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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Book Review: Regret Me Not by Danielle Sibarium

Regret Me Not by Danielle Sibarium
Genre: New Adult (Contemporary Romance/A Touch Inspirational)
Date Published: June 17, 2014
Publisher: Self

For Mackenzie Green life is full of regrets; regrets from choices she made in the past, regrets for the things she’ll never see in her future. She regrets letting her grades slip while her sister was in rehab, ensuring she’ll never break away from the rumor-run, small town she lives in. She regrets breaking up with her future All American football playing boyfriend, Brayden Turner out of fear of getting hurt. Most of all she regrets every decision she made leading up to the night that changed her life forever. 

It’s only after Brayden cuts her off completely that Mackenzie realizes how much she wants him in her life. 

Can Mackenzie find the courage to learn from her mistakes and move forward or will she spend her days consumed with regrets? Is it too late to convince Brayden she wants him in her life and that she’s in it for the long haul? Most of all, can she accept that sometimes bad things happen no matter how hard you try to protect yourself from them? Can she put it all behind her or will she live an unfulfilled life full of regrets?

Regret Me Not was a beautifully written story by Danielle Sibarium that brings you into the emotional life of Kenzie who's working through her regrets and finding hope. I didn't expect it to be so emotional, but it had me in tears a time or two. As with all of Danielle's books, this one fully kept my attention. I felt invested in these characters. I loved watching their growth through the story.

Kenzie was a character women can relate to. Her fears and insecurities are things a lot of women feel for all sorts of reasons. I've haven't dealt with all of the things she went through. I mostly relate to her fears and insecurities, but I think this could be very helpful and supportive for women who have. Maybe it'll help them see the silver lining in a horrible situation. Everything happens for a reason(even though people hate hearing that at the time). I think one of the big themes through this story was the importance of family and hope. Kenzie is really someone we can all relate to in some way. She was a dynamic character.

Brayden was amazing in this. He was Kenzie's rock. I love how he is so strong on the outside, and you think he's perfect, then you see he has struggles and insecurities of his own.

Jessica was also a character that offered hope. She's only a supporting character, but her role was of big importance.

I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It has a lot to offer the readers!

The ARC of Regret Me Not by Danielle Sibarium was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

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Danielle Sibarium grew up as an only child of divorced parents in Brooklyn, New York. Her imagination was developed at an early age. Surrounded by stuffed animals and imaginary friends, she transported herself into a fantasy world full of magic and wonder. Books were the gateway between her play world and reality. On any given summer afternoon she became Snow White sweeping and cooking for the dwarfs, or Cinderella waiting for the prince.

Danielle always loved dialogue and in elementary school began writing plays and short stories. This is when she began to understand she could not only bring her fantastical world to life for herself, but she could enchant others as well. And so she wrote. She wrote and wrote and wrote.

Sadly the first piece she ever sent out for publication of any sort was a letter to the editor of The Home News Tribune. It was a piece thanking the first responders for their bravery and selflessness on Sept 11th. It was chosen as letter of the week.

In 2007 Danielle collaborated with Charlotte Doreen Small to write songs for her CD More. Danielle wrote the lyrics for Take My Hand, and Goodbye, while Charlotte contributed the melody.
 In October 2011 Danielle’s debut novel For Always was released. She Has since released Heart Waves and the second book in the Heart Waves series, Breaking Waves. 

Danielle graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University with honors, and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children. Check out my interview with Danielle!

To learn more about Danielle Sibarium, visit her website. You can also find her on Twitter.

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