Thursday, August 21, 2014

Swoon Thursday #104 ~ The Trouble with Goodbye by Sarra Cannon

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Here's how it works. From the book you're currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOONWhat got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

The Trouble with Goodbye
(Fairhope #1)

Sarra Cannon

First - The Blurb:

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.

Second - The Swoon(s):

Swoon 1

I'm breathless as his lips find mine. At first, there is only softness, an inhaling. Time stands still and I lose all sense of anything but the pressure of his lips and the growing flush of heat in my core.

His fingers tense against my jaw and I lean into him. He exhales, his breath warm against my skin. His tongue teases my bottom lip and I open slightly, letting him taste me. Tasting him back.

Swoon 2

"Then we'll take it slow," he says. "I'm going to listen to you and if you need to stop or slow down, or of you're just not ready yet, I'm okay with that. I'll never judge you, Leigh Anne. You don't ever have to worry about what I think of you or how I feel about you, because right now and for the rest of my life, I am going to love you with all that I am."
... Knox

I picked up The Trouble with Goodbye from amazon quite a few months ago not sure when I would get around to reading it. As you can see, it finally made it's way to the top of my TBR pile and all I can say is... why the heck did I wait so long.

It's an amazing story and touches on some very real issues. I loved the chemistry between Leigh Anne and Knox. They have both been through some very difficult times and deserve to have a HEA.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

Pick it up! It's Free on Amazon.

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!


  1. Breathless... softness... pressure, love it! This is such a sweet and slow-burning swoon :D Love it, Marilyn!

    Check out my swoon post!

  2. Another fabulous swoon, Marilyn! And I'm glad it was another fabulous read for you! I picked up this one earlier this year but haven't read it yet. It needs to be soon with swoon like that! ;)

  3. Ohhhh such awesome swoons! I've never heard of this book, but I am deff curious now!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  4. Oh wow! Thank you for picking up this book and mentioning it here! I'm so happy you enjoyed it.

  5. Great swoons! I love it when you grab a book and it blows you away like that! Glad you loved it!!

  6. Oh my goodness what a sweet and swoon worthy guy! Loving it! That was awesome!!