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Escape. Succumb. Savor.

Captivated by the thought of experiencing something taboo, Summer Wilson contemplates taking the trip of a life time. Determined to live her own life for once, she decides that Sojourn could help her reinvent herself. But is going to a sex resort really the answer to her problems, or will it only cause more confusion?

Once Summer arrives, she learns that she must be willing to do anything to make her fantasies come true. But she finds it hard to push her previous lovers from her mind.

Things aren't always what they seem, and people aren't always who you believe them to be. Will Summer be able to accept reality when the blindfold comes off, or will it finish breaking her completely?

294 pages, Paperback

First published June 27, 2015

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Tara Dawn

29 books208 followers
Tara Dawn is a married, stay-at-home-mom who homeschools her three sons. When she's not busy with them, you can find her reading, talking about other authors and books over at The Word Wenches book blog, writing, editing, crafting, or hula hooping. She wears many hats and finds that if you aren't learning something new everyday then you aren't living to your full potential.
Tara is currently working on The Snap Trilogy and a series of standalone novels modernizing and breathing life back into old legends.
She loves making new friends and talking about life, so stop by her Facebook page and say hello.

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Profile Image for Elizabeth Cash.
Author 25 books94 followers
May 20, 2017
"No one ever said finding yourself was easy, but it's definitely worth the pain and struggkes you go through to get there."

This. Was. Amazing. I am still in awe with the words printed in this book. Author Tara Dawn has given ne one he'll of a book hangover.

Sojourn will make you laugh, blush, cry, clench your thighs abd ever dann thing in between. Prepare yourself for some major feels and one hell of a story. It was such a sight to invision Sunmer growing and actually finding herself. In then end, she not only finds herself, but she finds true happiness.
Profile Image for Ebony.
668 reviews22 followers
June 3, 2016
Reservation for one...please ;-)

Tara Dawn's debut is AMAZING!!! This book is a perfect summer read that will leave you feeling satisfied. Ms. Dawn has given us emotion, drama and one hell of an ending!!!

The story of Summer and Preston is a breath of fresh air. These two characters have so much heat and passion - they don't even need to see each other for the reader to see the smoke coming off the pages.

I feel in love with this story and was so sad to see it end. I was happy with the ending. Everyone deserves to be desired and fought for. It was nice to be able to escape into those desires for a bit. I highly recommend this book to everyone looking for a great HOT read. I will definitely be reading more from Tara Dawn!!!
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62 reviews5 followers
July 17, 2015
I had the honor of Beta reading this book. Sojourn is a very well written and goes into just enough detail, without going overboard. Author Tara Dawn has definitely hit the nail on the head with this book. It has passion, drama, and some down right naughtiness going on lol. But she did an amazing job. Now to the book!!! Summer is trying to find out exactly who she is and what she wants in her life. So she decides to take a vaca to a sex resort. This unlike anything she has ever done. But she needs this. Everything isn't what it seems when she gets there. This is a must read...had me from the first page. <3
Profile Image for Karen - Kazza's Books Blog .
630 reviews31 followers
October 10, 2016
Welcome to Sojourn, just leave your inabitions at the door.

After two failed relationships Summer decides, after a lot of convincing from her friend Angel, to go to Sojourn, a sex retreat, to help her find herself again.
Even there her past loves, Preston and Brent are still on her mind a a lot of what if's invade her waking thoughts.
Can she move on from the past hurts and let someone in. Time will tell.

I loved reading this book. It is light hearted, full of angst and the sex scenes are so hot. So for a quick fantastic read look no further, Sojourn is it.

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1 review1 follower
June 28, 2015
Sojourn by Tara Dawn is a fun and easy to read book. It was a nice escape from every day reality and a relaxing way to spend an afternoon. I look forward to reading more from this talented author in the future.
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Author 11 books198 followers
May 27, 2017
When I think of sojourns, I think of quiet respites, escapes that will allow you to regroup, and face the world again. Tara has taken that idea and tossed it right out the window! WOW

Summer met her soulmate Preston but they broke up. It took her a while but she started dating Brent. It became obvious that they were not meant to be together and she left him. When he shows up at a bar her and Angel are at with a date, (her cousin whom she already despises) she leaves on foot. Fate plays with her as she meets up with Preston and he gives her a ride home. She knows she still loves him but her heart is broken.
Angel convinces her to go to a sex resort and unwind and find herself. Things at the resort, named Sojourn, heat up quickly! Have a fan ready when you read this book you will need one. Her escort takes her on a fantasy she will never forget and that is just the beginning of the fireworks!

No spoilers, get the book! Kudos Tara!
Profile Image for Kim Page.
319 reviews15 followers
May 15, 2017
WOW! This made me wish I was in my 20s again! Mmmhmm...pretty steamy and what a fun resort to find yourself at but who knows what else is to be found!!

