Liam wasn’t supposed to be my happily ever after.

He wasn’t even on my radar.

He was my husband’s best friend—forbidden.

But my husband is dead and I’m alone. I ache for him and I reach for Liam.

One night with Liam changed everything. Now I have to decide if I truly love him or if he’s just the consolation prize.
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Excerpt from Consolation

I lift my head and press my lips against his. His hand cradles my cheek and he holds me as we kiss. I grab his neck and feel the weightlessness from letting a little part of myself go. He kisses me adoringly and cautiously, allowing me to lead but still commanding me. I lose myself a little more as I moan when his hand presses against the small of my back.

“Let go,” he says against my mouth. “Let me take it for you.”

Before I can say anything, his mouth is on mine again. Our tongues thrash against each other as the kiss becomes hungry. He pulls me close so there’s no space between us. The low sound resonates through his chest, sending shivers down my spine. It’s sexy, and before I know it, my hands are traveling to his chest. I pull his shirt out and my fingers trail up his chest. I want to feel his skin.

Liam breaks the kiss. “Natalie,” my name is both a plea and a request.

“Shhh,” I instruct him as I unbutton his shirt. “I want to feel your heart.”

My hands glide up and he trembles beneath my touch. We stand here with my fingers resting on his chest, feeling his heart beat beneath me. He’s alive and here with me. His hands stay at his sides as he once again lets me decide where I’m going with this.

“I want to touch you so bad,” he admits and his hand lifts then drops. “I’m fighting every muscle in my body right now.”

“Stop fighting,” I say without thinking.

My Review

Where to even begin with this review…

The sweet torture that Corinne loves to inflict on us as readers is was evident through all of Beloved and Beholden.  But Consolation.  This took it to a whole new level!

Natalie is suffering from the loss of her husband Aaron, who died on a mission, and never returned home to her.  She had to suffer through the birth of her daughter alone.  She’s been crippled by the pain of her loss and refusing to face the fact that he’s truly gone forever. You can feel the depth of her pain and will cry right along with her in her most desperate times of sadness.  I have no words for how hard it was to read through some of her most painful scenes in dealing with his death.  Natalie was barely living till Liam showed up.  Hanging by a thread and telling everyone she was “fine”.  But Liam can see the lies, and see through the facade that Natalie puts on for everyone.

Liam is a force to be reckoned with… From the moment he appears on Natalie’s door step he takes action.  The things that she’s been avoiding he makes her face head on.  As Liam struggles to get Natalie to realize that what she is doing isn’t living, just surviving their romance and relationship blossoms into something truly special.  Liam is just so special!  I use that word a lot when it comes to him, but he truly is.  He quickly became my top Book Boyfriend of 2015!  It’s not just who he is, it’s how he loves, and how he loves Natalie, and a little girl that isn’t his but he treats no different then he would his own.  HE IS SPECIAL!

This journey isn’t easy it has so many ups and downs, jaw dropping moments, and WTF did I just read moments that you will feel like your on a Tilt-A-Whirl.  When your up, your so high in the clouds you feel like your flying with the happiness you feel. But in the low points you feel like your drowning in the sorry of Natalie’s despair, and wonder how you’ll every reach the surface to take a breath again.  This book might not have that effect on everyone but for me.  There is no other way to explain it.  Corinne has a way of dragging every emotion out of my heart, body and soul, leaving me breathless and beginning for more.  Liam is the perfect soul mate for Natalie, I feel that deep in my bones, but will they end up getting their HEA?  With the ending we were left with I couldn’t even hazard a guess… We will have to wait and see what wild ride Corinne takes us on in book #2!  If you haven’t already purchased this book GET IT NOW!  You won’t be sorry and the good news is we already know when Book 2 is coming!  Pick up Liam and fall in love today!  He’s worth every minute….


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About Corinne Michaels

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Corinne Michaels 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.

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 Navy SEALs are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.


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