Book One in the Consolation Duet
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.
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Holy Book Hangover!
I was a big fan of Corinne's first series, The Belonging Duet, that told the story of Jackson Cole and Catherine Pope. I did not think it was possible to have room in my my book boyfriend loving heart for anyone after Jackson Cole, but hello, Liam Dempsey.
Aaron Gilcher and his wife Natalie were seen in the Belonging Duet. He was a member of Jackson's Team. When tragedy struck for Aaron and Natalie, your heart went out to Aaron's widow. She now has to raise their daughter alone while grieving the loss of her beloved husband. Help comes unexpectedly from Aaron's best friend, Liam. He reminds Natalie that it's okay to laugh again, to live again, to love again. Guilt and sadness though threaten her moving on even as her feelings for Liam intensify.
This book brings you on such a roller coaster of emotions. You'll cry, you'll get angry, you'll want to punch some of the characters' lights out. Be prepared for all of that when you read! Also be prepared to laugh---some of my favorite scenes were with Liam and Natalie's daughter, Aarabelle.
Corinne truly outdid herself here and I cannot wait to see everyone's reaction. You will love Liam and you will champion Natalie---a strong heroine that keeps going even when she just wants to crawl up in a hole. Cannot say enough about what a great, fantastic, amazing book this was!
You know that feeling you get after you finish a GREAT book? The one where you can’t sleep and can’t think straight because all you can think about is that book… Well, this is that book! This book makes you think and put yourself in the characters shoes. Ms. Michaels writing is phenomenal! I devoured this in one day! I laughed, I cried, I laughed some more, and then cried some more. The balance of emotions is perfection. I absolutely freaking LOVE Natalie. She is so strong and determined! Liam is the ultimate BBF. He is simply amazing! His character is just so special. He absolutely stole my heart away. Read this now! You will not regret it!
Get Ready to Fall in Love with Liam & Natalie
What an amazing book! I could not put this one down and I'm ashamed that it took me so long to read it! Prepare yourself to feel all the feels though, because you will go from utter heartbreak and despair one minute to full of hope and overjoyed the next.
I absolutely loved Liam and Natalie's journey from friends to lovers. It's not an easy path and both continually struggle with their feelings and with the guilt of promises and memories of the past. They are amazing both individually and together because they're not perfect. They are navigating this unknown course, slowly falling in love with each other, and you can't help but fall right along with them. Honestly, I'm still swooning for Liam!
I was thoroughly unprepared for this emotional ride and the glimpse of what it is like to be the spouse of someone in the military. I cannot even imagine having that kind of uncertainty and fear every day. Never knowing if that good bye will truly be the last. The chapters from Natalie's point of view really helped convey the heartache and strength needed to carry on during deployments/the long stretches away from your loved one. Along with these heavier moments, there are also some very lighthearted and funny scenes. I especially enjoyed the ones with Liam and Aarabelle and his troubles with diaper changes, as well as the back and forth innuendo and banter between Natalie and Liam.
Consolation ends with a pretty hefty cliffhanger and is book 1 in the duet. Both books are currently available, however, and I'm already reading book 2, Conviction, because I can't wait to find out what happens. Definitely recommend this emotional read!