They break you. Leave you. Take everything until there’s nothing left. And frankly, I’m done allowing them to make me feel insignificant. So, forget men. I’ll just throw myself into my job, because at least that never fails me.
Jackson has other plans, though. I refuse to be impressed by his perfect body, the cute dimple on his cheek, or the rugged stubble on his face. Jackson Cole can be resisted.
But, I’m only fooling myself.
He’s going to wear me down. I can feel it. In the end he’ll prove that once again, I’m no one’s beloved.
Beloved was my first novel by Corinne Michaels, and I really enjoyed her writing style and the storyline and characters she created. It took me a little while to get invested in the story and characters, but once I did I really enjoyed reading the book.
Catherine and Jackson were good characters and I enjoyed reading the first part of their story. I liked their personalities and the chemistry between them was undeniable. I liked how their relationship progressed, although it seemed to move pretty fast in my opinion. I didn’t connect with Catherine and Jackson as much as I hoped I would, but I still liked the book and want to read the conclusion to their story in Beholden. My emotions were definitely all over the place while reading this book. Catherine and Jackson annoyed and frustrated me from time to time with some of the choices they made, although it was mainly Catherine. I wished Beloved had been written in both Catherine and Jackson’s POV, instead of just Catherine’s. There was a chapter told from Jackson’s perspective at the end, but I still would have loved more from his POV. I didn’t really learn much about him and his past in Beloved, so I’m hoping I’ll get to know more in Beholden. I’m not a huge fan of books that end in cliffhangers, although I knew Catherine and Jackson’s story was a duet, so I knew to expect a cliffhanger. I’m just glad I own Beholden so I don’t have to wait to find out how their story ends.
Beloved wasn’t my favorite read of 2017 by any means, but it was a great start to the Salvation series, and I’m looking forward to reading more about all of the characters, especially Catherine and Jackson.
FOUR “Catherine & Jackson” STARS!
About the Author
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.