Meet Liam and Natalie in Consolation!
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.
Have you read a Corinne Michaels book yet?? If you have then you know what I’m about to say is true. Grab a full box of tissues and prepare for all the feels. I am once again left speechless by the emotions this woman can evoke with her stories.
Series order information from Corinne Michaels:
Consolation is book 1 of the Consolation Duet. Conviction which is the conclusion to this duet will be available May 27th. This duet can be read as a standalone. HOWEVER, I would advise you to read Beloved (Book 1 in the Belonging Duet) first as Natalie and her family are introduced and you get a glimpse into what’s to come of them. Beloved was released in May of 2014 and Beholden came out in October of 2014. All of these books together make up the Salvation series which follows around a group of Navy SEALs. All of their stories intertwine and you will see them all throughout each one.
Now….let’s talk Consolation. Natalie (aka Lee) is a strong woman, hell she has to be…she’s the wife (and now widow) of a Navy SEAL. The prologue is where the tears started for me, I knew what was coming because this storyline began back in Beloved, but reading it from Lee’s POV threw me for a loop. As strong as she is you just knew she was going to struggle with this loss for a long time.
“Fuck life. Fuck love and fuck everyone who told me they were sorry.”
Luckily for Natalie she is not alone. Her military family and friends are there for her through everything. She is moving on, slowly, yet still feels the pain.
Then there’s Liam….her husband’s best friend, his brother for all intents and purposes. With his broad shoulders and that sexy as sin beanie he’s always wearing. *insert swoon* The epitome of a best friend, more patient than I expected and sweet as can be.
“She’s a widow, a single mom, and trying to put the pieces of her life back together, but there’s something there. She draws me in and I don’t even realize it’s happening. She makes me want to be a better man.”
We join Liam, Lee and Aarabelle (Lee and Aaron’s daughter) through a new phase of their lives. We watch as grief turns to healing turns to love. We suffer through new discoveries and new pains right along side of them. Life is moving on and their story is one that will make you laugh and cry, throw things and it may even melt a pair of panties or two.
“He pulls me close and kisses me. Every emotion Liam’s feeling is passed through us. My stomach tightens as I experience them all – anger, hurt, fear love, and desire. He pours himself into me.”
There is so much more to this story, more that I cannot tell you without ruining it for you. I was blindsided and shocked and loved every minute of it. Now I will sit here waiting (not so)patiently for May to hurry up and arrive!!
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About the Author
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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