Beloved (The Salvation Series Book 1)

Beloved (The Salvation Series Book 1)

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by Corinne Michaels

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Book 1 of 2 in the Belonging Duet

Men suck.

They break you. Leave you. Take everything until there's nothing left. And frankly, I'm done allowing them to make me feel insignificant. So, forget men. I'll just throw myself into my job, because at least that never fails me.

Jackson has other plans, though. I refuse to be impressed by his


Book 1 of 2 in the Belonging Duet

Men suck.

They break you. Leave you. Take everything until there's nothing left. And frankly, I'm done allowing them to make me feel insignificant. So, forget men. I'll just throw myself into my job, because at least that never fails me.

Jackson has other plans, though. I refuse to be impressed by his perfect body, the cute dimple on his cheek, or the rugged stubble on his face. Jackson Cole can be resisted.

But, I'm only fooling myself.

He's going to wear me down. I can feel it. In the end he'll prove that once again, I'm no one's beloved.

Editorial Reviews

Laurelin Paige
"Michaels draws her readers in on an emotional level with the finesse and skill of a more seasoned author. Beloved is a debut not to be missed."
Wolfel's World of Books - Jennifer Wolfel
Beloved is a beautiful debut! From beginning to end I was captivated by the romance between Jackson & Cat. Fate has brought them together in this fantastic story of second chances and starting over. Corinne's writing will break your heart and mend it back together again.
Whitney Gracia Williams
"I will say--in all honesty, that this book blew me away. I refuse to believe that this is Ms. Michaels' debut effort, but if that happens to be the case, she's created a gem of a book ... I must warn you that within seconds you'll be fully immersed and invested in a love story that will have you swooning, crying, and ultimately shaking your e-reader!"
A Book Whores Obsession - Cara Arthur
Intense, dramatic and emotionally riveting…One of the best debut novels of 2014!
SL Scott
"A 5 Star read with great plot, depth of characters, and sexy scenes!"
Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews - Liz Murach
Beloved is full of wonderful dialogue, great storytelling, and impressive writing from a brand new author! Corinne Michaels has poured her heart and soul into the first book of this new series, and I could feel it on every page, with every word.
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author - Laurelin Paige
Michaels draws her readers in on an emotional level with the finesse and skill of a more seasoned author. Beloved is a debut not to be missed.

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BAAE Publishing
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The Salvation Series , #1
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Meet the Author

