Come Back for Me

Come Back for Me

by Corinne Michaels

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From New York Times Bestselling author Corinne Michaels comes a new emotional and riveting standalone love story.

One night, eight years ago, she gave me peace.
No names.
No promises.
Just two broken people, desperate to quiet their pain and grief.

In the morning, she was gone and had taken my solace with her. I left for the military that day, vowing never to return to Pennsylvania.

When my father dies, I'm forced to go home to bury him. At least I'll finally be rid of his farm, which is grown over and tangled with memories I've fought to forget.

And that's when I find her. She's even more beautiful than I remember and has the most adorable kid I've ever seen.

Years have passed, but my feelings are the same, and this time I refuse to let her go. They say you can't bury the past, and they're right. Because when long-ago secrets are exposed, rocking us both to the core, I have no choice but to watch her walk away again. . .

Product Details

BN ID: 2940160958774
Publisher: BAAE inc.
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Series: The Arrowood Brothers , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 303
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Corinne Michaels is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of romance novels. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love, and she enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak before finding a way to heal them through their struggles.

Corinne is a former Navy wife and happily married to the man of her dreams. She began her writing career after spending months away from her husband while he was deployed—reading and writing were her escapes from the loneliness. Corinne now lives in Virginia with her husband and is the emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun-loving mom of two beautiful children.

