Friday, June 6, 2014

BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY ~Beloved by Corinne Michaels~

Title: Beloved
Author: Corinne Michaels
Release Date: June 6, 2014

My Rating: 4.5 Stars
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?

One of the BEST debut novels I've ever gotten my hands one. I do not for one minute regret my decision to review this book. It delivered in spades. Jackson is my favorite. Tough, sweet, he runs two companies, yet was a SEAL. I mean, talk about the whole package. Catherine is tough as nails. She could and has been put through the ringer. Yet, she perseveres and kicks a-s at it. When they come together. Truly a power couple. They make each other stronger where it counts, but still show their soft sides around one another.

When a story presents two strong characters with a penchant for hot sex, and realism, that's a book I can get behind and support. Beloved is in so many ways a testament to how strong we all should strive to be. Even though it is the story of Catherine and Jackson coming together, it also holds a very strong light up to our inner strength. If Catherine and Jackson had let their pasts ruin and defeat them, they would not be the souls the other was looking for. I couldn't get enough of this book, the characters, the scenes. It was a conglomerate of happiness, sadness, and awesomeness. 

Pick up this book. No, no. Not when you're finished with your mile long TBR pile. I mean now. Move it to the top of your list. I guarantee you'll fall in love with Jackson and Catherine the way I did. I do have to applaud Ms. Michaels for such a strong, and amazing debut novel. Please keep them coming , because Beloved is the type of book I LOVE to read! 

Happy Reading!
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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Meet Corinne:
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. Beloved is her first novel due in June of 2014.
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