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 . . .
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Christy's 5-Star Review:
Say You’ll Stay is a stunningly beautiful and emotional read. Honestly, I’m not sure if I’ve ever read a book that made me feel so much in the first few chapters. I was in tears more times than I can count in the first 10%. Did I mention it’s emotional?? Coming from someone who loves to feel when they read, I was totally okay with this aspect of the book. Just a warning to all readers picking this one up- be prepared to feel!
In the first chapter of the book, Presley’s life is forever changed. It’s not just changed, it’s turned upside down. Everything she thought she knew about her life isn’t what it seemed to be. Now she’s forced move from the city she’s raised her sons in, to go back to the small town she grew up at in Tennessee. She loves her parents and her brother, but there is a lot in Tennessee she doesn’t want to return to. Her first love, Zachary Hennington is on the top of that list.
Pres and Zach had that small town first love that everyone thought would last forever. But it didn’t. And now she’s back in the same town he is in. Zach and Presley both made choices when they were younger that broke them apart. The problem wasn’t that they didn’t love each other, it’s that their dreams took them in different directions, and they were young so of course there were struggles and miscommunications along the way that kept them apart all these years.
I’ve moved on in some ways, but Presley… she’s everything. She’s the reason I haven’t been able to move forward in my life. I’ve tried to live, love again, but it never compared. She fucking ruined me.
It’s apparent that Zach and Presley belong together. Whether they want to admit it or not, those feelings are still there between them. They both have regrets and it’s not an easy go of things, but their love is still there. Most people don’t get a second chance at a first love, but Zach and Pres have that chance. They just both have to decide to take it.
“I don’t think we’re doing anything too fast. I think we’re just finding our way back to where we always were meant to be.”
Presley’s story wasn’t just a romance. It was a story of strength. A story of finding yourself and making the best out of all the bad that can come. Bad things happen, and sometimes you just have to suck it up and do the best with the situation you find yourself in. Presley’s life was turned completely upside down and she was in a situation she never imagined she’d find herself in, but she was a fighter and ended up stronger for it. I admired her ability to move on with her life after the worst case scenario happened to her.
I got that feeling from the start that Zach and Presley were one of those couples that just belonged together and I really rooted for them both. I loved both Presley and Zach. Pres was actually my favorite character in the book, but Zach really won me over with the time he spent with her sons, and that fact that he was patient with Pres when she needed it, but also knew when she needed a push. As much as I loved the two main characters, I really adored Zach’s brother, Wyatt, and I’m ecstatic he’s getting a book!
Corinne’s words were so poignant and powerful I didn’t want to stop reading when I started. If you’re looking for a heartbreaking, yet heartwarming, gorgeous second chance romance- you don’t want to miss out on this one! I give it 5 stars and very highly recommend it to all!
“I want you. I want us.”
“I’ve always wanted you.”
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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