Beloved by Corinne Michaels: Spotlight Tour Review & Giveaway

Title:  Beloved
Series:  Belonging, #1
Author:  Corinne Michaels

Release Date:  May 29, 2014



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?


Copyright © 2014 Corinne Michaels All rights reserved.

He weaves his fingers with mine and guides me toward the windows.
“I used to come up here after my run in the mornings,” he says quietly as we look out at the horizon.
“So you worked out and then climbed the stairs? By choice?” I ask with a raised brow.
His throaty laugh echoes through the building as he steps closer to me. “Not all of us find exercise dumb. There are lots of activities that can be”—he coughs and smiles—“enjoyable.”
Jackson’s playful grin causes my eyes to widen and my cheeks to flush. Him and his mouth!
“Well, only if you do it right.” I smile and slap him across the chest.
“I always do it right,” he says as he walks past me.
“I’m sure you do.” I mutter beneath my breath hoping he doesn’t hear.
“What was that?”
Of course he heard me.
“Nothing. Just admiring the view.” I lie and stare out the window.



A wonderful debut.... Swoon-worthy, to-die-for, and seemingly perfect ex-Navy SEAL..... Amazing dialogue and witty banter.... Tons of great sarcasm and comebacks that can lead to laughing out loud.... A BFF with a no holds barred tell it like it is tough love opinion when it comes to Catherine's love life.... Did I mention sarcasm???.... Great Fabulous writing... A mature, intelligent, and strong heroine....

I could not have asked for more from Beloved.  Oh wait, yes I could have……….. I could have asked for it not to end!  OMG.  This story is just sooooooo….  ugh……. it’s so hard to put into words what this story did to me and how it made me feel.  Beloved will steal your heart and your breath. 

Did I shed a tear or two?  Yep.  (especially when I turned the last page because I didn’t want it to end)

Did I melt?  Sure did.

Did I laugh?  You betcha (and out loud too).

Did my heart break? Yes, on more than one occasion.

Did I fall I love with the characters?  Yes (but that’s probably the understatement of the year).

This is one FAB-U-LOUS book!!!  I can't even tell you how much I enjoyed it. I was hooked from the very first word... I swear I had a smile on my face from beginning right to the very end.

The writing flows. It's tight with a story that has depth. The author's bio says sarcasm is her second language and it certainly comes out in Beloved. I simply loved it. It made for great banter and a laugh out loud moment here and there. And the chemistry between Catherine and Jackson????  Sweet baby Jesus…… That wasn’t chemistry, it’s totally something else. 

I CANNOT wait for more Catherine and Jackson.  Is there a cliffhanger?  Yes.  But, personally, I LOVE them so I can say I’m not upset in the least that this one leaves you hanging.  Corinne, you need to write as fast as the speed of light because I NEED to know what happens!!!

4.5 STARS!!!!


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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