Corinne Michaels is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of Beloved, Beholden, Consolation, Conviction, Defenseless & Say You'll Stay. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is 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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Beloved 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
quilterKT More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and am so glad that the second book was waiting. The story was wonderful and the sex was steamy. I love this whole series, I've read the first four books. I can't wait for the next two. I absolutely recommend this author and this series specifically.
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
I had just finished reading The Consolation Duet books and I just had to go back and read The Belonging Duet. I absolutely loved The Consolation Duet books and when I discovered that The Belonging Duet was about Jackson and Catherine I was so excited to read them. Corinne Michaels knows how to tell a story. You fall in love with her characters from the first page. I loved this book but not so much the cliff-hanger. Luckily for me Beholden is already out. If you love a good romance, this book is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't know this book was in a series until the end. I was so upset I had to wait so long for the next book, but it was well worth the wait. I love Catherine and Ashton's relationship the most! I always love when two characters have such a strong friendship, it's almost better than the romance happening. Must READ! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book and I would recommend it, but there are a couple of things I didn't like. The first is the writing style. To begin I'm not crazy about first person and as I was reading I kept finding myself changing the tense of words and it started to bug me. I couldn't figure out what was wrong, then it dawned on me, it reads like a script. That was an issue for me because I'm NOT reading a script, I'm reading a novel. The second is that it ends with a cliffhanger. I don't like cliffhangers. This is clearly a part 1 and nowhere does it state that and it should. If I had known this before reading I would have waited until the whole thing was out, because in actuallity this is not a complete story, it's left unfinished. For me that is a problem. It's like paying for a pound of something and only getting half. You have to pay twice for something that should have been complete to begin with. And let's all face it the sequel will probably not be out for months and we'll forget a lot of what happened in this part.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book and story. I stayed up late to find out the happy ending only to find out I would have to buy the next book to get it. If i had known that, I wouldnt have gotten it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Loved this book! One of the best books I've Ever read! Corinne Michaels did a GREAT job with this book. All the characters were well developed! Jackson Is Swoon Worthy! This book made me laugh and made me cry!! One Clicking this one is Well worth it!!
THEMANDIB More than 1 year ago
Have you ever read a book that felt like a journey? That’s how I felt about this story. Catherine starts out at the second lowest point of her life and although it would be so easy to just throw in the towel and give in she doesn’t. She proves time and time again that she’s a fighter, that she deserves love and happiness, success and respect. Her growth was so admirable I wanted to high five her on more than one occasion. You have a woman left behind by the only two men that she has ever loved and still she’s ready to stand tall and put it all on the line again. Does she have doubts? Of course. Did I want to smack her? You bet. That’s what makes her relatable though. Queue the playlist because she’s only human! The dynamic between Cat and Ashton is so natural and fun that I found myself wishing that I could get in on one of their girls nights, naming calling and all. There is nothing like a great BFF in a story to set you straight and give you inappropriate advice about men and what you should use them for after you’ve gone through a bad breakup. These two had me rolling but also their love for each other warmed my heart. Ashton has been there for Cat when she had no one else. She’s her biffle and I love their love. Ok, now let’s get to the good stuff. An ex- Navy SEAL in a suit! Did you hear that? I said an ex- Navy SEAL IN. A. SUIT. That’s a double whammy folks. Jackson is what dreams are made of. He’s alpha without even trying and sexy as all hell. He has past, secrets that our girl Cat has no clue about. Demons that haunt him and have made him into the man that he is and their relationship is a learning curve for both of them. For once Cat is put first, treated with respect and is on cloud nine. Things couldn’t be and better until life gets in the way and pasts and presents collide rocking them both. I found myself wanting to shake them both at different times during this story and that’s ok because it’s all part of the journey. Corinne gave me the feels HARD and left me wishing and hoping, begging and crossing my fingers for them to come out on top and she did it all while making me laugh, cry, yell and stomp my feet and by melting my panties. THIS GIRLS GOOD. All of that and this is just the beginning. A debut novel that reads like it was written by someone that has been writing bestsellers for ages. Beloved is a solid 5+ star read for me, I dare you to disagree ;)
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hulagirl1294 More than 1 year ago
