Wednesday 5 June 2013

The Trouble with Goodbye Book Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway

Title: The Trouble With Goodbye

Author: Sarra Cannon

Release date: May 2013

Publisher: Dead River Books (self-published)

Age Group:  New Adult

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Description:

One night can change everything…

Two years ago, Leigh Anne Davis shocked everyone in tiny Fairhope, Georgia when she broke up with her wealthy boyfriend to attend an Ivy League university a thousand miles away. At school, she finds a happiness and independence she’s never known.

Until one terrifying night takes it all away from her.

With no place else to go, Leigh Anne heads home to reclaim her old life. A life she worked so hard to escape. On the outside, she seems like the same girl everyone has always known. But deep inside, she’s hiding a terrible secret.

That’s when she meets Knox Warner, a troubled newcomer to Fairhope. His eyes have the same haunted look she sees every day in the mirror, and when she’s near him, the rest of the world fades away. But being with Knox would mean disappointing everyone all over again. If she wants to save what’s left of her old life, she has no choice but to say goodbye to him forever.

Only, the trouble with goodbye is that sometimes it’s about courage and sometimes it’s about fear. And sometimes you’re too broken to know the difference until it’s too late. 

Tour Giveaway:

(5) Print copies of The Trouble with Goodbye - International
(10) eBook copies of The Trouble with Goodbye (mobi and epub) – International
(1) $25 VISA Gift Card – open to countries able to accept VISA Gift Cards

 To see other stops on the tour for reviews, guest posts, and excerpt click here or the tour button below   

About Sarra
Sarra Cannon grew up in a small town in Georgia where she learned that being popular always comes at a price. She is the author of the young adult paranormal Peachville High Demons series, which she first began self-publishing in October of 2010. Since the series began, Sarra has sold over 120,000 copies and recently signed a contract with Sea Lion Books to create a graphic novel adaptation of Beautiful Demons, the first book in the series.
Sarra lives in North Carolina with her amazing husband, her new baby boy, and her teeny tiny Pomeranian, Snickerdoodle.

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Source: eARC for Honest Review

My Review...

I thought this book was a sweet story with a heavy real subject.  

Leigh Anne is forced to come home after a terrible event in her life.  Once she is there she starts to question many things like: who she is, who really know her, who supports her, who loves her for her, etc...  During this time she realizes that she doesn't want to be part of the superficial world but doesn't know how to survive otherwise.

Insert Knox who is another troubled soul.  Together their brokenness draws them to one another and with this they can heal and become whole again. To everyone else they are wrong for one another but to them they are the perfect fit.
"...I'm less broken when I'm with you."
For Leigh Anne to heal she has to make some tough choices. Does she come forward and risk her family, and her love? Or does she keep quiet and save everyone else expect herself?

"Whatever happened to you, I wish I could take it all away."

In this tale it saddens me the lack of support Leigh Anne gets from her family.

There should be only support for someone you love being a survivor of rape. There should be no judgement.  In this story her family is more worried about how this will effect them instead of supporting Leigh Anne. 

"When you're ready to start supporting me instead of judging me, let me know, okay?"

The bottom line is.....No MEANS NO!

It is hard to stick up for yourself when by standing up you are going against the system and by doing this you have to re-play the event over and over again. 

But if she can go through this then hopefully justice can be served,  future victims can be saved or it can allow others to know that they are not alone. For Leigh Anne she made the right decision for her which in turn helped others as well.

Instead, the truth has given me a freedom I never dreamed of. ...
Through thick and thin true love never fails us.  It helps to heal, it helps to feel, it's there to support and to let you know that you are loved no matter what else.  Knox was supportive and loving and didn't let his past define him.  He truly loved Leigh Anne for who she was no matter what. Without this love Leigh Anne might have made different choices.

Great story about a harsh reality, second chances, hope, true friendship, support and love.

4 thumbs up!
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