Destined for Me

(A Come Back for Me/Say You’ll Stay Crossover Novella)

by Corinne Michaels

From New York Times Bestselling author Corinne Michaels comes an Arrowood-Hennington crossover next generation novella.

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.

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An Exclusive Interview with Corinne Michaels

~ with Jillian Stein, co-owner of 1,001 Dark Nights / The Blue Box Press

Can you tell us why or how you chose to write about this couple for your novella?

Honestly, it felt just like it was meant to be—destined, even. <- see what I did there? Okay, all kidding aside, it was part of a bonus Christmas scene I wrote about Hadley Arrowood falling for Cayden Arrowood. I knew the ending, but I had so many asking about how they got there. I also had this deep desire to unpack their relationship.

Do you do anything to treat yourself when you finish writing a book?

I watch Life Below Zero for about 4 days straight. No joke. I’m a total couch potato.

What one piece of advice would you give an aspiring writer?

Tune out the noise. There is always going to be someone giving advice about what you should do that contradicts someone else’s. What I’ve learned is that no matter what, it always comes back to the book. Write the best book, invest in your craft, the story, take feedback well, and work hard to have the book be its best.

What’s the worst thing you’ve eaten out of politeness?

This is a terrible question! But, my mother’s Thanksgiving meal. My mother is good at many things, cooking is not one.


Corinne Michaels is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of The Salvation Series (Beloved, Beholden, Consolation, Conviction & Defenseless), Say You’ll Stay, Say You Want Me, and Say I’m Yours. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.

Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn’t ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha heroes are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.

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