*Blog Tour and Review* Beholden by Corinne Michaels

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

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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

Heart-wrenching

Un-relentless Loyalty

Devotion

Love

Truth

REAL

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!

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*Cover Reveal* Beholden by Corinne Michaels

BeholdenebookAmazon1Title: Beholden (Belonging Duet Book #2)
Author: Corinne Michaels
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 29, 2014
Photographer: Cocoa Bean Photography
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs

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Guilt.
Obligation.
Responsibility.
Jackson Cole is consumed with all three. After another devastating loss, Jackson forced himself to protect the woman he loves the only way he knew how—by walking away.
Fear.
Trust.
Conviction.
Catherine Pope took a chance and let love in, only to once again have it ripped away from her. When tragedy strikes, Catherine is unwilling to let fate take the reins. She rushes to Jackson’s side ready to fight for him.
Do Jackson’s loyalties lie with 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?

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*Spotlight Tour and Review* Beloved by Corinne Michaels

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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?

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Shera’s Review:  4.5 Stars!!!

This book was an amazing journey that flowed flawlessly with the perfect balance of Love, Angst, Lust, Stubbornness and Humor.  Two people finding themselves, finding each other.   The question is, can they be found and do they let each other in?

Meet Catherine, she hasn’t had the best luck with the male species.  She’s been walked away from and hurt one too many times.  Every man has turned their back on her and she is not about to let it happen again.     She’s strong and successful, she has plan, that is until she falls into the lap of a stranger. A stranger who one simple touch, left her mesmerized.   She couldn’t explain it and tried her best to resist his cute dimple and his swoonworthy charm.  She longs to be wanted, she longs….

“To belong to someone. 

All I’ve ever wanted is to be loved. I crave it – need it, desire it – more than food and water. I long for undying love and affection. The kind of love that bonds souls. The kind of love that’s so deep two become one. 

To be someone’s beloved.”

Jackson is a man of MANY talents and like Catherine has had a troubled past.   An Ex Seal, that has a lot going on in his life.  He has loved, he has lost and he has many things swirling around in that beautiful head of his.   Once Catherine falls into his lap, he is determined to make her his.   He is funny, sexy, charming, intense and ALL JACKSON.  This man had my heart pitter pattering the entire book.  I would fall into his lap any day and never let go! He is sexy, successful, loyal to the core.  Through the book you get to see just who Jackson is, what he stands for, what he believes in and what he just can’t let go of.

You will also meet Ashton.  She’s Catherine’s bestie and Roomie she keeps it real and I could seriously be her BFF.  She is straight to the point, doesn’t BS and has humor like no other.  Then we have Piper.  Pretty sure her name should be VIPER, she was appropriately given a nickname in the book by my girl Ashton, but I think she doesn’t even deserve the almighty twunt title.  That is too much grace for her classless self.  We have Neil, who is an important part to the story of course.  A true piece of work, classless like Piper, could fall off a cliff and I wouldn’t miss him one bit.  I may just help give him the nudge he needs.

There are others, you’ll meet in this story and I can say I am intrigued to learn more about them.  Hopefully we will in the next installment of the Belonging Series.   Write fast Corinne because I am already biting my nails after that ending and I need more Jackson, like yesterday!

A Solid 4.5 Stars read and a great debut novel!

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