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?
This book was a highly-anticpated read for me. It received lots of buzz early on and it is a solid first effort by Ms. Michaels. The story follows Catherine, a PR executive who lands a big account headed up by the sexy and gorgeous ex-SEAL, Jackson. She has a very painful past and there is lots of drama early on in the book between Catherine, her fiancee Neil, and a PR consultant named Piper. Beloved is very fast-paced story and has loads of sizzling sex scenes which were the highlight of the story for me.
Jackson is a strong, sexy and memorable hero and I loved how he took control with Catherine but also showed her his fun side, too. The story has lots of angst and does end with a cliffhanger, so I am definitely looking forward to seeing where this story goes.
There were a few minor details that stood out which affected my enjoyment of this otherwise very steamy and well-paced story. First, Catherine’s lawyer friend commits a professional no-no early on in the book. Minor but crucial detail. There were also some editing errors which were not corrected in the final version. These details would probably not be noticed by most, and I believe this author has lots of talent and look forward to reading more of her books.
All in all, Beloved this is a hot, fast-paced book with a good story, very memorable characters and some SCORCHING hot sex scenes!
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.