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If I Only Knew

(Second Time Around #4)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  5,838 ratings  ·  643 reviews
From New York Times bestseller, Corinne Michaels, comes a new heartwarming and sexy standalone romance novel.

My life was perfect - until a shocking tragedy pulled the rug out from underneath me.

My children were left without a father. I was without a husband and a provider. Instead of wallowing in my grief, I buried myself in my work at Dovetail Enterprises. Landing the pr
ebook, 318 pages
Published January 28th 2019 by BAAE Inc
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Nov 06, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am happy to report going in blind once again, has mostly paid off ;)

Hottie and confirmed bachelor, Milo, and co-worker, Danielle, are at constant odds. He is determined to take what she has, and she is determined to keep it, no matter what.

Tension and hostility builds both professionally and personally, as well as intense chemistry, but both refuse to give an inch.

"I mean what I say. I've seen the downside of marriage, and I want no part of it. However, when I find that girl who knocks m
“If I only knew the man who wanted to ruin me would end up being the man who put me back together, I would’ve never fought it to begin with.”

I AM SMITTEN! Complete and utterly smitten. God, this story swept me off my feet and the audio was just sinfully delicious! Both narrators—Sophie Eastlake and Shane East—captured the characters so perfectly well, and they had the British accent down pat. Especially Shane East narrating Milo’s POV—it was like this rich, decadent chocolate you won
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
If I Only Knew is my first book by Corinne Michaels. I have heard good things about her books, but hadn't previously had the opportunity to read any of them yet. And then I got the opportunity to listen to If I Only Knew on audio. Now I find myself in that place that fellow book lovers can sympathize with where I wonder what the heck was I thinking holding off so long.

This story was everything I love about romance and had me completely caught up in it. I loved the main characters Milo and Daniel
5 stars!

OMG, this book just completely swept me away! Fun, funny, sweet, emotional, romantic, functional and so, so swoony, it’s a beautiful love story and I freaking loved it!

This book is the fourth in a series of interconnected standalones about four girlfriends – each of whom are absolutely fabulous! You don’t have to have read all of the previous books to enjoy this one (you can find the reading order here), but if you’re an OCD reader like me who likes to have all of the backstory and read
“𝗟𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲. 𝗜’𝗺 𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝘂𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗺𝗮𝗻.”
“𝘋𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵."

It's not a party until Corinne Michaels BREAKS YOUR HEART, am I right?

𝐈𝐟 𝐈 𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐊𝐧𝐞𝐰, Ms. Michaels' latest sexy and emotional standalone romance, was heartbreakingly beautiful, hilariously quick-witted, and sexy and charming as hell! This author has the uncanny ability to make you tear up in one chapter and have you in a laughing fit the next. Be prepared to have your emotions go every which way because Corinne will make you w
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 “Made Me Smile” Stars

The 4th in a series of standalones about a group of forever girlfriends. I absolutely loved this one. From the very beginning to the very end, this author made use of all my emotions. I laughed, I cried, I felt pain and grief, and I felt hope for Danielle Bergen. And while the story had a sadness to it, it was love that ultimately brought back joy and life to a family that had lost a husband and father.

Enter Milo Huxley. He has a beef with the person who has taken his job
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Loved, loved, loved! This series is one of my favorite things EVER!! 🖤
Corinne Michaels has scratched herself on my last of favorite authors. Gah! Milo did it for me in a very big way. I listened to the audiobook via Audible First and was absolutely blown away.

Danielle and Milo’s story is SO GOOD!! She’s recently widowed; he’s dealing with family drama and internal struggles. She’s recently been promoted to a job that he considers his. To say their initial meeting didn’t go so well is an underst
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
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4 ”Give Me Your Heart” Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

-“If I only knew the man who wanted to ruin me would end up being the man who put me back together, I would’ve never fought it to begin with.”

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Danielle Bergen has been a housewife in Tampa for the last sixteen years. Life was great, and then in the blink of an eye she goes from happily married with kids to single mom. It’s been almost two years since she lost her husband, and she’s still trying to find her place in this world. The only plac
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing

5 Second Chance Stars

The perfect ending to my favorite series from Corinne Michaels! This group of ladies own my heart. Their friendship, their support of each other, their love for one another is the epitome of what friendship should be, and I loved this part of the stories as much as I loved the romance.

