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Title: Beholden (Book Two in the Belonging Duet)
Author: Corinne Michaels
Release Date: October 22, 2014
Catherine Pope got a second chance at love, only to have it ripped away—again. She should’ve known better.
But she dared to hope.
She refuses to let fate take the reins this time. Catherine decides she’s going to fight.
Jackson Cole risked it all.
He thought this time would be different.
With his loyalties pulling him in two directions—it’s time to make a choice…his past or his future.
Will they be beholden to their fears or will they both fight against their demons and finally find the love they both long for?
“Nice, I’m retreating from a five-foot-two woman. I’m a pussy.”
5 Stars *****
We pick up with Cat and Jackson right where we left off in Beloved. That means right in the middle of a heart pounding, Oh My Eff’n God moment. That’s right Corinne Michael’s is the queen of the “opening gut punch” (remember the beginning of Beloved. Dayum!). Jackson is badly hurt in action and ends up in a hospital in Germany fighting for his life. Will he survive and if he does will he be the man he was before? Despite how they left things, Cat flies to his side.
But what then?
After all that has been said and done between them is there hope? Can they forgive each other and move on if he survives? What if he doesn’t even want her there? He walked away…
This is a story about rebuilding a relationship. Stripping it bare and building from the bottom up. Sometimes it takes a life or death situation for you to set aside all the bullshit and count what’s really important. It’s not easy for them by any means. Mix in both their emotional baggage from life before they met, failed relationships, bad choices and immeasurable guilt and it’s a hard road. As lies and secrets surface they have to reconcile what they have been through and find a way to move on together. Can they do that? Lies have torn Cat apart all her life and Jackson drops a big one on her… well a report does but it’s all on him. Is she strong enough to forgive now?
Heartbreaking choices have to be made. Friendships are strained. Love is tested.
This is the perfect conclusion to beautifully broken love story and a brilliant sophomore release by Ms. Michaels. The writing is superb. She really has a grip on the balance of angst, humor and sexy that a reader needs to stay completely enthralled in her story and characters. I am so looking forward to what she has in store for us in the future.
PS: Mark is hilarious. Every girl needs an Ashton and Piper is a twunt!
“You broke my heart. You should’ve trusted me. I loved you with my whole being and should’ve heard this from you before everyone else. “
“If you love something, you have to let it go. I love you enough to let you go. Go live your dream, baby.”
“This is a struggle snuggle. Don’t fight it – it feels better if you let it happen.”
“Did you know a female ferret would die if it goes into heat and doesn’t find a man to satisfy her”
“You’re missing a key part to my engine, if you know what I mean”
Beloved (Book One in the Belonging Duet)
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?
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.