Fight for Me - Corinne Michaels

Fight for Me

Author: Corinne Michaels

  • Publication Date: 2020-05-19
  • Category: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 169 Ratings)


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

I fell in love with Sydney Hastings when I was ten years old.
At sixteen, we whispered promises of forever. 
When I was twenty-two I broke them all. I left her and promised never to return.

After my father's death, I’m forced to go home to Sugarloaf for six months. She'll be everywhere, no longer just in my memories and regrets. 

When we’re together, it’s as though time never stopped. She’s still the one I want, but I don’t deserve her. Instead of apologizing, I take that beautiful, broken woman in my arms. But after that, it’s her turn to leave me. 

Now I have to fight. For her. For us. For the life we both want …


  • Absolutely loved this book

    By Lisa Stinson
    5 Stars just isn't enough. I am loving the Arrowood brothers so very much. These guys have such amazing hearts and always want to do what they think is the right thing at the time. No matter what it does to their own hearts in the process. Declan and Sydney have that young love that was so deep that neither could escape it, even after 8 years apart. When these two see each other, it's almost like no time has past. Except that hurt is very deep for both of them. Declan left Sydney 8 years ago thinking he was doing what needed to be done for his brothers and to save her from any pain and suffering. Too bad he didn't completely realize how deep her love went. Neither was able to move on. Now Declan is back and Sydney is ready to run away this time. But after a wild moment together, Sydney has her own secrets now and she is terrified of how Declan will react and what he will do. She wants so desperately the things that he says he doesn't want. How will these two ever find their common ground if neither one is willing to fight for the other? I fell in love with these Arrowood Brothers in Come Back For Me (book 1...grab it now if you haven't yet). And that love for these men just keeps growing. I absolutely can't wait for The One for Me...I need Sean and Devney's book ASAP.
  • So much more than a second chance

    By Harmony1093
    This Second chance romance will have you feeling all the things! I love that it wasn’t all Sunshine and roses... it was real and the way Corrine Michaels wove her way through this story was fabulous!
  • Get ready to get ALL THE FEELS!!!!

    By Janett Corona
    Dear Corinne, only you can break my heart on the very first page of a book. This book was EVERYTHING!!! I was on the edge of my bed crying nonstop wanting to hug Sydney and Declan. These two were two broken souls who loved each other so much, yet couldn’t be together. Declan carried a burden that keeps him from finding his happiness, when he leaves Sydney he breaks not only his heart but hers as well. This story was truly beautiful, a MUST READ! Get ready to get ALL THE FEELS!!!!
  • Simply Perfect

    By Ecaffey
    We all first got a glimpse of Declan and Sydney in Come back for me. I knew I was going to love these two. This book was absolutely perfect, I loved every second of it. It was raw, emotional, maddening, and beautiful. I loved watching Declan and Sydney make there way back to each other. There love for each other is so strong they just couldn’t forget one another. Corinne Michaels once again leaves me absolutely floored with her words. Stunning!
  • Fabulous second chance romance!

    By amandac3
    I love a good second chance romance and this one is fabulous. So much angst and hope and happy and sad and just all the things needed to make you feel! Declan and Sydney had their whole lives planned out, until the bottom fell out. Now, they are back in the same space and their chemistry has not diminished one single bit. I wanted to beat both of them, especially Declan, on numerous occasions, because they are both so strong-willed. But they are perfect for each other. And it takes a near-miss for them to realize that they've wasted enough time. This is another win from Corinne Michaels and I can't wait for the next installment. Also, the surprise appearances were awesome. ;)
  • An absolute beautiful story.

    By Lexy H.
    Oh man. Corinne has done it again! Declan and Sydney’s story was my absolute favorite. There was something absolutely sweet and breathtaking about their second chance romance. I was curious about their story from when we met them with Connor and Ellie. Nothing about this story was a disappointment. I loved absolutely everything about Dec and Syd. Their chemistry is off the charts all these years and just as strong as it’s always been. You can’t help but have hour heartbreak for Syd but at the same time your heart breaks for Dec... the healing these two has to go through wasn’t a small feet but at the end of the day, their story is one of my favorites.
  • Declan and Sydney are a Perfect Matech!

