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?
After Corinne left me gasping at the end of Beloved, I was sure of two things…I loved Jackson, Catherine, the writing, and I wanted to choke Corinne lol. She left me drowning in a sea of emotions, needing Beholden like a life raft. I admit I was a little nervous starting Beholden, unsure of where it was headed based on some teasers I had seen, but, I pulled on my big girl swimmies and jumped feet first into the conclusion of Jackson & Catherine…and what a conclusion! From the prologue to the epilogue Corinne had me hooked, and at times, a hot mess. At one point I PM’d her with “I want to junk punch you right now! They’re *** and I’m sitting at my desk trying not to lose my sh*t here.” I wanted to SOB so badly!!! I could feel my nose tingle and the lump form in my throat. I truly love Jackson and Cat’s ultra-messy, if-you-want-it-fight-like-your-life-depends-on-it love story. It shows us that real love IS never perfect. It IS messy. And if you’re lucky enough to find that once in a life time person, the messiness IS worth the fight in the end. Beholden was everything I hoped it would be and then some. Corinne is great at pulling you into her characters world and making you WANT to invest your time in getting to know them. She knows how to make you feel their struggles and heartaches. Sometimes, she lets you feel their heartache a little too well if you know what I mean lol, which isn’t a negative at all! While I’m sad that Muffin and Kitty’s story has come to a close, I’m excited for whatever Corinne has next for us. She gives me all the feels and that’s all I need to make me one-click.
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.