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Come Back For Me 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 79 reviews.
DragonflyReads 18 days ago
Leave it to Corinne Michaels to once again rip my heart out and mend it in a few hundred pages. Come Back for Me, book one in her Arrowood Brothers Series took me on a gorgeous ride through Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania and had me missing the place where I grew up. Connor Arrowood is back in town after his father's death. Due to stipulations of the will he's got to stay on the property he vowed to never return to for six months. Upon his return he befriends a little girl he never knew he needed in his life and the woman of his dreams he never thought he'd see again. "You're everything I remembered and nothing I was prepared for..." Ellie Wolcott is stuck in more ways than one. Her only saving grace is her little girl. Connor comes back into Sugarloaf and turns it all upside down and rightside up. This story is one for the record books. Corinne Michaels is known for her ultra-feelings books and Come Back for Me is no different. This book had me in tears, laughing in stitches, and sighing with so much love.
MaimeosAngelsEL 18 days ago
5 star Review Come Back For Me by Corinne Michaels Where do I start? What an emotional roller coaster of a read this book was. From start to finish, Corinne Michaels wove a story that drew me in and kept me captivated throughout. This is a second chance at love story which will rip you apart and then put you back together. Connor Arrowood had no intention of ever returning home however, after his father’s death he returns, only to find Ellie, the woman who made him forget for a night eight years ago is his next door neighbour. Connor and Ellie, both need to face their fears, their pasts and the demons that haunt them. I fell hard and fast for all these characters, and Ellie’s daughter Hadley stole my heart, she is so adorable. Connor is so swoon worthy that he just about melted my heart. Helping each other overcome their fears, Connor and Ellie seemed to be moving forward and their relationship with Hadley was heartwarming. Can Connor and Ellie overcome the past and finally move forward together, or are they destined to be torn apart? This book is emotional, gripping, a story of love, romance and overcoming ones fears, of digging deep and facing truths and never giving up. This is a book that you need to read for yourselves, it is so well written that it left me with a book hangover.
Kwampler 18 days ago
It’s taken me a couple days after reading Come Back For me to finally write this review. I had to process this book, the emotions and the story as a whole! I was told Connor would make me ask “Liam Who” (if you read the Salvation Series you know about Liam..and meet him in this book a bit too). I will say Connor came so close (but Liam is still my #1). I absolutely LOVED it brought the Salvation Series men into this book but had its own story line all its own. Its nice getting to see glimpses of past characters in other books. There was even mention of a Hennington Boy! This book made my heart swoon, my eyes cry and my butt be on the edge of my seat. You get to know Ellie and realize what a brave, strong, resilient woman she is. You feel her strength in ten fold and the love she has for Hadley and how she wants to show her what a strong woman is. Your heart breaks for the life they have lived but soars at their new beginning! Then comes Connor..the stubborn, broken man who tries to be better than the man who raised him. You also feel his broken heart over his childhood and loss. You know right away how good of a man Connnor is and fall in love with his heart. Ellie and Connor have a past with each other to work through but they also need to learn to deal with their pasts when they were apart from each other. I kept waiting for a ball to drop to throw them off. It wouldn’t be a Corinne Michaels book without some anguish and suspense on how this was going to turn out. You hurt for both of them but root for them at the same time. Your heart just feels all the emotions in this book and I absolutely LOVED it!! I don’t know how Corinne is going to top this one but there are 3 other brothers we have yet to read about and I can’t wait for each one of their stories! The Arrowood brothers have completely stollen my heart already!
Sherriygecko 18 days ago
A great second chance romance! Conner and Ellie had one night eight years ago, that they both could not forgot. This book is about coming back from your mistakes, not being afraid to take a chance, overcoming fears, forgiveness, and love!!
MireleDouradoPauly 18 days ago
Do you think you love Corinne Michael's heroes? You've seen nothing. This is Corinne at her finest! All the feelings, angst, love, funny moments, grief, personal growth, you name, she has it. Connor is the youngest Arrowood. At first living in a loving family, he and his brothers start to experience sorrow, pain, abuse and disrespect after their biggest lost. They faced so many ugly moments, endured physical and emotional bruises, and then one night things get even scarier. But for that moment, that terrible memory, Connor is put face to face with the one who could change his whole life, his savig grace, his angel. Ellie. But life isn't always that easy and it follows its own path and time. And only after 08 years of their most memorable night, they start to have the second chance. Only she isn't as free as they both wanted. Ellie faces her own demons. Struggling an abusive relationship, enduring insurmountable loss, she is living to protect her sweet daughter Hadley, even if her own life is at risk. But this time, she doesn't need to do it alone. I loved so many things about this book. It was incredible to bring the discussion about abusive relationships. We need to talk about that and give voice for the people who can't speak up for whatever reason. I also loved Connor and Ellie's chemistry and love. It was so pure, deep, intense. It was real and palpable. Connor respected her and supported her. Ellie calmed him and brought him the peace he needed. They were partners even before being in a relationship. And don't even get me started on Hadley. She was so adorable, smart, funny, sweet and so so brave. Seeing them all together brought me peace, hope, joy and so much love. Besides that, the secondary characters colored the story, giving shine and shadow, in the right amount to paint the perfect flawed picture. And among them, I need to highlight the Arrowood brothers loyalty. It was a character of its own, fundamental to the story and basically the trigger for everything. I was sad when the book ended, I was happy for how things turned out, I'm excited for the next books and I can't wait to see them all again.
