Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Book Review: Say You Want Me

I read the first book in this series, Say You'll Stay, way back in 2016 and I didn't remember it at all. I went back to read my review and I was surprised to read that I didn't like Presley back then, and she makes appearances throughout this book and I liked her just fine. Weird. I've had this book and the next one on my shelf a LONG time and I'm just now getting to them, and I'm glad.

Say You Want Me - Corinne Michaels

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 . . .

Alright, so in this book we have the story of Wyatt and Angie, two people who have never had an actual relationship let alone a long time, committed one. After having some fun hookups, Angie has gone back to her established life in Philadelphia and Wyatt stays in Tennessee doing the farm thing. Suddenly Angie realizes she's pregnant and the only possibility is Wyatt. Scared out of her mind, she reluctantly returns to Bell Buckle to tell her best friend (Presley from book 1) and Wyatt. That ends up happening relatively quickly and suddenly Wyatt and Angie decide to give their relationship a go for three months and then Angie would decide, does she stay... or does she go? Of course nothing is that easy and a HUGE plot twist happens and nothing is the same again.

Unlike the first book where I didn't love the characters (odd since I like them just fine in this book) I actually really liked Wyatt and Angie. Normally I think I would think Angie was a bit too dramatic but actually... I could see myself feeling the same way. It felt more relatable than the first one for me and I think that's why I really enjoyed this one. So much so that I declared myself out of my reading slump because I stayed up past bedtime to finish this one in one day. I really am so happy that Presley pulled her head out of her own ass and kind of become the hero here.

Overall, I'm going to give this one 4.5 stars. The only thing knocking it a bit for me was there were parts where Angie was almost discrediting the possibility that love could happen and I wish she had gotten it together a little sooner. Better late than never, though.

If you're a fan of contemporary romance, I think you're really going to like this one. I'm excited to start the next one and Corinne Michaels is an author I'm really enjoying.
You don't HAVE to read book one before this, but in case you do (you really do)


Lauren said...

Maybe the characters really DID become less annoying in this one. LOL I'm glad to hear that you really liked it though. It's an intriguing premise for sure!!


Tanya @ Girl Plus Books said...

I've had this one sitting on my TBR for so long! I'm so glad I came across your review because now it's back on my radar. I'm so ready to meet Wyatt and Angie! :)

Tanya @ Girl Plus Books