Corinne Michaels books in order
Corinne Michaels is an American New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.
The wife to a former Navy, Corinne began her writing career after spending months away from her husband while he was on deployment, with the loneliness providing ground for her reading and writing escapades.
An emotional, sarcastic and fun-loving mom, Corinne usually puts her characters through intense heartbreak before they eventually find healing.
She currently lives in Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful children.
Genres: Contemporary , Romance
- Hold You Close (2018)
- Imperfect Match (2019)
- All I Ask (2020)
- You Loved Me Once (2021)
- Indefinite (2019)
- Infinite (2019)
- A Holiday Lift (2020)
- Baby, it's Cold Outside (2022)
- Destined for Me (2023)
- Help Me Remember (2022)
- Give Me Love (2022)
- Keep This Promise (2023)
Willow Creek Valley
- Return to Us (2021)
- Could Have Been Us (2021)
- A Moment for Us (2021)
- A Chance for Us (2022)
Return to Me Series
- Say You'll Stay (2016)
- Say You Want Me (2016)
- Say I'm Yours (2017)
- Say You Won't Let Go: A Return to Me/Masters and Mercenaries Novella (2018)
Second Time Around Series
- We Own Tonight (2017)
- One Last Time (2018)
- Not Until You (2018)
- If I Only Knew (2019)
The Arrowood Brothers
- Come Back for Me (2020)
- Fight For Me (2020)
- The One for Me (2020)
- Stay for Me (2020)
The Salvation Series
- Beloved (2014)
- Beholden (2014)
- Consolation (2015)
- Conviction (2015)
- Defenseless (2016)
- Evermore: A Salvation Series Novella (2019)
Detailed book overview
Ian Chase shattered my heart at seventeen.
Eighteen years have since passes and I still hate him as much.
He lives right behind me, and I can’t control myself whenever I see his sexy pretty-much-naked body climb out of his pool.
I’ve always hated him and I’ve never imagined that I would ever need him.
Although London Parish is the best friend to my little sister, that never stopped me from falling for her.
Things are however complicated, and the only thing we have in common is that we are godparents to my sister’s three lovely kids.
That’s until one unfortunate event changes everything.
What’s the cardinal rule for a professional matchmaker? Never fall in love with your client.
I messed up big time when I fell in love with my best friend, Reid Fortino.
I figured that the best thing I could do for the handsome, successful and sinfully sexy Reid would be to find him a match. That way I’ll also help save the family business.
However, the more time I spend trying to find him a perfect match, the more I desire him.
Having him for just one night can’t be the worst idea, right? Wrong!
Now, I just can’t get enough.
And I’m also on the brink of losing my job and my heart.
Teagan Berkley struggles as a single mom in a tiny beachside hometown.
When the man who walked out on her however returns, memories of what could have been begin to haunt her.
Now with a teenage daughter, Derek Hartz returns to the small town overburdened by the guilt of his failed marriage and his destroyed friendship with Teagan.
He wants to be on good terms with her, but to do that he’ll first need to win over her trust.
As Teagan and Derek confide in each other, revealing their deepest secrets, the attraction between them is reignited.
But just when their happily ever after seems attainable, their complicated history resurfaces, threatening to separate them forever.
I’m losing myself trying to save everyone else...
As a doctor, I walk a dangerously delicate balance of being compassionate but not overly invested. The same is true in my personal life--love is a luxury I can’t afford.
It isn’t until Dr. Westin Grant breaks down all my walls and offers me a future, I find myself wondering if I’m brave enough to risk my heart.
When who I was and who I’ve tried to become collide during my clinical trial, the fate of one patient changes everything.
In a single moment, everything I’ve worked for is jeopardized. My integrity, my career, and even my relationship with Westin.
He loved me once, I just hope he can love me always…
The day he said he’d never love me is the day I swore Quinn Miller would never break my heart again.
I wanted a family—he didn’t.
As one of the most senior embryologists in the country, I’ve spent years creating babies in the lab for others, yet I couldn’t have my own.
