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(The Belonging Duet #1)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  16,804 ratings  ·  1,588 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Corinne Michaels brings a heartfelt story of love and healing in this binge-worthy series.

Book 1 of 2 in the Belonging Duet


That single word is all I’ve ever wanted to be. Enough to make someone stay. Enough for someone to love and cherish, but I’ve been burned every time.

Except at my job.

I thrive there. In my office, I have the ab
Paperback, 390 pages
Published May 28th 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published May 27th 2014)
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Jayna The Belonging Duet are both about Catherine and Jackson. They are part of the bigger series of connected books, which is the Salvation Series.
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Oct 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
4-4.5 stars


Beloved is the story of Catherine Pope and Jackson Cole. If you’re like me and have read Corinne's Consolation Duet first, you’ve already met them and know a little about them. I've been anxious to read it and get to know more about these characters since I finished and I'm glad I finally made the time!

Catherine Pope has had terrible luck with men. It started with her father, and then her ex. She’s not looking to let anyone else in to just leave her. Then she meets Jackson Cole. Jac
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****3.5 STARS*****
{BR with My Beautiful Bestie, Dee}

I long for undying love and affection. The kind of love that bonds souls. The kind of love that's so deep two become one.
To be someone's beloved

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I think most of us have the same dream as Catherine Pope, but a lot of us end up with Mr Wrong! That is how it starts off for poor Catherine. We find out early on that she's engaged to a first class douchebag, when she catches him in bed with another woman, who is a so called "friend".

I was lov
Sleepless Readmore
4.75 STARS

Jackson and Catherine .. ♥


Falling out of love is hard
Falling for betrayal is worse
Broken trust and broken hearts .. ►♫


You fell into my life and I won't let you fall out .."


"Jackson, I want you."
"Understatement of the year."

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? This novel was released A YEAR AGO .. and I'm reading it now?! I've been deprived .. I truly have from my #STUDMUFFIN .. gosh got to love JACKSON! I'm glad I took on this recommendation,
This was a sweet, enjoyable love story about a down on her luck lady and a damaged man. Having not read any of the other books by this author, this was my first introduction to Catherine and Jackson. I've gathered from other reviews that they are featured in the author's other series, as well.

Catherine was successful, smart and beautiful. Unfortunately, the shortcomings of her father have left her with some heavy emotional baggage. Believing herself to be undeserving, she chooses some real lose
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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FREE on Amazon US today (5/2/2016)

Stand-alone book 1.

Not enough.

Catherine Pope has never been enough. She repeatedly let’s men in—only to be left broken.

Then Catherine met Jackson Cole.

Jackson makes her feel alive, desirable, and consumes her with a fierceness she’s never known.
But Jackson struggles with his own past. His training as a Navy SEAL never prepared him for the battle to win her heart. He’s different, honorable, and worth the chance…but he must prove it.

If she gives him wha
K. Bromberg
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A solid 4 - 4.5 Stars for this Debut Novel.

Want a male MC that has baggage but is still a nice guy that makes you swoon with his mixture of toughness and thoughtfulness?
Want a relatable heroine that you can see sitting next to having a glass of wine?
Want an ensemble cast that makes you like the main characters that much more?
Want a heart-warming story about hurt hearts learning to heal and love again?
Want steamy sex scenes juxtaposed with real situations and honest dialogue?
Want that little
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I want to share a little background information with everyone before I jump into my review. So, I am sure most of you have heard about Corinne Michael’s new book Consolation coming out in few days. Well, I was psyched to read it, no dying to read it. So I entered myself in contests all over FB because I didn’t want to wait for the blog tour arcs. Yes, I am crazy - I know this. The point is there are books you want to read, you know we all wait for them, then there are books you are dying to read ...more
Kelli C
NOooooo! Why the hell did I not know this had a cliffhanger of epic nature? OMG...Corinne Michaels is tying to kill me!

What can I say this is a bit of a hot heartbreaker from start to finish! Catherine Pope has not had good luck with the men of her life, esp those who are supposed to love her unconditionally. But now, she is getting married...she is happy...she is ummm....well...

That is not supposed to happen right?

Yea Girl...cry, drink it up and then just move on! I mean chalk this one up to an
Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU * LoCk StOcK & TwO SmOkiNg BaRrELs
4.5 StArS


Meet Jackson Cole

I told you I'll always find you, but you have to want to be found. Let me find you Catherine"

Catherine Pope feels like she has never been enough. Repeatedly let down by men. Until one man, literally knocks her off her feet.

Jackson Cole...Ex Navy Seal ......struggles with his own past. But when Catherine Pope falls into his lap....and fate brings them back together .... he battles to win her heart.

Beloved.....It was exactly how I
S.M. West
4 You're it for me STARS

This was my first book by this author and it was a fast and entertaining read. I had it on my TBR but was only prompted to read because of a BR. At first, I thought I'd read this before. I mean, I knew I hadn't but the story had been done before. The writing and the heroine, Catherine, and her BFF, Ashton, still held my interest even though I figured it was about a broken woman, abandoned by her father, her cheating ex-fiancée and made to feel like she was never enough or
Total waste of time and money

I don’t even know where to start with this review. Multiple times I almost gave up on this book, and I wish I would have. The heroine is whiny throughout. This book was little more than her constant pity party. The hero was so very one dimensional. Nothing about him felt realistic to me. It had all the elements for disaster. Immature heroine, unrealistic hero, pathetic plot, insta-love, and so beyond cliché. I rarely rate a book a one star review even if I despised i
J.L. Davis
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What?! What?! Are you serious right now? I mean this in the most respectful way ever but eff you Corinne Michaels! I mean that with total love. But you have screwed me up with that ending!

