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 **
“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.
Say You’ll Stay is a beautiful book about forever love. It’s a book about growing stronger, finding hope, and surviving when you think you won’t. I found it enchanting, engaging and downright breathtaking at times. Second chance romances are my jam. I think most people have at least one relationship they’ve played the “what if” game over at one point in their lives. Second chance romance books play to that part of us that wonders if we had just done that or what if this happens. And Say You’ll Stay is a wonderful example of the trope.
You know that couple in high school that you just know is going to make it? I personally know three of them. Presley and Zach were one of those. This book definitely brings some angst and feels. I was tearing up and crying, but not an ugly cry. There were parts of it were I was crying because the feels were beautiful. Having been the daughter of a young widow, I really appreciated how Zach took time to be friends with the boys without it being about his relationship with Presley. That definitely made him a hero in my eyes. Presley was completely relatable. I found myself nodding and thinking “Yeah I could see myself doing that at her age” and “Been there, done that.”
I also adored all the side characters. They each brought something special to the book and I can’t wait to see them each get their own story. Especially Wyatt, that Hennington boy was tugging on my heart strings big time. -Peace and Love, Buxom J
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.