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 **
When you hear Corinne Michaels is releasing a new book you know its going to be good. She has written some of my favourite contemporary romance books. This one has surpassed all of her previous books for me, and that is saying something.
Going into this with no other info apart from the blurb I didn’t really know what to expect apart from a second chance love story.
The story starts with a serious kick in the gut. The emotions packed into the first few pages blew my mind. I’m not sure a book has ever moved me so much from page one. the grip that these characters had on me didn’t let up until long after I had put this book down.
Each time the sun rises, I choose whether or not to dwell in the darkness , and so far I’ve been choosing wrong.
I wont go into the story, the impact of it is best felt when you are going in blind.
Corinne paints a picture with her words. I felt like I could close my eyes and see these people, laugh with them and feel every bit of their pain. I felt like Bell Buckle was a real place.
Grief is a never -ending battle that drains you of who you once were . I’ll never be the same person I was five months ago. I’ve been forced to toughen up, face life head on, and protect myself at all costs.
Presley and Zach are both flawed, both affected by the choices they made 17 years before. Both trying to find a way to live with their new close proximity to one another. Will they be able to find a way to fight through the hurt, betrayal and secrets and guilt that have kept them apart for so long?
Alongside them is a whole family of characters that you can’t help but fall in love with.
Flawlessly written, perfectly paced and full of every emotion possible.
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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.
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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.