*Blog Tour and Review* Beholden by Corinne Michaels

Title: Beholden (Book Two in the Belonging Duet)
Author: Corinne Michaels
Release Date: October 22, 2014
Add to Goodreads

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?


Reviewed by Shera 5 of 5 Stars!

What a fast paced , real life, rip your heart out, put you back together and then rip your heart out all over again simply amazingly beautiful conclusion for Jackson and Catherine! Just WOW!

We all remember how Beloved ended right?  It left you broken.  Literally BROKEN!  Do you think Michaels, could give us a breather?  Maybe put us in a five minute time out?  Of course not!  There is no fun in that now is there?

I’ve twiddled my thumbs because I do not want to spoil one single thing with my review.   So I start with a few words that come to mind as I think about what I’ve read.

Breathtakingly Beautiful


Un-relentless Loyalty





We all know how stubborn our Jackson is, but we also know how much Catherine loves him and no matter how hard he pushes, she isn’t going anywhere.  She isn’t one to leave someone’s side when they need her the most even though he won’t admit he needs anyone.  But how long can she hold on?   Will they both survive the road ahead when pasts are revealed?

Catherine has grown so much from what we knew in the beginning of Beloved.  She wasn’t the same girl a few months ago.   She knows she deserves more and that includes someone walking away and not looking back.   That someone includes Jackson.

Can they overcome?  Will one walk away again and not look back??  Will Jackson let go….of himself, of the memories, of the pain?

“I love you deeply.  I love you with every breath I take.  I’ve made mistakes.  I’ve fucked up.  I know this, but love me.  Don’t give up on us”

Of course, our favorites pop back in (ok not so favorites).   Neil and Piper back in action but do they get dished out a huge pile of shit they deserve?  You know their shenanigans don’t ever stop.  But does Neil, have a secret causing him to be the way he is.  Piper? Ehhh we know she’s just a total twunt, but….

“Fucking Piper. One Day, karma is going to throat punch her and I’m going to laugh”    That’s right, we all want that laugh!  Hopefully Karma comes knocking on her door and fast.

I love how Ash, Tay and Gretchen rocked in this book we saw more of them and the stories of the guys, seriously the devotion, dedication and loyalty was spot on for those who served and sacrificed to save others really hit home in this one for me as the realness of this book is out of this world.  You will laugh, you will cry, and you’ll cry some more through this entire book.  Corinne really hit a home run with this conclusion of their story for sure.   Beloved and Beholden will be one of those stories I will never forget.  If I could give it 10 stars I would.  Literally HOME RUN!

Now, I’m sitting here reeling over hearing the others stories, because my oh my, what a story they have to tell!


Beloved (Book One in the Belonging Duet)
Not enough.
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.

 Giveaway3 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.