Tara definitely has a knack for writing great characters...especially bestfriend relationships!! Summer and Angel have great personalities as well as the banter they play off each other...great! I really enjoyed this book...it was fun and thought provoking *wiggles eyebrows* hehehe
Profile Image for Lori Byrd.
546 reviews14 followers
January 21, 2022
A fantastic story that I didn’t see coming at all. I read so many love stories of all kinds, but nothing like this. How this author thought of this story, I’ll never know. I hope I’m being mysterious enough for everyone to satisfy their curiosity and pick this book up and read it. You won’t be sorry. Excellent.
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2,326 reviews1 follower
May 7, 2018

The title alone sparks your curiousity. So read the story of a shy & timid 🚺 who through her sexual experiences with a mystery 🚹 becomes the catalyst for her new and emerging life and quest for the ultimate 💘er! I gave this novel 3 🌟 🌟 🌟.
Profile Image for Rita Smith.
185 reviews12 followers
December 24, 2021

This is a true love story about people separated because of a lie. Then finding their way back to each other by way of a “sex spa”. I enjoyed it. I am going to get Tara’s next series.
Profile Image for Shannon Youngblood.
Author 37 books402 followers
September 27, 2016
**4.5 You Say Bitch Like it's a Bad Thing Stars**

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So, I received this book from the author as a trade! She would read mine and I would read hers. Damn am I so glad I did!!

"The mirror shows a different woman then I'm used to seeing. This woman is confident, spontaneous, and has freewill. I can't remember the last time I felt like this."

I loved this book, especially knowing it was a debut novel. Not often can you find a book that sucks you in and leaves you wanting more, and let me tell you, this book would have been finished last night if my body hadn't betrayed me and forced me to sleep.

Summer is the epitome of a broken heart that is trying desperately to gain her life back. After ending it with her boyfriend of two years, Brent, she has decided to throw caution to the win and head out to a "Sex Resort" to find herself and create a newer better version of herself. What she finds is more than she bargained for but something she has wanted for almost two years.

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"Tingles begin shooting through my skin and I feel like I'm on fire. The need to touch him is overwhelming me."

The Passion between Summer and her "escort" is absolutely sizzling, to say the least. The words jumped off the pages and infiltrated my mind, and I could almost see exactly what was happening before me. Not only was I a little hot a bothered, I was super jealous.... If only all of ladies could have a man treat us that way.

The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was it missed a few wrap ups for me. I would have liked to see more in depth Brent's reaction to her telling him it was officially over, and I REALLY wanted to see what Preston had to say about the girl he was with the day he bandaged her up (Wouldn't he have already been in planning stages by then?) Also, I wanted a little love/hate cat fight between Angel and Summer when she got home... I loved Angel so that would have been a riot for me!

Overall, I really loved this book and will def be recommending it to my friends to read! I also now can't wait to dig into Tara Dawn's new series! I'm excited to see what changes in her writing style have come from releasing her first book!

*ARC provided by Author in exchange for an honest bitchin’ review.
Reviewed by The Royal Bitch from Bitches N’ Books
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Profile Image for Jennifer Theriot.
Author 22 books476 followers
October 24, 2016
Who hasn't had a broken heart and ended up in a rebound romance? Summer's world comes crashing down after a relationship game changing event occurs between her and Preston. Her way of dealing with it is to jump into a relationship with Brent. The day she realizes it's a dead end deal, she escapes and begins her quest to find herself. Her mind is full of doubt - did she do the right thing? Brent was someone she knew was stable and loved her - but the feelings just weren't there on her end. She couldn't get Preston out of her mind and through the help of her friend Angel, Summer takes a little vacay to a sex resort of all places! A place she found online called Sojourn that guaranteed anonymity. No harm, no foul, right? Her 'escort' for the stay is sexy man and his game is to keep her blindfolded during their sex play. Summer is fascinated and intrigued by this mystery man who has ignited fire in her. Through him, she's able to let down her inhibitions and enjoy sex again, trying new things. Is this too good to be true? Who is this escort that is so passionate and satisfying? No spoilers from me, folks. What I will say is that this story is a hula hoop of surprises and emotions. Just when you think you have control of the hoop, it drops to the floor and you start all over again...Make ya wanna read this book? I sure hope so!
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939 reviews17 followers
April 8, 2016
This is the first book I have read by this author. I really enjoyed it. Its a fun and fast read.

Summer is trying to figure out if she is with the right person in live. She is currently with Brent but she is finding it lacking. She is still trying to get over her ex Preston, but still isn't there.

