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Beloved

Belonging, Book 1
Written by: Corinne Michaels
Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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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?

©2014 Corinne Michaels (P)2014 Corinne Michaels

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  • D. B. Smith
  • Nashville, TN
  • 2015-12-04

Cheated - To Be Continued???

I CALL FOUL!!! A romance novel is not supposed to end halfway through the story. Yes it's a good story, although I find Katherine a little on the whiney side. And some of the things Jackson says and does reminds me of textbook controlling/abusive men (which I find disturbing in the hero) however he is believable as one of the good guys. I get so entirely frustrated with purchasing a book only to find there's not a happy ending conclusion. If I wanted novels like that, I would change genres. Any book that does mot complete the story I purchased should state in the description " This is book does not include the happily ever after ending". Otherwise I think I'm getting at least one full story with the option to purchase additional story beyond the happily ever after or perhaps the story of the roommate.
I don't like purchasing only half a book.

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  • Georgina
  • Illinois
  • 2017-05-31

Did not work for me

I did not like the heroine of this story and the story line itself did not hold my interest- I am sure largely because I found the lead insufferable. I already bought the series so I will continue on since it had a cliffhanger and in hopes it gets better.

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  • Jessica
  • ROMA, Australia
  • 2018-03-01

Misery guts

The book started with plenty of potential but I felt the author lost ground with every repetitious ultimatum/climax. There was a lot of sex, a lot of the hero (Jackson) telling the heroine (Catherine) that he felt something deep and meaningful with her. Catherine is "broken" by the men who left her - her father and her ex-fiance - so I accept it's a long road for her to trust him, but Corinne Michaels just doesn't capture it correctly.

I started skipping the sex scenes when I grew tired of ultimatums such as "don't make me beg" and then he makes her beg, or she's going crazy/insane and then he says he's going to drive her crazy/insane... ugh. Please.

Toward the end, Jackson got bothered by some outside things - death of friends and maybe his past love - but Catherine just makes it all about her. She whines and carries on like a pork chop. Maybe Corinne Michaels meant to convey something else entirely but it didn't come across well at all.

I'm definitely going back to strong lead characters after this.

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  • Mary Bonham-carter
  • 2017-12-10

Uneventful

Not a whole lot happens in this book. Cat is weak and whiny, the evil exfiance and girlfriend are ridiculous characters and the narrator is brutal.

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  • Laura Brown
  • 2017-09-28

Fantastic story and performance!

This is a book that will give you one heck of an emotional ride. Excellent storyline and narration. Relatable female and male character. Pure perfection! Cannot wait to finish the second book, too.

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  • gloria
  • 2019-05-20

Main character is just awful!

Corinne Micheals must have been in a hurry to push this one out. The main character is just terrible and the love story gets lost in sex for no reason. Hard to figure out why the Jackson likes her at all.

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  • Catsongea
  • New Zealand
  • 2019-05-09

Couldn’t finish

I enjoyed the first half. But the main characters insecurities drove me crazy. I stopped around three quarters of the way through.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-03-10

Horrible narrator, boring story

Not sure why this book had such great reviews. I won't read the rest of the series. Maybe it would have been better if I wasn't trying to tune out the narrator. I found myself not paying attention through most of the book, either due to narrator or just because it was boring.

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  • Kgirl
  • 2016-07-11

Poor narrator

I was only able to listen to 9 mins. before I had to turn it off. I have purchased over 30 audible books and have never had a concern about the narrator. They have always enhanced the books and made them more enjoyable. Sadly this book didn't have a chance.

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  • Hilary
  • 2015-11-30

Cliffhanger! 😤

I despise cliffhangers, but luckily the follow up is already available...which I am moving right along to. I've listened to Consolation and Conviction (AWESOME), which is a bit out of order, so I already have a feel for these characters, but I am enjoying hearing about Jacksons story!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful