Book Review Wednesday: She Regrets Nothing

This book isn't set to release for another few weeks but I had to figure out a way to get my hands on it. It's all over my Instagram feed and the cover is just enthralling, as well as the title.

I did some research and stumbled across a website that I used to use and completely forgot about; Net Galley is a way to request books before they're released, directly from the publishers. All you do is fill in your info and you're all set. I don't think you need to be a blogger/reviewer to use it but it definitely does help if you have a place you can review the books you request.

The catch is you need to have a Kindle account (whether on a tablet or actual Kindle) to download and read the books. I don't have Kindle but I do have an iPad so I just downloaded the app and voila, I was ready to read.

She Regrets Nothing was the first book I searched for and was so happy when I was accepted to read it. (The publishers can accept or decline you based on your profile.)



I finished this book within a few days because it was a very easy read but also very interesting.

Here is the publisher's summary:

When Laila Lawrence becomes an orphan at twenty-three, the sudden loss unexpectedly introduces her to three glamorous cousins from New York who show up unannounced at her mother’s funeral. The three siblings are scions of the wealthy family from which Laila’s father had been estranged long before his own untimely demise ten years before.

Two years later, Laila has left behind her quiet life in Grosse Point, Michigan to move to New York City, landing her smack in the middle of her cousins’ decadent world. As the truth about why Laila’s parents became estranged from the family patriarch becomes clear, Laila grows ever more resolved to claim what’s rightfully hers. Caught between longing for the love of her family and her relentless pursuit of the lifestyle she feels she was unfairly denied, Laila finds herself reawakening a long dead family scandal—not to mention setting off several new ones—as she becomes further enmeshed in the lives and love affairs of her cousins. But will Laila ever, truly, belong in their world? Sly and sexy, She Regrets Nothing is a sharply observed and utterly seductive tale about family, fortune, and fate—and the dark side of wealth.


Some critics have compared this to The Nest, which I read and hated yet I do understand the comparison. This book heavily deals with family drama and uncovered secrets, as well as how a small town girl deals with a huge life change.

Let me say this, Laila becomes more unlikable throughout the entire book, but most of the characters are unlikeable. I wasn't really rooting for anyone to come out the star on the other side. However, the book was very, very enjoyable. I was invested in the storylines and characters unlike any book before.

It was a little far fetching in terms of plot, at times, especially when Laila is whisked away to a private island (spoiler without being a real spoiler) and the turn of events that happens there. I kind of rolled my eyes at it because it was very unbelievable.

I expected this book to be really good with the way people are going on about it but I don't think I expected to be really surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

What I was wasn't expecting was the plot twists and mystery of it all; there are a few huge happenings that occur toward the end of the book that make it very, very interesting and just shocked me to my core. It was wild and intense.

Another thing I really liked about the book was how you weren't given every single detail. It wasn't overfilled with frivolous details. When the 'big' storylines happened, you kind of had to think about it and read between the lines to figure out what the author was trying to get across. Because of that, I felt like the book was really well written.

The ending of the book was perfect too, the ending thought was inspirational at best. 

I HIGHLY recommend this book. The release date is February 6th so make sure to stalk Barnes & Noble and Amazon for it!

xoxo
B

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