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.
I was equal parts excited and sad that I was finally getting the final Hennington brother’s book. They were all so wonderful and unique, it was hard to know this was the last of their stories. Bell Buckle was a fun and wonderful place to get to visit in the pages of these books and I can only hope that we will be able to check in with all the folks we met there in future works by Corinne.
Going in to Say I’m Yours I wasn’t sure who I was rooting for in terms of Grace finding a forever love. I knew I wanted Trent, Cooper, and Grace to be happy, I just wasn’t sure who would make each of them most content. I was worried there was too much water under the Trent and Grace bridge, that the feelings between Cooper and Grace were too platonic for anything serious. I almost wanted there to be a whole new set of love interests so I wouldn’t have to see one of the people I’d grown to love over the course of the other books get hurt. Corinne, of course, knew exactly what she was doing and crafted this story in a way where each person came out whole and having learned more about themselves and what they needed to be happy.
While I loved Grace and the strength she seemed to have gained between the beginning of Say You’ll Stay and the end of Say I’m Yours and I appreciated how amazing a man Cooper was throughout this book (despite my less than kind feelings toward him in Say You’ll Stay), it was Trent who completely won me over in this book. Watching him grapple with his own fears and insecurities, seeing him learn what he needed and figure out how to hold on to the people he loved most in the world was at times heartbreaking, but ultimately wholly satisfying.
Once again Corinne Michaels delivers a book that is intense, surprising, and gratifying. When I read my first Corinne Michaels book I knew I’d found someone whose books were exactly the kind of stories I love. She has yet to disappoint me, if anything her books have become more meaningful and in line with my reading tastes. Each book tells a beautiful love story and touches on topics that are dark, life-changing and intense. Ms. Michaels always stays true to her characters and the reactions they have to those life-changing events feels completely authentic. If she hadn’t already won me over with her Salvation series, I would have declared my allegiance to her books after reading the Hennington brother’s books.
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.