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Sweet Southern Sorrow

(Sweet Southern #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  765 ratings  ·  123 reviews
Parting has never been such sweet sorrow, at least not for Sawyer Callahan and Cheyenne Hamilton.

One summer forever changed the lives of Sawyer Callahan and Cheyenne Hamilton. Two very lonely people found solace in one another and in the end, fell in love. Unfortunately their plans for the fall took them in entirely different directions. Despite their best efforts, family
232 pages
Published June 20th 2014 (first published April 14th 2014)
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• Lisa •
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it


Tessa Teevan just took my heart for a spin, from heart break to redemption 'Sweet southern sorrow' is a book that is simply memorable. Everything about this book was romance personified and I'm hoping that Tessa Teevan has a whole lot of love for writing still left in her because I don't want to ever stop adding her books to my shelves. Dreamy, heart felt and full of emotion this book will take you on a journey of two hearts that will make you feel like anything is possible when
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

I picked this one up because Tessa is one of my favorite authors and didn’t read the blurb first, so imagine my surprise when I read this line.

"Sawyer Callahan. First love. Taker of my virtue. Breaker of my heart. And last but not least, my stepbrother.”

I won’t lie I was pretty hooked at that line, but this isn’t really a taboo book as Sawyer and Cheyenne met before their parents married, and they were both adults.

It all started the summer before Cheyenne’s fist year of college. She w
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
(5 It's Always Been You Stars!)
(ARC provided by author)
(BR with Patty)

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Cheyenne Hamilton aka Pretty Girl/Birdie is an eighteen year old girl spending her last summer at home before heading off to college to start her freshman year at Berkeley in California. Cheyenne grew up in a small town in Georgia called Shiloh Grove. Since her father passed away when she was little, she has kind of lived a sad, lonely life. Her father was everything to her, and the person in her life that always made her fe
Feb 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Pretty Girl stars!!!

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“One swallow takes you from me, and two will bring you back. As long as you have the swallow, forever we won’t lack. And in the spring, when swallows appear, I’ll always know that you are near.”

Sweet Southern Sorrow was a beautiful second chance romance. Going from past to present from both Sawyer and Cheyenne’s pov, you go on their journey of love, loss, friendship and forgiveness.

Cheyenne Hamilton will never forget the summer before she started college. The summer s
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
****5 Sweet Southern Sawyer Love Stars****


I swear Tessa Teevan must have like a secret recipe when it comes to writing romance. Seriously, she has perfected which ingredients to use when it comes to creating a perfect love story. And it seems like she never gets tired in producing these sweet creations. And Sweet Southern Sorrow is just another example of the many mouth-watering books Tessa has to offer. This book will leave readers begging more for a slice of Sawyer Callahan. Forget a slice.
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
BR with Melissa

(ARC Generously Provided By Author in Exchange for an Honest Review)

Absolutely LOVED this story!!
Tessa has done it again!
I'm sure this will be a HIT!!!
One of my favorite types of stories is about "Second Chance Love"!

"Sweet Southern Sorrow" is the story of Sawyer Callahan (city boy) and Cheyenne Hamilton (pretty girl).
Cheyenne and Sawyer meet the summer before she is to go off to start her Freshman year at Berkley in California.
Sawyer is working on h
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*Arc kindly provided by author for an honest review.*

I just have to say that Tessa is getting better and better with each book she writes. I look forward to her future works. I know she gets me as a reader.

I love second chance romance stories.

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This one a sweet short story about Sawyer and Cheyenne. They met the summer before Cheyenne was leaving to go to California. They became friends and eventually lovers. They thought they knew what they had planned for their life so it was supposed to be on
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: apr-2014

Release date: 14 April 2014
POV – Both
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Part of a 12 book release from 12 Authors coming in April 2014 –
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This book is about second chance at first love.

This story is of Cheyenne Hamilton and Sawyer Callahan. They met during the summer of 2008 at a lake and they fell madly in love.

Cheyenne just finished school and is spending her last summer before heading to College in S
Mara De Guzman
5 Sweet Tearstained Stars!
ARC received from the author for an honest review

***SSS will release as a solo book on June 20 with bonus scenes!***

If you’re looking for a good romance story with a mixture of fun, sweet, emotions, and lovable characters, Tessa Teevan never fails to deliver! I have read her first 2 full-length novels and loved both, and this short story is no different!

I am a huge fan of second-chance romances. That is basically the only drama I can embrace with open arms. Then taboo r
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
Love Tessa Teevan! Love her writing style and I have yet to read a book by her where I didn't completely fall for her characters!

This is a fast read with first love, loss, and second chance feelings all wrapped up together! If that doesnt appeal to you the Sawyer Callahan is enough to compel you! Great little hot romance. ..looking forward to seeing where Ms. Teevan takes this!
Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kara by: Christy

This was my first story by "Double T" and I loved it.
Cheyenne and Sawyer - great story! I loved the Sparrow story line!
Do you like the deer-in-the-headlights heroine, with the doe eyes and low self esteem? Does that annoying chick work your hole? Yeah? MINE TOO!!!!!!!

So, if you like ball buster chicks who know their worth, their value, their wants and soul mate then this author is a SURE THING!! Though she has been able to do an amazing job making each of her heroines unique in their stories she has managed to make me fall in love with them all. I adore the independence she portrays with her heroines regardless
Sarah L
*Full review to come*

LOVE Sawyer and Cheyanne, and I can't wait for everyone to meet them!!

