Trust me, YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK. Because OMG. Listen... read my review below. It's a GLOWING review. This is another one of my FAVORITE reads of the year. It has ALL THE FEELS and more. YOU WILL LOVE Angie and Wyatt's book! I promise. It blew me away. It's a COMPLETE stand-alone novel. You do not need to read anything before it.
Title: Say You Want Me
Series: Stand-alone Novel
Author: Corinne Michaels
Release Date: October 30, 2016!
SYNOPSIS:There’s no way I’ll fall for Wyatt Hennington.He can keep his Southern drawl, irresistible smile, and those pick-up lines all to himself. I made the mistake of sleeping with him not once, but twice. I’m not stupid enough to give him round three, especially after he left me in the middle of the night so I could see myself out. I vow to return to Philadelphia and forget him.It proves easier said than done.When the doctor informs me I’m the winner of door prize number two, I put my life on hold and head back to Bell Buckle. Three months and if we can’t make this work, I’m gone.The problem is—when the cards are stacked against us, and I can’t bring myself to leave him, I’ll finally know if he truly loves me or if all my fears were real . . .PURCHASE HERE:
"Wyatt brings bold color to a world where I was only seeing muted tones."
As you probably know from my dramatic book craziness, Say You'll Stay (the first stand-alone novel in this series) is in my TOP reads of 2016. I'm talking TOP 3 reads of the entire year. I loved it. Actually, I more than loved it. I devoured that story, screamed it everywhere, and it kept me in it's clutches for weeks. It was all I could think about. Powerful. Poignant. Raw. Just amazing. So, to say I had hefty expectations for Say You Want Me would be putting it mildly. I was taken by Wyatt when we met him in Zach's book. Swoony and sweet, alluring and utterly charming, he had this charismatic, sex appeal that pulled you in and made you want him instantly. I was hooked on him before I even started reading this book.
And boy, did "Say You Want Me" ever deliver! This story was .... OH. MY. GOD. It was just EPIC!!!!!!!!! I'm still trying to catch my breath after finishing. I almost feel as if I'm running on pure adrenaline. It was intense. And also, a little unexpected.
Let me explain...
You see when I first started reading, I was seduced by the chemistry and riveting dynamic between Angie and Wyatt.
Angie is a fiercely independent woman who runs her own business, lives her life how she sees fit, and is not afraid to say what she wants. She's a woman with an alluring personality. And Wyatt, well he's the charming playboy of Bell Buckle. Sweet as pie. Sexy as sin. With an alpha intensity and sparkle in his eye that makes you feel all weak kneed (and let's not even start on that sinful smirk :::faints:::)! Simply put, HE'S HEAVEN IN A PAIR OF LEVI JEANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“I plan on breakin’ all your rules tonight,” he promises.
“I plan to let you.”
His confident grin paints his face. “I told you it would happen.”
I smile and touch his cheek. “I knew you’d rise to the occasion.”
Together, he and Angie have a chemistry that's electric. It shoots sparks off the pages and man, it's addicting. Compelling. They burn your e-reader to ashes. And in a way, it lulls you into this false sense of security. You think...
"Wow... this is the EXACT OPPOSITE of Zach and Presley's book."
And, "holyeeeeeeee swoon! This is so sexy, so fun. Almost angst free! I cannot even."
You delight in it, because it's unexpected. It's also so well written. And gosh darn, Angie and Wyatt are so delicious together, it's ridiculous. You can't get enough. You devour their story ravenously. And you are soooooo damn happy it hurts.
And then it HAPPENS...
You hit the TWIST!
The mother of ALL TWISTS and BOOM. BAM. THANK YOU, MA'AM, YOU ARE GUTTED.
Obviously, every book has a twist in some way, shape, or form. But this... I DID NOT SEE IT COMING. It left me wide eyed, double blinking, clutching my chest and honestly going, DID. THAT. JUST. HAPPEN?
If you loved the angst in Say You'll Stay, you will be right at home with the angst in Say You Want Me. Heartbreaking, it will make you sob. It hurts. But it also shows that you have to FIGHT for the people you love. You have to choose them even when you're struggling.
Forgiveness, mercy, faith and hope, are all lessons in this book.
And you know I love a book that actually has a message behind the angst. I can't say enough good things. I don't want to give plot spoilers. I feel as though the blurb alludes to enough of what Angie and Wyatt will go through.
But I want to say this, this family -- The Hennington's -- are so utterly lovable. I am enamored, and in love, with each of them. Good people, that's exactly what they are. I love the way they love and support one another. I love that no matter what, at the end of the day, they are there to lift each other up, to make sure that every need is met. The small town atmosphere, the loyalty, the unconditional love and acceptance, it is all so wonderful. I am over the moon with it.
Overall, each character in this book is distinct and captivating, each story in The Hennington family is it's own. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO READ ANY BOOK BEFORE THIS ONE. They are interconnected stand-alones.
Unique, addicting, compelling, utterly amazing, I adored every minute of this book. And I want to live in this town, on the Hennington Ranch, forever. I give it 5 emotional stars.
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.