Eight Goodbyes

Eight Goodbyes

by Christine Brae


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ISBN-13: 9781944109653
Publisher: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 1,159,015
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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Eight Goodbyes 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
4.5 Star Review of Eight Goodbyes by Christine Brae Christine Brae I a new author to me and I have no idea why. Eight Goodbyes was a strong and unique story line that kept me captivated from the first to the last chapter. This will not be my last book by Christine Brae, of that I am sure. This book had so many layers to it and I found myself contemplating life and the chances that we as individuals take. I found myself totally invested in Simon and Tessa’s story. Simon was so intense, brooding and I wanted to hug him and make life fun for him; he was not an easy character to relate too and truthfully neither was Tessa initially. The writing was strong and often I felt I was looking at the world through the eyes of the characters such were the descriptions from Ms.Brae. Not only that but the story was unpredictable, just when I thought I knew where it was heading a curve would take place and I was constantly surprised, Eight Goodbyes is a beautifully written highly emotional love story, one that will touch your soul.
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
Eight Goodbyes is pretty much self-explanatory from the title, however, what that doesn't give you is the emotions that are in this book from start to finish. We learn about the sheer amount of time that is given to go 'on tour', and how that time is very precious to ride the wave before the next big thing comes along. How an author is supposed to spend a year touring, and also write to get the next installment out to the fans, is beyond me. That side of things, I thoroughly enjoyed reading about. The main female though rubbed me up the wrong way. I struggled to find anything about her that was likeable. She was self-obsessed, arrogant in her status, and expected everyone to jump to her bidding. This was done at the time as pulling on the heartstrings about how tired she was, how busy she was. It just didn't work that well for me. The main male character, Simon. Now him, I loved, although I did want him to grow a bit more of a backbone with Tessa. For some reason, I am more prepared to overlook his foibles than I am Tessa's. This story felt like a long one, with plenty of detail given in each situation. The ending I enjoyed, even if it did bring a tear to my eye. I found the ending to be different to other stories, but I won't mention why. Suffice it to say, I wanted a different ending, but this one fits perfectly for the story. A thoroughly enjoyable story, even with the distracting main female. Still recommended by me. * A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
BookAddictLive More than 1 year ago
Eight Goodbyes is a heartstrings tugging romance that will push all the right emotional buttons… Or, at least that’s what happened to me. The book is divided into three parts, and I think as we went through the different parts the book it became more emotional. When Simon meets Tessa at the airport for the first time, he is struck by her vitality and really wants to meet her. Simon is organised and orderly and Tessa is a romance writer who always rushing about. This is an intriguing concept with the eight Goodbyes, but as the story goes along we see how more mature emotionally Tessa becomes from the first time we meet her. It took me awhile to warm up to her, but the more I got to know her the more I warmed up to her personality. I don’t want to give away any spoilers except to say I really enjoyed reading this romance and especially when everyone finally have their happy ending
Jazzie More than 1 year ago
A Gripping and Emotional Love Story spanning the Globe Note: This review contains NO spoilers This book left me in tears! Oh no! I was in tears, because of all the emotions flowing throughout the story. This love story spanned the globe with a globetrotting romance author and an organized businessman/scientist. Anyways, a chance meeting on an airplane started it all. It was also a sweet story of these complete opposites coming together with each "goodbye." Although I am new to this author, I enjoyed reading this story. I fell in love her characters, because they were complex with their personalities and their emotions. But, when a traumatic event hits them in the "heart," their love is tested. The pain runs so deep that it "broke" these characters. Can their love overcome? That is the question, right?!? That's where turning the pages to the end will answer that question. I thought it was well worth the read. Eight Goodbyes is a gripping and emotional romance that ran deep in the heart and tested it. It would be difficult to not feel for them as you read along their travels and their reunions. Well, I sure was an emotional mess after turning the last page. Ha!
AmazeballsBookAddicts-2_ More than 1 year ago
Having read books by Christine Brae before I was prepared for this one to be an emotional read and I was just hoping I wouldn't need tissues. Simon and Tessa are opposites. Tessa is a famous writer who travels a lot. Simon is a scientist. By chance or fate they meet on a plane. There's a connection there. I liked Simon. He's sexy, smart, and persistent. Tessa is a free spirit and not ready for what comes next. They meet up in different places throughout the story. Each goodbye gets harder for them and while reading each goodbye pulled tighter on my heart strings. I was so rooting for these two. This is a must read!
Adultbooksrmyjam More than 1 year ago
This is my first time reading this author. I really liked Tessa and Simon. It was cool that Tessa is an author and she’s traveling all over for her book tour. They meet on a plane and there’s an instant connection. The bulk of the book is them meeting in different places all over the world so they could try and be together with the limited amount of time that they had. I did think there were some parts that dragged on a bit. It wasn’t until around the 68% mark where things got shook up and got really interesting. Overall this story is really well written, sweet and at times emotional. I’m glad that I got to read this. I’ll have to check out other books by this author.
