Romance Books

Say You’ll Stay by Corinne Michaels

Goodreads Summary

say you'll stayOne word.
Stay.

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 . . .

Rating

3 1/2 out of 5 stars

Review

I love a good second chance romance, usually, but in this case, I just liked it.

Presley has suffered the ultimate betrayal by her husband, which I won’t spoil, but I sure wasn’t expecting it.  She has two young sons, and is now penniless.  She has no choice but to leave Philadelphia and head back home to Bell Buckle, Tennessee, where her parents live.

Her children have a hard time adjusting to their new reality, but the help of Presley’s brother, Cooper, and the ranch foreman, Wyatt Hennington, they make progress.

There is another reason Presley doesn’t want to return to Bell Buckle (BB), and that reason is Zach Hennington, former love of her life, who left her 17 years earlier.  Turns out Zach is also back in BB running his father’s farm.  Zach and Presley have a lot of things to discuss about the past, but both are too stubborn to do so.

For two people in their 30’s, both Zach and Presley acted pretty immaturely.  I was annoyed with both of them at different points of the book.  I will say that Presley always put her kids first, which I respect.  But when it came to her unresolved past with Zach, she was pretty annoying.

I loved the other characters in this book; Angie, Presley’s sister-in-law; Wyatt is great; he’s really sweet and funny, and the next book is about him.  I really liked Cooper, Presley’s brother.  A good guy.  Not a ton of drama in the town, which I was thankful for.  But this book had a whole lot of secret keeping.

This was a good read, but not great.  I’m hoping the second book is better, and I look forward to reading Wyatt’s story.

Happy reading.

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