My Goodbye Girl
By: Anna Gomez
Publication Date: June 6, 2023
Published By: Rosewood Books
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ABOUT THE BOOK (From Goodreads)
“One universe, nine planets, 204 countries, 809 islands and 7 seas, and I had the privilege of meeting you.” ~Unknown
When Tessa Talman first meets Simon Fremont, not only is she attracted to him, she’s intrigued by how different their lives are. He’s a dedicated scientist, practical, pragmatic, and grounded. She’s a head-in-the-clouds romance author. As their relationship grows, they meet in places around the world, while continuing to live in different countries.
Though their feelings for each other deepen, their priorities remain the same. Simon is in a hurry to be financially sound and settle down, but Tessa is enjoying her freedom and newfound success. Neither is willing to give in, but as each goodbye gets harder, Tessa begins to wonder whether fame is the path to happiness, or if she has everything she needs in Simon.
Just as Tessa finds the courage to go after her own happily ever after, the unthinkable happens, separating them in ways she never imagined.
To move forward, she must let go of the past and determine once and for all if love is truly more powerful than the pain of goodbye.
I adored this book. I fell in love with Tessa and Simon as a couple. While Tessa liked to keep a distance, emotionally and physically, from Simon, he persisted. Though, at times, I felt like he was pushing too much. I did enjoy reading about the couple meeting up at various locations and exploring them. When Simon and Tessa eventually decided to be an item, they hadn’t spent a lot of time together in person, but they had been communicating via text and phone calls. I know a lot of people think it’s not possible to fall for someone that way, but I met my husband, and we had a long-distance relationship. We talked every day, but only saw each other maybe once a month. We got emotionally invested by talking every day. Honestly, I felt that was a better way because we were forced to talk and get to know each other. I digress. There is the second part of this book, that I won’t say what it is, but it’s absolutely heartbreaking. The second part is heartbreaking as well – so get the tissues out because you’ll be needing them. I recommend this book to anyone that loves a romance book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anna Gomez is a hopeless romantic who writes about real life, flawed characters and the saving grace of unconditional love. Her experience of living and growing up in a foreign country plays a large part in her stories. Her full-time career and ability to travel extensively also add flair and individuality to the vividly written settings in her books. They transport the reader to faraway places and make them feel like they’ve been there before. Anna’s inspiration stems from the people she meets and the places that she’s seen. Her stories are realistic and honest, thought-provoking and impactful. Her love for poetry is evident in her writing style. Prior to writing this book, Anna wrote under the pen name Christine Brae, with six books which have won literary awards and ranked as bestsellers upon release.
Anna is Partner and Chief Financial Officer of one of the world’s largers global advertising agencies. She lives in Indiana with her husband and sheepadoodle, Izzy.