Have you ever read a book or a series and you have that one character that is just a really good person, does everything right, and is still the underdog? And you want nothing more than for that person to get a book of their own? Say You Won't Let Go is that book for me. Although it is a standalone, there are other books in the Return to Me series. This time, Corinne wrote with Lexi Blake's 1001 Dark Nights, and wrote a bit of a romantic suspense, which is different for her and she totally rocked it! And they can totally be read as standalones and you won't miss anything. But I'm a purist, so I waited and waited for Cooper. And it was soooo worth it. Emily Young is also a background character you meet amongst the other characters in Bell Buckle. They sort of dance around each other for a while, until Cooper finally finds her on tour and goes for it. And what a ride it is! Cooper, being the sweet, sexy, and protective man we know and love, he finds a challenge in Emily and her life. While she's finally found her happiness and talent, Cooper knows he can't ask her to give it all up for him. At the same time, he also can't just leave her and move on. The thing I loved most about Cooper was how selfless he was; knowing what Emily went through to get to her dream and keep it. Even when dangerous forces come into play, Cooper still lets her do her thing. He hires Wade, a security guard from McKay-Taggart, to look over Emily when he can be there. Twists, turns, and more suspense lead up to a super intense scene, and then...the epilogue. As a romance reader, I live for epilogues. they give us that extra "happily ever after" on top of the one we just got. But this one? We get to see all the Henningtons. And that is pretty special.
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I have been waiting FOREVER (or so it seems like) for this book, the very last in the Return to Me series by Corinne Michaels and a part of Lexi Blake's Masters & Mercenaries Crossover Collection! It was EVERYTHING I expected it to be....and sooooooo much MORE! I have to say that I LOVE the Hennington boys (especially Wyatt 💖 ) but Cooper Townsend stole my heart and I don't know that I'll EVER get it back! He wants to settle down and have a family but he's been burned before, come in second place and really doesn't want to risk his heart again....until things change one fateful day! And Emily Young is the PERFECT foil for him...she's strong yet vulnerable, sweet yet feisty, and will stop at NOTHING to protect those she loves! Even if it means she has to rip her OWN heart to shreds to do it! This is a novella that FEELS like a novel! It was so well written, filled with ANGST and suspense, sacrifice and LOVE, making me feel ALL the emotions that makes THIS the 5 STAR MUST READ book that it is! Corinne Michaels is the TOTAL package when it comes to delivering the kind of SOUL-SEARING, HEART-SHATTERING stories that make HER one of my top go-to 🦄 authors!
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I feel like I have been waiting forever for Cooper's book and now that its here I am so happy to have waited. It has everything, romance, mystery and second chances. Corinne Michaels gives us everything in a novella format. Cooper Townsend has been unlucky in love to say the least - thinking he loves a girl who never really belonged to him and the girl he wants is out living her dream of being a country music star. Then fate steps in when he and the girl happen to be in the same city at the same time, Cooper realizes he needs to do everything he can to finally make her his. Emily Young has wanted two things in her life, to get out of Bell Buckle and become a country music star. Now on the road she is well on her way of accomplishing both - and then Cooper Townsend walks back into her life. Emily has always liked Cooper (a lot) but he was involved with her best friend. Now he is single and the feelings just keep growing as they spend more time together. Through in a stalker and a bodyguard things turn deadly quickly - the one thing Emily knows is that she finally has what she has always wanted, can she finally have Cooper as well? The story told in both POV's is a full romance and I love that. We have met both Cooper and Emily in the previous Return to Me books in this series so that helped cut down on the intro's. We also get to see others from Bell Buckle as well as meet Wade Rycroft from McKay-Taggart who Cooper hired to help protect Emily. As an avid Corinne Michaels reader I felt right at home - and has someone new to the Masters and Mercenaries series I got a great intro. I definitely will be going back and reading that series by Lexie Blake.
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