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From the moment I started reading COME BACK FOR ME I knew Corinne Michaels was going to take me on an emotional and heartfelt journey. This second chance love story absolutely shattered me, it left me with red eyes after many tears and tore my heart apart. Connor and Ellie's story will play on every single one of your emotions.
Connor Arrowood is the youngest of the four Arrowood brothers, brothers who suffered extremely at the hands of their father. Connor left town eight years earlier vowing never to return. His father's death has all four brothers returning, each to spend an allotted time on the family farm - using the time to fix it up in order to sell it.
Ellie Walcott has spent the last eight years in a marriage that has given her anything but love. She is a local teacher and is mum to the most adorable sweetest little girl. Her life hasn't exactly been easy, and now it's about to get a whole lot worse.
Connor and Ellie have previousy met. they shared one night together before Connor left town. No names were exchanged and no promises were made, but memories of that night continue to haunt both of them. They were just two broken people who happened to be in the right place at the right time for each other. Imagine their surprise when they discover that they are now neighbours. The attraction and chemistry is there, Connor desperately wants Ellie in his arms, but there is one huge problem ... Ellie is still married.
This story will tear your heart apart, but it is beautifully told. Corinne Micheals deals with such a delicate subject, but she does so with such style and elegance. Parts of Ellie's story are not eay to read, but they are definitely required for the story. connor's back story is also difficult to digest, however it is definitely one that will garner him much love.
The question is ... with so much brokenness and baggage between them, will Connor and Ellie ever have any chance of finding the happiness that they both deserve? There is a lot of history and secrets that must be revealed by both - one secret is incredibly heartbreaking, as it involves all four brothers in a way you could never imagine.
Nothing is easy, and this book certainly brings that to the forefront. However, what will truly capture your heart is the friendship that develops between Connor and Ellie's daughter Hadley. This relationship will have you smiling and sighing, especially when Hadley calls Connor her "best friend". Their conversations are hilarious at times, but it is obvious that they both care for each other deeply.
A book that has everything and definitely a MUST READ for 2020.
I look forard to the next book, Fight For Me, featuring Declan and the girl he left behind ... Sydney.
Oh dear god!! My heart!! How do you do this Corinne? You have this absolute amazing ability to captivate readers from the start. And this book, my god this book, it's everything you never realised you needed. This story broke me, uplifted me and it made me feel all the feels that a book should make you feel. I don't want to give anything away, I hate when you read reviews and you know what's going to come from the story. So all I'll write is this. BUY IT. . NOW! Your heart will never be the same again!!
I look through the window for the hundredth time. I keep checking to make sure she’s really there and that this isn’t some alternate reality I’ve created in my head. Right now, I trust nothing because I’m not really sure I’m alive and this isn’t limbo.
It’s as if I’ve been living in black-and-white but have just stepped into full color and the vividness of life around me is blinding.
Do you see that tree out there? … That’s where my brother convinced me that I was a descendant of Superman and that flying was in my blood. He also told me that he had a vial of kryptonite, and if I didn’t take my chances on the flying thing, I would die… and I broke my nose and two ribs.
“To me, my mother died a born again virgin.” He’s so stupid. “From what you’ve told me about your father’s undying love for her, I’m going to guess that isn’t true. Also, she had four boys in five years. That’s a lot of sex.” His face scrunches. “No, that’s one time each, and they never touched again.”
Do you know what else I’m afraid of?… The Tooth Fairy… She’s so creepy! Who comes into your room when you’re sleeping and takes teeth? If I could be anything cool, it wouldn’t be that.
Gasp, I checked Goodreads and this is the first time I have ever read a Corinne Michaels’ book – where have I been?!? I am chastising myself for my sloth as I’ve been missing out – Ms. Michaels definitely has the word voodoo. This emotive story hit all the feels and told an engaging, sweet, and heart-squeezing romance between lively hits of levity and scorching hot steam. I made the rookie mistake of reading in a public waiting room and had to shut my Kindle down and seek out ice water to avoid totally embarrassing myself with involuntary noises and ragged breathing. Clutch the pearls! I adored these characters and hope I’m paying attention when the rest of the series hits the assembly line.
Come Back for Me by Corinne Michaels is the first book in her brand new series, the Arrowood Brothers . Told in dual POV this book is a steady paced emotional journey between two people who never thought they’d meet again and the things that can happen when you trust in love.
Connor Arrowood has to go back to a place he swore he never would. Home. Or the hell it became after his mother died when he was eight. He and his three brothers have to go to arrange their fathers funeral and to figure out what they will do with the family farm now that the man who has haunted them for years has passed away. What he doesn’t expect to find is the woman he spent one night with, eight years ago, before he left the farm in his taillights. His angel. The woman he kept in his thoughts all these years, that he kept in his heart during the worst times in his career as a SEAL.