    Let me just say that I wish I could give this book 10 stars!! I absolutely love Declan Arrowood. OMG! Declan and Sydney's story wrecked havoc on my emotions and my heart!! No, this isn't to say that there weren't times that I wanted to yell at both of them to get it together, but there were not many, because I understood where they both were coming from after all that they had both been through. My goodness do these two love each other, even when the other was afraid to fully let the other one in, the other would pick up on the strength of their love and hold the other one together. A love like Declan and Sydney's is not easy to come by, and it is not one that you throw away very easily matter how much you may want to try to...just to stop the hurt when you feel like you are never truly going to get what you want in the end. Their story was brilliantly told and draws the reader in from the moment you open the book, and even when it ends you want more. Fight for Me is a beautifully written second chance love story that spans the years. Declan is the oldest of the Arrowood brothers, and he was the one who took most of the abuse from their father to protect his younger brothers, therefore, he has internalized the trauma so much more; but through it all he always was able to find comfort and love in the arms of the love of his life, Sydney Hastings. However, due to a tragic act, he made the decision, the only one he believed available to him at the time, to give Sydney up without explaining his reasons, and left town. Now, 8 years later, Declan is back, thanks to the terms that his father placed upon his and his brother's inheritance. And let me tell you, Fight for Me takes you on one emotional roller coaster of a ride filled with sadness, happiness, tears, laughter, screams and joy. I do not think I have read a book with two characters so perfectly connected emotionally as these two are, and that connection made for such a great story. Declan has been through so much and carries such a heavy burden, and this is not to say that Sydney has not had her share of disappoints, but my goodness does your heart break for Declan, and you pray that he is finally able to internalize that he deserves to be loved and that the person who loves him unconditionally is right there in front of him if he is willing to let her in. Fight for Me picks up right where Come Back for Me left off with Declan and Sydney's story. Let me just say the title of this book is perfect. These two really fought every step of the way for their happily ever after. Although you are able to read each book as a standalone, I highly suggest reading them in order to fully appreciate and enjoy the story of the Arrowood brothers finding their happily ever afters, and boy, oh boy, do these boys deserve happily ever afters. Yet another great read by Corinne Michaels.
  • Small town, second chance

    By NickleH
    I loved Sydney and Declan. I loved the chemistry and history between them. I loved seeing some of the characters from past and future storys. I can’t wait for the next book!
  • Slow burn, second chance romance that you don’t want to miss!

    By redhead math teacher/book nerd
    "A true second shot will split the first arrow and create a solid path." If you don't know who Corinne Michaels is yet, you haven't been paying attention to me! Ha. Corinne is my "go-to" author when I need a good emotional beating. Okay, just kidding, kind of... In all honesty Corinne knows how to really hit you in the feels. In the best way possible. Over the years I've felt like my heart has grown calloused to reading emotional stories. But not with Corinne! The last few books I've found myself with tears streaming down my face and my heart pounding while I frantically read page after page. "Some things change in ways we don't prepare ourselves for." You will be swept up in the beauty of this story. The scenery, the characters, and two tragically broken people. Sydney can’t seem to forget her first love despite him leaving her heart shattered 8 years ago. Declan can’t let go of the past and his deep seated feelings of hurt, obligation and protectiveness over the ones he loves. Can she learn to forgive him? Can he learn to let love in before it’s too late? You’ll have to read to find out! "I loved her enough to save her. That is why I can never allow myself back into her life. I love her more than I love anything in the world," FIGHT FOR ME is the second story in The Arrowood Brothers series and I hope you love this one as much as I did. Although I wanted to throttle both Declan and Sydney for their secrets and stubbornness, it was all worth it. Loyal fans of Corinne's books will thoroughly enjoy the guest appearance(s) and Easter Eggs she dropped in this book! I even saw some foreshadowing for more to come. I can't wait. "I think you're just fighting the wrong fight." "And what fight should I be fighting?" "That's for you to figure out."
  • Amazing second chance romance

    By Clydes N Mustangs
    Corinne Michaels has done it again! Another amazing, gut wrenching, all the feels love story that is so well written. Declan is amazing but Sydney really stole the book for me. Can’t wait for the next Arrowood brother <3