Title: Say I'm Yours
Author: Corinne Michaels
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 27th, 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.
"I wish I could save him. I wish I was enough for him to want to be saved."
Grace and Trent don't know how to live without each other. They've spent the last twenty years of their lives dating on and off. Never really truly together. Trent has never been able to fully commit to Grace and nobody knows why he never can give himself over to her completely.
"My heart will be torn between this possibility that my mind allows me to have and the reality of the man who doesn't actually love me."
Everybody knows they are destined to be together or so they thought. Grace has never been able to tell Trent no, she's never been able to leave him. He's the man that never leaves her heart no matter what he does or what he says. She always finds her way back to him.
"He's the crutch I can't let go of because I'm afraid to fall."
Their relationship has been anything but easy. Grace knows that their relationship shouldn't be this hard. Love comes easy...it's the making it count that's the hardest. But Trent has proven different. Loving her may be the hardest and easiest thing he's ever had to do.
"He makes me weak. He makes me stupid. He makes me love him."
But with Trent and Grace struggling to find the real reason to not give up, Grace finds herself hanging out with Cooper. Trent's best friend. Cooper has always been a friend to her but can he be more? Will Grace allow herself to love another man, even when her heart belongs to a man that will never love her?
Trent and Grace are two characters that deserve love, and deserve happiness but it's definitely not coming easy. They are going to have to fight for each other...or give up years of trying. To find out who wins her heart in this gorgeous love triangle...you will have to read for yourself.
Corinne Michaels never disappoints with her writing. Her stories capture you wholly and enrapture you into this Bell Buckle world. Nothing is better than a sexy cowboy and Michaels writes it like a boss. Trent's and Grace's story will be stuck with me for years to come. Their story is so real and makes you think about the reality that is life.
You all know that I am a long time fan of Corinne Michaels books. You can read my reviews of Say You’ll Stay, Say You Want Me, Defenseless and the Consolation duet, if you’re so inclined! I couldn’t wait to dive into another Hennington man’s story. I have to say that Trent’s story was a bit hard for me at first. Not Trent himself but the love triangle. I want so badly for everyone to end up with a HEA and knowing that one of these amazing men wouldn’t get the woman he wanted made me SO sad! Please, please, please write that story for him Corinne? Kay, thanks!
“…anger is the outward cry of fear.”
Okay, now that that part is out of the way let’s talk about Corinne’s ability to take you on an adventure you weren’t sure you would love! She has done it again you guys. She’s created a story that had my palms sweating, my heart racing, had me laughing and crying. I don’t know how this woman manages to pack so many emotions into just one book. Yet she does it, time and time again. Trent is tortured by something that no one can figure out and he’s let it hold him back from committing to the one woman he’s let into his heart.
“She’s the girl I love. The girl I’ve always loved but was too stupid to hold on to.”
Grace has waited 20 years for Trent to make their relationship his priority. She’s tired of waiting for him to get his sh** together. It’s time to move on. Grace decides dating her best friends brother, whom she had a crush on when she was younger. He’s sweet, kind and treats her like she’s the center of his universe. But can her heart stop loving Trent and let go of the past?
“I wish I could save him. I wish I was enough for him to save himself.”
Living in small town Belle Buckle, it’s hard to avoid anyone for too long. When her past and present collide which man will ultimately win her heart? You'll have to read to find out. If you love a good strong country boy, I highly recommend you pick up these books. If you haven't started this series of standalone second chance romances I suggest starting with Say You'll Stay. Each book can be read on its own, but I always find I get more from the story when I start at the beginning. The books have character overlap which may spoil part of the other stories for you. Corrine never fails to delivery on the FEELS. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!
“Our lives’ course will be determined on how he steers the horse, he can throw us off or ride steady.”
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.