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Don't Say Goodbye

(Taphouse Blues #2)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  78 ratings  ·  48 reviews
Nacole Ward
The one thing that controlled my life.
The reason I stayed.
But ultimately the reason I left.
Tragedy and emptiness marred my existence.
A fresh start was all I was after.
Instead, I found things I never expected.
Love. Happiness. A reason.
I found him.

Garret Walker
Serve and protect.
Not just my career—it’s my life.
Climb the ladder, reach the top.
Finding lo
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Published December 4th 2018
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Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4 Stars!

That blurb is what caught my eye when I picked this book to read... and I'm so glad I took a chance. Heather Lyn outdid herself with this book, delivering a romance that well tug at your heart, give you all the feels, and leave you with an unstoppable smile on your face by the time the pages stop urning.

Don't Say Goodbye was an edge of your seat, can't get enough romance that I found myself racing though the pages. Garrett and Nacole lit up from my kindle the moment they both stepped ont
Denise Van plew
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a new to me author who took me to many levels right away. Her Prologue will get you going with emotions churning, anger spewing and mouth left open. Nacole has you wrapped around her finger through this one from start to finish. So glad though the direction it goes in after that explosive taste. When she does cross paths with Garrett your curiosity will come running to the front seeing how long it will take him to even really get to talk to her. This is one that I speed through thanks t ...more
Elizabeth Neal
**3.5 Stars**

Sadie is in a loveless and abusive marriage. Her husband wasn't always that way, but he changed shortly after they married and only got worse. After suffering numerous injuries, knowing he was cheating, being belittled, and the death of her mom, Sadie knows she needs to save herself. Though she'd rather have her mom, she uses the money she was left to make a fresh start...and Sadie picks a place randomly and embarks on a new journey, taking on her middle name - and her mom's first -
Ronda Brimeyer
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing story from the first page. This story is about finding yourself, your strength and the love of your life. Finally letting the walls down. For Sadie this is so very true. She finds love life and happiness for the first time. A supportive group of friends that become family now in Tennessee. Living thru abuse and her mother's death with no loving support she finds her strength. Garrett Walker is living his life in his terms. A police officer loving his job not looking for love anytime soon ...more
I've come to find that each author has specific areas in which the excel in their writing. Some authors are able to write a story so emotional that you are in tears from beginning to end. Some authors do better writing books that have you laughing throughout the story. Some authors write a story so full of drama and mystery, that you just can't put down the book. Occasionally, you will find a book that hits all of the points that make a perfect romance. Don't Say Goodbye is that book. It has eve ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heather Lyn is a new to me author, and I'm completely in LOVE after Don't Say Goodbye! Sadie Nacole Ward has left her old life behind to start over, when she finds herself working at a sports bar. Her past is one that she's keeping a secret, because she doesn't trust anyone, not to mention she's terrified. Garret Walker is a cop, who has always focused on his career, and never found time for a woman, until he sets eyes on Nacole, working at his brother's bar. Now he can't stop thinking about the ...more
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From Hell to, well almost Heaven.

She has lived there for the last seven years until she managed to escape.

Told in my favourite dual POV, this is Nacole’s journey towards finally living out from under the shroud of fear. She also recalls memories of her abusive past in a series of incidents that happened before she left, and when she was finally given the tools and the impetus to leave, there was no looking back. Her first choice is the town of Nashville, and she winds up getting her first job in
Sunny Shelly Reads
I knew where Don't Say Goodbye was going, but I cried when I got there anyway. This book is a marvelous story of an abused wife trying to piece her life back together. Reader beware, because this book is all about domestic violence.

Nacole flees her abusive ex and heads to Nashville to start a new life. When she begins waitressing at a local sports bar, she never expects to fall in love with her boss' brother. But Garret is so sweet and gentle and patient with Nacole every step of the way, and I
Lisa Hemming
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What is a hero? Someone who saves your life, shows great courage, and comforts you when you are scared.

