Return to Us - Corinne Michaels

Return to Us

By Corinne Michaels

  • Release Date: 2021-02-23
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 464 Ratings


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?


  • Yeah no

    By LolaChanning
    It just went on and on and on. Of course we all know all romance novels have happy endings - that’s why we read them. But the part until we got there- good grief. A slug. Sorry.
  • Couldn’t stop reading

    By Albion Girj
    This book was so captivating and I fell in love with the characters and everything about this book. This author knows how to capture an audience and I was hooked on this book from beginning to end.
  • Could not put it down

    By Ayesha Alvin
    This story is a real page turner and takes you on a whirlwind of emotions.
  • Second Chance at Love

    By Hmitch76
    Return to Us is a second chance, single dad, small town romance. Grayson and Jessica had been high school sweethearts. Jessica made the difficult decision to part ways when she went to college. She felt like it was only time before his wealthy family got to him and he left her. Jessica was a flight attendant who had been in a terrible accident. She goes back to her hometown to recuperate. Grayson still lives in Willow Creek. He is a single dad working at his family’s inn. When the two of them come face to face they realize they still have feelings for each other. I adored watching the two of them find their way back to one another. I loved Grayson. He was an amazing, caring man and father. I liked Jessica too. I felt bad for her and her situation growing up. I also adored both sets of siblings. This was a wonderful beginning to a new series. I can’t wait to read the next one.
  • Second Chance...First Rate!!

    By Harmony1093
    Second Chance Romance... nothing second about this one it’s First all the way around!! This is the sweetest story that I wasn’t ready to stop reading! I Loved Grayson and Jessica and can’t wait to see what’s in store for this little town!
  • A fab start of new series

    By sammyreads
    What a fabulous start of new series . I was absolutely smitten with the Arrowood series and it was bittersweet when that series ended. But Corinne has done an absolutely phenomenal job with her eloquent writing & beautifully heartfelt plot and outdid her self with the Willlow Creek Series. If the first book is peak to this series & whats in store for us than we are all sure in for a fabulous journey. I was hooked to Gray and Jess and their heartwarming love story. This is Corinne at her best and some more. She is the queen of small town heartfelt romance and the story shines how effortlessly she weaves beautiful captivating plot and real & relatable characters. She gets her reader invested and in love with not only her main characters but also the supporting characters who play as important part in the plot as the main characters. As a reader you are all in and totally in trance. Jess is back in town to recover from her plane crash surgery. We met Jessica in Stay for me . She was with Jacob in the plane crash. Grayson is a single father and when these two meet they realize the sparks are still there . The story span over 14 years . There are secrets , insecurities and it’s an emotional. I loved Jess’s sister and her best friend Delia and all of Grayson siblings and his best friend Jack and let’s not forget the adorable Melia. I am anxiously waiting to read what’s in store for the remaining 4 Parkerson siblings. I am anxiously for the next book in this series . A must read!
  • Beautifully spun tale

    By Lexilooloolex
    No one does angsty romance like Author Corinne Michaels. She excels and outdoes herself with Return to Us. Single dad Grayson is raising his daughter and living his life. When a woman from his past returns, can they reignite what they once had? Is a second chance in their future or will they just dance around each other? One click today and be totally absorbed in this beautifully spun tale!
  • Single Protective Sexy Dad

    By CarolNol
    Love this book so much. Grayson is everything a daughter and a lady needs in life. He is such a caring protector. Love the second chance romance but it’s more than that. They both had to go through their own physical and emotional battles that made them both stronger. It made each of them appreciate each other more and actually love and forgive themselves on the process. Definitely recommend.
  • Loved!!!!

    By NickleH
    I loved Grayson and Jessica!!! They had great chemistry. Corinne’s books are always awesome. I can’t wait for the next book!
  • Grayson! Where have you been my whole life!

    By JuuJuuKay
    Now, I know I’ve said WOW to a lot of Corinne Michaels’ books, but it never amazes me to see how much better each one gets. Return to Us is a story of HS sweethearts finding each other again. The way you actually feel and see the characters in your head makes you want to find a small town like Willow Creek Valley and drive straight over to find persons like them to bring into your life. I can’t wait to see what else this series brings us!