Jun 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is somewhere between a four and 5 star for me. Loved this angsty little read! Full review to come.
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Easy, light, second chance romance. Good in-betweener type book.
Anne OK
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
4.0 Stars and a Whiskey Lemonade Toast to the Author

I thoroughly enjoyed Tessa Teevan’s marvelous short story from the Southern Seduction box set. The myth of the “swallow,” the little bird who returns every year in the spring was refreshingly unique and set an emotional and touching tone for an unforgettable second chance at love trope. The use of Brantley Gilbert’s “Fall Into Me” as the musical backdrop in this plot doubled as an additional perk. Truly this is an all around gem to be savored a
All books start out a three star for me and then either the stars rise or they fall! With this book sadly... they fell. I had a really hard time connecting with this one, I'm not a big fan of second chance romances but I do occasionally find a decent one that I enjoy. This sadly didn't do it for me. I didn't like most of the characters especially Cheyenne. Now let me just say that this review is based solely on the first half of the book and Cheyenne's actions as I stated skimming after. Soz - c ...more
Sheryl C. Nash
*4.5 stars*
Feb 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Loved it. Loved sawyer!! Wasn't a lot of unneeded drama..great story!!
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
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Parting has never been such sweet sorrow, at least not for Sawyer Callahan and Cheyenne Hamilton.

One summer forever changed the lives of Sawyer Callahan and Cheyenne Hamilton. Two very lonely people found solace in one another and in the end, fell in love. Unfortunately their plans for the fall took them in entirely different directions. Despite their best efforts, family issues and life’s circumstances got in the way, breaking both of their hearts in th
Tiffany Willams
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"My heart stops when I see him. Sawyer Callahan, the boy who led to my broken heart, the one I've tried to forget for so long, the one I never thought I'd see again..."

Cheyenne Hamilton was raised a daddy's girl. She never thought she would be without him. Then, one day she found out he wasn't coming home again. Not only did she lose her father, but her mother as well. Her mother became someone she didn't know, and Cheyenne knew she would never be the same. She counted down until she was able to
Kat DM
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love Tessa Teevan!
This book is about second chances and you will fall in love with Sawyer the minute he is introduced in the book. He's a son of a banker and just happens to be at the right time at the right place when he meets Cheyenne.

They first laid eyes on each other at Sawyer's uncle Wyatt's farm where he had to work for the summer. The whole summer they have or they tried to have a no strings attached kind arrangement. Cheyenne being the naive 18 year old wants to experience how it would
Brittany Price
I read this as part of the Southern Seduction Box Set, and it was my favorite of all the books incorporated! It was great reading about how Sawyer and Cheyenne's love developed over time. So romantic! I thought the issue between them and their parents was going to make this a really awkward book and creep me out too much, but it ended up working out great and I loved the results! This aspect of the book was revealed before I got the feel of what kind of person Cheyenne's mother was and how Sawye ...more
Talking Books
Feb 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Southern Sorrow is one emotional read that was beyond expectation!
This book was so emotional, genuine, heartbreaking and joyous and such a phenomenal read that was so chock-full of sentiments that a box of tissues is a definite requirement.
Cheyenne and Sawyer were beautifully written, so full of character emotions with a lot going on behind the scenes with the two of them! Strong and independent who have endured many of life's hardships. The love that is portrayed in the book for Cheyenne
Addyson Thompson
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beta/ARC received from the author for an honest review

Sweet Southern Sorrow is a romance…one of the sweetest romance…stories I’ve read. Sawyer, hot city boy, met Cheyenne, a sweet southern girl, while working on his uncle’s farm for the summer. An instant attractions followed by the best summer of their lives ended in heartbreak. Now, six years later they met when Cheyenne begins her first job after graduating from college. They battle their attraction for one another, Cheyenne more so than Sawy
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
(ARC Generously Provided By Author in Exchange for an Honest Review)

Tessa has done it again! I loved this book plus it is a second chance romance. Who doesn't love those? I was totally sucked in to Cheyenne and Sawyers story. I could not put the book down till I was finished. The love Cheyenne and Sawyer have was something they both could never forget. Sawyer has definitely been added to my book boyfriend list... He is such a genuine, HOT, good guy.... Did I mention hot??! Cheyenne is such a ind
Jennifer's Reading
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review
I was privileged to read Sweet Southern Sorrow by Tessa Teevan.
This was a fantastic read!! Full of love, laughs, and a lot of fun.

This is about two wonderful people that couldn't help but fall in love with each other. However, for some reason, they broke up and were heartbroken. Years later, they meet up again. This time, instead of laughs and love, they see each other as the one that caused them a lot of pain and heartbreak.

Their story is an amazing read. It had me pulled in and hooked from the
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it

This was a quick, shorter, but great read! Tessa did it again with her book of second chance love, and showing how sometimes you need to let what you love go, so it will come back to you.

I really like the swallow references in this book, and how it tied everything together. This book has great main characters, great a good story line, angst, hot scenes, funny lines and great "side kicks" as I like to call em! :)

Everything from this author is always great. She will
Toni Plunk
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Tessa's writing with Ignite, Inflame, and Incinerate. Sweet Southern Sorrow is just as beautifully written in a very different way. We have moved away from military guys (who we all love dearly) to a business man. Cheyenne and Sawyer have an extensive history that draws you in. The past and the present collide and like in her previous books an explosive relationship is developed and their love rekindle. Tessa keep it up, you have serious talent and it should be shared with al ...more
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Tessa is a twenty-something book junkie who's also obsessed with sports. She's a research analyst by day, writer by night, and married to her best friend for over a decade. If she's not writing, you can probably find her curled up with her Kindle and a glass of wine or cheering on the Reds, Bengals, and Buckeyes!

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