple managed to scrape out here and there always overshadowed by something horrible. And she never seemed to develop fully as a mature, independent woman. Thank goodness there was a sliver of happiness at the very end. But exhausting to get there.
1,850 reviews48 followers
February 21, 2018
Max Henry continues to smoothly take her readers on the journey of Belle's life with this second book.

Three years has flown by for Belle where she has learnt how to be a tattoo artist in Colorado. The next step is to go back to New Zealand, home to her dad but also where Zeus lives as well. Not easy for anyone.

I enjoyed the little twists and turns in the storyline which really added an element that kept you mulling things over and waiting for the unexpected. This author has a wonderful skill in this area and one reason why I always want her to buy her books.

Terrific character and setting descriptions make the book almost three dimensional. Zeus is such a hunk of a man and a sweetheart to boot, regardless of his supposed bad boy persona. Belle's artistic talent sounds so wonderful I wanted to see the designs for real! 😂 As usual there is an 'evil' character and Cerise plays the part to a tee! I could cheerfully have given her a boot in the behind many times throughout the story!

The love between father and daughter shines brightly as do the relationships of the other characters. Life lessons are shared and explored. This book is a wonderful romance and I highly recommend it, read Desire first though if you haven't done so! 😉
800 reviews
July 8, 2018
So that’s the end. I guess I can be happy with the epilogue. Would I have read even more into their future? OF COURSE. I loved them together. The story progressed very naturally even I feel I wanted them to be together from the second they saw each other when she got back from the states. The book takes place three years later, and Belle I saw returning to New Zealand to begin her life. She planned to bring her current boyfriend Damien it has her but he decided he wanted to travel more then come home with her. This leads to me cheering her on when she dumps that lump of trash.

Of course this leads everyone to cheer on Zeus to get his girl back and honestly seeing him that lost while she was gone made me so sad. I loved his character through and through. The fact that he was fixing up a car, Plymouth Baracuda because he wanted Belle to have her dream car as well as the house being perfect for her was so sweet. He was that ultimate book boyfriend and I loved that he waited for her. The fact that her mother tried to ruin it all made me hate her but I appreciated Josie so much in the book for backing up the couple. Overall fantastic story and I was so happy to see them be able to have a son.
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342 reviews5 followers
March 3, 2018
Yes Yes YES to everything about this book! This picks up 3 years after the events that ended Desire – so I would recommend you read that first to completely follow this one. If you do not, it’s not the end of the world because the author does a great job of bringing the reader up to speed with events. Belle is back home after a 3 year apprenticeship in America. She’s supposedly moved on from Zeus but that first look at him brings it all rushing back. Her father has built his friendship with Zeus back to where it was, but will their relationship crumble if Belle and Zeus attempt a relationship? You’ll have to read to see!

I hate cliff hangers, and Desire left me wanting to know so much more about Belle and Zeus. The author answered all my questions and then some with this book. I must admit that this was 100% worth the wait. This wasn’t an overly long read, or at least it didn’t feel like it because the book just draws you in and gets you hooked. I give this 4.5 stars – and would recommend it to everyone!

**4.5 Stars - I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
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1,056 reviews17 followers
March 2, 2018
Old emotions emerge from the depths: REGRET. 5 stars.

A beautifully written and heartfelt story of forbidden love that made me question, what constitutes forbidden love between two people who live for each other, who’s hearts beat for each other, and, without whom the other is only half of a whole??? I think Max Henry answers it here.

Regret picks up three years after the end of Desire. Belle, with the aid of Zeus, has realised her dreams of being trained as a tattooist under the guidance of a much respected artist in the industry, in Colorado, where she has been living with her boyfriend, Damien, whom she met on the flight over from New Zealand. She’s on her way home now, and starting to realise that the old emotions she’d kept deep down were coming back. “At the forefront: regret.”

I tried to see if from John’s side. I did. As Belle’s father, he was truly only looking out for her, but, Max wrote this love story so beautifully, all I can see is the desperation, and desolation within the hearts of Belle and Zeus individually, each without the other half close to them. I even sympathised with John until he was so blind in his opposition to them that he involved the one person who could ruin it for them entirely.