Danielle and Milo have the best chemistry. They start out as a bit of enemies to lovers, and I loved the moments of antagonism and the grit Danielle showed t
Berry ♡ Nice
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If I only knew you’d turn my world upside down . . .”

I fell soo hard in love with this story. I started this book with some background knowledge of Danielle and Milo since they were introduced in prior books of this series (a group of 4 best friends). I will say that the character development was incredible because what I thought I knew before was nothing. Here I was able to REALLY get to know them. AND I loved every minute of it.

If you love and enjoy stories that -
~ Will touch your heart
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg Best. Book. Ever.
Corinne literally just wrote my favorite book. I can’t say enough about it. I loved Danielle so much. I want to be in her tribe. She’s a rockstar mom who was dealt more than she thought she could handle but she was so much stronger than she ever thought. And Milo. My love. My favorite BBF. Amazing, arrogant, cocky, sexy beast with a heart of gold. This book gave me all the feels and left me with the biggest smile ever!

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Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
See this grin feel my bliss ! That’s the Danielle and Milo effect.

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Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Where do I even start? Can I just send a bag of D to CM in the mail and call it a day?
I think what I loved most about this series is that while it falls into the rom-com genre, it was packed full of emotions. I can sometimes struggle with the straight, by the book, rom-coms out there, while fun, I need to have some major feels tear me apart while reading. Corinne Michaels is the queen of tear your heart out writing. I think she may actually use our turmoil for substance to keep her black he
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Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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The best of this series, HANDS DOWN!

This has a perfect combination of heart hurt and humor plus sexy. I love when a woman can change a man's perspective of a fulfilling life because he can't live without her.

Absolutely fantastic!
Tiffy T
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh you all! One click this book right away! This book was my favorite Corinne Michael's book to date and I loved them all! I couldn't have fell more in love with the characters in this book. The friends feel so relatable . Witty one liners, sarcastic crazy and I may have shed a tear or two. From start to finish this book had me head over heels, Milo and Dani and the kids swoon worthy! Honestly I have such a book hangover. I couldn't put it down but then I didn't want it to end. Corinne M ...more
Angie McGuire
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I'm in awe of this story. If you have read this set of stand-alone books in this series, you know all about Danielle's life, children and heart break. Leave it to Milo to come in and change the way she thought her life would go.

We know a little about Milo from Callum and Nicole's story, but not why he is the way he is. When he meets Danielle, his entire purpose changes. He truly is a perfect Brit, full of sarcasm and the ability to be there for her, even when she doesn't realize she needs him.
Steph's Romance Book Talk
This is Danielle and Milo's story. It is sweet, sexy, sassy, and heartbreaking. Danielle is navigating a new chapter in her life after tragedy. Milo is coming to terms with how people perceive him outwardly. They are forced to work together and through the journey learn about themselves. I really enjoyed all the heartbreak and sassiness that both characters brought to the table. The narrator obtained for Milo...OMG his voice just melts your panties with every word he spoke. I will miss these lad ...more
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ bookwormthoughts

'If I Only Knew,' is a super sweet and lovely story with a heart-warming enemy-to-lovers romance at its core.

A tragedy in the heroine’s life is the catalyst of the story. It showed her strength of character, her resilience and made me feel invested in her thoughts and feelings. The scene is then perfectly set for the enemy-to-lovers aspect of the storytelling to shine bright with the arrogant and very, very sexy Milo Huxley.

I very much enjoyed the way the story and plot develops within this stan
Dilek VT
I read 3 books from this series and it seems they are not my cuppa because I only loved one of them. This was again just an OK read but I must say I got bored and tended to skip pages.

2,5 stars rounded up to 3.

The plot & the characters:

This is about Danielle whose husband was killed 16 months ago. There are scenes from the trial of the suspect in the book and I thought it would go somewhere interesting but nope, all were just ordinary scenes of trial until he is convicted and sentenced to some j
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I cried....I mean literally cried when I started reading. Danielle and Milo’s story was pure perfection of two people who are lost and are searching; for Milo, he isn’t sure yet what he is searching for; but for Danielle, it’s how to live the new life that she has been handed.