Nacole met Garret when she needed him the most but wasn’t sure if she could trust her heart to love again. But was she ever really in love before? Probably not. She had been swept off her feet by an abusive and devious man who ruled her life for seven years. That was not love; that was torture. She was meant to meet Garret when she moved to Nashville and it was love at first sight for both of t
2OCC Reviews
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gemma
Heather Lyn has written an emotional sweet read that really explores some sensitive topics. The author has written these topics in a sensitive manner that really spread light on some issues. I really enjoyed the way that storyline of this story and the depth of emotions that the author explored throughout the story.

Sadie was a strong heroine that overcome a lot of hurt in the story. I found her strength to be admirable and i really loved the way the author showed the strength of this character.
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Don’t Say Goodbye is a story that will captivate you, it will pull at your heartstrings and it will be an inspiration to all those who have been in this situation. Nacole is a woman that is at the lowest point and is trying to fight free of the fear that is holding her back. A strong, good looking cop with a huge heart was not what she was hoping to find but when he becomes the one person she needs, it might just be time to claim her life back. Garret was always a man focused on his career but o ...more
Chanah Dickson (The Book Whisperer)
Book 2 in The Taphouse Blues Series and Heather Lyn gave us another amazing story of the Walker brothers where we finally find out more on the elusive Garret Walker.

Garret was the true fairytale alpha boyfriend so gentle and loving if only we could bring him to life his loyalty and live for his family shines through in each interaction and I loved catching up with the rest of the characters from Heathers previous books it always makes me smile when we still get a lintel insight into couples aft
Kari Hansen
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
For the last seven years Nacole’s life has been a nightmare but she has finally escaped the situation and is looking for a new beginning in Nashville. She keeps her secrets close and is not quick to trust but while working at the Taphouse she meets the owner’s brother Garret and he makes her feel safe.

Garrett is a police officer who has an innate need to protect and help others. He is immediately drawn to Nacole and wants to know everything about, but he is patient and is willing to give her the
Stacey (Total Book Addicts)
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This beautiful woman let me read this book and boy did I love it!!!

When she asked if I wanted to read it I was like OMG YES I DO!!

Heather and her words.... so bloody beautiful.

Garret ♡ when he was in Brody's book I was like I love this guy. Can't wait to read his book and what a great book it was. He was funny, sweet, wasnt afraid to show his emotions and so damn swoony.

Nacola ♡ god that poor girl. What she went through and what she lost I just felt so damn sorry for her and wanted to give her a
Tracy W (Tracy&HelensRomanceBlog)
I need to get my emotions in check to write this review! Heathers stories just gets better and better and this one is just AMAZING!!

I fell in love with this book from the minute I started reading. From the first page it had completely sucked me into the story and I didn’t want to stop reading, but silly life got in my way...

These characters...WOW Garret is just swoon worthy and they way he protects Sadie is just simply heartwarming. This story had me with tears in my eyes on more than one occas
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Boy these Walker Brothers know how to love. Sadie was ready for a new start in life after leaving her abusive husband. Starting over in a new place with a new look on life. The hardest part for her is not having her Mom to lean on. A night at the Taphouse Bar where she works is where her and Garret first see each other. The sparks are there but she isnt ready for a relationship but Garret is ok with that for now. These two have a chemistry like no other when Garret shows her that there is more t ...more
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sadie Nacole & Garret are such a sweet couple. I loved their story!! Sadie is so strong & brave & kicks butt, and Garret's heart is so big! He has a little misstep in the middle & I wanted to shake both of them for a chapter, but they figure things out pretty quickly. There are some tears & tough times, but there are more great LOL and swoony moments. ("PINEAPPLE! My safe word is pineapple!" Cracked. Me. Up.)