I’m tired of waiting.
But just as soon as I decide to start the journey to parenthood alone, Quinn then storms back into my life.
I never wanted him back. One careless night of passion however leaves me pregnant.
Now, he doesn’t just want my heart, but also my love and my baby.
I however can’t stop fearing that he will leave me again: this time, indefinitely.
I knew it! I shouldn’t have given my heart to Quinn Miller, again.
I always had a conviction that our love would never survive.
What’s worse is that I didn’t just lose my soul mate, I lost myself too.
I’m left alone, and unable to breathe after everything was stripped away.
Nobody warned me that it would hurt this much.
I just wasn’t prepared for this kind of pain. The weight of grief is simply overwhelming.
I was to love him infinitely. Infinity however doesn’t count when love always ends.
All I want for Christmas... is to pretend the holidays do not exist.
That should be my tagline for life.
Another year with no one to kiss under the mistletoe.
Of course, it doesn’t help that after my last epic breakup, I hopped into the sack with the one man I should’ve avoided.
My arch-rival, Dean Pritchard.
Despite the fact that he didn't bother calling after our night together, I can't get him out of my head.
I am so on the naughty list.
But when a snowstorm traps us in an elevator, I can't avoid my work crush any longer.
Will Dean be the lift I’ve needed for the holidays, or will Santa skip me yet again?
Christmas in Chicago has never been so warm ...
My Christmas list did not include a broken heart, freezing temperatures, or my tree stuck in the door to my apartment complex, but that's what I got.
Just when I thought Santa had failed me, I got something I never thought to ask for ... him.
No one makes my blood boil like Cayden Hennington.
When I finished second in my class in law school, he finished first.
We interned at the same firm—he got hired while I didn’t.
Now we’re opposing counsel on my first big solo case, and I refuse to lose to him.
I will not think about the way his lips taste or how he makes my heart race. I won’t dream of that night we argued until our clothes came off.
That night is irrelevant because I am over him.
(I’m also lying to myself).
However, we’re both professionals, right?
One stupid drink is all it takes after six hours of intense negotiations to find myself right back in his arms and in a world of trouble.
There is a thin line between love and hate, and we are destined to choose a side.
In one second, my life disappeared.
My past. My memories. My future.
The only certainty I have from the last three years is that my older brother is dead, and I am the only eyewitness.
In order to protect the case, the lawyers demand that no one give me any information about my life...I must remember on my own. My only help comes from my brother’s best friend and world-renowned investigative reporter, Spencer Cross.
He has no idea how many nights I’ve spent dreaming of his name—and his body—next to mine.
Now we’re a team and our goal is to recover my memories and retrace my past. But each day we spend together, he’s looking at me as more than his friend’s little sister and I find it harder to want my old life back. Instead I’m wishing for a new one—with him. His kiss feels like home. His arms make me feel safe, and I never want this to end.
As my memories return, forcing me to face my future, everything falls apart...especially when I find an engagement ring hidden in my apartment. I have no idea who gave it to me, or what it means about my past.
I may have asked Spencer to help me remember, but now I wish I could forget.
My biggest mistake was falling in love with my fake husband.
It was supposed to be a marriage of convenience between two best friends in the military. Our plan was to collect extra money and stay stationed together.
But what failed? Me. I did. Because suddenly I wanted a man who was never meant to be my real husband.
In an attempt to remedy my mistake, I severed all ties and put my life as a combat medic and Emmett Maxwell behind me. I’ve lost too many people to open myself up to love.
Now I’m working as a private investigator, and fate has stepped in, forcing our paths to intersect again when I’m looking into the disappearance of a missing girl with ties to Emmett’s hometown. A case I fear puts his life in danger.
He gives me one week to prove my suspicions and then I need to sign the divorce papers and leave. The problem with that? The moment I see Emmett again, I realize how foolish it was to leave him, to think I could ever stop loving him. All I want is a second chance.
