Now and then, I would come across a story, which tugs at heart, and bring little tears to my eyes. (No ugly crying) Now this is not an easy feat, few books have ever elicited that feeling. When a book leaves me feeling as if I was on an emotional roller coaster, I know I have found a winner. No Regrets by Aimee Noalane was one of those books.
No Regrets is a story about friendship, love and heartbreak. This story will gut you and leave you raw. The character’s emotions leapt off the pages, pulling me in and allowing me to connect every facet of their lives. What I loved most about this story is that it demonstrated the emotions of the protagonists. I experienced everything they both went through. The story was honest, poignant and raw. It delivered a powerful message about love, loss and friendship.
I loved the characters. Oliver and Abbygail have been best friends since they were both eight years old. I got a glimpse into this part of their lives, which paved the way to a better understanding of the depth of their friendship. Their actions were what one would expect from the typical teenager. Sometimes I wished I could knock some sense into them. Of the two, I found Oliver to be the least mature. I understood he had a lot dealing with, but instead of relying on his best friend, he pushed her away. Then there were the moments where he toyed with her feelings, which was unacceptable. One moment he made her feel that all would be well and the next he treats her with indifference.
For someone who struggles with abandonment issues, Abbygail proved to be a strong character. Never did she think to give up on her friendship with Oliver even though she would be justified if she did. She believed their friendship was worth saving and was determined to keep fanning the dying flames, with the hope it would revive.
I should warn you, the story ended on a cliff-hanger, but rest assured the remaining books are currently available. Therefore, there is no need for a long wait before jumping into the next installment. I cannot wait to see the outcome Oliver and Abbygails’ journey into adulthood.
I have no regret reading this story. I found the writing enjoyable; the story engaging and the characters relatable.