Come Back to Me by Corinne Michaels

Hey everyone!!

A new series by Corinne Michaels!!

Title: Come Back to Me
  Series: Arrowood Brothers
  Book #: 1
Author: Corinne Michaels

Side note: Serious and deep topics.  This book is not for everyone.

Ratings: (1-5)
  Good reads: 4.32
  Characters: 4.5
  Plot: 4.5
  Interesting: 4.5
  Tie up loose ends: 5
  Length: 5
  Sexiness: 4
  Overall: 4.58

  Have I read other books by this author: Yes.
  Will I read more books by this author: Yes.
  Thought on the author:  I remember I read a book by the author last year.  I was not impressed with
     the book.  But when I seen the blurb for this book it seemed interesting and I figured I would give
     it a shot.  I am so glad I did!!  This book had dark topics, but the details and the writing was on
     point!!  I will be reading the next book in the series.

Book Info:
   Kindle Unlimited: No.
   Cliffhanger: No.
   P.O.V.: Dual
   Main characters: Ellie and Connor


Connor is being discharged from the Navy.  He was hurt during combat and unfortunately his leg is not strong enough to to stay.  He has not a clue as to what he is going to do now.  The only thing has kept him going for the past eight years is a one night stand right before he left for the navy.  Connor has held onto this idea of a woman he instantly connected with.  In Connor's mind he has built her up to be the perfect person for him.  Problem is they never exchanged names, where they live, or any personal information.

Once Connor comes home he learns his father died recently.  After his mother died when he was eight his father turned into an evil man.  He became an alcoholic who beat his four boys and barely took care of the farm.  Connor and his brothers learn the father left them the farm, but with one stipulation.  Each brother has to live on the farm for six months each and then they can do whatever they want with the property.  Of course Connor is the first one they force to serve his six months.  He doesn't have a job or a path he wants to go down.  Connor is not happy at all, but it will give him time to fix up the house and think about the future.  He is hoping to serve his time and be gone.

He ends up at the tree house where he would hid from his father so he wouldn't be abused.  In the tree he finds a little girl who has hurt her arm.  The girl is terribly shy and is afraid she is going to get in trouble if she goes home.  Connor manages to talk her into going home and he will talk to her parents for her.  What Connor does know this girl is about to turn his life upside down.

Ellie is living a life she doesn't want.  She is married to a man who is abusive, lives on a farm she doesn't want, and is trying her hardest to do what is right for her daughter.  Ellie wants to live a life with out fear and her daughter to not feel like she is constantly walking on egg shells.  Her new job as a teacher (behind her husbands back) is her first step to freedom.  She thinks she just needs a little more time before she can set her plan in place.  Except when her daughter shows up with a hurt arm and the man of her dreams.

My thoughts:

You would think since it is 2020 abuse would not be an issue.  You would think with as far as we have come with rights and equality abuse would not be an issue.  I know as a society we have a long way to go, but this is not the 1950's.

The character in the book is portrayed as a strong woman who has insecurities because of the abuse she has suffered through.  A person who uses their fist also uses their words to cut a person down.  They get off on being able to break the person physically and mentally.

Unfortunately,  I know people who have been either physically or mentally abused.  No matter how much they try to leave the situation it feels impossible.  The abuser has made sure to isolate the abusee from their friends, family, and have no job.  The abusee is completely dependent on the abuser over time. The abusee finds it almost impossible to leave especially when there are children involved.

No means of support, no contact with others, and have no where to go.  The abusee fears for their life because they have been told over and over they will be killed if they leave.  There are cases where the abusee does try to get away and unfortunately the abuser does end up killing them. 

I wish I had a solution for this.  With helping and donating to women shelters is a very small contribution I do.  I think if we all do our part maybe someday things will change.  I'll keep my fingers crossed I hope you will too.

As always,

Shh!! Me Time!!

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