Thursday, March 26, 2015

Consolation by Corinne Michaels - Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway

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.

I lift my head and press my lips against his. His hand cradles my cheek and he holds me as we kiss. I grab his neck and feel the weightlessness from letting a little part of myself go. He kisses me adoringly and cautiously, allowing me to lead but still commanding me. I lose myself a little more as I moan when his hand presses against the small of my back.
“Let go,” he says against my mouth. “Let me take it for you.”
Before I can say anything, his mouth is on mine again. Our tongues thrash against each other as the kiss becomes hungry. He pulls me close so there’s no space between us. The low sound resonates through his chest, sending shivers down my spine. It’s sexy, and before I know it, my hands are traveling to his chest. I pull his shirt out and my fingers trail up his chest. I want to feel his skin.
Liam breaks the kiss. “Natalie,” my name is both a plea and a request.
“Shhh,” I instruct him as I unbutton his shirt. “I want to feel your heart.”
My hands glide up and he trembles beneath my touch. We stand here with my fingers resting on his chest, feeling his heart beat beneath me. He’s alive and here with me. His hands stay at his sides as he once again lets me decide where I’m going with this.
“I want to touch you so bad,” he admits and his hand lifts then drops. “I’m fighting every muscle in my body right now.”
“Stop fighting,” I say without thinking.

Natalie and Liam are both suffering from the loss of her husband and his best friend Aaron.  Natalie is going through the motions of living for her daughter, until Liam shows up. What starts out as him helping Natalie out, turns into a attraction neither was expecting. But as soon as Natalie finally starts to move on, new secrets are exposed and threatens her future with Liam. Liam is one of the good guys and is really patient with Natalie, letting her set the pace of their relationship. They are really cute together, and Liam is so adorable with Natalie's daughter Arabella. The scene with the diaper and the rope had be smiling from ear to ear. There are plenty of emotions packed into this book - you'll feel sad, happy, excited and angry. Well written and full of unexpected twists - especially the cliffhanger at the end - I was not expecting that twist! I can't wait until Conviction comes out in a couple of months!  Highly recommended!

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

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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