Blog Tour Review, Excerpt and Giveaway: Consolation by Corinne Michaels @AuthorCMichaels

Blog Tour Review, Excerpt and Giveaway: Consolation by Corinne Michaels @AuthorCMichaelsConsolation by Corinne Michaels
Series: Consolation Duet #1
on March 18, 2015
Genres: Romance
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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.

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Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography


review

Sometimes life deals you a hand you want throw away. It throws you a curve ball that wrecks you and you can’t imagine moving on. The beauty about these situations is sometimes you literally have to fall apart to be able to put yourself back together. That is the essence of this story. Sometimes beauty really does come from pain, and dear lord this poor girl has her share of that.

Natalie “Lee” Gilcher suffers the unthinkable when she looses her husband Aaron while pregnant with their first child. Of course in her mind she “is fine.” That’s her coping mechanism. In walks Liam, the proverbial Knight in shining armor, except he really is all of that (and a whole lot more!). Together they learn to deal with their loss and fix each others broken.

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.

While parts of this story were a bit predictable for me, I loved the depth of feeling the story evoked. I totally love Liam and Lee. This story ends in a way that I may have seen coming, but I will be the first to admit that I will be pushing all titles aside to read the conclusion. I hate a cliffhanger, but d**n if I’m not chomping at the bit to see where the story goes. I absolutely recommend this book. It’s well written and the characters are endearing.

I love being asked to review a book from an author I’ve never read before. Yes I know, insert *sigh* here. I never know what to expect. This is the first book I’ve read by Mrs. Michaels. What can I say? I went and one clicked another of Corinne’s books after finishing this one. #oneclickaddictright here.

jenn


excerpt

I lift my head and press my lips against his. His hand cradles my cheek and he holds me asconsolation teaser 3 we kiss. I grab his neck and feel the weightlessness from letting a little part of myself go. He kisses me adoringly and cautiously, allowing me to lead but still commanding me. I lose myself a little more as I moan when his hand presses against the small of my back.

“Let go,” he says against my mouth. “Let me take it for you.”

Before I can say anything, his mouth is on mine again. Our tongues thrash against each other as the kiss becomes hungry. He pulls me close so there’s no space between us. The low sound resonates through his chest, sending shivers down my spine. It’s sexy, and before I know it, my hands are traveling to his chest. I pull his shirt out and my fingers trail up his chest. I want to feel his skin.

Liam breaks the kiss. “Natalie,” my name is both a plea and a request.

“Shhh,” I instruct him as I unbutton his shirt. “I want to feel your heart.”

My hands glide up and he trembles beneath my touch. We stand here with my fingers resting on his chest, feeling his heart beat beneath me. He’s alive and here with me. His hands stay at his sides as he once again lets me decide where I’m going with this.

“I want to touch you so bad,” he admits and his hand lifts then drops. “I’m fighting every muscle in my body right now.”

“Stop fighting,” I say without thinking.


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About Corinne Michaels

Corinne Michaels is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of The Salvation Series and Say You'll Stay. She's an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is 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 heroes are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.

About Corinne Michaels

Corinne Michaels is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of The Salvation Series and Say You’ll Stay. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is 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 heroes are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.

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