Regret Me Not

Regret Me Not

by Amy Lane

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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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158831560
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 12/04/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,099,948
File size: 310 KB

About the Author

Amy Lane is a mother of two grown kids, two half-grown kids, two small dogs, and half-a-clowder of cats. A compulsive knitter who writes because she can’t silence the voices in her head, she adores fur-babies, knitting socks, and hawt menz, and she dislikes moths, cat boxes, and knuckleheaded macspazzmatrons. She is rarely found cooking, cleaning, or doing domestic chores, but she has been known to knit up an emergency hat/blanket/pair of socks for any occasion whatsoever or sometimes for no reason at all. Her award-winning writing has three flavors: twisty-purple alternative universe, angsty-orange contemporary, and sunshine-yellow happy. By necessity, she has learned to type like the wind. She’s been married for twenty-five-plus years to her beloved Mate and still believes in Twu Wuv, with a capital Twu and a capital Wuv, and she doesn’t see any reason at all for that to change.

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Regret Me Not 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
amatate More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars- I thoroughly enjoyed this holiday novella by Miss Lane. The opening scenes with Pierce struggling to adjust following a severe vehicle accident immediately caught my attention. I was further intrigued when Hal pushed himself into Pierce’s physical recovery. I like stories where characters face a crossroads and Regret Me Not promised to be just that. There was a considerable amount of depth to both characters and I enjoyed getting to know them and watching both grow over the course of the book. Those positives aside, my favorite aspect of this book was the characters’ palpable chemistry. It wasn’t simply a physical attraction that morphed into more, but a true emotional connection that came through to the reader. I love seeing the feelings develop on page, and that’s precisely what Regret Me Not offered. I highlighted up a storm, enjoying the sweet and insightful sentiments as Hal and Pierce tried to make sense of their feelings while deciding on their own future plans. Not only does this couple have to contend with an expiration date on their time together, but there’s also an age gap which added an extra layer to their relationship and fueled insecurities. Although I really loved this book, the only thing that kept Regret Me Not from earning that fifth star was the second half’s pacing. The tempo drug a little as the Hal and Pierce skirted talking about their feelings. Additionally, the couple’s originally cute metaphors for each other being “a unicorn” started to feel overused. That combined with the avoidance of discussing the future made it feel a little like we were spinning our wheels for a while. However, the ending picked back up and I really liked the resolution. Regret Me Not is a heartwarming holiday novella that included plenty of sweet moments, fun dialogue, and great characters, leaving me incredibly happy. Following the epilogue, Miss Lane promises more adventures with these two will play out on her blog. Frankly, I can’t wait. *Reviewed for Alpha Book Club*