From New York Times Bestseller, Corinne Michaels, comes a new second chance standalone romance. I spent twenty years waiting for Trent Hennington to open his eyes and see me. But it was all for nothing. He chose to keep himself guarded and let me walk away, proving that my time and efforts were wasted. I'm done being invisible. It's time to move on. A single dance sets my new reality into motion, and I welcome it. After all, Cooper Townsend is perfect. He's kind, sexy, and attentive--everything a girl could want. I thought I got it right this time. That my heart could mend, and I would be happy. Apparently, some things really are just too hard to walk away from.
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These Hennington boys grab ahold of your heart and just won’t let go. Corinne Michaels has an innate skill at writing men with alpha tendencies that can do tender moments that just make you melt into a puddle of goo. Trent Hennington is no different. I have to admit that he probably is my least favorite of the three; Zach will always be my number one Michaels man. I have been eagerly awaiting this book. And I’m sad to say that it didn’t hit me in the feels like the first two did. I’m not 100% sure why, the content is tough, there are moments that are heartbreaking but I stayed dry eyed through the whole thing. Please don’t shoot me.
Grace is a Southern sweetheart, soft and caring when it counts and hell on wheels when she needs to be. And she is D-O-N-E with her on and off again boyfriend of twenty years. She’s got dreams, relationship goals, she knows what she wants and she isn’t getting it from him. Trent is a walking wet dream, an alpha and knows he’s done screwed up. The love these two have for each other is like a living, breathing thing in this book. You can feel it seeping off the page. It’s magnificent. The chemistry between them is there too, it’s passionate and sensual. I loved how developed the characters were. Michaels weaved a colorful and interesting backstory for each of them, working strengths and weaknesses into their personality in a way that felt natural and realistic. And of course, it was great seeing the rest of the Bell Buckle gang again.
The only thing that really keeps me from five staring it is that it kind of bugs me that Grace took Trent’s crap for twenty years. I wish she had wised up and left him for good earlier. Maybe he would have smarted up sooner too. Plus his reasoning for putting her off happened five years ago so what kept him from committing the other fifteen? As for drama, this is an angst-filled read; I can definitely say that even though I stayed dry. I bet if I go back and read it again on a day when I’m not so busy I’ll be sobbing like a baby. It is a breathtaking book and a heartbreaking one but trust me; Michaels will put your shattered heart back together again. She’s good like that.
This is definitely going on my re-read shelf with the other Hennington boys. No matter what kind of romance you like, you should definitely pick this one up. Michaels’ books are not ones to pass up on. -Peace and Love, Buxom J
About the Author
Corinne Michaels is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of The Salvation Series (Beloved, Beholden, Consolation, Conviction & Defenseless), Say You'll Stay, Say You Want Me, and Say I'm Yours. 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.