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Sweet Southern Sorrow by [Teevan, Tessa]
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*Note: Sweet Southern Sorrow was originally published in the no longer available anthology, Southern Seduction

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 the process.

Almost six years later they find themselves face-to-face, and old feelings resurface. When the past collides with the present, will they be able resist the temptation, or will they finally realize that they’re where they’re meant to be?

A 65k word novel of broken pasts, first loves, and ultimate sacrifice. New edition includes 15k words in bonus scenes.

This is a standalone series with interconnecting characters.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1077 KB
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00L4KMCK6
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #263,933 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely LOVED!! 30 December 2014
By Beverly - Published on
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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 was laying down by the lake when she was interrupted and accused of trespassing. Sawyer Callahan was already attending The University of Auburn and was sent to stay with his uncle as a punishment for his poor academic performance. What started out as a punishment turned into the best summer of his life.
Sawyer and Cheyenne immediately hit it off and became friends. Sawyer's dad is always traveling for work and Cheyenne’s mom is off on her latest attempt to land a rich husband. So they turn to each other, throughout the summer their connection grows and they fall in love. Neither knows where things are going since she is supposed to attend Berkley in the fall and he is going back to Auburn.

Regardless of their plans or what they want to happen things fall apart when her mother comes home announcing she has gotten married. Insisting Cheyenne join her mother and new stepfather for dinner she gets more then she bargained for when Sawyer shows up too. This is the end of the beginning, because Cheyenne leaves Georgia immediately goes to California.

Six years go by and they never see or hear about each other, until Cheyenne moves back to Atlanta for a job.

Sawyer Callahan her first love, is her new boss. Cheyenne doesn’t know what to do, she knows they can’t be together but she has never moved on from him either. Sawyer is shocked to finally see Cheyenne again and he wants to find out what happened, why she just up and left only leaving a note behind.

I absolutely loved this story about first love and second chances. This story pulled me in immediately and I was hooked. Their innocent meeting and falling in love as teenagers, to coming back together as adults. While their connection as step-siblings is not really relevant since their parents married after they were adults, it is still something most people would turn their nose up at. He is her boss at work and the sexual tension…basically I was all over this forbidden love.

This is a super quick read. It has moments of heat, but is also one of the sweetest stories I have read. It is the perfect light read when you are looking for a break from the angst and darker books.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars In Review: Sweet Southern Sorrow (Sweet Southern #1) by Tessa Teevan 20 November 2014
By Kim B. - Published on
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Tessa Teevan's Sweet Southern Sorrow is a lovely second chance romance story. This is one of my favorite tropes in romance, so I couldn't wait to read this book, even if I was a little concerned with the "sorrow" part of the title. Silly me. There was no reason to be concerned about all that. This is a sweet and romantic read that you'll be sure to devour in one sitting.

Sweet Southern Sorrow is told from both Cheyenne and Sawyer's points-of-view. To get their whole story, the scenes also alternate between 2008 when they met and present day. The jumps take a little bit of getting used to, but it was the only way to learn how these characters got to be where they are today. I loved both of these characters. The past hadn't been easy on either of them, but they always had each other. I enjoyed reading along as they got reacquainted and the old feelings came back. It was impossible not to feel the feels with these characters.

Sweet Southern Sorrow isn't quite as sexy as Tessa's other books, but it's perfect for Cheyenne and Sawyer's story. There were so many sweet moments shared between these characters, both in the past and in the present. Sawyer is totally swoony and definitely on my book boyfriend list. When he would call Cheyenne "pretty girl," my heart would melt just a little. I enjoyed the secondary characters in this book, too, and look forward to hopefully getting their stories as this series continues.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
5.0 out of 5 stars Southern Lovin' never sounded so good! 18 November 2014
By Tiffany Williams - Published on
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"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 go off to college and get away from Shiloh Grove, Georgia for good.

