Tuesday, June 04, 2013

BLOG STOP & GIVEAWAY: The Trouble With Goodbye by Sarra Cannon

Title: The Trouble With Goodbye
Author: Sarra Cannon
Publication Date: May 21st 2013
Publisher: Dead River Books

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.

My Review

This book was about secrets and facing them, instead of turning away because it will still be buried inside you. Sarra did an awesome job creating up the story of Leigh Anne and her secrets. 

We get introduced to Leigh Anne, she is witty, a pretty normal college girl. She'd just came back from Boston for the summer. She has problems with her family, especially her mum. I felt that her family really pushes her so far that she's scared to push back. Leigh Anne was really likeable, I could relate to her in some ways. Like the fact that she has such a load in her, she needs help and support from her family, but they're not giving it to her. Instead, they're pushing her much further away, making her do and be someone she doesn't want to be. I could totally relate to Leigh Anne in so many ways.

Of course, everyone wants to know about the love interest, Knox Warner (hehe). He's not the bad-boy we all normally read, he's the boy that is known as the 'freak' in town, he was rumoured to have been in jail for doing drugs AND assaulting someone physically. But really, he's the exact opposite. Knox is charming, he's HOT, and he understand Leigh Anne. He's not the impatient type, he listens and give Leigh Anne time. And I found that very admirable because not many men can pull of being patient, sometimes, their rope just snap and they just become really impatient, but Knox wasn't like that.

I love how Sarra builds up the characters in here. The characters were understandable (good way and bad way), I understood every characters. Even though some were just completely and utterly selfish, I understood their motions and emotions. Like Leigh Anne's mum, she cares about nothing but herself and her reputation. She doesn't understand what her only daughter needed and wanted, she just hoped that her daughter would be silent about everything and just follow the rules. 

This was why I love Sarra's writing so much, I could see the characters from the description that she created, I could feel the emotions that the characters felt through her words. It was just all so real.
I love this book, it was such an awesome read and I could not stay away from the computer screen (I think I might need glasses.....shh!).


About The Author

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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