We Own Tonight by Corinne Michaels ~ Sarah A’s Review

From New York Times Bestseller, Corinne Michaels, comes a sexy new STANDALONE romance novel.

I’m not a one-night stand kind of woman. I’m especially not the woman who has a few drinks at a concert and ends up in bed with my childhood celebrity crush, Eli Walsh.

However, that’s exactly where I find myself.

What’s a girl to do after a drunken mistake? Run. I grab my clothes and get away from the powerful, irresistible, and best-sex-of-my-life superstar as fast as I can. His gorgeous green eyes, rock-hard body, and cocky smile have no place in my world. My life is complicated enough.

Someone forgot to tell him that.

Eli is relentless. Pushing his way into my heart, wearing me down, proving he’s nothing like I assumed, and everything I need. But when my world shatters to pieces, he holds the broken bits together. Unwillingly, I fall desperately in love with him.

He made me think we’d have forever . . . I should’ve listened when he said we could only own tonight.

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Man, I love Corinne Michaels’ take on light and fluffy rom-coms.  I could totally get on board with the genre if they were all like We Own Tonight.  In all seriousness though, this is not a rom-com, and I am so happy about that.  I love the emotion Ms. Michaels writes with and I was a little bit scared (and sad, if I’m being completely honest) when I heard – long before publication – this was going to be a rom-com; I was afraid it would lack that emotional gut-punch I’ve come to expect when I’m reading a Corinne Michaels book.

The characterizations in this book are en pointe.  Particularly Heather and her friends, everyone has the ‘mom’ friend, the ‘crazy one’ friend, and the ‘follower’ friend.  It was easy to put yourself right into that aspect of Heather’s life.  That was just the beginning of how amazingly relatable each character was in We Own Tonight.  Even those characters I was sure would seem untouchable, Eli and Randy, were so much more normal and down to earth than I expected.

We Own Tonight was written in dual perspective, Heather and Eli.  Each had their own distinct voice in their chapters.  Heather’s chapters were tinted with uncertainty and suspicion that was perfectly in line with who she was throughout the novel, while Eli’s chapters projected a confidence that could only be honed through years of living a life where being sure of yourself was required.

This book was perfectly paced, with wonderful moments of levity breaking up what could have easily been a completely devastating sobfest.  It was still incredibly emotional and tore through my heart like a tornado, but those lighter moments gave me time to recover so I wasn’t decimated by the end of Heather and Eli’s story.

Every time I read a Corinne Michaels book I’m sure she can’t possibly out do what she’s already done and she consistently proves that theory wrong.  While We Own Tonight is completely different from both her Salvation series and her Hennington bros. series it is quintessentially a Corinne Michaels book.  Her writing is consistently packed with extreme emotional content and unique in the elements that draw out those emotions.  I love that she always threads her novels with losses, whether big or small, because it’s something we all experience and can relate to in a visceral way.

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Corinne Michaels is the author of nine romance novels. 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. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.

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