When the case threatens not only my life but also his, I’m faced with my worst fear. How many times can a heart break before it shatters beyond repair?
I am about to lose everything.
My home. My name. My future.
My husband was involved in something that could cost us our lives, and on his deathbed, he demands my daughter and I flee Britain. I had no idea he found her biological father, Holden James, in Rose Canyon, and that’s where we’d start over.
The moment we see each other, feelings I’d long forgotten rush over me. Holden doesn’t hesitate to care for us. We find ourselves reaching for each other, even when we should hold back. His smile warms me, his arms protect me, and against my better judgment, I fall for him. All the possibilities of a future are threatened by a looming past.
I’m being hunted, and it’s just a matter of time before someone finds me guilty of crimes I didn’t commit. Whatever trouble my husband was involved in won’t evade me forever.
I am trying to keep my promise and stay for Holden, but I don’t know how long it’ll be before we have to run.
My name was Sophie Pearson, but I vanished, just like my hope to ever find love again.
Willow Creek Valley
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?
Fifteen years ago, I fell for Jack O’Donnell.
I was just a girl, but I knew my brother’s best friend was the only man I’d ever love.
On my eighteenth birthday, when I asked him to kiss me, I never imagined it would change my life so completely.
I gave Jack everything that night.
In order to move on, we had to go our separate ways and pretend like nothing happened... as though it wasn’t the greatest moment of my life.
But even that wasn’t as heartbreaking as the secret we were forced to keep.
I’ve tried not to think about how much I still love him. How I long to be back in his strong arms or the way his hazel eyes make my heart race.
Until he kisses me again. And this time there’s no turning back. This time I know what it means.
We belong together and there’s no use denying it any longer.
But our feelings aren’t the only thing that won’t stay buried, our past resurfaces and threatens to destroy our second chance at happiness.
When our love is tested once again, will we be strong enough to stand together?
I was totally over Joshua Parkerson.
Sure, I had a teenage crush on him way back when—and everyone knew it—but he never saw me as anything but his little brother's friend, the girl who got tongue-tied any time he walked into a room.
I had long ago accepted the fact that his strong arms would never hold me, his lush lips would never claim mine, and his blue eyes would never see me as anything more than who I used to be.
But now he's back in Willow Creek Valley, and there's a brand-new spark between us—even he can't fight it. Our chemistry is explosive, and every time we're together, I swear I can feel the earth shake.
It doesn't mean anything... how could it? I'm over him.
Until I see that little pink plus sign, and the earth stops turning completely.
Now I want it all again, a life with him. But Joshua built walls around his heart for a reason, and his secrets haunt him.
How can I show him that the ghosts of his past don't have to define our new family's future?
My marriage started as a lie.
But some lies are worth telling.
My father’s dying wish was to walk me down the aisle, and I’d do anything for him.
Even marry a man I don’t love.
So when my fiancé jilts me only days before the ceremony, I turn to my college friend, Oliver Parkerson, and convince him to marry me.
My family hasn’t met either man, so I’m confident we can pull this off.
But the feelings, our touches, the way my heart beats for him... none of it feels pretend. The way he holds me at night and carries me through loss tells me he’s not acting either.
I didn't mean to fall for my fake husband, but real love was the one thing I couldn't predict.
Except, nothing built on lies can last—I know that better than anyone.
But the truth might tear us apart forever.
Return to Me Series
Stay. It’s one word. It shouldn’t be that complicated.
That was all he had to do. Stay!
Instead, he took off with my heart.
But it doesn’t matter. That was seventeen years ago.
I’m now married with kids and even have a white picket fence. It’s safe to say that I’ve moved on.
My husband however betrays me and I'm left once again.
Lonely, without any money and stuck with two boys, my only option was to return to Tennessee.
The last thing I expected was to find him there. But fate had a hand in everything.
Yes, second chances do exist.
But can you repair what’s already been broken?
I could never give my heart to Wyatt Hennington.
