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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
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Published May 21st 2013 by Dead River Books (first published May 19th 2013)
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¿Alguna vez se han preguntado cuantos clichés caben en 24 páginas? Más de los que me imaginaba, aparentemente.

1.- Página 7: Los ojos.
"It's his eyes that capture me.
They are the clearest, brightest blue I've ever seen."


2.- Página 7: El corrientazo.
"An electric jolt flashes through me. My arms break out in goose bumps, and have no idea whether it's from the shock of the accident or the feel of his hand against me. "


3.- Página 9: El pasado oscuro.
"Even now, after a year and a half, I still ca
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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,
Jun 08, 2013 Giselle rated it liked it
The reason behind the 3 stars for this book is due less to dissatisfaction, than to it not standing above the rest. I enjoyed the story, I liked the characters, and the writing was good, I just didn't find it differentiated itself from the countless similar stories I've read in this genre.

Girl comes back from a terrible college semester, girl meets boy, girl and boy are obviously both broken, boy helps girl find her way out of her dark place. It didn't take long for me to put this whole story t
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
3.75 stars.

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 on
Elizabeth (Liz)
3.5 Stars

Sarra Cannon makes a fine debut into the New Adult/Contemporary Romance genre with The Trouble With Goodbye! If you want to be able to sit down and read, in almost one sitting, an easy story with a little bit of meat to it, then this book just might be for you.

Leigh Anne Davis comes home to Fairhope, Georgia, with a very serious trauma still haunting her. She doesn’t fit in with her old friends any longer, and she isn’t sure just who she is after everything that’s happened. She’s runnin
Nov 25, 2014 Leslye rated it it was ok
The problem with this book was that it takes the subject matter of almost every NA book ever, and then does nothing interesting or different with it. I don't usually balk at predictability in this genre because that's part of why you read romance, you know you're going to get a HEA. But there's expected and then there's uninspired, and for me this story fell firmly in the latter camp.

I don't want to be spoilery, but if you've ever read YA or NA then the fact that Leigh Anne has suffered a traum
I just finished this book (literally, moments ago) and now I am just like... Holy Hell.
I honestly didn't realize how much I was going to love this book. Love! I have not loved a book like this since Easy by Tammara Webber. This book completely swept me away. And I don't say that lightly. I don't give out five stars for just anything. This book completely earned each and every one of them.
First, Leigh Anne. God, Leigh Anne is so relatable. I didn't grow up like she did, but that didn't matter,
Raquel Valldeperas
Sep 16, 2013 Raquel Valldeperas rated it it was ok
I have to say, I feel quite disappointed after reading this book.

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Sarra Cannon's Beautiful Demons was the first book I ever read on a kindle, and I remember falling in love with her writing and the story. Each subsequent book was just as captivating, so when I heard she had written an NA novel, I was thrilled.

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Unfortunately, this story was not as captivating. While Sarra Cannon chose to write about a very sensitive and underrated topic, it lacked the emotional punch I can only imagine comes fro
Jul 31, 2013 Joanna rated it really liked it
* I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review*

This was a great book. It was the first book I've ever read from this author and I would definitely read more of her work. I really like her writing style.

The subject matter in the storyline was very deep. I loved how Leigh Anne started out as a fake, "robot" trying to keep her family's reputation in good order and not let anyone see her true, broken self BUT THEN blossomed into a strong person that conquered her fears. I fel
Jun 10, 2013 Debbie rated it it was amazing
A great story that promises nothing but ends up delivering everything. Love story, parental struggles and tragedy. Made me smile, laugh and cry. That’s what I call a five star read.
To say that this book deals with an important topic does not give it the credit it deserves. Many books shy away from talking about everyday issues that we all come across because they want to keep things light and easy to read. Sara Cannon delves right in to sexual assault and the consequences that can come from runn
Cute story. Just nothing memorable, I'll probably forget everything about this book within a few weeks.
Atalia • FMR Book Grind
Sep 06, 2013 Atalia • FMR Book Grind rated it really liked it
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*Received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*

"…we're all somewhat the sum of our experiences, you know? But each individual event can only define us if we let it. If you don't want this to define you, then don't let it." -Jenna

This quote pretty much says it all. We all are the product of many life experiences and events that have both scarred and enlightened us in their own way. Whether they be good or bad experiences, the end result is all on us. We decide how we let it
Jul 24, 2013 Christa rated it it was amazing
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June Luu
Review originally posted on The Page Turners

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
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
Jun 21, 2013 Jillian (NetGalley Addict) rated it really liked it
This book was part of a blog tour I received an ARC copy and based my review on content only.

