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Catching Serenity

(Seeking Serenity #4)

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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  129 ratings  ·  41 reviews
It began with a look.

Just one, thrown my way. A mad, dizzying rush of desire cracking across the patio, bouncing around my friends, ignoring everything but the heat bubbling between his eyes and mine.

That’s when Quinn O’Malley came into my life.

We were inevitable.

We were senseless.

He wrecked me.

He saved me.

I still haven’t recovered.

Sayo McIntyre didn’t want the complicatio
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Paperback, 1st edition, 318 pages
Published March 29th 2016 by CreateSpace (first published March 26th 2016)
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✿kawehi.reviews
Mar 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆

TEASER 1

I was anxiously waiting and waiting for Quinn and Sayo’s story to come out and literally jumped for joy once I had received it on my kindle. We meet them earlier in the series, but, after reading this I had no idea how incredibly painful their journey would be and how beautifully the sketches kind of accentuated the timeless vulnerability and depth of their relationship.

Sayo... well, we all are aware of the painful
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Ing
Apr 26, 2015 marked it as to-read
It's Sayo & Quinn! Yay!
Beth
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Eden Butler is a Master at Writing Emotions

Catching Serenity is a beautifully poignant book, which shows that healing can come through heartbreak. This is my introduction to Eden Butler, and in my opinion, her unique and talented gift as a writer is writing emotions. She is a master at using emotions to tell a story. This book is raw, heartbreaking at times, and yet beautiful and uplifting too. This book starts off deeply affecting and Ms. Butler warns the reader that this journey for our heroin
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Chantal
Mar 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This story is about two people finding the way to each other while dealing with heartbreak and sorrow. None wanting to admit their feelings for each other. Both hiding behind a wall put up by themselves to protect them from feeling and being hurt. But their journey is not without its obstacles. Obstacles which could prove too hard to overcome. Will there be a happy ending?

I enjoyed this book. A wonderful story about love and strength. It will make you both cry and smile. A definite recommend.

I
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Trader (RedHotBlueReads)
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

It's always a bittersweet moment when a favorite series comes to an end. I've loved Cavanaugh and its Irish men and the feisty women they fall for. So many memorable scenes and great heart-to-heart dialogue, it's hard to let this series go.

This last installment is Sayo's book, and it really belongs to her as it is entirely written in her POV. If you've been following this series, you know that the little librarian has been dealing with some difficult, real-lif-in-your-face kinda stuff
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Trish Leger
Apr 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Cavanaugh has become one of the most pleasing towns in fiction that I've read in years. It's Irish (who wouldn't love that!), loaded with families, friends and a college that pulls you in and you begin to learn all of it's secrets. With the last few Serenity books, you've met Declan (YES!!), Mollie, Vaughn, and Sayo's bestie, Autumn, and a slew of others...people you'll feel like you know intimately once you're done with each stunning book.

Eden has penned the last in the Serenity series (set in
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Alicia at Mean Girls Luv Books
This fourth and final story of The Serenity series is beautifully heartbreaking. Do not read this story without tissues handy. While this book can be read as a stand-alone, I truly believe that reading the series from the beginning will only enhance your reading experience. Each book is fantastic in its own right and you really get a feel for each character in this book. You get to know their dynamic and history and it just bring you into the story that much more.

Chasing Serenity is Sayo's story
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Anna
Apr 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Catching Serenity could probably be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone, but I highly recommend reading earlier books in the series first. I think already knowing and caring about Sayo and also knowing the history of the other characters in the series ups the emotional impact of this story.

Sayo has been putting her life on hold to help support her young terminally ill cousin, who she is very close to. Her cousin is not doing well, and Sayo is determined to spend as much time with her as possible
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Joann
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've been lucky enough to be along for the tours for every book in this series, and I have to say that Sayo and Quinn were definitely my most anticipated. Perhaps it was that these two seemed to be the most mysterious of the group, the ones who seemingly separated theirselves from the rest, even while being ones of the gang. Maybe it's that they're the two who were the most broken. I'm not really sure. But whatever it was, it made me yearn for their story so much more.
That said, Eden definitely
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MJ
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2016-books
This is quite the emotional read. From the very first pages I braced myself for the inevitable heartache that I was sure I would have to face. And it's there all right. An all-consuming, heartbreaking turn of events that we all saw coming. Sayo and everyone around her saw it coming. Quinn, the man she both hated and craved saw it coming. And yet so surprisingly or maybe not, it became the spark that actually set two souls free. And suddenly heartache turned to hope.

I hadn't read the other books
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Liljerk22
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Catching Serenity is the fourth book in the Seeking Serenity series by Eden Butler. I recommend reading the first three books Chasing Serenity, Finding Serenity, and Claiming Serenity first. Catching Serenity is told through the main character Sayo's POV. 