Jolie More than 1 year ago
This was a good romance. The characters might not have been likable but the author showed that people could change. I did find the book confusing to read in the beginning. Also, Tessa was not a favorite of mine. But the book evened out and I ended up enjoying the book.
Jolie More than 1 year ago
This was a good romance. The characters might not have been likable but the author showed that people could change. I did find the book confusing to read in the beginning. Also, Tessa was not a favorite of mine. But the book evened out and I ended up enjoying the book.
Ashley Baker More than 1 year ago
After discovering Christine Brae's writing in 2016, I have been a huge fan of her work, blog posts, and simply her as a person. I've eagerly been awaiting the release of Eight Goodbyes for more than two years and I'm positively pleased to say it was well worth every moment of waiting. Christine's writing continues to get better with each release, making me always eager to see what she'll come up with next. I wish I could bottle up the feelings this novel gave me to revisit constantly. Though this is a seemingly simple story about two lovers making their own rules for their relationship, it dives even further by conveying important messages about life and love. Simply, we must make the most of our lives and there is no time to waste on pride, selfishness, or anything besides loving those who are closest to us. As usual, Christine's writing cuts right to the core, making me feel every word and evaluate my own life. I questioned whether I was living each moment as if it were precious and whether I was actively loving those dear to me in the way they deserved to be. I have to give major kudos regarding many aspects of this novel, the main one being the characters. I simply cannot choose a favorite! Initially, I loved Simon and couldn't wait for a bit of cheer to find its way to his life. He was deep, brooding, and intellectual, while carrying a sadness I was eager to understand. There are many layers to his character that take time to unearth, making him endlessly interesting. Obviously, as a huge Anglophile, I adored that he was a Brit. At times he emulated the witty and sarcastic humor of the English I have grown to love. Tessa reminded me of myself more than almost any character I have ever read before, personality-wise. Her life has been trying, she's lost people close to her and feels reluctant to be vulnerable again. Her inability to voice her feelings to those she cares about was like looking in a mirror. As a romance novelist, it's easy to put the words on paper to create stories people can't help but grasp ahold of with their hearts, but verbalizing love feels like visiting another planet. Instead, she builds walls around her heart and chases the world's beauty to every corner of the Earth, never settling down. Not only were the main characters of this novel outstanding and relatable, the secondary characters felt like real-life friends or family. I formed an attachment to each one for different reasons and enjoyed reading about their interactions and lives as much as those of Tessa and Simon. One chance encounter between Tessa and a woman named Millie was one of my favorite moments of the entire book! Christine's writing never fails to disappoint in being descriptive and making me feel as if I am traveling the world with her characters. Many authors can't walk the fine line of showing their readers what they want them to see, without mundanely describing every detail in a flat and boring manner - not here, my friends! As a traveling businesswoman herself, Christine has real-world experience visiting many of the places described in her novel, allowing every location to come alive. I couldn't wait to see where the characters would venture next. Along with detailed descriptions, I appreciated how incredibly unpredictable the story was, something that is not easily achieved in the romance novels of today. Pick up Eight Goodbyes today!!!
Betul90 More than 1 year ago
"One hour. That's all the time he'd spent with her. One hour, and yet he knew that his life had been forever changed." Eight Goodbyes is a contemporary romance about two characters who are the complete opposite. Tessa is a free spirited romance writer. Simon is a scientist, who is organized and very focused. Normally, the chances that these two would come in contact would be pretty slim. However, I loved how they met and how dedicated Simon was from the start. Tessa didn't make it easy for Simon, but he was very persistent, and that was a very attractive trait. They inspired one another to do things that they normally would never think of doing. I loved that they met in places around the world, it added an extra romantic layer to the story. Because of their different priorities that wouldn't really work together, they say goodbye after each meeting. There are no promises. "I'd follow you anywhere in the world." However, after each meeting their feelings for each other grows. It especially becomes really difficult for Simon to say goodbye each time. Tessa, is scared to take the next step with Simon. But eventually she'll have to make a decision. There were times that I was mad at Tessa for being indecisive, however, I understood why she was hesitant. I loved Simon for not giving up, the dedication this guy showed was amazing. Overall, this story was really beautiful and I enjoyed the first half of the story immensely. However, the second half was very unexpected and I felt like the author rushed through the story. Things started happening really fast, and I wanted it to slow down so I could savor the story more. One very significant event results into their separation and the author skips into the future, however I would've loved for the author to continue the story a bit more to show what happened. On the other hand I can understand why the author wanted to keep the reader a bit in the dark, have them guessing. This story was romantic, sweet, and very emotional at times. I am looking forward to reading more books by Christine Brae. "Of all the places you've taken me to around the world, the only place I want is with you. This is the best place. Here. With you."