Summer decides to go on vacation to a sex resort. Once she is there she realizes she has to let down the walls to experience what she wants. Will she be able to do that? Not everything is as it seems, there are some twists and turns in this story... some you will figure out easily and some may thinking how did I miss that.

I loved getting to know the characters, the story flows and it takes you away from reality. I look forward to reading many more books by this author.
Profile Image for Angela.
301 reviews16 followers
July 10, 2015
5 Surprising Stars

I had the pleasure of Beta reading this debut novel for Tara and can I just say how much of a privilege it was.
Sojourn is like no book I have read before, it's very different and keeps you hooked all the way through. The twists there is in this book will have talking out load and screaming "I knew it" and " did not see that coming"

So if you don't know what to read next and are looking for something exciting and different, then Sojourn is MOST defiantly your nest read!!

Are you ready to ESCAPE your reality, SUCCUMB to your fantasy & SAVOR the possibility.....!?!?
Then this is it for you.

Well done on great debut novel Tara Dawn
Profile Image for Staci Johnson.
1 review2 followers
June 28, 2015
I couldn't put it down.

Tara did an amazing job writing this book. I read it in less than a day because I simply could not put it down. I was drawn in from the first page and wanted to know exactly what Summer was about. There was just enough suspension keep you entangled in the story. I wanted it to keep going. Great book. Definitely take a day and read it. I promise you won't regret it.
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Author 23 books214 followers
August 26, 2015
I read this book in about an hour today and really loved it.

I was immediately drawn into this book, Summer is in a relationship rut. Her bestie turns her onto this exclusive resort that makes your sexual fantasies come to life. She decides she needs a change and decides to go for it.

When she gets there she finds that she'll have to let her guard down and follow her desires. In the end she may get everything she's ever been looking for.
Profile Image for That Chic Jamie.
554 reviews32 followers
September 7, 2015
I had absolutely NO idea what to expect from this book. Expect a journey, there is a huge journey in this book. I'm pleasantly surprised by this story. There is an HEA, but on the way to that HEA the main character goes through many trials, huge emotional distress, lots of tears and some pretty sexy situations.
Profile Image for Sasha.
117 reviews1 follower
January 30, 2016
I was extremely impressed by this debut novel! It was very well written and had an engrossing storyline.
I liked and found it easy to relate to Summer's character. Her friend Angel was funny and a great secondary character. I thought this was a fun, hot sexy, read! I definitely recommend checking out this new author!!
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162 reviews
June 8, 2016
This was the first book by Tara Dawn that I have read...wow, what a gorgeous and sexy story...you'll be wishing you were Summer while she lives out this fantasy holiday.....who is this sexy stranger who is rocking her world? Well you'll just have to read and find out.....and believe me, his identity is worth waiting for
Profile Image for Tami czenkus.
1,544 reviews16 followers
March 10, 2016
I LOVE getting the depth behind characters to the point that I as a reader can actually FEEL what they are feeling throughout the story.
Sojourn is a journey you will enjoy and want more when you're done.....
I was kept guessing until I didn't have to an longer... Definitely a must read for lovers of a great storyline and hot steamy erotic scenes!!
Profile Image for Shelby.
511 reviews29 followers
January 11, 2017
I love "LOVE" and this book did it for me... genuine love. first love. lost love. friendship love. forever love. make your heart flutter love. The ending left me with an enormous smile, in my opinion those are the best books. My only regret is that I didn't move Author Tara Dawn's books up on my to be read list, sooner.
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Author 16 books145 followers
July 19, 2015
Fun & sexy debut from Tara Dawn! We follow Summer, a woman in between relationships who decides to go on a sensual retreat in order to center herself. What I liked about the book was the perspective of the blindfolded love scenes. It was so sensory and intriguing - definitely a turn on! YOWZA!
121 reviews
January 24, 2016
This is the first book of Tara's that I have read. I enjoyed reading it. The way she had Preston arrange everything to get Summer to where he wanted her to be was inspiring. I can't wait to read more.
Profile Image for Janneke Wolbers.
445 reviews1 follower
May 17, 2016
The moment i started this book... It had me... I had to keep reading and wanted to find out more...
As the story continues and she is at her holiday destination is gets even more interested....
I loved every part of it
Profile Image for Taylor.
60 reviews15 followers
May 31, 2016
4.5 Stars!!!

This is the first book I've read by Tara Dawn, and I'm sure it won't be the last! Sojourn was a quick, steamy read, and a wonderful debut novel for this author. So glad I read this book! :)
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564 reviews4 followers
March 28, 2016
Loved this steamy HEA! Twist and turns so you are not sure where the book will end and who will get their HEA!! Can not wait to read more from Tara!!
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1,868 reviews419 followers
June 26, 2016
Not bad. Some of what I call the "usual" self-published issues. Full review on my blog later.
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