*I was given a gift of this book* I SO WISH I COULD GIVE THIS BOOK MORE THAN 5 STARS!!!!!!!! I am BLOWN AWAY!!! SERIOUSLY......BLOWN AWAY by this author! Pretty damn fantastic debut novel!! The writing is flawless, the storyline is beautiful and absolutely captures your heart from the start. I really tried to not devour it too quickly but I found myself reading wherever I could because I couldn't pull myself away!!! This is a MUST-READ this summer! I will be screaming it from the rooftops for sure!! Jackson is an extremely sexy, ex-Navy I have your attention, yet???? How about a body to die for, quick-witted and romantic??? And that doesn't even cover how much more this man is!!! He has loving parents and wonderful friends. But Jackson has a dark past, so much so that it causes him tremendous guilt and pain at times. Catherine is a beautiful, sassy and can hold her own like no one's business! She is just months into a bad breakup with her ex-fiancé when she captures Jackson's eye at a bar one night. Cat has a mountain full of baggage from her past. Unlike most of our leading ladies, she isn't whiny and annoying but that doesn't go to say that she doesn't have doubts that cause major issues in her life. Catherine's girlfriends are a hoot, hold no punches in telling her how it is.....there is no candy-coating which I find refreshing. The chemistry between Jackson & Cat is off the charts, truly SENSATIONAL! So much so, that I could feel it from beginning to end. It is so hard to put into words the love I feel for this book! It has captured my heart and I look forward to more from this amazing writer!!!
RedAE 4 months ago
This is my first book to read of Corinne Michaels and she has me hooked!! Beloved is a heart wrenching love story of two people who have major obstacles to overcome. Once I started reading it hooked me and dragged me in!! I will warn you does have a cliffhanger but book 2 is already out. I bought that as soon as I finished this one.
Tilly212 4 months ago
I really loved this story. It's a heart wrenching tale, packs an emotional punch throughout but it's definitely worth the emotional upset! Catherine has spent much of her life feeling like she just wasn't good enough when in reality it was those around her that weren't. I really liked her, even with all the self doubt she's a much stronger character than she thinks she is. I loved the interaction with her best friend and housemate Ashton, was good to see her letting go and having fun. Jackson was just super hot! I love a strong alpha male character. He's everything she needs to find her confidence again. He's perfect for her and I loved how caring he was of her at all times. I won't go into the storyline as I hate reviews full of spoilers but I will say that at times I wasn't sure which one I wanted to shake the most. It's ends on a cliffhanger but luckily for everyone the rest of the series is already released so you can start the next and final story for these two. I'm off to start the next one!
Angie_H80 4 months ago
I love finding new authors to read, and love it even more when I enjoy what I read from them. Corinne has quickly become a favorite!!! Beloved was so good!! Very emotional and angsty. Cat is a bit of a whiner, but I know many of those so it's like real life!! Jackson is so super sexy!!! Love the two of them, they make me scream, laugh, and cry! Yes, it's a cliffanger, which I do not mind! A very good 1st read for me from Corinne!! Can't wait to read the rest!!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Loved it. Couldn't stop reading.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I truly loved this series, very romantic and sexy. I rarely find a book that makes me emotional, but this one did. Perfect writer, awesome story. I will follow all her books from now on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
kgagnon More than 1 year ago
I just read Beloved by Corinne Michaels and Oh my freakin gosh! This was a fabulous book! Ms. Michaels is a new to me author and I read many great reviews about her debut book so I had to try it. =D It features Catherine, a smart, beautiful, strong woman who has trust issues when it comes to men and Jackson a sexy former Navy SEAL. Jackson has hired Catherine to be his publicist for one of his companies and they of course have instant chemistry. Jackson is so patient and caring with Catherine and I like that it is a slow build to their relationship giving them a strong foundation. There are some great secondary characters and storylines that keep this interesting and you on the edge of your seat! I can't wait for the release of 'Beholden', the second book in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, so much feeling
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JLLo More than 1 year ago
Good not Great Catherine was alright, up and down a bit for me. Not a consistant character and she cried alot too. Loved Jackson. Their relationship was hot. Good enough to purchase the next one.
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bonjovi01 More than 1 year ago
Wow what to say about this book!  First of all it was such an amazing story! I loved Catherine and Jackson!  When we first met Neill I did not like him I did not know why right away but as I read on...I knew it...he did not deserve Catherine...I yelled at my have got to be kidding me! With that and all of her sad memories from her past revolving around her father..she feels broken and that nothing good will ever happen in her life. She picks herself up throws herself into her work and then Jackson happens..she meets him and the electricity between them is undeniable!  They both feel it and both try to pretend it doesn't exist...Catherine feels she is not enough or good enough for anyone ever to love..she doesn't believe she can love anyone or be loved by anyone who will stay.  Jackson too feels broken..he feels responsible for the deaths of his men..Jackson was a Navy Seal and has his own security company...he also owns a cosmetic company which is how he meets Catherine.  Jackson is super and loves Catherine with his entire he just has to make her believe it and that he will not leave.  This story is so will need tissues and lots of them. I was thankful that I had the second book in this series because as soon as I finished this one I needed to immediately start Beholden.  I took a chance on this book..I had never heard of this author but am I ever glad that I did..She has made me a fan and I will continue to read what she writes in the future.  Thank you for this amazing story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved everything about this book. I took a chance on a new author as two of my favorite authors K. Bromberg (Fueled) and Laurelin Page (Fixed Trilogy) five starred it. I was sooo not disappointed. I was sucked into the story immediately. Jackson is sooo Hawt with a dirty Alpha male attitude and swagger. Great secondary characters.. ones you love and ones you want to stab in the eye.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book and the sequel is out so you don't have to wait!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago