It was all he had to do. Instead, he got on that bus and took my heart with him.
That was 17 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...
©2016 Corinne Michaels (P)2016 Corinne Michaels
"Excruciating. Not worth your time."
Presley is self-centered, lacking empathy for others.
Presley's character lacks, well, character.
Excruciating to listen to the constant selfish drama playing out in her head.
Difficult to be sympathetic to everything she has to "endure".
"Audiobook is just as wonderful as reading the book!"
I couldn't wait to listen to the audiobook of Say You'll Stay. I'm happy to say, it did not disappoint! This book was wonderful to read, but hearing it was a treat! I fell in love with Zach & Presley all over again!
"Had a chance in the beginning"
I decided to buy this book based on the online reviews, that were mostly positive. I realize not everyone has the same taste, and know not every novel or story is going to resonate with the readers. With that said, the beginning of this book seemed to have the hope of this unraveling to be an unpredictable, but captivating story. Unfortunately, as the story unfolded, it became progressively painful to continue reading it. Between the cringe worthy cliches and predictability of the plot, it left nothing to be desired or that typical anticipation of getting in to the next chapter. I have no problem with salty language, but it was misplaced, and the love scenes towards the end of the book were completely out of place and cheapened the value of the plot and the book as a whole. It became something like what you would read in one of those passion books you can find in a dark book shop. I may be biased because I'm from the South, but the narrator's attempt at a Southern accent or emotional expressions was forced and in general made me want to turn the volume down. If you are looking for a light read, this is definitely it, but don't set your expectations high.
Not really, I loved both version. Especially listening to Sebastian York and Andi Arndt.
They brought the book alive!!
Yes, loved how Corrine capture everyone's character. From the beginning, with the death of the husband to the ending.
"Making my ears bleed."
I just couldn't finish it. While I get Presley's pain, she is just too self absorbed in it. The world has done her wrong and she is bitter and 9 1/2 hours of being in her head rehashing it wore me out. It's all about what she has lost. Of course, I'm sensitive to it all having been through a bit of this myself but it all was just too repetitive. Definitely not enough Sebastian York! Getting a refund.
"Corinne Michaels did a great job"
I thought Corinne Michaels did a great job with this book. Say you'll stay is a story of a woman whose life falls apart and in her darkest hour she is able to rebuild relationships with her family and her first love. I enjoyed the way the story was written. The narrators did a great job and I would recommend the book.
I had read the book for Corinne Michaels' Say You'll Stay, but I received a copy of the audible as a gift. Andi Arndt and Sebastian York do a wonderful job on the narration. Even though I knew the story, their presentation still brought me to tears and laughter. Do yourself a favor and listen to this story. You won't regret it.
Always a Corinne Michaels fan, and this one just seals the deal! Every word feels so real, so true. She has a talent for bringing out every emotion possible. I laughed, I bawled, I blushed!!!! Of course, Andi and Sebastian just push it over the edge into the "perfection" zone! HOPING for a follow up book or two about Wyatt and Angie, or maybe Connor!!! (Wink wink, hint hint Miss Michaels)
"Zach has stolen my heart"
Amazing second chance!
Presley I know most people will choose Zach or Wyatt I adore them also but Presley is so strong. She has shown such strength.
They nailed it. It was amazing to listen and picture them as Zach and Presley.
SO in love with this.
This was a nice soft love story , I thoroughly enjoyed Corinne Michael's writing and plan on purchasing her other books . I think the audio was done very well, I like how they brought in a male voice into the character as well as hers. The story had love , lust , sadness, humor , hope and a really good ending. What more could a person want.
I absolutely loved this second chance romance. I loved the story (heart breaking in places I must say), I loved the writing, and I loved the characters. The story follows Presley as she navigates becoming a widower in her mid 30s. It follows the struggles of her, her two sons, her 'sister' and her family and friends back home whom she hasn't seen for 18 years. As Presley try's to come to terms with her husband's death she has no choice but to return to her family home and, after 17 years, she has no choice but to face her first love, Zach. Zach who it would seem will always be in her heart. She has to deal with two 11 year old boys who are struggling with the death of their father and are also adjusting to life in a small town. Presley is struggling to keep all the secrets she has kept hidden from so many people from coming out. It's hard keeping secrets in a small town though, the question is can everybody survive the fallout when said secrets refuse to remain hidden? While the book has some emotional scenes, it is also funny, sexy and highly addictive. Zach is pretty perfect, along with his two highly entertaining brothers. Thoroughly enjoyed. Narration was perfect.
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