Review: Unclaimed Regrets by Stacy M. Wray
I’m in limbo. If you look close, you’ll see that I’m basically going through the motions. If you look even closer, you’ll see that I’m empty and frustrated as hell with my life.
And then it arrives. That four by six card that tells me ten years have gone by when I wasn’t paying attention. I’m paying attention now.
Pulling my dusty box of memories from the closet shelf, my index finger slowly sifts through the keepsakes that represent the aura of Trey Masterson. The boy who moved from Missouri to Vermont and swept me off my feet the first day of our sophomore year. The boy who I never thought I’d have a chance with but he only had eyes for me. The boy I fell in love with and never stopped.
When we see each other again at our high school reunion, every feeling I ever had for him bleeds from my heart and leaks into every cell of my existence, and I finally feel like I can breathe for the first time in years. I don’t quite get the same reaction from him. In fact, his reaction is downright…cold?
Never knowing the reason of our undoing after I went away to college, I just want some closure. But we can’t seem to carry on a conversation without sparking a slew of emotions – each word igniting all the hurt that’s been buried for ten years.
During the week of our stay in our small town in Vermont, we keep crossing paths but jealousy, bitterness and tragedy threaten to hinder any hopes of possibly rekindling the passion we once shared.
This is a love story that is told through Adelyn Winters’ and Trey Masterson’s POV and reflects the time they met in high school to the present day.
*Book Received in Exchange for Honest Opinion/Review*
*Review Contains Spoilers*
I honestly don’t know where to start this review because there was really nothing I liked about this book. This book was a huge second-chance flop. So let me tell you why exactly this book fell flat for me. Adelyn Winters can’t get over her first love, Trey. Yet it was her choice to leave town, it was her choice to marry a man she wasn’t truly in love with, and it was her choice to never return until her 10 year class reunion. In my mind, she was such a weak and flimsy character that I felt absolutely no connection to.
Then there is Trey who turns out to be a bitter, indecisive *ss-hole. Apparently in this fictional world no one changes in the past 10 years, everyone remains exactly the same and feels exactly the same. Amanda, a snobby girl out to steal Trey away from Adelyn in high school…10 years later she still wants Trey. So you spend a decent portion of the book annoyed and hating Amanda because her relationship with Trey is the most random thing ever. There is simply no reason for them to even talk other than “Trey is a nice guy”.
So the story drags on and Trey has secrets and regrets and Adelyn has secrets and regrets like the bomb that she is married but no worries her husband is in a coma and she still loves Trey even though they haven’t talked in 10 years. I just can’t even. This story was just a no for me. It was just that bad, the feelings, the progression, I have never felt so disconnected from characters.
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