Title: Say You’ll Stay
Author: Corinne Michaels
Release Date: June 20, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
It was all he had to do. Instead, he got on that bus and took my heart with him.
That was seventeen years ago.
I moved on. Marriage. Kids. White picket fence. Everything I ever wanted, but my husband betrayed me and I was left once again.
Alone, penniless, and with two boys, I had no choice but to return to Tennessee. He wasn’t supposed to be there. I should’ve been safe. However, fate has a way of stepping in.
This time around, the tables are turned. It’s my decision. Second chances do exist, but I don’t know if we can repair what’s already been broken . . .
** This book is a STANDALONE **
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“Hey.” Zach peers at me as I shake off my thoughts. “I figured you’d be asleep.” He climbs the steps slowly as I get to my feet.
“I figured you’d be gone.”
I walk toward him, unsure of why he’s here. “I left for a bit, but wanted to come check on you.”
He snickers. “I couldn’t sleep.”
“Me either.” He’s close enough that I can smell his cologne. Even after a long night, being in the woods, he smells like home.
I take another step.
I’m so close I have to tilt my head to look into his eyes.
I breathe him in, feel his heat, and I can’t stop myself. I want him. I need him. I grip his neck and yank his mouth to mine. I kiss him. I kiss him and give in to everything I’ve been feeling. He doesn’t waste a second. His arms wrap around me, holding my body against his. My fingers grip his neck, keeping him exactly where I need him. This kiss is frantic, but God it feels good.
I have been on a bit of a second-chance romance kick lately and Corinne Michael’s Say You’ll Stay filled that fix perfectly.
Presley has known heartbreak and felt the loss of love twice in her life. After being left alone, homeless and caring for her sons, she has no choice but to return home to her parents. Her family is great… but she had left the town when she went away to college… and after the relationship ended with her first love she had no intention of ever returning. Everything about her childhood home, the town reminds her of him. What she doesn’t know… is he is back there too.
The characters were written beautifully. You feel their pain, heartbreak, fear, strength, determination and love.You get to ride the ride with them as they live their lives. I think that is what I liked most about this book – the real feel and the way you were caught up in it. It felt like it took place in real time – no rushing the renewed relationship. Time to learn how to make-up with one another, love again, forgive the past… And they dealt with all of it – which sets this book apart from others. And can we just take a moment to all SWOON with how every man stepped up and took a role in the children’s lives. It melted me!!
I definitely recomend this book! It was a beautiful story of love, strength, friendship, second chances and mending the broken pieces of your heart.
I received a complimentary copy of Say You’ll Stay in exchange for my honest review.
About the Author
Corinne Michaels is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of The Salvation Series (Beloved, Beholden, Consolation, Conviction & Defenseless). She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.
Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn’t ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha heroes are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.