Title: Regret Me Not
Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 4, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 134 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Pierce Atwater used to think he was a knight in shining armor, but then his life fell to crap. Now he has no job, no wife, no life—and is so full of self-pity he can’t even be decent to the one family member he’s still speaking to. He heads for Florida, where he’s got a month to pull his head out of his ass before he ruins his little sister’s Christmas.
Harold Justice Lombard the Fifth is at his own crossroads—he can keep being Hal, massage therapist in training, flamboyant and irrepressible to the bones, or he can let his parents rule his life. Hal takes one look at Pierce and decides they’re fellow unicorns out to make the world a better place. Pierce can’t reject Hal’s overtures of friendship, in spite of his misgivings about being too old and too pissed off to make a good friend.
As they experience everything from existential Looney Tunes to eternal trips to Target, Pierce becomes more dependent on Hal’s optimism to get him through the day. When Hal starts getting him through the nights too, Pierce must look inside for the knight he used to be—before Christmas becomes a doomsday deadline of heartbreak instead of a celebration of love.
Aw, this was such a good read. It is nice having a sweet love story sometimes and even though there were some parts that were serious, the other parts outweighed the serious parts and made it more of a Christmas love story. Sometimes that’s what we all need, a lighthearted read that makes you smile when it is over and you are thinking back on it. Amy Lane definitely did an incredible job on this book.
Pierce is not the nicest man when he meets Hal for the first time. It is not that he is generally a mean person but more that he is bitter because of his injuries that he sustained in a car wreck and the fact that he is in a lot of pain.
Hal meets Pierce and knows from the moment he sees him that he wants to help him. He wants to help with his rehab from his injuries but he also wants to help with his emotional side also, Pierce may be in his thirties but he acts like he is so much older. Hal knows that there is a lighthearted person in there but he just has to find him and help bring him to the surface again.
The more time that Pierce and Hal spend together the more they cannot fight their attraction for each other nor do they want to. The only problem is they know it will be temporary because Pierce will be leaving to head back to Orlando on Christmas Eve.
The question is will this be temporary when it is all said and done or will they make it permanent in the end?
This was really a good book, Amy Lane is a wonderful author and she added humor in with serious subjects to ease the seriousness of it. Definitely a recommended read.
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