Wsonmeg 18 days ago
Connor and Ellie’s story truly touched my heart. The love they share is so real. I’ve decided that Hadley is my new favorite character I’ve ever met! She is so funny and makes the story even better
mamalovestoread22 18 days ago
Ellie was the woman that he shared one night with before he shipped off to the Navy, and everyday since that special night she has managed to sneak into his thoughts and fantasies. He memorized every inch of her, savored every moment they spent together, and regrets that he didn't ask for more than just one night. But it is, what it is... or is it? Little does he know she has done the same, constantly wished for more time with him back then, and thought about him daily. She moved on though, marrying a man that didn't appreciate her, and left her battered and bruised. She is free now though, and her and her young daughter are trying to move on from the horrible life they once had. But Ellie isn't so sure that she has the strength to do it on her own. Fortunately, she may not have to, because a special man from her past is about to make an reappearance and offer the support she needs. Connor never had any plans on returning to his hometown or the family ranch, but with his father's passing someone needs to keep up with things around the place and prepare it to sale. So because he has suddenly been allotted some free time his siblings have elected him for the task... and he is dreading it. That is until he runs into his fantasy from the past ... This delightfully penned tale comes with dramatic moments that will break your heart, uplifting moments that will make your heart soar, and steamy moments that are certain to inspire a few blushes. From beginning to end this one had my full attention and it's characters had my heart feeling like it was being squeezed by a vise... this one was rough on the ol' feels for sure. If there were ever a couple who needed a happily ever after it was these two, they both had seen their fair share of heartbreak and loss. Neither of them had any desire to embrace love, thinking it just wasn't worth the risk. But then by chance they found one another again, and all their doubts began to fade away. But it wasn't an insta-happily ever after kind of thing, they both had some serious baggage to to sort along the way too, and some healing to do too. I have no doubt readers will love this one, it's pages hold a story destined to touch the heart! Highly recommend! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.
grfxgrl 18 days ago
LOVE LOVE LOVE this story. Connor, Ellie and Hadley are just everything. Their insane connection and instant bond totally grabbed me from chapter one and i was totally engrossed to the last page. I’m an in the moment reader y’all and words just don’t flow when reviewing but just do yourself the favor of investing in Corinne’s words. You won’t regret it. Review copy provided for review purposes.
dmarie2980 18 days ago
I LOVED THIS STORY! I’m a sucker for a second chance romance, this one was exception! Ellie & Connor made my smile so much. Ellie has had a really crappy past 8 years. Living under the thumb of her abusive, a-hole of a husband hasn’t been easy. She only dreams of of keeping her daughter safe and of that one night over 8 years ago... Connor has dreamt of his angel every since their one night long ago. Vowing never to return home, he’s dreading the trip to bury his worthless father. However, seeing his angel there definitely changes his attitude. Secrets are revealed and hearts ache but it’s all perfect.
katydidnt_doit 18 days ago
Move over Liam, there is a new book boyfriend in my life!! Michaels has outdone herself with Connor & Ellie’s story!! She has an amazing talent of pulling you into the story as if you’re living the events right along with them. Their emotions and feelings are so palpable I had the chills and could feel my hair standing up. Theirs was not an easy journey, there were plenty of obstacles and life changing events. The way in which Michaels depicts the realness opened my eyes and really made me reflect upon my preconceived notions on how I’d handle a similar situation. Come Back for Me is easily Michaels best work to date and my top read of 2019!!!
JacquieLovesBooks 18 days ago
This book!!!! THIS BOOK took me to places I didn't think I wanted to be and yet, Ms. Michaels took me there as a willing captive; one that eventually admitted to herself that Connor Arrowood had done the IMPOSSIBLE!!! He has overtaken my undying, unconditional love for a Dreamboat of a man and I'm not at all ashamed to admit it! He is ALLLLL the things I've come to expect from this author....and sooooooo much more! In typical Corinne Michaels fashion, this book has enough angst and drama to sink a battleship! Especially when it comes to what the Arrowood brothers have had to deal with and overcome from a past none of them thought they'd HAVE to, and what Ellie and her daughter Hadley are currently being subjected to. I thought my heart would explode into a million tiny little pieces....and it DID, but then, Connor's Alpha-to-the-MAX swoon factor kicked in and I was a goner! Completely and TOTALLY obliterated my heart for any other! Although, to be fair, I think the OTHER Arrowood brothers may just give Connor a run for his money because, from what I already know about them, their DNA is STRONG and they are cut from the same cloth, sooooooo......... As for Ellie, I don't know that I have EVER felt THIS much emotion for a heroine (certainly not one of Ms. Michaels') Ellie is so amazing, so resilient, so strong (even if SHE doesn't think so!) Her fierce love for Hadley, the daughter she would die to protect, her willingness to do whatever it takes to get out of the situation she finds herself in (through no fault of her own) and her vulnerable heart made me fall just as much in love with her as I did with the sexy-as-all-get-out neighbor of hers! And Hadley!!!!! My heart cracked wide open while getting to know this little spit-fire (right along with Connor and everyone else!) I can't wait to see what happens with with her in the future! I'm sure it'll be hilarious to watch her wrap ALL of the Arrowood men around her tiny little finger! Once again, THIS BOOK has wrapped itself around my heart and gotten into my soul in a way that few books ever do! I can say with confidence that Come Back For Me will remain on my TOP READS LIST of 2020 throughout the's just THAT good! It's a DEFINITE MUST READ, imo!
