{REVIEW} Beholden (The Belonging Duet #2) by Corinne Michaels

Posted January 27, 2015 by Book Lit Love in Authors A-E, MY REVIEWS / 0 Comments

{REVIEW} Beholden (The Belonging Duet #2) by Corinne Michaels Beholden by Corinne Michaels
Series: The Belonging Duet #2
on October 22nd, 2014
Format: eBook

Catherine Pope got a second chance at love, only to have it ripped away—again. She should’ve known better.
But she dared to hope.
She refuses to let fate take the reins this time. Catherine decides she’s going to fight.

Jackson Cole risked it all.
He thought this time would be different.
With his loyalties pulling him in two directions—it’s time to make a choice…his past or his future.

Will they be beholden to their fears or will they both fight against their demons and finally find the love they both long for?


In the stunning emotionally charged conclusion Beholden by Corinne Michaels Jackson & Catherine’s love is tested beyond the scaring waters of time. Picking up moments after the cliffhanger left in Beloved (The Belonging Duet #1), the repercussions and livelihood of the two lovebirds that captured our heart is tested. The tale was beautiful and whimsical to watch as Jackson & Catherine recover from the traumatic endings of Beloved and try to build what could break them apart forever or hold them stronger.

“I love you Catherine. I would walk through fire for you,” Jackson says and my heart stops. I turn and look at him. “You wouldn’t have had to. I would’ve put out the flames before they reached you. Instead you managed to burn me yourself.” 

The challenges and times hard-done were tough, and as my heart took a beating everything Catherine & Jackson’s hearts broke, I truly fell head over heels for their continuation and strength to the very end.  Every muscle begged me to read and continue to read because I needed my happily-ever-after or at least to know the characters have one, with every flame there was a passion and drive. With every heart and pain in the narrative I grew fonder and knew that to relish a love like this Corinne was never going to leave us disappointed.

“His lips crush mine and he lays me down. I relish in the way his tongue dances with mine, volleying for control. When his hands softly graze against my body I shiver. The weight of him on top of me holds me together. His arms press me against him and I’m whole once again.” 

The tale of a solider, the effects of war, the heart of moving forward after loss and tragedy all beadily grace the inner lines of Beholden leaving a stamp that will never be forgotten in the hearts of the reviews, especially mine. Without a shadow of a doubt the conclusion is a highly recommended read & 5 STARS. I am eternally grateful Corinne shared with us this story and I can’t wait to read more from her.







Not enough.

Catherine Pope has never been enough.
She repeatedly lets men in, only to be left broken.

Then Catherine met Jackson Cole.

Jackson makes her feel alive, desirable, and consumes her with a fierceness she’s never known.
But Jackson struggles with his own past. His training as a Navy SEAL never prepared him for the battle to win her heart. He’s different, honorable, and worth the chance…but he must prove it.

If she gives him what’s left of her heart—will he protect it? Will she get the one thing that has always evaded her – to finally be someone’s beloved?



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 debut novel which released in May 2014. The conclusion to the duet, Beholden, released in October. She’s currently working on a spin off Consolation and Conviction. There are three more novels planned in the Belonging Series.


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