Title: Beloved
Author: Corrine Michaels
 Released: May 27th,2014
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Rating: ★★★

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?

Love has fallen upon Catherine…literally. Asimple girls night out to blow off steam. Forget the pain, push pass the abandonment and regain a small thread of self-worth, Catherine falls into the lap of Jackson. That encounter, albeit brief, encompasses her mind, body, and soul.

‘I’ve never know this kind of feeling. It’s heady and intoxicating, filling me with fear and excitement.”

Jackson is stimulating on all levels and when Catherine is thrown back into his hold, she finds it a bit harder to walk away. Imperfect, they learn to find perfection in each other.

“…I want to be around you. I know I’ve thought about you every day and every night since we’ve met. There are a lot of things we need to learn about each other. But you fell into my life and I won’t let you fall out. So whatever this is…it’s ours.”

Catherine is falling for Jackson. Jackson is falling for Catherine. Both are guarded but will their defenses be what pushes them away from each other for good? 

“Now it’s up to you. Is he worth the fall and possible heartbreak, or is he strong enough to catch you?”

This debut novel by Corinne Michaels is well written and quite enjoyable. The characters issues are real and relatable. No matter how loved you may be personal blinders never allow us to see the whole picture. Questioning self-worth; am I good enough, or am I what he/she needs. The struggle between Catherine and Jackson makes my heart hurt. Jackson’s Navy SEAL past and Catherine’s own personal war leave the battlefield open, without protection, and with war comes casualties. Be prepared for a cliffhanger but I pray this war will be won. Keep an eye out for Corinne Michaels because if Beloved is an indication of whats to come then you will need to open some space on the Kindle.
Corinne Michaels lives with her husband and two children. She loves her wine, kindle and sarcasm is her second language. When not curled up with her laptop, Corinne can be found at the beach enjoying the sun and the sand.

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