During those three years, Belle faired better that Zeus did. Perhaps the heart was younger, inexperienced, and most certainly more resilient. She may have appeared to move on, but she knows herself, that upon reflection, she never did.

In Belle’s absence, Zeus hit rock bottom. And he only ever felt regret. He’d had the Sun, and now he lived in darkness without her, his Dove. I loved him. Belle’s father informed him often about her new boyfriend, going so far as to call him a fiance, yet he stayed almost faithful to her. He couldn’t replace her, nor did he want to. He only had one person in his corner; Jodie, ironically his ex-wife, and I thought she turned out to be an amazing character.

We also find out the motivation behind one of the most poisonous mothers I’ve come across for quite some time.

Regret is a perfect ending to the story that began in Desire. 5 must-read stars.
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453 reviews
March 3, 2018
Great Duet!!!

I am seriously loving the writing direction Max is taking of late. She’s a talented writer and just keeps getting better and better.
I was dying to read Regret after Desires ending, I mean I was on the each of my seat with anticipation. Regret didn’t disappoint!
Belle has obviously had a great time doing her apprenticeship in the States, honed her skill and talent and is ready to go home. Damien is for all intents and purposes her boyfriend but you don’t feel any spark with them.
Zeus has been going through the motions of life but not really living, it’s clear to see he’s missed Belle and still loves her.
Belle and Zeus have this undeniable connection and a deep and emotional love. How they managed to stay apart for this long I don’t know....
I lied that they didn’t see or haven any immediate contact when Belle comes home, I liked that it was a slow process and I liked that they both grew up a bit during the time apart. I loved that they both felt so deeply for each other still but it was portrayed in real life.
March 11, 2018
So bittersweet to get the conclusion to this couples story. If you haven't read Desire then I highly recommend you do in order to enjoy this book. This book takes place 3 years after the first one ended and Belle is coming home.

With Belle coming home it rekindles the love she thought she was moving past while away but realizes never left. Not only that but causes Zeus to start spiraling. He tries to stay away but they both need the closure they never had 3 years ago. With that comes more than they ever anticipated. Belle's mom makes life more complicated and her dad isn't about to make things easy as well.

Will the love they had for each other be over or will they realize it is undeniable? Will the possible loss of relationship be worth their love? What answers will they find after all is said and done?

I absolutely loved this book!! I wasn't sure about it when I started Desire but not long into that one I was hooked and couldn't wait to get this one. It was well worth the anticipation and wait and it did not disappoint!!
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272 reviews16 followers
February 23, 2018
I have been waiting rather impatiently for this conclusion to Max Henry's Twisted Hearts Duet and Regret is everything I knew it would be! Whilst you may guess at the conclusion as to where this story will go, the journey is no less sweet, heart breaking, tortured and stunning.

Having spent 3 years overseas realising and honing her career dreams, Belle returns home more mature and driven but no less emotionally adrift than when she departed.
Zeus too, not surprisingly, has not moved on and his resolve upon hearing of Belle's return reaches boiling point setting the stage for an angst filled and explosive reunion.

I've said it before, I love the visceral imagery Max Henry creates around her characters, and this extends to the supporting characters who bring both loving support and vile intervention into their lives as they try to repair what was torn apart.
Cerise, Belle's sorry excuse for a mother, most notably, is such a vindictive and poisonous character, she is so vividly described I could see her spitting her venom so clearly, I was plotting my own retribution on Belle's behalf.

A perfect conclusion for a beautiful story of the innocence of love that spans across generations, this is one I will revisit again. All the feel good stars!
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11k reviews139 followers
February 28, 2018
Regret is the second book in the Twisted Hearts Duet, so you MUST read Desire (Book 1) FIRST! Three years have passed when Belle comes home, and she's trying to figure out what she wants to do. Zeus hasn't been the same man for the past three years, as he's been heartbroken, since he let her go, even though he knew it was the right thing to do. But now that she's home, will he still be able to leave her alone? This story has brought out all of my emotions, as it has been heartbreaking, because the pain of the characters seeped out of my kindle until it literally became my own. Max Henry brilliantly wrote a duet that will forever be tattooed on my heart, and I wasn't sure how she could wrap it up, but somehow she did so in spectacular fashion. And I won't let out a peep how, as I want everyone to experience it for themselves, so I'm keeping this review short. HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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530 reviews13 followers
March 3, 2018
The follow up to Desire, this book picks up as Belle is finishing her apprenticeship in Colorado and preparing to move back home.

