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Today I am a host for the Blog Tour of Saying Goodbye by Abigail Drake. This Blog Tour is coordinated by Xpresso Blog Tours.



PUBLISHER: Pennrose Press

DATE PUBLISHED: 10th September 2016

PAGES: 221


PUBLISHER: Pennrose Press

DATE PUBLISHED: 16th September 2016

PAGES: 164



Part 1:

Samantha Barnes always dreamed of seeing the world, and only has a few months left before she starts a semester abroad in Japan. Enough time to say goodbye to her friends, polish up her language skills, and maybe even squeeze in a quick fling with handsome fraternity boy Dylan Hunter.

All she wants from Dylan is something casual, and perhaps some mind-blowing sex, but things don’t work out as planned. Dylan wants a lot more from her than a hook-up. Before Sam realizes what’s happening, their relationship has become serious, something she never intended. And then she discovers Dylan is hiding a dark secret that makes breaking up with him nearly impossible.

Sam is running out of time. She has to leave soon. She has no choice. But leaving Dylan could mean more than just the end of their relationship. It could also mean destroying him completely.


Part 2: 

What if you meet the right person…at absolutely the wrong time?

When Samantha Barnes starts her semester abroad in Japan, she brings along a heavy load of emotional baggage. With her ex-boyfriend in the midst of a mental health crisis back home, she’d been forced to make some difficult choices, choices that now fill her with guilt and remorse. She also made promises to him she isn’t sure she can keep, especially when she meets Thomas MacGregor, an irresistibly charming Scottish rugby player. Thomas is studying at the same university as Samantha, and, although she tries to fight it, she begins to fall for him. Hard.

Life in Kyoto is everything Samantha could imagine, but, when tragedy strikes, it sends her on a downward spiral into darkness. Will she be able to come to terms with what happened, and have a future with Thomas, or will she forever be plagued by regret?

Forgiveness is a tricky thing, especially when the person you need to forgive most is yourself.



Sam has always wanted to be a translator and is planning on spending a semester in Japan.  Then she meets Dylan and even though Sam knows a relationship with him can go nowhere she cannot resist. I liked Sam’s character, she started off the book fairly put together and through the book her character is further unravelled and fleshed out. Some of the situations that are encountered within the pages are extremely hot topic and a little confronting to read about. Overall, this was an interesting book with extremely light times and some dark moments as well. This was one that is going to have me thinking about it for a while to come.




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Abigail Drake has spent her life traveling the world, and collecting stories wherever she visited. She majored in Japanese and International Economics in college and worked in import/export and as an ESL teacher before she committed herself full time to writing. She writes in several romance genres, and her books are quirky, light, fun, and sexy. Abigail is a trekkie, a book hoarder, the master of the Nespresso machine, a red wine addict, and the mother of three boys (probably the main reason for her red wine addiction). A puppy named Capone is the most recent addition to her family, and she blogs about him as a way of maintaining what little sanity she has left.

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Keep Calm and Read On,




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