4 stars · Angsty/Emotional · Contemporary Romance

Say I’m Yours (Return to Me #3) by Corinne Michaels

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Return to Me Series #3
Corinne Michaels
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
March 25th 2017

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.

Megan’s Review

“Loving me shouldn’t be this hard.” 

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Corinne Michaels is back with another beautifully written, engaging and emotional Hennington brothers’ story with ‘Say I’m Yours.’ Corinne Michaels always has the ability to make me deeply feel and connect with her amazing stories; I always become so invested with the plot and characters that I devour every word. I’m a big fan of second chance romance stories and this one was no exception. 

The eldest Harrington brother is Trent; and this is his story. We are bought back to the world of Bell Buckle, Tennessee, where Trent is the town sheriff. For the past 20 years Trent has loved only one woman, but for certain reasons he’s unable to fully give his heart to her and to commit a life with her. Trent has learnt the hard way that all too often, you never appreciate what you have and how special it is, until it’s gone. There were real reasons as to why Trent was the way he was and why he has kept love at arm’s-length. He literally stole my heart. The more I read, the more I fell in love with him. 

Grace Rooney has had enough. She’s tired of giving her heart and soul to the man she has loved for the past 20 years only for those feelings not to be reciprocated. Grace has finally built up the courage to walk away once and for all, but sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants and no amount of time or distance will change that fact. 

“He’s embedded in my heart and soul. The only problem is his love doesn’t heal, it’s toxic, and I have to eradicate it before it kills me.” 

Grace, being in her late thirties, wants to build a life with someone who will love and appreciate her as much as she does them. She wants marriage and a family and knows that until Trent can fully give his heart to her, she will never achieve her desires. Grace has been given no other option than to walk away and to try to move on. 

Trying to get on with your life in a small town is no easy feat. Everyone is always in everybody else’s business and news certainly travels fast. The brother of Grace’s best friend, Cooper Townsend, is more than happy to step in to fill the void in her heart and help her move on. Her family also don’t make things easy on her. They want to see Grace happy and do not hold back on their opinions regarding whether Cooper is a good choice for her. Grace agrees to go on a date with Cooper and this forces Grace to have to make some tough decisions regarding Trent. Is he worth fighting for?

“It was never about you not being what I wanted. It was me not knowing that what I had was everything I needed.” 

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and fell in love with Bell Buckle and her people. If you’re in the mood for a heartfelt and angst ridden second chance romance story that both breaks your heart and makes you laugh, then definitely give this a go.


Maria’s Review


➦Well, after reading all three books in this series back to back, I can say that I enjoyed this one but not as much as the first two installments. This novel is about a woman who has been in love with a man for 20 years. And for all those years he wasn’t willing to commit to her.

➦So when she finally takes a stand and says it’s over, like REALLY OVER, and decides to start dating other people, Mr. Commitment-phobe has an epiphany!

➦Is it a bit too late now? Will he win her back?

➦I, personally, didn’t think there was enough groveling, for one. As well as not enough angst. The emotional parts were not really related to the relationship, but rather some family drama. I’m normally not a big fan of that but it sort of kind of worked here. The only problem, it didn’t pack a punch like the previous two books. I needed to be devastated and then put back together. Overall, an enjoyable read.

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