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 . . .
One night. No names. 8 Years Ago.
That’s all that Connor and Ellie shared, and yet, neither of them have forgotten the other as they lived through their own personal hell – one serving his country and the other protecting her child at all costs. For eight years, they’ve endured…they’ve battled their demons…they’ve fought for their lives, focusing on what needs to be done above everything else – surviving and moving forward.
Separately, Connor and Ellie have endured more than any one person should be required to and the damage done to them definitely carries over into their present lives, making them what seems to be a shell of the people they could potentially be if they hadn’t suffered at other people’s words and deeds.
I’m so glad that Corinne Michaels wrote Connor and Ellie’s story through both of their perspectives. It would be impossible to convey all of the upheaval they feel and go through without both lending their voice to the events that occur. And while, there were several scenes that were incredibly difficult to read, they were also necessary because it illustrates everything that she and her daughter have gone through, and the way that Michaels crafts their trauma and their terror is incredibly powerful and effectively shows exactly what Ellie is made of and what she’s willing to do to protect her little girl.
I understand why the Arrowood brothers made the pact that they did, but they have to consider the fact that ensuring they are nothing like their father means that they can have the things they want and they aren’t bound to repeat the same mistakes as their dad did when he lost his wife. The possibility of more…of better…of more than existing and holding on to a pact that was made in fear and anger cannot be immediately rescinded, though, which means that certain steps need to be taken and while one brother may see the futility of that pact now that their father is dead, other ones may be holding onto it tightly in order to protect themselves from the what ifs that surround them.
Come Back For Me is an emotionally charged journey. Connor and Ellie have to wade through so much adversity and hold steadfast to the hope that when everything is said and done, they’ll be where they want to be, which is by each other’s side with a sweet little girl who does nothing but bring love and happiness into their lives.
4.5 Poison Apples
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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