Book Two in the Consolation Duet
I fell in love with Liam only to be left shattered into a million pieces. Again. The idea of being without him cripples me but the reality is, he’s gone.
He doesn’t understand and I can’t make him.
If only he’d see the conviction behind my words—then he’d still be here.
Reviewed by Kristin 5 of 5 Stars
“Military wives aren’t strong because they want to be. They have to be.”
Lee has been through hell and back. She’s pregnant. Her husband dies. She has a baby, alone. She begins to find love and happiness with Liam. She finds out her husband was having an affair – leaving his wife – having baby kind of affair. How much can one woman possibly handle? Lee is the perfect Navy wife, the perfect SEAL wife. Happy facade and smile – regardless of what her heart feels. Choices need to be made – life changing – going to hurt someone choices.
“I want to throw something, scream, cry, and lose it for once. I’m always the one holding it together. Trying to make our lives easy. I’m a mother, friend, daughter, and lastly I get to be a woman. Well this time…I’m a woman first. I have to give myself a chance to come through this.”
Liam is leaving for 6 months. 6 long months where all he can do it hope that he returns to love of his life and that she is still there waiting for him. Can the darkest of times lead to the best part of your life? Can lifelong friendships and relationships overcome the darkness?
“My heart is yours, my love is yours, my days and all my nights are yours. I’ll hold you up, stand by you, and give you everything I have.”
Corinne Michaels is a freaking evil genius. I LOVE this book. I LOVE this series. I LOVE Corinne Michaels. There are no words after a book like that. I cried, I laughed, I smiled, I got angry, and I fell in love. My husband thinks I’ve completely lost my mind because I balled my eyes out on the couch over a book. If you have any doubts whatsoever about this series – forget them. Read this series – you will be amazed!!!
Where do you start when you were left flat on your @$$ with Consolation? How do you go about telling someone, your thoughts, your feels on a book when you are still reeling from the first one? Well this is how. It was AHFREAKINGMAZING!
Michaels left you with your jaw on the floor at the end of Consolation You quickly fall head over freaking heels in love with Lee and Liam’s story. A tragic story of loss, love, acceptance and rebuilding that was so sweet and endearing you were left with a serious book hang over. Conviction picks up right where you were left wandering aimlessly after Consolation.
Your questions will be answered, I promise you that, but I will not give them to you. You will continue on this amazing journey, the question is….Who with? Who will be there in the end, which love prevails? When the truth of the how and why’s of what happened finally come out, where does that leave these two?
It’s hard to write a review because I don’t want to spoil anything. You MUST read Consolation first. I even implore you to read Beloved and Beholden. These are both duets, but starting with Jackson’s story will allow you to really feel who these characters are, who this author is. I felt like I not only watched this amazing new author grow through each book, but her characters stowed away in my heart forever. 5 Amazing Stars!
Copy provided for honest review- Shera, Book Lovers Obsession Book Blog
His voice is thick and husky as he refuses to break from my eyes. “Tell me you’re real.”
“Tell me you’re really here.”
“I’m here with you.” My hand rises, and I press my thumb to his lips. “I’m here for you. I’m here with only you. I need you so much.”
His eyes close as I rub my thumb, savoring the rough feel on my skin.
“Stay with me,” he pleads.
Liam’s hands rest on each side of my face as I drag him down further. “There’s nowhere else I want to be.” Our lips meet, and I lose myself.
Liam wasn’t supposed to be my happily ever after.
He wasn’t even on my radar.
He was my husband’s best friend—forbidden.
But my husband is dead and I’m alone. I ache for him and I reach for Liam.
One night with Liam changed everything. Now I have to decide if I truly love him or if he’s just the consolation prize.
Corinne Michaels 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.
Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn’t ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha Navy SEALs are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.