What can make a perfect book for me if done right, is a book that makes me feel. And this book… My heart. My emotions. The FEELS. It really got to me. If you’re looking for that kind of read, Consolation should go to the very top of your TBR list. This book hit me hard. I was completely captivated while reading Natalie’s story.
Natalie seemed to have it all. A husband she loved that made it out of the Navy safe and a live. After trying for a while, she's pregnant with their first child. Then something huge happened to change all that. She gets a knock on the door. Her husband Aaron, who is doing some sort of security mission overseas is gone. And she is alone. It’s just her and her daughter and she’s left to pick up the pieces and carry on with her life.
Natalie feels alone. Even though she has family and friends, it’s not the same. She feels a void and doesn’t think anyone can ever fill it. Everyone notices how she’s not coping well. Then enters Liam Dempsey. Liam was Aaron’s best friend. He feels like he should make sure Natalie is okay. Be there for her for support and any help she might need. Liam is such a stand up guy.
The more time Liam spends with Natalie and her daughter, Ara, the more their friendship changes from just friendship to something more. They both try to fight it. It doesn’t seem ‘right’. But Aaron is gone. He’s never coming back. Is it really wrong?
The feel of her body against mine makes me want more. It’s wrong on so many levels. I’m breaking the ultimate man-code, but I can’t stop myself.
Liam. OH my Liam. Is there a more swoony man? He’s military. He’s sexy. He’s sweet. He’s protective. AND he’s good with her kid. Can you say PERFECT MAN?!? And Natalie has so much strength. All she’s been through, as hard as things get, as the punches just keep on coming she stays strong. In her shoes, I’m not sure if I could hold on like she did. I love a strong heroine. She was truly great. I really loved them together. Liam isn’t the only hero in this story. They both saved each other.
“You being here in my arms right now is reminding me that sometimes the victory is worth the battle.”
This was my first Corinne Michael’s story, but it certainly won’t be my last. The writing was fantastic and I loved the way the story flowed. I loved the direction it took. I’m actually excited to go back and read her first two books (which are recommended to be read before this- the characters tie in) because I liked Jackson so much in this one! And then that ending. Holy hell. I just can’t even go there. You have to read it for your self. Let that jaw drop and wait ever so patiently for the next book just like me!
This was a story of loss, of love, friendship, moving on, starting over and believing in love again. It’s one thats going on my favorites list for the year. I highly recommend.
“I want you. Every day I want you.”
Consolation by Corinne Michaels
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
"I freaking love you guys, and you'll love this one!" said Rebecca Yarros.
I started this book on my lunch break Friday afternoon & had tears down my face in the first 6%. I called Christy & said "Tell me the ending or I am reading the last chapter!"
this book has the angst. and I really enjoyed it.
What I liked even better - the small details the author didn't forget in writing this story. Ms Michaels created a picture in my head so real I felt I was there watching it. I felt so involved in the story.... I love reads like this.
of course when I finished I had to message Rebecca and Corinne about questions I needed to know... and you know what - Corinne laughed her evil little laugh at me.
So friends - I am telling you ... read this one. It is one of the good ones.
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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.
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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