So here's the thing. YOU NEED THIS BOOK. This book is everything to me. As you'll see in my review below, I was blown away! This book is a 6 star read. It's going to make a LASTING impression on you. It delivers in EVERY WAY!

Title: Say You'll Stay
Series: Standalone Novel
Author: Corinne Michaels
Release Date: June 20, 2016!  

One word.
It was all he had to do. Instead, he got on that bus and took my heart with him.
That was seventeen years ago.
I moved on. Marriage. Kids. White picket fence. Everything I ever wanted, but my husband betrayed me and I was left once again.
Alone, penniless, and with two boys, I had no choice but to return to Tennessee. He wasn’t supposed to be there. I should’ve been safe. However, fate has a way of stepping in.
This time around, the tables are turned. It’s my decision. Second chances do exist, but I don’t know if we can repair what’s already been broken . . .
** This book is a STANDALONE **
“I could drown in you.” 
My eyes open.... “I could let you.” 

I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT! HOLY FREAKING WHOA. Let me be frank, I went into this with zero expectations. I was intrigued by the blurb. I was in LOVE with that cover. I knew it would be good. I did not know that it would OBLITERATE ME. I had no idea that I would feel beat me up and put together at the very same time. I had no idea I would yearn and need, feel a desperation for this couple that drove me to the brink of insanity. I had no idea what was waiting for me deep inside those pages. And IT. FLAT. OUT. BLEW. ME. AWAY. 

It was one of those reads where when I finished, I had to sit back, close my eyes, let out an exhausted breath, and just soak it all in. Riveting, tumultuous, intoxicating, each page kept me hovering right on the edge. 

Honestly, this review is so hard review to write. I don't think I can do Say You'll Stay justice. I don't know how to review it adequately. It just too good. And I am crazy in love with it. So crazy, it's turned into an almost fanatical feeling. 

I'm DROWNING with the need to get this book IN YOUR HANDS. I want to stand on my perch and scream, "READ THIS. READ THIS NOW!" And let me tell you, that is what I live for. I LOVE a novel that lights a fire inside me, that drives me nutty, that makes me want to shove it down everyone's throat! This book is one of my FAVORITE READS EVER. 


I came away feeling like I had lived, like I had LIVED AND BREATHED each word handed to me, felt every feeling as if they were my own. This book, for the hours I read it, become MY REALITY. I was bound to it. 

It's hands down one of the most emotionally explosive novels I've read. It HOOKS YOU and doesn't release you. It's HEAVY HITTING in the feels department. Heart breaking yet undeniably sweet. It's a novel that's easy to invest in. The author holds nothing back. She unleashes angst like a violent Tsunami. It's gritty. It leaves you raw. But it's also one of the sweetest second chance romances. I guarantee you'll ache, cry, want, and need for Presley and Zach. You'll read it in one sitting, because that's the only option. It's addicting. And when it's done, you'll wish for more. A truly BREATHTAKING ride. 

"Presley is mine. Always has been. Always will be. I’ll make damn sure of that.' 

Zach and Presley come from a small town in Tennessee called Bell Buckle. They were each others first loves and they both thought it would last forever. That naivety lead to pure heartbreak. Things didn't work out. Years later Presley is married with two kids and Zach is well, Zach--hot as f-ck!!! 

Both are on different paths now. However, unexpectedly life implodes for Presley, leading her back home, to the small town she's spent years trying to escape. With no other options, desperate, and suffering from a heart that's shredded, she struggles to find a way to cope and put her life back together for the sake of her two kids. 

I can't say more than that. I think this book needs to be read without anymore info. There are twist and turns. The love that Zach and Presley have for each other has never died. And no amount of time could distinguished the flame these two carry. But with that flame, there is also so much bitterness and hurt. Feelings of abandonment, deep disappointment, and overall loss haunt them.

"So many memories between us. It’s easy to look at him and recall them all [....] We lived as if nothing could touch us. We had passion, trust, love, and hope for the future we dreamed of. I still see the boy who had the world at his feet. He’s deep inside this man who I don’t know anymore." 

This is a story about finding yourself, picking yourself up, and learning you can handle anything life throws at you. It's about finding happiness in the worst situation. About accepting things you can't even begin understand. It's about forgiveness and second chances. And of course love that never dies. 

"You and me, Presley. You and me.” 

A small town romance with a family feel, this novel is heart wrenching, engrossing, sexy, compelling. I can't say enough good things. A total winner. One you NEED to read. One I highly recommend over and over. It's going down in my book as one of the best. 6 stars!!!!!!

Angie's Rating:

Corinne Michaels is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of The Salvation Series (Beloved, Beholden, Consolation, Conviction & Defenseless). 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.


  1. Oh WOW you totally blew me with this review Angie! This makes me want to read the book ASAP. I have always been a fan of your page and you have that glow and positive energy that you exude in every post and review you make that never fails to amaze me. And it's so addicting and so contagious. Your post always makes my day. Corinne is one of my favorite authors. I love, love, love her and I can't wait to read this. Thank you so much for making my life brighter.