This book starts out with Leigh Anne coming home after being away for two years, on the way home she runs her car into a tree and Knox drives up and saves her. For the first time in a long time Leigh Anne doesn't cringe away from a man and while this initially intrigues her she puts it out of her mind. Leigh Anne came home to try and get past her bad memories and feel safe again, she didn't count on Knox
May 21, 2013 Mommasaysread rated it it was amazing
By Momma on May 21, 2013

It's no big secret that Sarra Cannon's y/a paranormal romance series Peachville High Demons is one of Momma's Favorites. When Sarra sent me the ARC for review (OK, I may have groveled a bit while asking to review it) I was a little nervous because I've not read a lot from the relatively new genre New Adult, yet I knew that surely I would enjoy the book because it's Sarra's work. Boy did I.

I have had the pleasure of watching Sarra grow as an author f
Jessica T
Oct 27, 2014 Jessica T rated it liked it
It was okay but I didn't love it....... Some parts were kinda dry and draggy
Sep 16, 2015 Anisha rated it it was amazing was so good and cant wait to read the next one
Feb 10, 2016 Cátia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I went to this book without knowing a lot about it and not expecting a lot but I ended up reading it in one sitting and loving it. This book starts two years after Leigh Anne left her hometown after her high-school graduation leaving her family, friends and boyfriend behind. While we don’t learn right in the beginning why she came back it’s pretty easy to understand that something happened with her that left her broken. In her hometown no one sees any difference in her
Molly Wasserberg
May 27, 2014 Molly Wasserberg rated it really liked it
After reading The Trouble With Goodbye by Sarra Cannon, it is clear that her writing illuminates two extremely broken characters, that guide each other away from their troublesome pasts. This ultimately shows that there is hope and justice in overcoming awful memories.
Leigh Anne is a very dynamic character. She comes from a wealthy family, so her parents are always trying to make a name for their family. Cannon introduces Leigh Anne’s past right in the beginning of the book. She is discreet and
Dee/ bookworm
Dec 30, 2015 Dee/ bookworm rated it really liked it
Publisher synopsis: 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 sam
Dec 17, 2014 Tatum rated it really liked it
I recommend this book for most people it is very hard to put down and keeps you wanting to read it. However, if you are someone who does not like books that are easy to guess what’s going to happen next then it’s probably not the book for you. “The Trouble With Goodbye” is a typical young adult book where both the boy and girl are in a hard spot in their lives and they end up finding each other to complete each other. The setting is the perfect setting for this type of book, it’s a small town wh ...more
Carina Elise
Too rushed...

Don't get me wrong: I adore Sarra Cannon's writing style. I mean she's pretty damned good at what she does and her writing was kind of the only reason I stuck and followed this story through.

With that being said, though, this book just didn't do it for me. At all. It had great potential in the beginning, and topic-wise this is such an important story, but for me the plot fell through. It all felt very rushed, it could easily be 100 pages longer in order to allow the readers to conn
Predictable. The heroine annoyed me. Not very deeply written.
Jul 16, 2015 Emily rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, drama
Not usually a fan of books about rape survival... I dont have anything against them but as its about something awful and tramatic its automaticly something I dont want to read as relaxation however... I was somehow in a mood that jelled well with this book. I felt awful for what she went through and could understand her struggle with what choices to make... or keep letting others make the choices... I liked Knox alot... and alls well that ends well. HEA or as H as possible with two people with t ...more
Jul 15, 2013 Lindy rated it really liked it
My Thoughts:

Sarra Cannon has been a favorite author of mine since I began her Peachville Demons Series, when it first came out. I loved it so much that I constantly gushed about it to Ria and Ro, and got them to read it also. Of course, both loved the series, and also became instant Sarra Cannon fans! When I found out about the release of, The Trouble With Goodbye, I knew it was a book that I needed to read, and this story captured my attention, and pulled me in immediately.

This is the story of
May 22, 2013 Vicci rated it it was amazing
"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.."

If that does not reel you in and make you want to read this really wonderful book, I will.

To say I really liked this book would be a lie, I fell madly in love with this book.
I was totally lost in the amazing world Sarra created by page five. I am not going to give away spoilers for this book, It would just take away the beauty
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
This is the first book by Cannon that I have read but I couldn't help it, it seems I am a sucker for the New Adult genre lately and I just can't get enough of it. And while this may have been my first book by her, it won't be my last. I, in fact, own several of her books and now I am wondering why it took me so very long to get to any of them. I really enjoyed this. Her writing style and the characters that she created.

Leigh Anne and Knox were very loveable and very real feeling. Neither were pe
Jul 24, 2013 Kelli rated it liked it
Shelves: read-to-review, meh
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review

Leigh Anne left her small town life for the big city. After she graduated she made the bold decision to pack up and head to Boston for college. She had finally made a decision against her parents grandiose plans they had for her life. She was finally happy. Finally free

Due to a series of unfortunate events, she unwilling drives back to the town she hadn't stepped foot in since she left after graduation. Leigh Anne is broken inside,but we
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“I realized it was all a lie. This life I was living was a pretty picture on the outside, but it wasn't real. On the inside, it was hollow and meaningless and I realized that's not who I wanted to be for the rest of my life.” 1 likes
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