At the last minute, her boyfriend Damien decides he’s not coming home straight away, but will continue to travel for another few weeks. So Belle is faced with returning home alone.

It soon becomes clear that although she’s tried to move on emotionally, Zeus is still occupying the main space in her heart. Just as she does in his.

The tension, angst and longing Belle feels is palpable, and so well written. When she first spotted Zeus again in traffic, I felt as though I was in the car with her.

The slow build up to their reunion is torturous and delicious at the same time. All the feelings, thoughts and motives of the main characters is evident on every page.

It’s safe to say I loved this book as much as the first one. Together they make a hell of a story. Five very worthy stars.
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1,238 reviews17 followers
February 19, 2018
What a fantastic conclusions to this fantastic duet, I was left reeling and heartbroken when
Desire ended and I really wasn't sure what direction Regret would head in but rest assured Max Henry didnt disappoint. She repaired my heart and I finished this book with a happy heart.

I was engrossed in this taboo story, that really wasn't taboo in my opinion. It really is a heart and soul love story. I can't explain enough just how beautiful this story is. Amongst the beauty there is complete bitterness and a character that again in this book disgusts me. Cerise is still a heartless excuse for a mother and I again lost my temper with her but also with John, Belle's dad. Belle wasn't a little girl and was indeed old enough to choose who she loves.  Whether it be Zeus or indeed soneone else.

I really recommend and enjoyed this duet. Its not all pretty but like I said its beautiful.
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165 reviews12 followers
February 28, 2018
Max has done it again:

I fell in love with the storyline of This Twisted Heart Duet, let’s not forget the loveable leads Belle & Zeus. I was captivated by their story their battles and their tenacity to fight for each other in Desire. Whilst the road to their relationship was rocky I still hoped they would find their way back to each other.

Regret is the second instalment in the series and I couldn’t wait to see how their story unfolded. Max did a great job in packing emotion throughout this book, and left me on occasion breathless. If you loved Zeus in Book One prepare for that to be elevated throughout Regret, he is Caring, Compassionate and always thinks of himself last, I’m so glad that love wins in the end.

Beautiful, Breathtaking and Packed full of Angst

This Duet is a recommended read specifically if you are into Storylines that deal with Tasteful Age Differences
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834 reviews8 followers
January 20, 2019
Regret picks up 3yrs after then end of Desire. I loved this story so much I read it in one sitting, I needed to see how everything ended. I had so many ups and downs reading this, it is such an addicting read.

Belle is on her way home from the states ready to start her own tattoo shop and is in a new relationship with the guy she met on the plane when she first left.

Zeus is miserable and lonley without Belle, he has pretty much given up on caring and just lives day to day, yet as soon as he finds out Belle is home he starts to come alive again and will do what he has to to get her back.

I have loved reading Zeus and Belle’s story, the ending they got was just perfect. The emotional rollercoaster of their relationship is such an amazing journey, it wasn’t something rushed or forced it was a love that took time, patience and growth.
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694 reviews1 follower
February 19, 2018
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!!! This book was the fabulous conclusion to the heartfelt emotional roller coaster that was the love story of Zeus and Belle. Regret picks up three years after their heart wrenching split... Belle is back from America with renewed purpose and a passion for her art, Zeus the dark, brooding alpha seems stuck in the past, he hasn't been able to let go of what they had and soon comes to realise that when it comes to their love regret has no place and he goes after the one thing that he's always wanted... his dove! OMG this series is so good, Max packs her stories with so much feeling and emotions, each book is better than the last... I can't recommend this author or her books highly enough!
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