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From New York Times Bestselling author Corinne Michaels comes a new second chance standalone love story.

At eighteen, I walked away from Willow Creek Valley for good.

I was young, scared, and stupid, and it cost me the love of my life—Grayson Parkerson.

Fourteen years later, a crash sends me back home to recover.

Back to where we met, fell in love, and planned a future.

The one he’s now living as a single dad to his daughter.

Working at The Park Inn together gives us a chance to reconnect, and seeing him with his little girl makes me long for the days when he was mine. One look in his gorgeous blue-green eyes, and it’s like I never left. One kiss, and my world is upside down. One night together, and I know without a doubt, in his arms is where I belong.

I’m not the girl I was—intimidated by his wealthy family and desperate to escape our small town. I can imagine a new life for us here. 

But he’s learned to guard his heart, and trust won’t come easily.

How can I convince him to give first love a second chance?

February 23
Corinne Michaels

Customer Reviews

Crystal 💜📚 ,

Blown away

What a way to kick off a new series. I’m the first to admit that I am always a little iffy breaking into a new series. Not this time. I am freaking obsessed. Going to say this now, I think Willow Creek will blow Arrowood out do the water!!

Why, why does Corinne always gut me in the best way possible with her second chance romances?

“Things happen. Life isn’t easy, but the struggle allows the beauty to shine through. Without that pain, we wouldn’t know what joy feels like. I’m finding ways to endure them both and not let one determine the other.”

Jessica and Grayson were absolutely wonderful. I was so taken with this book, obsessed is probably a better word for it. I can not wait for the next book! Return to Us is a standalone. The series seems as it will be a different family member. I won’t spoil who comes next, but don’t wait. Jump on Jessica and Grayson’s story now!


livethelyrics ,

5 beautiful second-chance stars!

Jessica Walker has had it rough. Hurt by those she isn't supposed to be, she makes the decision to leave her hometown and never look back, that is until circumstances out of her control force her back home. To the hometown that the man she left behind, Grayson Parkerson, still resides. When they bump into each other, is this the closure they need or a new beginning?

Grayson Parkerson comes from money and on the surface has everything he needs, but he's also been hurt by those he isn't supposed to be. He runs into the first woman that ever broke his heart, and his entire world is flipped upside down. I must admit, he quickly became one of my favorite heroes not only by Corinne, but overall! He's fiercely protective and loyal, and would do anything for those he loves, especially the women in his life. He'll make you swoon if you have a pulse. If you don't, he probably still will make you swoon.

"Strength isn't measurable." I loved this quote. It stuck with me hard. No matter what life throws at you, there isn't some bucket of strength you can use and then it's depleted. You can always choose to be strong. You can always harness strength you didn't even know you had and both characters show that repeatedly throughout this one.

Corinne Michaels has a way with words that makes everything she writes have so much credibility and authenticity. You get lost in the worlds she creates and have a hard time coming out of them and remembering they aren't real (they aren't...right?). I got lost in Grayson and Jessica, and loved every minute of their second-chance. There were a few times I wanted to slap Jessica across the head and give her a wakeup call (though slapping her across the head may have made things worse...) but she eventually got there on her own. It was so easy to root for her to continue to persevere through the hand she was dealt, and one of the best parts to me is that she persevered on her own. Grayson's love helped shine the light, but ultimately Jessica found her own way.

I also really loved so many of the secondary characters, and I cannot wait for more of the Parkersons + Jack & Delia.

Run, don't walk! You need to 1-click this one the second it comes out. I always say YMMV, but I'd be shocked if you don't love this book.

sarah klecker ,

So heartwarming.

Corinne is back at it again!!
After finishing up with the Arrowood brothers, she returns with fire with the Parkerson siblings.

Kicking off with Grayson, Return to Us tells the story of him and “the one that got away”, Jessica.

After she left him to pursue freedom and a career as flight hostess, he spends years thinking he will never see her again.

After a traumatic accident and injury sends her home to heal with her family, Jessica learns that you can’t run away from your past...especially when your future is calling you.

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