Title: Living With Regret
Author: Riann C. Miller
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 7, 2016
Sometimes the simplest choice has the power to change your life.
Ten years ago, I turned a hard decision into a simple one. I allowed others to decide my future . . . then I lost the best thing that ever happened to me. I let go of the girl I loved in exchange for a life I was told I wanted.
Then one day I woke up with no recollection of my reality and instead I believed my life had turned out how I had once dared to imagine. Now everyone is waiting for me to remember the day I ruined my future as I struggle to recall a life without the person I so carelessly tossed away.
Somehow, I was gifted a second chance with the woman I love, and I’m going to fight like hell to keep her.
Your brain has a funny way of convincing you what is real and what is not; even if your heart never lets you forget the truth. After Chase Adams broke my heart, my life moved forward, even though the light I once felt had extinguished. Then I received an unexpected phone call that changed everything.
Every day we make choices, but most of the time they don’t affect the rest of our lives. I wanted to love again. I wanted to trust the gift I was given, but every choice has consequences. Now I have to decide to let go of the past for the sake of my future. . . or risk living with regret.
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Tears streak down my face while I wonder what I should say. I don’t want to think of Chase suffering but I’m not sure I’m strong enough to handle this. Because, hell …I’m being asked to save the man responsible for destroying me. And if I’m not careful, history is liable to repeat itself. Only this time, I know in advance that I’m about to sacrifice more than my heart can handle.
Instead of answering Donna, I turn to Dr. Wallace. “What exactly do you want from me?” I quickly brush away my tears, hoping no one else witnessed them.
“Only what you’re willing to give, Jordan. I’m not up to date on the history you share with Chase, but it’s evident that being here is hard on you.” His voice is filled with compassion.
I was hoping he’d act like an ass like Steve so I’d feel justified in my choice to leave. Instead, he acts concerned about me.
Can I really agree to do this? Can I put my life on hold to help Chase? But the bigger question is: Can I go back to New York with this on my conscience? Go back to living my life wondering and worrying about him even if he isn’t my burden to carry? And that’s the problem …I don’t think I can. Like it or not, I’m involved and from what Dr. Wallace has said, my involvement plays a large role in his recovery.
I square my shoulders and clear my throat. “One week. I’ll stay and help Chase work out his memory, but I have a life back in New York and I’m not willing to put my life on hold indefinitely. One week, that’s all I’m willing to give.”
Donna sags with relief as Dr. Wallace speaks up. “Chase might not be able to appreciate what you’re doing for him at the moment, Ms. Taylor, but when he does, I know he’ll be very grateful.”
God, I hope he’s right. I can’t help wondering how grateful he’s going to be when I get on an airplane next week and disappear from his life.
This was a very unique second chance love story. I am so glad I was intrigued by the synopsis of this book because it was spectacular!
Here’s the gist for you … Jordan and Chase met in High School. They dated. They fell in love. Chase broke that love. Now its a decade later. Chase sustains and injury that wipes out his memory of the past decade. Jordan comes to the rescue.
THAT is the overall synopsis of the plot. But it is soooooo much more #TRUST and as soon as you one-click the book, you’ll find out how 🙂
I absolutely loved the characterization of both Jordan and Chase. Jordan is an amazing person. She is strong and confident and beautiful from the inside out. She didn’t whither away a decade ago when her life was shattered. She pushed past it and used that very shattering to surge her life forward. And forward she went! Chase was equally beautiful and strong in my eyes. Yes, he let outside forces influence him more than he should, but they were powerful influences and Riann C. Miller did an outstanding job of representing those influences.
This was my first experience with Riann C. Miller and I have to say I am impressed. She captivated me with her style and I was fully invested from page one. She wove in secondary characters into the story with meaning. Not to take up space, but to make a difference. She took an over done trope and turned it into something new and unique. I cannot wait to read more and more by her in the future!
Riann has been obsessed with reading romance novels for close to five years. She loves getting to know new people in the book community and has met several people along the way that she considers true friends.
Riann is happily married with two children. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s usually spending time with her family, friends or watching baseball.