Ellie spent one night with a stranger the night before her wedding to a man she didn’t truly love. One night to show her the possibilities of love and kindness and respect only to be followed by years of abuse both mental and physical. If it wasn’t for her daughter she’d have left him years ago. When her new neighbor brings her daughter home she is shocked to her very core to realize that that man, THE man, is now living at the Arrowood farm.
When these two reunite it is a long and difficult journey to get them from regret and pain through o beauty and love. With the help of a brave and quirky young Hadley they have no chance at resistance. Their live was meant to be. But what does this mean for the future of the farm?
Well paced and highly emotional. Holding back nothing dealing with the abuse Ellie suffered, this book was everything I have come to expect from a Corinne Michaels story. Enjoy!
“It was love. It was finding that another human was so important that you were willing to forget all your stupid rules. Ellie is the piece of my heart I didn’t know was missing. She’s brought me to my knees, and I don’t care if I can’t ever stand again. For her, I’d stay here, at her feet as long as I have her here.”
Come Back For Me is an emotional, second chance love story that is full of hope with its heartwarming and heart breaking moments. Ellie and Connor are brought together again after one night 8 years ago, both experiencing truly hard and devastating times from those around them who are meant to be loved ones.
Connor is an ex-Navy Seal, returning to his home-town of Sugarloaf, PA after vowing never to return. Upon the death of his father, Connor and his 3 older brothers must come back to organise the family farm ready to sell. Ellie is married with an 8 year old daughter, living in Sugarloaf, but her life is not all it seems. Will these two face the challenges head on required for their own happy ever after?
Come Back For Me is an emotional and unforgettable read, with a storyline that begs the reader to continue turning the pages as we cheer for what could be between Connor and Ellie. Corinne Michaels creates her characters and story in such a compelling way, I could not put this book down, as it totally hooked me in word for word, chapter by chapter. I cannot wait for more of this series, Declan, Sean and Jacob’s stories which I know will be as unforgettable as Come Back For Me, and written in such an enticing and emotional way. A 5 star read for me.
Thank you to the author for an early copy of this book. All opinions are my own in this honest review.
Come Back for Me is the first tile in Corinne Michaels new series featuring the Arrowood brothers. Connor and Ellie’s story is a dramatic, angsty and emotional second chance romance of family and love.
Ellie and Conner story is a captivating and engaging tale. This pair are endearing and complex and have an undeniable connection that is deeper than the one night they shared. Their pasts have left them more than a little bit broken, with their fair share of demons and vulnerabilities. This pair are not only survivors but fighters and I was drawn to their strength and resilience.
Come Back for Me is heartfelt story of hope, healing and redemption. If you love a family centered, small town romance this is the book for you. I can’t wait to see more of the Arrowood brothers, and find out more about the women who bring them to their knees.
Every single time I read a Corinne Michaels book I think she can’t possibly do any better, but apparently she enjoys proving me wrong. And thank god she does, because this book is amazing! I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this in return for an honest review. The Salvation Series & Return To Me series are some of my absolute favourite books (and my love for Liam Dempsey and Zachary Hennington is no joke!) Corinne did not disappoint with the first in the Arrowood Brothers books. Connor was damaged but hopeful. He was loving and sweet while still being strong and take charge. Corinne walks the line between alpha and soft perfectly. She gives us these no nonsense, big-hearted guys who make us swoon all over the place & I can’t get enough! “He’s the man who wants to slay dragons and has the fortitude to do it. I don’t fear telling him things. He is the calm in the storm that rages around me.” Ellie was so sadly broken down but trying to do her best to get things together to make a better life for herself & her daughter. Her life isn’t easy and hasn’t handed her the best things, but she is so strong and she doesn’t even know it. “I want to be the man who makes my angel look like she could fly. Her wings may have been broken years ago, but I’m really good at restoring things.” The collision between Connor and Ellie’s worlds was unexpected but no less explosive than you’d expect from Corinne Michaels and her outstanding writing. They have a chemistry that they never expected that is off the charts, also the relationship between Connor and Ellie’s daughter, Hadley, was so heartwarming & beautiful. Corinne Michaels has such a beautiful way of writing and makes you connect to her characters and their trials so deeply. I laughed, I cried and I loved my way through yet another one of her books and I cannot wait to read more of the Arrowood brothers!
Tissues - you are going to need all the tissues. A little bit of a second chance, a well developed storyline that is at times heartbreaking, you won’t want to put it down once you start. I can’t wait for more of the Arrowood brothers!