First of all I should have read the reviews a little better to know this had a cliffhanger. But I'm glad that I didn't because that tends to put me off books. And I would have punched myself in the face if I missed this little bit of book magic. Second, there is no way in hell this is her first book! If that'
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars


Beloved begins with a quick flash back to the first man that lets her down. The single event that will create a map of Catherine’s future, a path that she has to fight to not to follow. Catching her fiancé with another woman is just more proof that she is destined to be let down by the men she is willing to give her love to. Proof that she is just simply not good enough, not worthy enough to be loved in return.


When she stumbles into the arms of Jackson while out for a girls ni
Dee Montoya
***3.5 Stars*****

(BR with my Sweet Bestie Patty)

I've been looking forward to this book since it first came out and once I started reading it, I was totally hooked to the sexy plot and the awesome characters. After I reached the second half of the story I started to notice a very annoying pattern of constant push and pull from both main characters and that completely turned me off. This has never happen to me, where I read a book that starts so strong then takes such a drastic down fall.

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Feb 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book wasn't "bad" in any way. On the contrary, it was good, especially the first half of it. My main issue was the second half and how much it just dragged on and on and on... and I just wanted it to end.

I enjoyed Jackson and Catherine's relationship. It had depth. Both of them are broken and since this is a duology, things weren't solved 100%. Honestly, I didn't overly love either of the MCs. Catherine was good in some parts, annoying in others. Jackson was so charming the first half but I
I really wanted to love this, but… 2.5 stars

I absolutely loved the Consolation / Conviction duet by this author, and went into those books not knowing that these ones actually come first. This book tells the story of Jackson and Catherine.

Catherine Pope dreams of finding true love. After being abandoned by her father as a child, she has had never felt like she is enough, and though she has found professional success, there’s nothing she wants more than to be the centre of somebody’s world. So he
Apr 19, 2017 marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-czech, 2017
DNF @ 50%

This is so stupid, cheesy and full of clichés and I don't even care what happens next.


The man is obviously perfect gentleman, rich and has a mysterious past and she of course thinks that she doesn't deserve love, she's not worthy a man like him and questions everything. Blah, blah, blah, no, thank you, bye.

I rolled my eyes so many times that I rather stop here and hopefully pick a better book next time.
Wil Loves Books!
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one book I’ve tried to read before, left aside and now listened to the audiobook and loved it. Catherine is freaking awesome and Jackson is ridiculously dreamy. This is definitely a winner in my book! I also loved the audiobook narrator btw...
Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 a ...more
This was a solid 3.5 star read. The second half of the book was definitely weaker than the first half but I think I will pick up the second book because that cliffhanger!

I've been hearing a lot about the Salvation series in the romance community and when I realized that it was available via audio I thought that it would be intriguing to pick it up. Beloved is technically the first book in the Salvation series AND the first book in the Belonging Duet. It features main characters Jackson and Cathe
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

A little too cheesy for me. The heroine, with her constant insecurities about being hurt again and then going on and on about how the hero affected her, just made my eyes roll. Jackson was ok i guess, but again his forward-ness towards her came across as over the top and forced rather than intensely-sexy as with other book-boyfriends ive read about.

Sigh....wish I'd liked it more.
Corinne Michaels
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
★☆★☆ BELOVED is LIVE ★☆★☆

Beloved is LIVE!

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Reanell Tisdale
5 dirty talking stars!

How can I describe what this book did to me? From beginning to end I was hooked by the sexiness that is Jackson Cole. Seriously my favorite type of male is a dirty talker. Jackson Cole or Muff as his friends call him is definitely a hot dirty talker. From the first encounter where she falls into his lap, I knew he would be special. Each and every character was well written and I fell easily for each one....well except for Neil. That one made me want to do very bad things to
Pam Nelson
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Beloved Stars

Ok so I really liked this book, I wouldn't say I loved it.
I am on the fence if I really like Catherine or not.

See I kind of feel like she is a but weak, now I know she was dumped. And that’s terrible totally no one deserves to be treated like that.
But then she kind of turns to the poor me. When really she should be PISSED at Neil and Pepper or whatever her name is. I didn't really care she was not a character I wanted to remember the name of. Cause if you can do that to a frie
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Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
4.5 stars

I devoured this book and loved every second of it. From start to finish'; I. JUST. COULDN'T. STOP. READING and that ending of book 1?! omg, my poor heart can hardly handle it!
So, there was no doubt whatsoever in me purchasing book 2, beholden, RIGHT AWAY. S
o guess what I'll be doing right after adding my review hehe *looking smug

My first Corinne Michaels book and I fell in love hard with her writing. She writes with so much emotion, which felt so palpable and it reeled me in, right awa
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it

Catherine has know pain and heartache from an early age. A betrayal that transcended time and built her insecurities into tumultuous relationships that all ended badly. Catherine has always attempted to live a safe life and simply settle. When she catches her fiance cheating with a friend, that becomes Catherine's last straw. She goes through all the emotional turmoil along with the guilt and feeling of betrayal that's so deep seated within her, that Catherine shuts down. Eventually, Catheri
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 romance with a killer cliffhanger stars

This was a lovely romantic read, properly paced, where we get to know the characters and feel their attraction before they act on it.

Catherine has been let down by every man in her life; abandoned by her father and cheated on by her fiance, she's reluctant to put herself out there again, so when she meets new client Jackson Cole, she tries to resist making a fool of herself. Jackson is clearly keeping a few things to himself, but he's everything good in
Claire Contreras
Everything you want in a romance novel? This book has it.
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Corinne Michaels is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of romance novels. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love, and she enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak before finding a way to heal them through their struggles.

Corinne is a former Navy wife and happily married to the man of her dreams. She began her writing

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