The only problem to her plan came the summer before she left for college in California. Her problem came in the form of a brown-haired, green-eyed boy that was only in town for the summer. She doesn't want romance. She doesn't want to stay in her hometown. She wants out. But sometimes, your mind and your heart are saying two different things.

Sawyer Callahan is helping his uncle on his farm to learn some more responsibilty (per his father) before he starts his junior year of college. He didn't want to be there, but he did like to hear stories about his late mother from his uncle. Just when he thought his summer would be a bust, he spots a beautiful, blonde-haired beauty asleep on his uncle's land. He had no idea how much his life was about to change.

The summer of Cheyenne and Sawyer's romance couldn't have been more perfect.
Too bad perfect is hard to hold onto.

"Our eyes lock, and holy f**k, it really is her. The first girl, the only girl, I've ever loved is staring right back at me."

After six years away, Cheyenne travels back to Georgia. Not for her mother, but for a new job. She also brings along her best friends from California, Cori and Bryan. She walks in on her first day on the job ready to start the next chapter in her life. Too bad it's just a flashback to the chapter she wanted to forget, but never could.

Sawyer never expected to see Cheyenne again. He really didn't expect to see her working in the same place the he was either. But there she was once again. His pretty girl was back. Are second chances worth taking?

One of my favorite things about this story was the flashbacks. I love the way it went back in time with Cheyenne and Sawyer. You saw how strong their love was when they were young, and you saw how much they couldn't deny still feeling the same way years later.

"Someone once told me that swallows are together for life, and I've been holding on to that belief for a long damn time. Fate, the universe, whatever bullcrap you want to believe in, Cheyenne. Whatever the hell it was, it brought you back to me and I'm not giving up without a fight this time."

Oh my goodness! Sawyer had a way with words and I don't know how Cheyenne could stay away from him! These two had a romance that was left in limbo. Not knowing if they would ever see each other again, they continued on with their lives. I like when love happens at just the right time. Even if it's a rekindled love. They had so much stacked against them. Between family, long distance and doubt, you wanted to fight right along with them.

I loved this book from start to finish! From the hotness of the city boy to the innocence of the pretty girl, this book had it all! Another great read from Tessa Teevan!

"Wherever you are, I'll be there beside you for as long as you'll have me."
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Southern Swallows! (You'll get the reference once you read the book and no it isn't nasty. get your mind out of the gutter 26 March 2015
By Simon Says - Published on
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No cliffhanger
Standalone though going to be part of a larger series
Told from both POVs
Minor editing errors throughout but the story is good enough to look past them.

I actually accidentally purchased this book thanks to the one click function on Amazon but since I love this author I wasn't upset by it. The book grabbed me from the first chapter and I couldn't put it down. I liked the way it was told from present and at times past tense. I think having an idea of where the couples stands now draws you in faster sometimes than waiting for their story to play out in order.

I will say there is one twist that the summary doesn't speak about that has you saying "oh crap" right from the beginning of the book.

Sawyer and Cheyenne met during the summer before she starts college. It is a whirlwind summer romance but then life happens. The story takes you through their hardships but the author does a great job of tying in the tale of swallows and using it as a symbol of the love they have for each other even when life tears them apart.

I don't want to give too much away but this was a great book. I was a little thrown when the epilogue hit at about the 78% done mark but I forgot there were bonus scenes to come. I am actually writing my review before I read them but am excited to go back and see what little snippets in time she lets us see.

The only thing I wish the author would have done different is set up the next book. My guess is it will be about Bryan and Cori but I honestly have no clue. I will still be buying it but that would have been a sure fire way it ended up on my preorder list.

Either way. Amazing book. You gotta read it!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Girl and City Boy 15 March 2016
By Manda - Published on
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This was a sweet story of hearbreak and finding the path to happiness. Cheyenne has loved Sawyer for years and seeing him again brings up the past in a big way. Does Sawyer feel the same way? Does he want a future or is he ok with leaving the past alone?? How do Sawyer's dad and Cheyenne's mom come into the story and will they stand in the way of true love??? Read this story and find out!!!

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