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Thirsty Thursdays #13: Tear Inducing Goodbye




“Thirsty Thursdays” is an original weekly feature from the Lazy Book Lovers where we highlight all that makes our mouth water in the world of books. Every week, pick either a quote, book cover, book boyfriend or kiss from our favorite books, that makes us all swoony.

This week, we’re talking about tear inducing goodbyes and I’m featuring Chrissie Peria’s The Kitchen When It  Sizzles


KitchenSizzles_CoverAs their feelings crested, exploded, and fell back to the Earth, she was reminded of what she was giving up. It wasn’t just the mind-blowing sex, or the way he was so attuned to all her needs. She was saying goodbye to how they were a perfect fit for each other. She was giving up perfection, because once again, it wasn’t for her.

Much later, as she lay against him, the smaller spoon, she rubbed her face against his arms, inhaling deeply. She wondered how long his scent would cling to the sheets, a mix of his woodsy bath soap, the detergent used by the laundromat in his apartment building, the smoky scent of spices that clung to him after hours of cooking—perhaps her room would smell of him forever, a phantom smell that would only be present in her brain’s synapses. The sort that refuses to go away despite repeatedly laundering her sheets and curtains.

She wondered how long it would take to forget him. Maybe it would only take a week. Or a month. Or maybe never. She wasn’t quite sure. She would miss this, surely. She would miss him. But she knew what she had to do.

Tomorrow. It can wait until tomorrow.

She snuggled deeper against him, his warm, even breathing hot on her nape. Tomorrow she would say goodbye. But tonight, she’ll spend each second committing all of him to memory.

– Olivia Nadal
Chapter 10, The Kitchen When It Sizzles
by Chrissie Peria


This was one of the saddest goodbyes I have ever read. Worse because Olivia couldn’t deny what she was feeling, but because of all her issues and wrong information, she felt that she had to leave. And it was a tearful break up for both Olivia and Nate. I’ve reviewed The Kitchen When It Sizzles here.  To find out more about Chrissie Peria, visit her website and goodreads page.

Check out Nikkie and Keira for their Thirsty Thursday pick at the Lazy Book Lovers and all the others who have participate for Thirsty Thursday.

Author: Lorn (pakwanstripes)

Yogi, book lover, comic book reader, cat moma and diabetic :)

2 thoughts on “Thirsty Thursdays #13: Tear Inducing Goodbye

  1. Aww, that last line. Drive the knife in deeper, why don’t you… T__T

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