We are excited to be one of today's stops on Corinne Michaels' Spotlight Tour for "Beloved". Check our all the book & author info below, my review, excerpt, playlist, buy links and enter the giveway for a chance to win a signed paperback, swag pack or Amazon Gift Card. Good Luck and Happy Reading!
Title: Beloved (Belonging #1)
Author: Corinne Michaels
Release: May 29, 2014
Catherine Pope has never been enough. Every man she has ever loved abandoned her—from her father to her fiancé. She finally accepted the fact she would never be enough to hold any man’s heart and soul.
Then Catherine met Jackson Cole.
When her world literally collided with the sexy former Navy SEAL, everything she always believed is turned upside down and left scattered. He made her feel alive and desirable, consumed her with fierceness and loyalty—which completely unnerved her. Jackson got her in a way no one ever had, giving him the power to destroy her.
If she breaks down and gives him what’s left of her battered heart—will he protect it? Or will Catherine become an irrelevant part of yet another man’s life?
Will she get the one thing that has always evaded her – to finally be someone’s beloved?
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20495373-beloved
5 Stars *****
Catherine has been left or betrayed by every single man in her life. Pushed aside and forgotten. Her father left without an explanation never to be heard from again and her fiancee cheated and obliterated her heart on the cusp their wedding. Why does this keep happening to her? She's beautiful, smart, funny, successful, loyal and her friends love her. Yet the love of men keeps slipping through her fingers. So she is done. Done. Done.
Until she literally falls for Jackson Cole. Right in to his lap to be exact. He is handsome, sexy and self assured and she must avoid him. Oh but storms are impossible to avoid when you are in their path and Catherine is thrown right in the midst when her PR firm is vying against a rival firm to represent Mr. Cole's cosmetics company. How is she supposed to fight this insane attraction she has to him? How does she keep it all completely professional when just his voice sets her body on fire? How can she let herself be happy in the present when her past keeps coming back to bite her in the ass?
Wow this debut novel surprised me. The first page got my attention. Boy did the first page get my attention. All my female senses went on high alert and my "oh hell no they didn't!!!!" emotions bared their teeth. I can not tell you how much I love it when a author does this. Don't get me wrong... I like a story with a slow build... but a story that can throw a curveball first thing and then keep delivering is my favorite. This is that kind of story. You don't have to wait to get to the good stuff. This book has a lot to offer... love, fear, heartbreak, HOT sex, quirky/protective friends, military badasses and heart stopping moments that have you holding your breath all the way to the last word. I can't wait to see what else Ms. Michaels has in store for us. Bring it on!
PS: Piper is a dirty ho.
"Cute is for babies and puppies. I can think of at least ten other words to better describe me" "...God idea of perfect..."
"I wont let you fall. I'll be here, but sometimes I am going to be a dick. sometimes I am going to say the wrong thing. But if I didn't want to be here with you, I would've walked away."
"told you I's always find you., but you have to want to be found."
“Tonight, when I’m alone, I’m going to think about how good your legs felt wrapped around me, how your voice sounded when you screamed out my name. I’ll remember how it felt when my dick sunk into your hot, wet pussy.” He leans down and whispers against my ear, causing the hair on the back of my neck to stand, “And I’ll be counting down the minutes until I have you again.”
The Faces of Beloved:
Corinne is an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. She’s 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. Beloved is her first novel due in June of 2014.
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