He may have a Southern drawl and a gorgeous smile, but he can keep his tacky pick-up lines all to himself.
I may have hooked up with him once or maybe twice, but am never giving him a round three—not after he left me in the middle of the night so I could see myself out.
I plan to move to Philadelphia and forget him. But that’s easier said than done.
When the doctor informs me I’m the winner of door prize number two, my only option is to move back to Bell Buckle.
Does he truly love me or will I prove my biggest fears?
For two decades, I waited for Trent Hennington to notice me. It turned out to be a complete waste of time.
He maintained his high walls and I simply walked away.
It’s however time to move on. And I’m done being invisible.
Everything changes after one dance. It’s the new start I was waiting for.
Kind, attractive and a good listener, Cooper Townsend is everything a girl could want.
I thought my judgment was right this time round: that I actually had a real chance of finding happiness.
As it turned out, some things are just too hard to walk away from.
Emily Young only had two goals in her life:
1. Make it big in country music.
2. Leave Bell Buckle for good.
She was doing everything right, until Cooper Townsend showed up backstage at her show in Dallas.
The handsome yet rugged cowboy is one man that she wasn’t ready to let him knock her off her game.
But with his rough hands, cute smile and few words, Emily simply couldn’t resist him.
When sinister forces plot against them, Cooper enlists for the help of the McKay-Taggart team.
As much as Emily wants to hold onto him, letting go may very well be the best option.
Second Time Around Series
I don’t do one-night stands.
But here I am in bed with my childhood celebrity crush, Eli Walsh, after a couple of drinks at a concert.
It was a drunken mistake, and I take off from the irresistible night of passion as fast as I can.
He and I live in two different worlds, and my life is complicated enough.
Eli however isn’t the kind to give up.
Slowly, he finds his way into my heart.
And when my world comes crumbling down, he is there to glue the broken pieces together.
I give my heart to him. It was my mistake not to listen to him when he said that we could only own tonight.
Separating with my husband was the best decision I ever made. Struggling between being a single parent and looking for a job, my breakthrough comes when I get a celebrity blogging position.
I never thought that I would end up seeing Noah Frazier naked in my first assignment.
Unable to resist him, I get drunk and have an awkward night.
Noah however makes me write a feature on him, a brazen way of making us spend more time together.
One thing leads to another and I soon find myself falling in love with him.
I’m pretty good at cutting my losses, so who would blame him for cutting his?
I play by two simple rules:
1. No getting attached.
2. No sleeping with clients at my firm.
They aren’t hard to follow, given how the last guy turned out to be married.
That’s until I meet the wickedly sexy Callum Huxley. It’s good that I quickly came to my senses, otherwise I could have ended up naked and panting heavily in his hotel room.
Somehow, in the biggest meeting of my career, he turns out to be the CEO of Dovetail Enterprises.
It might be the most embarrassing moment of my career as an interior designer, but it may also be the most passionate moment of my personal life.
I had the perfect life until a terrible tragedy changed everything.
I was left without a companion and provider, while my children were left without a father.
Determined to have a better life, I committed myself to my work at Dovetail Enterprises, eventually earning promotion as the CEO’s right hand.
The down side of it was getting paired with Milo Huxley as an assistant.
He is conceited, reckless and sinfully sexy. I simply can’t stand him.
It however doesn’t take long before the fights turn into laughter.
He is there for me when no one else is. If I only knew...
The Arrowood Brothers
One night, eight years ago, she gave me peace.
There were no names given and no promises made.
Just two broken people, determined to unload their grief.
By morning she was gone. I on the other hand left to join the military, vowing never to return to Pennsylvania.
I however return home following the death of my father.
At long last I won’t ever be bothered by his farm, which is full of memories I've struggled so hard to forget.
It’s there that I find the girl, looking prettier than ever.
So many years have gone by, yet my feelings for her haven’t changed.
This time round I won’t let her go, until dark secrets of the past resurface--leaving me without much of an option.