momof3infl 18 days ago
Connor and Ellie are my new couple goals! I'm not sure if my heart will ever be the same after reading Come Back for Me. It's heartachingly beautiful, a read that will stay with you long after you put it down. I can't get this story out of my head, and it's one of those books you wish you could read for the first time all over again. Connor and Ellie are made for each other. Their story may be far from perfect, but they are perfect for each other. Because it's a Corinne Michaels book, expect amazing writing, perfectly imperfect characters, angst that makes you break, and a story that puts you back together. I cannot wait to read more about these Arrowood brothers!
JoWebb 18 days ago
This is an amalgamation of everything AMAZING about Corinne’s writing. There is so much heart involved it made my little emotions run riot. I swooned, I welled up, I smiled and even laughed. The comradery between those Arrowood brothers is SOMETHING ELSE!! The bond despite living their own lives is intense and fierce. Connor and Ellie’s story is going up there as one of my favourites from Corinne. Just a perfect story for the ages. Easily my first 5-star read of the decade!!!
MelissaB 18 days ago
This book, these characters, this was EVERYTHING!!!! This is one story you MUST read, if you read any books this year make sure this is one of them! Corinne has once again given us an amazing start to a series that I feel is going to be one INCREDIBLE ride with these Arrowood brothers. This story was one emotional journey that had me so immersed with the outcome I couldn't for the life of me put it down. All I can say is this had ALL THE DAMN FEELS and hands down a TOP READ for me, one I ABSOLUTELY will recommend!
AndiQ 18 days ago
Connor and Ellie are in every sense of the word soulmates. Their story is one of heartache and healing. Connor is back home dealing with the mess his father left and Ellie is trying her best to survive until she can get away. Reading as their story unfolded had me crying, angry, laughing, and swooning - in true Corinne Michaels fashion. I love when a book can break me down and then put me back together, and Corinne Michaels is a pro at accomplishing this. The cameos by other characters were wonderful and getting to know the Arrowood brothers better is something I so look forward to. This book is an emotional rollercoaster ride and I love, love, love everything about it!
KindleKat64 18 days ago
Holy Wow!!! This book. This man. This couple. That adorable little girl. Their story. My heart is so full right now! Corinne Michaels has done it again with the first in this new series that promises to be absolutely amazing, if this first book is any indication, and it certainly is!! What a sweet, tender, heartwarming, yet at times gut wrenching, second chance love story that will restore your faith in love, family, the truth and redemption. Words cannot express how much I love Connor, Ellie and Hadley. The scenes between Connor and little Hadley had me smiling as much as they had me sobbing like a baby while the scenes with Connor and Ellie had my heart expanding and seriously swooning. Suffice it to say my emotions were all over the place as is commonplace while reading Corinne's books. After meeting the other Arrowood brothers, I can safely say I am already looking forward to their stories and HEAs for them as well. They all deserve it! What a fantastic book! Bravo Corinne!!
WendyLeGrand 18 days ago
What an amazing start to this new series! What an amazing start to this new series!! I have a feeling readers are going to fall fast and hard for the Arrowood brothers! The first of the brothers, Connor, is a Navy seal and has connections to some much loved characters from Corinne's Salvation Series. He's discharging from the Navy and ends up back in the one place he and his brothers vowed they would never return to. But fate has other plans for him. No sooner does he return, but he comes face to face with the woman he had a one night stand with 8 years ago, the angel he never thought he would see again. Turns out, she lives on the farm right next to his father's. Ellie has never forgotten about Connor either, constantly wondering what her life would have been like if she hadn't disapeared the morning after their one night together. Now her life is a living hell, the only bright spot in it her daughter Hadley. Once she sees Connor again, it's clear that connection she had 8 years ago is still alive and strong. She needs a way out of the nightmare she's living on a daily basis. Corinne knows how to rake reader's hearts over the coals. Parts of this story are not for the faint of heart. My heart broke for all that Ellie and Hadley went through, and rejoiced when Connor stepped in and refused to leave them alone. I loved seeing these two characters find their way back to each again. There's a couple of hefty revelations that come to light, and a twist towards the end that stopped my heart! We also get snippets of the other Arrowood brothers, and I am dying to get my hands on Declan's story! Oh hell, I'm dying to get my hands on ALL of the stories! I'll try to be patient! All I can say is Corinne has another winner on her hands with this series! It has all the feels, a good bit of drama, alot of passion and twists and turns that had me glued to the pages. I can't recommend this book highly enough!
