Book Review

Book Review – Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing: A Novel

I found Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing: A Novel on an online book club, Spivey’s Book Club.  They have great Instagram takeovers from various authors, and the creator Ashley Spivey is usually pretty spot of with great books.

Now whey I made the decision to read one book a month for the remainder of the year, I was excited and eager. My kids clearly didn’t get the memo and it was far more difficult making it through my second book than my first.

But let’s get to it!

Cleo McDougal is a born politician. From congresswoman to senator, the magnetic, ambitious single mother now has her eye on the White House—always looking forward, never back. Until an estranged childhood friend shreds her in an op-ed hit piece gone viral.
With seven words—“Cleo McDougal is not a good person”—the presidential hopeful has gone from in control to damage control, and not just in Washington but in life.
Enter Cleo’s “regrets list” of 233 and counting. Her chief of staff has a brilliant idea: pick the top ten, make amends during a media blitz, and repair her reputation. But there are regrets, and there are regrets: like her broken relationship with her sister, her affair with a law school professor…and the regret too big to even say out loud.
But with risk comes reward, and as Cleo makes both peace and amends with her past, she becomes more empowered than ever to tackle her career, confront the hypocrites out to destroy her, and open her heart to what matters most—one regret at a time.

Let me start first off by saying how smart this book was! As I mentioned above, it definitely took me longer to get through, but I think part of that was because of how well written it was. I really wanted to take in the information.

The main character Cleo certainly didn’t start out too likable, but there were parts of her I found relatable. She does have a career in politics and being Canadian I wasn’t sure if I was going to be down. It really didn’t hinder the story and although you got a vibe of where the author stands politically, it really wasn’t a book designed to sway you.

I really love that this is a book following a strong women with vision and determination. She is unaplolgetically herself and when faced with really reflecting on life can see those flaws and be person enough to tackle them.

This book really is a feminist story, but also the uplifting one that was needed in the somewhat dark times we have been faced with as of late.

I once again used my Kindle Unlimited subscription to read this book free on my kindle, although I love the feel of a traditional book in my hands it’s just so much easier on a tablet.

If you have read Cleo McDougall Regrets Nothing: A Novel let me know what your thoughts were! Also, any tips for future books? Drop them in the comments!

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