Come Back for Me, an all-new emotional and riveting standalone from New York Times Bestselling author Corinne Michaels is LIVE!
Come Back for Me, an all-new emotional and riveting standalone from New York Times Bestselling author Corinne Michaels, is LIVE!
One night, eight years ago, she gave me peace.
Just two broken people, desperate to quiet their pain and grief.
In the morning, she was gone and had taken my solace with her. I left for the military that day, vowing never to return to Pennsylvania.
When my father dies, I’m forced to go home to bury him. At least I’ll finally be rid of his farm, which is grown over and tangled with memories I’ve fought to forget.
And that’s when I find her. She’s even more beautiful than I remember and has the most adorable kid I’ve ever seen.
Years have passed, but my feelings are the same, and this time I refuse to let her go. They say you can’t bury the past, and they’re right. Because when long-ago secrets are exposed, rocking us both to the core, I have no choice but to watch her walk away again . . .
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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF
The first of a new series by this author featuring the Arrowood brothers, this is Connor’s story. A contemporary second chance romance, this book looks like the start of a very promising series; it can be read as a stand-alone and doesn’t end in a cliff-hanger.
Connor is the youngest of the Arrowood brothers. A Navy seal who just finished his last deployment, he vowed never to return to his hometown. He and his brothers Declan, Jacob and Sean were victims of domestic abuse and survived their father’s wrath. Each one of them carved his own path and career. Connor who was forced to return to his hometown has a lot of emotional baggage to deal with and it looks like his life gets more complicated when he meets Ellie. One thing I guarantee, you will fall head over heels in love with this man, a stand-up kind of guy, protective and loyal to his brothers.
“He’s the man to slay dragons and has the fortitude to do it. I don’t fear telling him things. He is the calm in the storm that rages around me.”
Ellie is the brow-beaten wife of Kevin and mother of seven-year-old Hadley. When things at home get worse, she has nowhere to go and no one to turn to until Connor moves in at the farm next door. Could he save her from her husband? Some questions arise and secrets come out when they finally got to know each other.
To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from this story but I loved how it developed. Narrated in dual points of view, Ellie’s character as an abused wife will draw out a lot of sympathy from the readers I am sure, but I wished that she developed a backbone sooner rather than later. Her character becoming an independent woman and standing up for herself was a slow process but she gets there in the end. Meanwhile, Connor is your almost perfect hero. He is the one who was strong enough to get out of an abusive home and managed to become a Navy seal who saved lives. His love for Ellie and Hadley outshines his darkest moments.
The antagonist in this book was too conveniently dealt with and I hoped that there was more nail-biting drama, but I guess the domestic violence in Ellie’s home is more than enough for us to cope with. The relationship that develops between Ellie and Connor is the perfect second-chance romance that will truly captivate your heart.
The secondary characters provide an interesting backdrop to Ellie and Connor’s relationship and show how important it is to have the support of family and friends. We are given a glimpse of the other brothers and the build-up to the next book is more obvious at the end when we get to have a quick look at Declan’s story. I am so looking forward to his story and I can hardly wait! I highly recommend this book.
Corinne Michaels is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller author. 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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