Wallace0221 18 days ago
Love, love, loved this new series by Corinne Michaels. I got a feeling this series is just going to get better and better with each brother's story. This is the first book of the series and Connor is going to be hard to top. But if anyone is up to the challenge, it will be Michaels. While I loved Conner and Ellie, the real show stopper was little Hadley. I fell in love with her from the start (as did Connor Arrowood). This was a slow burner, with lots of heart and love. You will be taken in from the first page, and not able to put it down until the last.
Robin_B_Reads 18 days ago
I absolutely love Conor & Ellie’s story! This book spoke to me in so many ways and pulled at my heart. I never wanted to put it down because I wanted, no needed, to know what was going to happen next. This is a definite must read!
BookwormSFL 18 days ago
Known for writing angsty love stories, Corinne has written a dozy with Come Back for Me, the first of the Arrowood Brother's standalone stories. This is Connor and Ellie's story. The youngest of the Arrowood brother's, Connor, is forced to face his past when his father dies, leaving the family farm to his four sons. His will is clear and has stipulations that none of them are happy about but agree to follow his request so that they can finally move on. It's been eight years since he stepped foot on the property he grew up on and eight years since he met the nameless girl he was never able to erase from his heart. After eight years, Ellie is just as taken aback as her nameless stranger, when he returns to Sugarloaf to repair the family farm next door from her husband's farm. This is where second chances begin. Those possibilities might be destroyed when buried secrets of the past are revealed.
Tilly212 18 days ago
This is a story that packs a punch! It's very emotional with massive highs and lows. The Arrowood boys are an interesting bunch and this is a fabulous start to this new series. Connor is the youngest brother and he's a very yummy character. Ellie is in a terrible position and luckily for her Connor is the man to help save her from a terrifying fate. Shes backed into a corner trying to just survive and she finally reaches her breaking point. It's a tough story to read at times and I'm sure will have some triggers for some readers but I think the subject matter is handled very well. It's beautifully written, not overdone and felt very real. The chemistry is sizzling hot and I loved how caring, kind and considerate Connor was. His bond with Hadley was so sweet and she stole the limelight every time she was on a page. I loved the scenes with all the Arrowood brothers and I think the next book is going to be even better than this one.
Christine_Miller 18 days ago
Connor and Ellie's story broke my heart and then healed it. This is a story of second chances and not being afraid to take those chances. Connor and Ellie had a brief encounter 8 years ago, but then he left for the military and Ellie got married. Their night was the bright light that got them through the years until they found each other again. This story is full of emotion and pain and much love. There are things in here that may be a trigger for some people. This couple and the love that they share is all encompassing. There is a swoony military hero and a cute as heck little girl. What more can you want? I am a Ms. Michaels fan and this book is exactly what I have come to expect from her. Great read!
Chloe Trivelpiece 19 days ago
This introduction to a fabulous new world created by Ms. Micheals is a great twist of fate, a serendipitous tale of love and hate, of heartbreak and healing, of above all else forgiveness and hope. This is Connor & Ellie's story, a chance meeting, an unforgettable evening of sharing souls.  Then time and circumstances tear them apart and then bring them back together years later. Connor has had a nightmare of a childhood, and when he had the chance to run from it, he did and didn't look back. Ellie too has had a nightmare.  Her's is her marriage and the loss of her parents. The past rears it's ugly head and forces the Arrowood brothers to face the past and forge a new future. Ms. Micheals creates magic with her words.  She is going to give you all the feels.  She is going to take your heart and squeeze it tight until she is ready to give it back to you at the end of this phenomenal story. I loved the sayings that the matriarch of the Arrowood family has with each of her boys. "What is the one truth about an arrow?"  I fell in love with Connor's answer and I can't wait to find out Declan's, Jacob's and Seth's answers in future stories.
AnnaBorody 18 days ago
Beautiful story about Ellie and Connor. Corinne hit this one out of the park dealing with a very serious topic that affects so many families. This author write with such poiste and elegance that anything she touches turns to GOLD. Congratulations on another beautiful and precious story. I can't wait for more to come with the Arrowood brothers. I'm going to kiss you, and I need one of us to have some control
Yolanda_McGee33 18 days ago
When it comes to creating emotional and heart gripping romance, Corinne Michaels nails it every time! Come Back For Me was no exception, I absolutely loved it and the storyline captured me from beginning to end. Connor, Ellie and Hadley(this little seven year old was absolutely adorable and stole my heart!!) were amazing characters, their story was so touching and heartfelt. Connor and Ellie had a unforgettable and passionate night eight years ago and haven’t seen each other since. Now they’ve reunited after Connor returned to his home town and it’s obvious that the sparks and flames between him and Ellie never died. Although their journey wasn’t an easy one, Ms. Michaels wrote such a beautiful story about two wonderful people finding their way back to each other. There were times where Come Back To Me broke my heart but like always, Ms. Michaels managed to put it back together. The other three Arrowood brothers were excellent secondary characters and I’m looking forward reading their books. Come Back For Me can definitely be read as a stand-alone and is a fantastic way to start this series.