Catherine Pope got a second chance at love, only to have it ripped away—again. She should’ve known better.
But she dared to hope.
She refuses to let fate take the reins this time. Catherine decides she’s going to fight.
Jackson Cole risked it all.
He thought this time would be different.
With his loyalties pulling him in two directions—it’s time to make a choice…his past or his future.
Will they be beholden to their fears or will they both fight against their demons and finally find the love they both long for?
Beholden by Corinne Michaels is the second book in The Belonging Duet. Beloved was the first book and I highly recommend that you read that one before you read Beholden, if you don’t you will be very confused. Beholden started right where Beloved left off.
Catherine Pope is a woman who is her worst enemy. She found something out about the man of her dreams and then pushed him away. I can honestly say she got on my nerves a little bit. She was miserable and she didn’t want to find out the truth because she was scared of the answers. She also stood by Jackson’s side when he needed her the most.
Jackson Cole had his past he had to live with. He was afraid to tell Catherine because he thought she would leave him. He had to prove to her anyway that he could that he loved her with all his heart. He had to break down the walls that she put up around her heart. He would do anything for her to have her back. He did just that.
The banter between these two will have you snickering. They had their moments where you would ask yourself. Really, do people really act like that? They were a great couple to be able to see the love grow. Then there were times where I found myself yelling at them in my head. I couldn’t believe some of the stuff they did.
Mark and Ashton were great friends to both Jackson and Catherine. I hope we get to read a book about them. Mark was a standup guy who wouldn’t take anything Jackson had to dish out. They were more than friends, they were like brothers. Ashton was the same way with Catherine. They both grown up together and were best friends and sisters from the very beginning.
This was a great series and I would highly recommend it to everyone. Who doesn’t like a hot, sexy, ex-Navy Seal? Happy reading!
Corinne 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.