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?
Schmexy Girl interview Jackson Cole
The Schmexy Girls decided to meet with Jackson at Cole Securities so we can have a chat with him. We walk inside his office and the first person that comes into eye sight is Mark aka Twilight. HOLY SHIT!! He’s fucking HOT!
Trish: *whispers to Jen in her ear* Jen, stop staring….he’s mine.
Jen: Sorry Trish, he’s just…..OMG!!
Jesey: Yeah, I know. UM….Hi, Mark. We’re here to see Jackson Cole. We’re the Schmexy Girls, please let him know we are here.
*looks the girls up and down* You sure? I mean I would love to help you fine ladies out. *smirks*
Mark disappears into a back office, and within a couple of minutes he reappears with Jackson.
HOLY Mary Mother of God.
Trish: *whispers to Jesey in her ear* He’s fucking MINT dude!!
Jesey: Trish really? Act professional.
Trish: Well then ask Jen to pick her jaw up off the floor.
Jen: Sorry. Um…OMG…Jesey, you start…..
Jesey: Hi Jackson, nice to meet you.
Hello, Jesey, Trish and Jen. Nice to meet you as well. Let’s head back to my office where annoying people can’t bother us. *gives Mark the finger*
Yeah read between the lines, Muff.
Right this way.
Jackson show us into his office where we all sit across from him.
Trish: So, I guess I’ll start. First off, we love the office, and you certainly have some very nice eye candy for employees. *Jesey elbows me.* Sorry, just sayin.
Jesey: What Trish meant to say is, what a nice working atmosphere here at Cole Securities.
Thank you … I think.
Jen: Do you always employ men that look like that?
Like what? Glittery fairies?
Trish: Wow, and he’s funny too. I wouldn’t exactly call Mark a glittery fairy Jackson. But it’s great that you and your former SEAL Buddies get to work together like this.
Yeah, it is. It keeps the team atmosphere that most of us miss when we decide to get out.
Jen: So Jackson, I’d like to ask about Catherine. What was your first impression of Catherine, you know when she fell into your lap?
*laughs* Well I thought she was hot. But she’s more than that.
Trish: When you realized that Ms. Pope, the woman that you had just hired on as part of your team was actually Catherine from the restaurant, the woman that fell into your lap, what exactly were you thinking? Did you think this was doomed from the start, or did you actually think you could work together with this beautiful woman?
Okay, I’ll answer honestly. I didn’t give a flying fuck. I thought about her after that night and there was no way she was going anywhere. In short, no, I didn’t think it was doomed or hell, maybe I wasn’t thinking. But I wasn’t letting her go anywhere.
Jen: You took Catherine on some pretty interesting adventures. What was your favorite?
The zoo. *smiles* The look on her face was priceless.
Jesey: So, did you have fun at the Zoo with Catherine? *Jesey starts laughing to herself.*
Fucking camel! Who the hell likes a damn camel? Only her. *scoffs*
Trish: I think its pretty funny that Jessica the Camel tried spitting on you! *Schmexy girls start laughing out loud*
Yeah, Catherine sure got a kick out of it too.
Mark walks in to Jackson’s office and decides he wants to sit in on the interview, probably because we are having so much fun with Jackson, and maybe because Trish decided to wear her cleavage out today.
Trish: Hey Mark! Or should I call you Twilight? Why don’t you sit next to me over here? *Trish pats the seats next to her.*
Don’t mind if I do.
Jesey: Wow, really Trish?? So Jackson. Or Muffin. Your call name is just hysterical. Wouldn’t you think? I am sure you get lots of flack for Muffin.
From who? That assclown? Again I reiterate, muffins are good enough to eat. What the hell do you do with a sparkly glowing moron?
Jen: I have to say, we have lots of fun on your account. We hash tag like a mother. I for one am Team Twilight. How about you Trish?
*Trish is shooting daggers at Jen.*
Trish: What do you think Jen? Don’t you have a man? Mike is it?
Jesey: Girls chill. I can’t take these girls anywhere. Anyway, we do have LOTS of Schmexy fans that are TEAM MUFF!!
I’m glad to hear that. I’d like to say I’m the better man *winks at Jesey*
Jen: WOW, we came to talk about Catherine and here we are talking about TEAM MUFF!
Holla? What the fuck is a holla?
I think that’s a place in the south. Or maybe she means hola… *looks at Trish*
Trish: No Jackson, it’s HOLLA!!! Everybody knows HOLLA! Just say it, you’ll feel liberated!
Jesey: So Jackson, honestly we have taken up more time than we should have. We know you need to get back to your business. Just tell us one thing about Catherine that nobody else knows. Could be anything. The way you feel about her, a noise she makes at night…Anything.
Okay right after we have sex she makes this… oh wait she’d probably chop my balls off for that one.
Schmexy Girls: Oh Come on…..TELL US!!!!!!!!
About Corinne Michaels
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.