Catching Serenity is going to seize your heart. It's beautiful, gut wrenching, romantic, and life changing.  Catching Serenity will open your eyes and make you think about the things that really matter in life. Make you think that taking chanc
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Book Snob Sue
Apr 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I knew this book was going to upset me, but it literally shredded my heart. One of the toughest books for me to get through but a very good one. The emotions were very real in this book and I would suggest a box of Kleenex's before you read it. I gave it 4 stars because of Sayo & Quinn....well mostly Sayo. Their love/hate or hot/cold relationship was so wearing when the book was already so emotional. They were literally like that until the very end of the book and for me...it was a bit much. ...more
Amanda Studebaker
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I read this book not realizing it was part of a series. I love the fact that even though this is not the first book in the series I was able to read it and not feel lost. While I did feel a lot of things reading this book, it flowed so well my lack of knowledge from not reading the other books in this series didn’t matter. And let me tell you, you will absolutely have feelings reading this book. You must have a box of tissues on hand, don’t be surprised if you have an ugly cry while reading this ...more
Amanda Studebaker
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I read this book not realizing it was part of a series. I love the fact that even though this is not the first book in the series I was able to read it and not feel lost. While I did feel a lot of things reading this book, it flowed so well my lack of knowledge from not reading the other books in this series didn’t matter. And let me tell you, you will absolutely have feelings reading this book. You must have a box of tissues on hand, don’t be surprised if you have an ugly cry while reading this ...more
Tracy Supple
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing read from the talented Eden Butler. This has been my favorite in the serenity series. While reading this book it made me feel so many emotions for the main characters Quinn and Soya, hurt anger heartache and most importantly hope. I really enjoyed that we get to catch up with the rest of the characters in the serenity series. I'm not going to spoil this book and giveaway the story line all I say is have your tissues on hand because you will be needing them and also Eden has put a ...more
RuAnna
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Book number four in this series is a much darker book than the others. Sayo is dealing with a lot. Her niece is dying and she feels hopeless and alone. Her friends are paired up and starting new lives with their loves and she has no one. She doesn't want to burden her friends with her sadness. She spends her days at Rhea's bedside keeping vigilance over her nieces finally days. Then there is Quinn. Rich spoiled snotty Irishman. The brother of Declan. Quinn himself is as dark as Sayo's days. But ...more
Linda Cotter
Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amazing story!!
I have loved the entire Serenity series, and Eden does not disappoint with the final installment.
Sayo's going through a tough time, and the only solace she can find is with Quinn. But, as will all whims, it's never as easy as it seems. This book grabbed me, and held my heart in it's clutches. At times I wanted to cry, or scream, or...just reach in and shake the characters around a bit so they would see what was right in front of them.
Wonderfully written - it will break your heart
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Danny Jeffery
Mar 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love the cover to this book and think it's absolutely beautiful and I have to say it's fitting for the story inside. Catching Serenity was a real heart breaker of a story; it was emotional and full of angst but it was also uplifting and joyous and ultimately it will leave you all warm and glowing inside.

I've really enjoyed this series and would happily recommend it. On a side note, I always recommend reading a series in order, however, it's not strictly required for this book as it can be read
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Sarah
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Eden Butler can paint a picture with her words. But the icing on the cake were the illustrations by R.N. Laing included in the book. Miss Butler always kills me and puts me back together. I felt the angst, the lust, and the pain. I felt every fecking thing. I have a huge crush on Quinn and I am SO HAPPY about the HEA. I don't think my heart could have taken it if it happened any other way. Great conclusion to the Serenity series. This is the kind of book that will make you feel all the feels.
Sandy Ambrose
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE the Serenity series! With that being said, this book was so different than the others. Emotionally crippling. If you can get through tis book without bawling your eyes out then you're a machine, Quinn is the bad boy we love to hate. Get to know him, he may just change your mind. Sayo will break your heart. Emotionally drained she finds an outlet for her pain. The story is beautifully written with a healing quality to it. Bonus is we get to catch up with the whole gang, JAYSUS!
Willow
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book although part of a series can definitely be read as a stand alone. I've waited a couple of days to right this after finishing this, there are so many emotions that resulted from reading it that I had to step back and evaluate how I really felt. This is a very good book and Eden Butler wrote such a sweet story but yet it has a lot of depth, heartache, and happiness. I love her books and this one did not disappoint!
Tina
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Eden Butler once again proves that what she writes turns to gold. This was such a beautiful story of love, heartbreak, and battling demons. You heart may be ripped out but it will definitely be put back together. Definitely not your everyday love story. This one has so much more meaning than most. I highly recommend this 5 star read.
Cassie
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It was a heartbreakingly sweet love story. I loved Sayo and Quinn's story. It was not an instant love story and it was definitely a bumpy road all the way to the end of the story but it was worth every second. The other love story was Quinn and Rhea and boy did that one tug at my heart. This is a must read!
Karin Gesell
Mar 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was an intense, gut wrenching story that will definitely have your emotions at the forefront. There is love, sadness, good times, intense connections, and once again, those Irish men you can't get enough of. Just make sure you have some tissues handy throughout. And be prepared for the ride
Melissa
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I didnt realize this book had been released so I'm happy I came across it. I have loved this series from beginning to end. Sayo and Quinn are fantastic together. The circumstances that throw them together is heartbreaking so have your tissues ready. Deeply moving and intense. 4.5 *fairy* stars
Nicole
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
heart breakingly beautiful!! this story wrecked me and yet left me weirdly hopeful at the same time! such a great story with amazing developing characters. it was hard to get into at the beginning but amazing at the end! we all hope for love to save us!
Kayleigh Lewis
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, eden-butler
This was quite a tuffy for me..

A heavy read without a doubt! So have some tissues to hand..

I had a bit of a problem with on of the characters, but don't let that put you off reading it!!

I would suggest reading the others in the series first so you can meet everyone properly!
Naarah
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh.. THE FEELS. This was such a wonderful book. I'm sad to see the series end but this wont be the last time I visit Cavanagh. This book will take you through all the emotions. It can be read as a standalone but I will highly recommend reading the previous three books first.
Shawna (Blue's Books)
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sayo & Quinn, what can I say? these two broke my heart into a million shards, Rhea only added to that but I felt the love. so much love & beauty in this story.
Amy
Mar 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Not what I was expecting! Hard to get into at first but once I was in I was hooked! This was my first read by Eden Butler and definitely not my last! The illustrations were amazing ❤ ...more
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When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden patiently waits for her Hogwarts letter, edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who an
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Seeking Serenity (4 books)
  • Chasing Serenity (Seeking Serenity, #1)
  • Finding Serenity (Seeking Serenity, #2)
  • Claiming Serenity (Seeking Serenity, #3)
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