on March 17, 2020
Also by this author: Defenseless, Hold You Close, Come Back for Me
From the New York Times bestselling author of One Last Time comes a breathtaking story about first love, second chances, and starting over.
Teagan Berkley is trying her best. A single mom raising a precocious teen, she may have given up on her dreams, but she's accepted her life in her small beachside hometown. Now the one person who abandoned her when she needed him the most has returned, bringing back memories of what might have been.Derek Hartz arrives in town with a teenage daughter - and he's full of guilt over his failed marriage and the way he ended his friendship with Teagan. He's determined to set things right with her, but first he needs to gain her trust. Something he's not convinced he deserves.As Teagan and Derek open up to each other-and confess their deepest secrets-it's impossible for them to deny what's always been between them. But just when their happily ever after is within reach, their complicated history surfaces again and threatens to keep them apart. Forever.
Letting go ⭐️
I feel like I’ve had the best possible start of a pink fairytales year, by reading already 14 amazing books, but this one tops them all. I just found my absolute favorite of Corinne Michael’s!
“To those who love someone enough to let them go. “
This is how it starts. This is the first crack in your heart.
Meet Teagan Berkley and Derek Hartz.
Their story begins in high-school, when she was the popular cheerleader dating the football captain and he was the weird dorky nerd who loved animals better than people. They become best friends, falling secretly in love with each other. Secretly meaning they didn’t know how the other felt, because they’re both scared admitting their feelings!
Fast forward a few years and she gets to be his “best woman”, standing besides him while he marries someone else. Second crack!
“The ring slips on her finger, sealing their love, and I try not to feel the pain that’s threatening to overtake me. I would give anything to be the friend he believes me to be. The one who loves him like a brother, wants him to be happy, and stand beside him on the biggest day of his life. Instead, I’m dying inside. I know I will never—we will never—recover from this.”
Suddenly after the wedding, Derek cuts all ties with Teagan. Their long time friendship just gone with a single phone call.
Fast forward 13 years and he’s back in town as a single dad, full of guilt, but with high hopes for a better future, one that has to include Teagan.
And that’s all I can tell you about this story, without spoiling your fun, but I’ll let you know my feelings about it. ☺️
This second chance/small town/friends-to-lovers romance IS EVERYTHING!
Welcome to Chincoteague, Virginia!
With single mom Teagan working in her parents Antique Shop and having this smart and funny best-friends kind of teenage daughter, plus the whole small town vibe, her friend Nina, her relationship with her parents, all these made me think of the Gilmore Girls, which only makes this book even better! 🥰
Confession time: i loved Teagan waaaaay more than Derek, which usually doesn’t happen. I fall in love with the hero and put the heroine under the microscope trying to decide if she’s good enough for him, but in this case, Derek disappointed me a bit with something he said (won’t say what – it’s between him & I).
I liked him a lot, don’t get me wrong. Watching him struggle with his bitchy-evil daughter, trying to win Teagan back and everything else, wasn’t easy.
This novel will most definitely make you cry, but don’t worry. You’ll also get to laugh, swoon and basically fall in love with all the characters!
All I Ask is that you READ THIS BOOK!
Please trust me, you won’t regret it!