When was the last time I read a book that made my chest ache? Ache from the anger and pain and frustration and pure love the characters portray through the author’s words. If you had asked me before I read Return to Us, I would have said that it had been recent, I’ve read some great books, but I would have been wrong. This book made me aaaaaaache.
What I loved:
Truth time, second chance romance isn’t a top trope of mine. I usually shy away from it because it has flashbacks, which if you read my reviews, you know, I loathe their existence. In Return to Us, I loved the second chance romance. This author wrote it so beautifully that I had to love it. It was real, not the over-the-top, cheesy story that everyone writes. I felt Gray and Jessica’s story in my bones, and it was perfection.
I loved the connection with the Arrowwoods. The author does this very well and gives us enough of them that if you read their books, it’s a great tie-in, but it’s not confusing if you haven’t.
Overall I loved this book. I loved the Gray and Jessicas backstory. I loved that the author gave us the information we needed without half of the book being flashbacks. I loved the way the two of them come back together, fighting through their current issues. Did I get frustrated with them? Of course! But in any book, if you aren’t frustrated with the characters at one point, then the author isn’t giving you the range of emotions he or she should. Five big beautiful stars for the best kind of ache in my chest love story.
Return to Us by Corinne Michaels is now live!
From New York Times Bestselling author Corinne Michaels comes a new second chance standalone love story.
At eighteen, I walked away from Willow Creek Valley for good.
I was young, scared, and stupid, and it cost me the love of my life—Grayson Parkerson.
Fourteen years later, a crash sends me back home to recover.
Back to where we met, fell in love, and planned a future.
The one he’s now living as a single dad to his daughter.
Working at The Park Inn together gives us a chance to reconnect, and seeing him with his little girl makes me long for the days when he was mine. One look in his gorgeous blue-green eyes, and it’s like I never left. One kiss, and my world is upside down. One night together, and I know without a doubt, in his arms is where I belong.
I’m not the girl I was—intimidated by his wealthy family and desperate to escape our small town. I can imagine a new life for us here.
But he’s learned to guard his heart, and trust won’t come easily.
How can I convince him to give first love a second chance?
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Corinne Michaels is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of romance novels. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love, and she enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak before finding a way to heal them through their struggles.
Corinne is a former Navy wife and happily married to the man of her dreams. She began her writing career after spending months away from her husband while he was deployed--reading and writing were her escapes from the loneliness. Corinne now lives in Virginia with her husband and is the emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun-loving mom of two beautiful children.
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