With every book that Ms. Michaels writes and brings to us, the readers, she gives characters with so much depth, feeling and flaws that you are able to actually read the story of the characters and imagine that YOU are the
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I have read every book by Corinne Michaels. She has wonderful series, s tandalones and now she has outdone herself with If I Only Knew!

If I only Knew brings youg so much heartbreak for Dani and Milo is so full of himself. Dani and her children lost their husband and dad and they are still trying to get past everything that has happened. Poor Milo just wants a job that should be his and is willing to do whatever is necessary to get that job OR so he thinks.

The sparks and chemistry are off the c
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This! This beautiful love story is pure perfection and exactly why I love to read/listen to audio! It was so passionate, romantic, emotional and raw. I wanting to find out more about Danielle since her heartbreaking loss in Ms. Michaels book, Not Until You, and it did not disappoint! We also meet Milo again and he is so sweet, sarcastic, and deliciously sexy! He is an unapologetic playboy but was blindsided by the strong, smart, sexy woman. Underneath, Danielle is struggling to survive as a sing ...more
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Danielle Bergen had her perfect life ripped away from her and she's left struggling to keep her family from falling apart. With a rebellious teenager and young son to raise, most days she feels like a failure, but despite that, she's killing it at work. So much so, she earns a pretty sweet promotion...the only problem is her new hunky, British assistant is out for her job.

Milo Huxley was just so unexpected though! I won't deny that he comes off as a selfish playboy when you first meet him, but,
Danielle S.
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can I give this story 100 stars?!

Oh. My. Heavenly. Brit.

Y’all!! Milo *total swoon* Huxley is amazingly perfect, utterly sexy and completely arrogant. There is not one thing that I didn’t love about him. He consistently said all of the right things. There was absolutely no way Danielle wasn’t going to fall head over heels in love with that devastatingly handsome Englishman.

After losing her husband, Danni worked hard to hold her family together. Going back to work wasn’t just necessary, it was
Adirondack Reads Romance
British hottie with THE ACCENT alert! 🚨

Corinne Michaels traps me again with her words!

“Sometimes the plan we have isn’t the one we’re meant to follow.”

This is a fabulous love story between Danielle, a widowed mother of 2, and Milo, an entitled jerk face who returns to the family business as a prodigal son. As a condition of coming back, Milo is forced to work as Danielle’s assistant in order to reestablish trust with the company. Their relationship is cordial at best: Danielle being all busin
Elizabeth Swain
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the best Audible I have ever Listened to! Elizabeth @ Carolina Chic’s Read

Shane East is Perfection with his silky accent and seductive voice.
Sophie Eastlake bring the sweetness that we all know from Dani.

If I Only Knew is seriously my favorite from this series. The entire story is complete perfection.
Tammy Cody
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was swept away by Danielle and Milo’s story. Milo is swoon worthy throughout and he’s a new contender for my favorite Corinne hero. By far my best read so far in 2019 and I didn’t want it to end!! “No one in this tribe walks alone” might just be my favorite book quote of all time...because this group of friends lives by that mantra. Loved it so much!!
K. Bromberg
This is a heartwarming and emotional story about moving on. It’s funny, sassy, and filled with a sexy Brit who is out to take her job, but ends up stealing her heart.
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
4 stars

What a nice surprise,it was sweet,romantic,heartwarming and sexy.Danielle and Milo’s story has everything I wanted and even more.I enjoyed every minute of If I Only Knew!


Danielle and Milo have a great chemistry.I loved their moments together.They make me smile!Milo is so charming I adored him, not from the very beginning but he stole my heart with his actions.

Overall , it was a great read!


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Corinne Michaels is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of romance novels. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love, and she enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak before finding a way to heal them through their struggles.

Corinne is a former Navy wife and happily married to the man of her dreams. She began her writing

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“I’m trying so hard not to fall in love with you.”
I look up, our eyes mirroring the same thing. “I’m trying, too.”
“How are you doing so far?”
“Not very good.”
Milo smiles. “I’m not either.”
“All of us are imperfect. All of us have flaws. All of us are undeserving of something, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want more.” 3 likes
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