The pacing, the characters, the steamy times, the drama - it all wo
Nancy Metsch
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heather truly out did herself with this one.
Sadie Ward is my new hero and is my very favorite female charterer. Thank G-d Heather put a warning at the very beginning. Not gonna lie, some of this story was rough, But Heather was able to make me see Sadie on the other side of the situation. Sadie is one very strong woman. Graham may have broken her, but at the end of the day she's the one who told him to screw off.
And Garrett? What is it about Heather's cops and fire fighters. #officerhotashel
wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
Nicole is ready to start her life over, getting away from her abusive husband of 7 years was just that a brand new start, but meeting Garrett wasn't part of her plan but plans are made to be broken. Garrett loves his job as a policeman protecting and helping those in need. Garrett knew the minute he met Nicole that she was something special but getting her to trust him would take work, but when her truth is revealed its him who may not be able to trust. I loved it. Was hooked from page one.
Kerri G
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sadie, living in a nightmare marriage for the last 7 years, leaves her abusive husband for a better life after her mother dies suddenly . Moving from California to Nashville she gets a job at the Tap House bar and grill. There, she befriends Brody and Lindsey Walker, and meets the handsome Garret, Brody's brother. Not telling you anymore, you will need to read it yourself. You wont be sorry, this is another great book by Heather Lyn.
Autumn Sluder
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Book two in a great series. I was a big Brody fan so I was looking forward to how his big brother Garret would measure up. And he did. A new book boyfriend for my collection lol.
But seriously, this book hits you in the feels hard from chapter one. Sadie is a survivor. Watching her grow throughout the book is inspiring.
Watching Sadie and Garret find their way together is perfection. Loved it, tears and all.
Shelly Reynolds
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
"Every day we talked, and I fell in love with you. I knew there was a chance that you and I would be nothing, but I didn't care. I needed you in my life, Sadie. I needed you. And I still do. I'm not even half the man I want to be without you."

OMG I love me some Garrett Walker!! A sexy boy in blue. Muscles. Thoughtful and patient. Protective. What more could a girl want?

Nacole Ward just wants a new start. Freedom- from him and from the daily fear that plagued her life. All she was looking for was
Leaona Luxx
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Amazing Stars!!
This author never ceases to amaze me, her writing and depth of story telling will drag you in deep and hold you there until the end. Nacole and Garret are one of the great love stories you'll regret putting down and run back to finish. This beautifully written story of love and destiny will keep you on the edge of your seat!!

Island Girl Romance Reads
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful and emotional. Loved it so much.
Nacole (Sadie) has been through so much and Garrett was so protective of her. So gentle and a whole lot of Alpha.
Nacole was a strong heroine that after going through so much at the hand of her awful ex, came out strong and independent.
Good storyline and great reading about the other couples.
5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I Dont Get Sundays
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Crying. Heartache. Perseverance. Strong. Love. All these words will coming to your heart while reading this book. It was so dang good. It had me from the beginning. I read it quickly because I knew that the bottom would drop and it would be good and when it did Heather explained all details just the way we needed it to get it all. My heart was so full when I was done reading this.
Jackie Ziegler
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where do I begin.. This book had me feeling anger, sadness and happiness

Nacole thought she had the perfect home life and then realized it was nothing like her life she be. She needs a change and new start so she leaves California and heads to Nashville. Garrett has been a cop for years and is looking to becoming a detective he knows this life is not ideal for a relationship so he never has one. When Garrett and Nacole meet there is instant chemistry but her life has her backing off.. Watching t
Heather S
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I read all night, at work and now just finished. I wanted it to keep going. This book was sad, suspenseful, swoony and well fuck, everything! I’m addicted to this authors writing. It flows, it’s flawless & I never want it to end!!! So book three for Taphouse huh?! Who’s it about?!??
Heather Lyn
Oct 22, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Releasing Dec. 4th! The oldest Walker brother will be here before you know it! ❤ ...more
Becky Dodson
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a definite must read for anyone who believes in true love, strong women and men who will go through anyone and anything for the ones they love! Heather Lyn is a must read author and I've loved every book of hers that I've read! Garrett and Sadie don't have an easy road to their HEA, they experience some bumps and bruises, highs and lows but in the end their love for each other is all that matters! I'm loving this series and looking forward to the next book!!
Laura Smith
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg fluffing amazing! I’ve waited very patiently for book 2 in the Taphouse Blues series and when I finally started reading it, I didn’t want it to end!

When Nacole Ward left her violent husband after years of hell, the last thing she wanted was to meet someone new but that all changed when she bumped into the gorgeous Garret Walker..... *swoons*

Nacole and Garret have a rocky start but love soon begins to blossom with the two and I couldn’t wait for them to both start a journey together. Nacole
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