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.
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"The right woman will always make her man see sense. But it takes the right man to hold on to her once he finds her."
Swear! These Hennigton brother's will be the death of me. From Zach and Wyatt, now with Trent, Gawd! My heart is so full it's gonna burst!!! Eff me, because I said it over and over I am in love with them. In as much as I wanna say, I have a favorite, I cannot just choose one. I love these men and now with Trent...Booyah!!!I am forever in love!!
Okay now bear with me. I have been waiting for this book for what seems like forever because honestly, reading the previous books I am so curious about Trent. The fact that he's just been there, I am interested about his story for ages and I am telling you this, Trent "Mothafucking Hennigton" is an ASS!! A dick! A jerk! I hated him but love him so much now slap me because I cannot resist him. I am shouting this."Give this man a chance because he deserved it!!!". You will love him as much as I did!
Trent and Grace story is one that I fall in love since the very beginning. I am not talking about just the first pages of this book but even a while back in the previous book. Say what? Yeah this is a stand alone but having glimpses with them in the previous stories, I am curious in their relationship. This fueled my eagerness to read their story and experience their journey to HEA. And boy, their's is not easy one. Trent is one hell of a complicated hero. I actually fell deep on him. In as much as I say he's an ass, I was touched about the pain he's feeling due to his love for Grace. I admit i could definitely say, serves him right, but eff me hard, this man just owned my heart, asshole be damned. Twenty years and I mean twenty years his relationship with Grace is off and on. And every time, chances were given to him until Grace was fed up and ended it. I adored this woman's bravery for putting out her love to this man and saving herself for another heartbreak. "Girl power woman! Cry your heart out and then move on." But boom, I guess it was just the smack in the head Trent needed. Because he upped his game and proved her his worth and it seems like it's hard to move on with this piece of man that owns him for forever.
"Love isn't always easy, baby girl. It takes a lot of work. Sometimes it fails, and sometimes you have to let it go to get it back."
Now, this is where I have to stop and let you read about it. This is just I wanna say, this book is more than just a second chances of love. The fact that plenty of chances were given, there's more to this story than that. Sure, I needed more groveling to Trent's side but to be honest, I admit I was loving he was portrayed as such given the twist of the story which I never saw coming. I guess it's right to say that with Grace' character she's just the perfect match for him. Because when you read the book, you will understand him. Because I sure did and this made me even fall for him more!
Overall, Corinne Michaels did it again and she never really disappoints. I fell hard for her characters and she just portrayed them perfectly/imperfectly. Even with flaws, I fell hard and this is one of the reasons why I am always rooting for Corinne's writing. You will hate and get mad yet at some point, you will understand, feel them and then together you fall in love with them. I had so much fun reading it. I laugh out loud, swoon, get angry and crazy. I even cried my heart out, I was emotionally wrecked but boy I was left with a heart full of bliss.
Say I'm Your's as I said is more than just second chances of love. More than the hilarious scenes, swoony and sexy moments, it is also finding yourself, fighting for what you believed in and never letting go. Love is like that. You can never feel utter and pure bliss unless you will work hard and fight for it.
"Say I'm yours," he demands.
I don't hesitate. "You're mine".
"Say you're mine."
"I've only ever been yours."
“ Have you ever wanted something and couldn’t have it? And then it’s so close, just within your grasp but not quite there. Either you can surrender or keep reaching. I’m not a man who gives up”.
You know what I love about second chance romance? Knowing that the love you thought was gone forever, suddenly comes back ten fold. Whatever the circumstances were at that time, it’s no longer relevant because FATE has decided to give you the one thing you thought you would never have again. The angst, the memories, the passion, it ALL comes back to you because no matter how hard you tried, deep down that feeling of loving someone never truly went away.
Grace Rooney is at her wits end waiting for Trent Hennington. For twenty years she’s been by his side and all she wants from him is a solid commitment. Twenty years of her life has gone by and while she’s had some beautiful memories with a man whom she’s loved more than half her life, she’s also had some painful ones. Deciding that she’s finally had enough and needs to move on, Grace gives Trent his walking papers. But he’s not a man who you can forget about that easily and Grace is about learn that lesson.
“Trent is the only thing I can’t quit. My heart has always belonged to him. Each time I walk away, I find myself running right back.
When you’re living in a small town like Belle Buckle, news travel fast and for Grace, having to move on and date other people is not something she’s comfortable with. She’s spent a long time loving a man who she saw a future with and knowing that reality will never happen now is truly heartbreaking for her. So when she’s asked out on a date by a long time friend, let’s just say things got complicated from here on out.
Trent is the oldest of the Hennington brothers and he’s also the town’s Sheriff. Having Grace in his life has always made him feel centered and even though they’ve had their ups and downs, there’s no question on whether or not loved her. But there’s a difference in loving someone and showing them everyday how much you care, and thinking that because you love them in your own way, that should be enough for them. In this case, it wasn’t enough for Grace and her walking away, gave Trent a reality check and made him realize what was important. But is it a little too late?
“I don’t see anyone else but you, Grace. I’ll fix this. I’ll fix us”.
I really admired how Grace stood up for herself in the beginning of this story and I felt all of her emotions. Her frustrations and longing bled through the pages and you couldn’t help but feel for this woman. This was a person who loved hard and her struggle to move on was portrayed In such a beautiful and poignant way that you couldn’t help but fall in love with this girl.
Now as for Trent? I’m going to be honest and say that I had a really difficult time connecting with him. That man tested me to no limit and I couldn’t understand why he did the things that he did! At one point I was starting to understand him but as time went on, the only emotion I felt towards him was frustration and when you have something like that, it taints your connection with the characters. If you’ve read the previous books then I think you’re going to enjoy Grace and Trent’s journey into finding their way back to each other.
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.