My Only Regret
Love is Love #2
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Genre: MMRomance #SecondChanceRomance
POV: First-person dual perspectives
My Rating: 4.5
Publication: February 11th 2021
Read: February 6th 2021 *Review copy provided by Give Me Books PR
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He’s the one that got away. But, Banks Weston is more than just the man who got away. I let him go. He’d been ready to share with the world his true self, living life openly. He’s loud and proud. It’s all the many things I’m not. It took me a while, but I did it—everyone knows I’m gay. I want him back. My betrayal broke his heart. No—I obliterated it. But somehow, our paths cross again, and we have a reason to come together and pretend we’re something we’re not. Though in my heart, I’ll always hope for the second chance I don’t deserve.
I both hate him and love him all at the same time. His arrogant smirk, the way he rakes his hands through his hair when he’s nervous, and how he lightens any situation with his humor—are just a few things I miss about Dallas Phillips. I won’t let him suck me in again by his charming nature. My guard is up. I’m standing firm. That is until we find a reason to be together. We’ll have to fake it, showing the whole world that we’re a couple. Then again, it won’t be hard because my heart has never stopped loving him.
Incredibly written, heartfelt story of love, loyalty, and forgiveness. Although, to my frustration, the forgiveness didn’t come for a long time.
My Only Regret by Leigh Lennon is my first book by her. While there were a couple of aspects of this book that frustrated me, this author’s writing talent had me engaged from the very first pages and I hated that I had to put this book down several times due to the domestic responsibilities in my life. Otherwise, I could have easily devoured this book in one sitting. If I could only give you only one bit of advice, it would be to find a quiet place where you could read uninterrupted. This book was really engaging.
From the blurb, you know that Dallas left Banks. And that is all I can say because that situation is very complicated. Was I angry with Dallas for his behavior? Oh, yes, definitely because there were other ways to handle the situation. Unfortunately, Dallas made a very poor choice and paid the price. He paid that price throughout most of the book, too, which did not make me happy. I thought that bit of the story was overdone and monotonous; I came to that conclusion by the last chapters.
Banks was destroyed after Dallas left him. And I was team Banks for the first part of the book. However, I felt Banks took stubbornness to a whole new level. I also felt he was selfish at times, too. By then I was team Dallas. Again, I won’t give you details but other than these two small issues I had with the story, My Only Regret was a great book.
This book touches on more than one topic. Aside from supporting the LGBTQ+ community, Dallas and Banks are helping two children. These two children and their state in life broke Dallas and Banks’ hearts as well as mine. And here is where the story becomes even more complex and intense. This book was so much more than a romance. In addition to angst, there are serious elements and a dangerous situation that will keep you turning pages.
I’m truly sorry if my review is vague but I don’t want to spoil any of this incredible story for you. I am very happy to have discovered this author. I am planning to go back and read book one in this interconnected series and am looking forward to book three as well. My Only Regret is one of my favorite reads of 2021 thus far. Definitely in my top five despite my minor complaints.
This is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂
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