AUDIOBOOK + BOOK REVIEW: Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing by Allison Winn Scotch @aswinn @justjuliawhelan @AmazonPub #CleoMcDougalRegretsNothing

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing + Brilliance Audio

Release Date: August 01, 2020

Genre: Women’s Fiction / Contemporary

Goodreads Blurb

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.

My Thoughts

After reading Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing I am wondering why it took me so long to read a book by Allison Winn Scotch! This book was insightful, funny, and even a bit emotional. I really loved the writing style, and the audio for this one was bomb since Julia Whelan narrates it. It gave me serious Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win vibes thanks to the political aspect, and I thought the writing was rather similar as well. Cleo was such a fun character and I absolutely loved her. She was strong and although flawed, a very realistic character.

Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing, while funny, is not a light read. It hits on a lot of important topics and was also very contemporary with its look at social media and current trends. I thought the plot was more complex than I was expecting, and I really enjoyed listening to it. While heavy on politics, it also goes fairly deep into Cleo’s life, and I enjoyed how the author tied her past into her present. This book hit me in some unexpected ways, and I am definitely looking forward to reading more by this author.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

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