Sydney Hastings stole my heart when I was ten years old.
We made promises to each other when we were sixteen, all of which I broke when I was twenty-two.
I took off and was gone forever, until the death of my father forced me to return home for six months.
When we reunited, it was as though time never stopped.
Although I desired her, I knew I didn't deserve her.
Rather than apologizing, I took the gorgeous and wounded woman into my arms.
But when it was her turn to leave, I had to be the one to fight for the life that we both wanted.
Although Devney Maxwell and I have been best friends ever since we were six-years-old, she doesn’t know that I have feelings for her.
She has always been my home, even when I’m on the road playing professional baseball.
However, when I return to Sugarloaf to look after the family farm, I find her on the verge of marrying the wrong man.
One perfect kiss however change everything.
With only six months left, will I manage to convince Devney to take a risk in the hopes of living happily ever after?
Will tragedy tear us apart forever?
Four brothers are forced to confront their past in the tiny town they all ran away from and see if love truly triumphs at all times.
Upon returns to Sugarloaf, Jacob finds his biggest fan, a twelve-year-old boy who just lost his father, and wants to help make things easier for him.
When he however crosses paths with Brenna Allen, will he discover something else that will convince him to stay?
The Salvation Series
I hate men.
They will shatter you and leave you, taking everything in the process.
To be honest, I’m never again allowing any man to make me feel inadequate.
To hell with men! From now onwards, my job is my biggest priority. At least that never fails me.
Jackson on the other hand seems to have other plans.
I will not give into his perfect body, the cute dimple on his cheek, or the rugged stubble on his face.
But who am I kidding?
He’s going to drain me. I can feel it.
Jackson Cole is going prove once again that I’m no one’s beloved.
I did everything I could to resist him. I struggled so hard not to repeat the mistakes of my past.
But in the end, both Jackson and I knew that he would win.
He tore down my solid exterior, broke down my walls, destroyed every excuse, and somehow made me fall in love with him despite the overwhelming odds.
Jackson Cole then went on to break my already fragile heart into a thousand shards.
I simply can’t give him another chance.
Giving my heart to him the first time was in itself a struggle.
I don’t think I can survive if he breaks my heart again.
Regardless of what he thinks, we’re beholden to our past.
Liam was never meant to be my happily ever after.
I never even had my sights set on him.
He was out of bounds, being my husband’s best friend.
My husband is however dead, and I’m terrified of the loneliness.
I miss him every day and I reach for Liam.
Everything nonetheless changes after spending one night with Liam. Do I really love him, or is he just the consolation prize?
I gave my heart to Liam and he mercilessly tore it to a million pieces.
What’s worse is that this isn’t the first time.
The mere thought of being without him cripples me, but the harsh reality is that he is gone.
It’s his problem if he doesn’t understand. And I can’t make him.
Had Liam seen the conviction behind my words, then there is no doubt that he would still be here.
I knew that she would be mine from the moment our eyes locked on.
Charlie thinks she can resist me, but I’ll tear down her walls.
From her eyes, to her voice, I can tell that she is trying to fight it off.
I’m so close to proving that we are meant to be together.
The utmost priority in my entire life has been my job.
I’ve allowed a man to knock me off my game, until Mark Dixon came into the picture.
It’s a hostile takeover. He is now in control of my thoughts, my life, and my heart.
We can however never be a thing. We are both too stubborn, too cunning, and too controlling.
As much as I fight to resist his sexy body, I already know how weak I am against him.
In the end, I’ll just have to surrender.
I was in line to make partner at my law firm even before I had a secret affair with my boss.
But after being humiliated by him on my wedding day, am left jobless and alone.
So when an opportunity with Cole Security presents itself, I swiftly take off to Virginia Beach.
The last thing I was however expecting was to find Benjamin Pryce, my childhood sweetheart, there.
Physically, he is nothing like what he used to be.
But that doesn’t change the fact that he is still the same guy who shattered my heart when I was fifteen.
Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. But what about the third time?