Stay with me.
Three simple words.
One impossible request.
I’ve loved Allie McCallister for as long as I can remember. Her happiness and well-being mean more to me than anything else, which is why when the opportunity of a lifetime presented itself, I had to take it. Three months was such a short amount of time to be apart to provide the financial stability we needed to start our lives.
It wasn’t supposed to catapult my band to stardom, and it sure as hell wasn’t supposed to set off the chain of events that pushed my relationship with Allie to the brink. Our hearts were shattered, our love tested, and when everything fell apart she begged me to leave.
Eight years ago, tragedy broke us. Now we’re back in the same little town where we once dreamed of building our future.
She’s a divorced, single mom.
I’m a damaged country music star.
There are a hundred reasons for us to stay apart.
But all it takes is one look, one touch, one kiss to know our story isn’t over. Now I have to convince her to let me stay.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
Oh my happy heart. Though it took a while for K.L. Grayson to make it that way with Stay With Me, it was so worth the emotional roller coaster. The opening alone had me rubbing my chest. There is nothing like teenage love (and hormones) to get the feel train moving. But what stood out the most was that I could feel the love between Allie and Jackson. It jumped right out of the pages.
I liked Allie. She was resilient and patient. Kind and gracious. But also determined and dedicated to her son. And then we have Jackson. Talented and respectful. Generous with his time. Simply put, he is perfect book boyfriend material. And these two together were electric. Time didn't diminish their chemistry one bit.
It took time and tears and talking but Jackson and Allie were able to move forward from the pain of their past and build hopes for their future. And when Allie's happiness is threatened, Jackson gets a bit too hot headed and things take a turn. I loved the way Allie handled the ridiculous situation- with maturity and class.
From start to finish, Stay With Me was an emotional joyride. Jackson and Allie's story was full of pain but also so full of love. Their second-chance romance pieced together the broken bits of their hearts and they were stronger together for it. And that ending, had me wiping the happy mist from my eyes.
About the Author
K.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis, MO. She is entertained daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she writes in a man. Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer. She has a love for alpha-males, brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings…and not particularly in that order.