Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I Regret Everything: A Love Story; Seth Greenland

Seth Greenland - Europa - 2015


I Regret Everything: A Love Story by Seth Greenland, isn't a sappy story as some readers might expect. It's a beautifully written piece of literary fiction about two individuals who care deeply for one another, but the odds are stacked against them.

Jeremy Best is a 33 year old NYC estates and trusts attorney, a boring job, but one he does well and, for which his efforts will be rewarded as he is on the partner track for the law firm he works for.  He's a pretty lonely guy and his secret passion is writing poetry under the name, Jinx Bell.

Spaulding Simonson 19, is the daughter of one of the managing partners of Jeremy's law firm, Thatcher, Sturgess and Simonson She has spent time in a psych hospital, and her feuding divorced parents just don't seem to have any time for her. She longs to be q writer herself, and she knows Jeremy's Jinx Bell secret.  Initially, she tells Jeremy that at 33, he is already half-dead, but it's soon obvious that there is a mutual attraction, especially after Jeremy learns something that makes him reassess his life.

Without saying too much more about what happens, other than that the odds are against them, this is one of those wonderful surprise reads where the flawed characters just come alive on the pages. There is a lot to love about this story, so if you are the least bit intrigued, do yourself a favor and read this one.

4.5/5 stars
(library)

11 comments:

  1. I'm not sure I would've looked twice at this one but the premise is intriguing and I love the sound of the characters. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This sounds like a great read. Thanks for the interesting review Diane.

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  3. I used to read chick lit and romance and then I quit... for years. But lately I've started to again and am really enjoying them. This sounds like something I would like.

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  4. The write-up for this one caught my eye but it was being circulated when I was having all those eye issues so I declined. I knew it was going to be good.

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  5. Great review, Diane... adding to my wish list!

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  6. Oh dear, I just returned this to the library unread. Will be checking it out again!

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  7. I'm sold! Flawed characters can make for the best love stories.

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