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Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Corinne Michaels comes a heartbreakingly beautiful stand-alone story about letting love in. 

I’m losing myself trying to save everyone else....

As a doctor, I walk a dangerously delicate balance of being compassionate but not overly invested. The same is true in my personal life - love is a luxury I can’t afford.

It isn’t until Dr. Westin Grant breaks down all my walls and offers me a future, I find myself wondering if I’m brave enough to risk my heart. 

When who I was and who I’ve tried to become collide during my clinical trial, the fate of one patient changes everything. 

In a single moment, everything I’ve worked for is jeopardized. My integrity, my career, and even my relationship with Westin. 

He loved me once. I just hope he can love me always.

©2021 Corinne Michaels (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

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  • kgagnon
  • 17-06-21

Breathtakingly Beautiful, Powerfully Poignant!

This is such a beautiful, powerful, and emotional story. Dr. Serenity Adams is a prominent gynecologist oncologist who is starting a ground breaking cancer treatment trial. She has been able to compartmentalize her feelings when it comes to her patients, but there is always the exception. She has had a 2 year affair with a respected colleague and friend, Dr. Westin Grant. She also has kept him at a distance because of a terrible and heartbreaking loss of her first love that she never recovered from. Westin is so kind, supportive, encouraging, and totally swoony. He is done letting Serenity hold back, he wants more and will do what it takes to make her see how good they are together. But when a ghost from the past reappears, Serenity's world is turned upside down. She is so blinded by wanting to help save lives, that she just might lose everything she has worked for including her career and Westin. This breathtaking story about Serenity & Westin is one of hope, heartbreak, courage, and unconditional love. Michaels skillfully revealed this story in alternating past and present sequence allowing me to be truly engaged both emotionally and thoughtfully. She expertly weaved a tale of sacrifice, and heartbreak, but ultimately of hope, healing, and love. I loved both Serenity & Westin for their strength, love and devotion.
This story is a raw and emotional journey with several twists and turns that will take your breath away.
Narrator Julia Whelan is so compelling as she brings this story to life. Not only is her voice easy to listen to, but her character changes are amazing and it makes this story feel even more real and honest. Her intonations are spot on, and she makes me feel all the myriad of emotions that Serenity, Westin, and all the characters experience as they discover all the secrets, loss, and love throughout. This is storytelling at it's absolute finest and I loved every moment of this beautiful, raw and emotional journey!

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  • Josie
  • 11-06-21

Letting go is the ultimate weight lifted

Oh how this book is everything I love about Corinne Michaels. This story was about a woman's journey to healing, self awareness and accepting the love you truly deserve. It's a book worth being read/listened to more than once.

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  • Sue Miller
  • 14-06-21

You Loved Me Once is Perfection!!!

You Loved Me Once by Corinne Michaels is another amazing book from this author. I was so excited for this book but I wasn’t prepared for my heart to be so shattered. This book had me crying and sobbing so much I had to pull my car over and stop I was so wrecked while listening but then with the wild roller coaster of emotions I was smiling and even laughing. This is such a beautiful love story and is so well written. It is just pure perfection. This author is one of the best in my book. I highly recommend this audio book. The narrator Julia Whelan couldn't have been better. She brought these characters to life.

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  • Elizabeth Swain ~ Carolina Chic's Read
  • 16-06-21

10 Stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

10 Stars! Best Corinne Michael’s Story to Date! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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You Loved Me Once gripped me from the start I got all the Angst I love from romance and all the butterflies in my belly. I am an avid reader of this author and this is her best story to date. Serenity and Westin’s story is one of opening your heart to love after it was crushed in the past. When that same past intersects your present you question everything… your life, career and love.

Top Read for 2021! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • Kelly and Chris
  • 10-06-21

Broken

Once again Corinne Michael’s has written a book that gutted me and broke me emotionally. I need to gather my thoughts to write a full review!

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  • Christy Baldwin BBU
  • 17-06-21

Addicting and compelling

I've read most of Corinne's books and I've loved so many of them, but this has to be one of her best. She really brought the feels, angst, and emotion with You Loved Me Once. This is an addicting and compelling read all about the choices we make that can be wrong even if they're right, and right even if they're wrong.

Serenity is a doctor who has a passion for what she does. After losing her mom to cancer, it solidified that this is what she was meant to do with her life. Now, fourteen years later, she's running her first clinical trial that could change the lives of so many women fighting for their lives (and fertility) with ovarian cancer. With this trial comes a blast from her past and some complications she never saw coming.

Serenity has been a bit standoffish since not only losing her mom, but her college fiancé. She's spent the last few years being casual with another doctor, Westin Grant. Westin is everything and works hard to break down the walls Ren has put up. She swore she'd never let herself fall in love again because she didn't want to experience that heartbreak but Westin doesn't give her much choice. He's pretty incredible.

As I said before this book is about choices. Ren has to make a choice that could effect her career, her relationship, and her world as she knows it. It's a situation I wouldn't want to be in and that choice keeps us on pins and needles seeing how things would work out for her.

I loved watching the growth and changes Serenity made throughout this book. There were so many great scenes with her family and of course, my favorite part about this was the romance. Though the romance isn't always first and foremost in this story it plays a large part. Westin is most definitely my favorite hero of Corinne's (sorry, Mark) and he was incredible, patient, and so loving. This story touched me and made me think, feel, and fall in love. Highly recommend this one!

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  • Felicity Levine
  • 27-06-21

Melodramatic

I had to force myself to keeping on listening to this melodrama. The protagonist, Serenity, was neurotically guilt ridden and self engrossed. The other characters were flat and unrealistic

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  • Emma
  • 22-06-21

Predictable

Way too much emphasis on “what if’s”. The story could have been told in 30% of the time. Don’t bother.

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  • Mariana Sanford
  • 21-06-21

Not worth the time

This was a very long dragged out, repetitive story. I would not recommend it. Very predictable.

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  • Bran.d (amour.Rebelle92)
  • 17-06-21

Raw & Beautiful🥲😍

I have so many thoughts & feelings about You Loved me Once. It’s not your average swoony romance story. It’s a real, gritty & raw story about life. Serenity is faced with so many choices & challenges with her patients, family and self. Her struggle is real, raw & beautiful. She finds her true self and in the journey heals her heart and finds the man who was always there.

I was lucky enough to listen to the audio first & was blown away by Julia’s performance. As with all Corinne books be prepared to cry but trust me it’s so worth it. 💓

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