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Beholden

The Salvation Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Ryan Hudson
Series: The Salvation Series, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
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Book two of two in The Belonging Duet

I tried resisting him. I fought to ensure history wouldn’t repeat itself. In the end, Jackson and I knew he would win. He broke down my walls, obliterated every excuse, and made me love him against all odds. 

Then he shattered my heart into thousands of pieces. 

I can’t let him back in. It was hard enough surrendering my heart the first time. If he hurts me again, I’ll never survive. No matter what he thinks, we’re beholden to our past.

©2014 Corinne Michaels (P)2020 Corinne Michaels

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  • Rachel Burton
  • 05-08-2020

Love narrators n hero. Heroine not so much

Could absolutely not stand catherine. She was weak n annoying. She needed to just get over some stuff n move on. Jackson was wayyyy to good for her. Loved jackson n mark. Narration was amazing. Love andi and the male was good. Why oh why do authors do the thing where all that is needed is one sentence to clear up everything, jackson literally just need to say “hey i have an ex wife” wouldnt have been a big deal. I guess catherine would’ve blown it out of proportion so maybe thats why🤷🏻‍♀️. Catherine would talk about how tough she is and can hold her own with anyone blah blah. When she attacked neil i was like ok maybe she does have some grit. Wrong, maybe thats the problem....she was inconsistent. One part she would stand up for herself n the next cry n run away. If she wasnt so annoying i would have loved this duet

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  • L Sullivan
  • 08-10-2020

Beholden

This audible book was very engaging. The story picked up without repetition of the prior book. The writing is awesome. The narrators are spot on. There drama and trauma of characters involvement in a firefight in Afghanistan, as well as the same for families in the loss, injury and recovery is so vivid. The heroine and hero occasionally annoyed me but that’s ok. Sometimes I could hear myself expressing my approval or disapproval of their behavior. But that’s okay. It just speaks to how well this is written. The ending left me feeling as if I missed something even though it wrapped up well with the future of the couple. Perhaps the epilogue and an alternate ending of a prior chapter threw me off. Regardless this is a great book!

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 02-10-2020

What a story!!!

Corinne Michaels killed me and then brought me back again with this breathtaking love story. Catherine was hurt... so hurt.. but she let him back in. She told him what she needed and he agreed, knowing all the time he was not telling her everything. Her heart shattered.. once again the man she loves broke her. There’s no going back. This story and these characters reach out and grab you... pulling you into their life and their story. And you love every minute of it!!! And I Arndt and Ryan Hudson were excellent choices for narrators for this!!

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  • Patricia S.
  • 04-08-2020

Great Series!

Corrine Michaels, I love your books! Ryan and Andi were fantastic narrators! Katherine and Jackson went through betrayal, loss of loved ones but their love survived!

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  • Kathy
  • 30-07-2020

Beholden

I am currently on book 5, this is one of the best series I have read in a very long time! Each book is full of laughter, tears, twists and love. The characters all have funny banter, emotional angst and exceptional character development. I cant say enough great things about them. Once you start, you cant put them down, and you find yourself downloading the next one as soon as the credits roll on the one you listening to. As always, the Andi Arndts narration has knocked these out of the park. I have also enjoyed the male narrators (even though i agree with other reviewers that I would have liked a little more screen time with the male POV.) This Author has fast tracked her way onto my "must read" author list, if any of her other books or series are as good as this one, I absolutely cant wait to get my hands on them! Take a chance, download the first book and see where it leads you, my bet is that you will soon find yourself staying up late and spending a little too much time justifying how "just 30 more mins" of missed sleep to listen to these books are worth it!

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  • Roberta Kortes, Interior Designer
  • 14-07-2020

Ten Stars!!!

Beloved and Beholden captured my attention and my emotions all the way through! Jackson's and Catherine's love story fully captivates the reader with their lighthearted flirting to their gut-wrenching heartache.

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  • P1965
  • 17-05-2020

Hate one POV

Hate when there’s one POV. This takes away a good story. This got four stars because of good writing. Andi did 95% reading. When the hero POV came, I didn’t see a point for his part. I fast forward most of the story to get to the end.

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  • JP
  • 02-10-2020

Jackson & Catherine

Audible Escapes review. Dual POV. Narration is ok. Book of 2 the Belonging Duet and Book 2 of the 8 book Salvation Series. Trigger warnings: 4 Navy Seals die (3 in the past, 1 perished in the previous book), funeral, Jackson is shot, hospitalized and codes before coming out of his coma, secrets, cheating ex-fiancé, death of Catherine's father, death of a pregnant spouse from a heart condition. Jackson Cole (aka Muff, Muffin) is a former Navy Seal; widower; owner of Cole Security Forces; former owner of Raven Cosmetics; shot 3x: stomach, left shoulder, leg; 3 tattoos: frog, tribal and the sun to cover Madeline's name. Catherine Grace Pope (29; aka Cat, Kitty) publicist with a masters degree hired by Jackson for Raven Cosmetics publicity, took a promotion to move to CA to run the new satellite office for her company CJJ after she and Jackson broke up. Prologue is Aaron's funeral. Story picks up back in time to Jackson's shooting after he heard the news that Aaron was dead and broke up with Catherine. Details his flashbacks and overhearing his visitors while in a coma while he was unconscious in a German hospital for 8 days after being shot in the left shoulder, abdomen and leg while trying to investigate Aaron's death. Mark had gone with him to retrieve Aaron's body and investigate the scene. Mark kept him alive until they were able to get him to the hospital and called Catherine to come be with him while he recovered. Catherine met his mom while he was hospitalized. Catherine brought Ashton when she traveled to him. Ashton met Mark there for the first time. Catherine temporarily moves in with him to help him recover when they return home.  Hilarious scene between Jackson & Tristan. Bonus material:  ▪Epilogue 7 years later: they have 2 daughters Erin (4) & Kennedy (3). Catherine wants a boy. ▪Chapter 7 rewrite from 'Beloved' Jackson's POV. When Jackson meets Catherine as the new publicist he hired for Raven Cosmetics. ▪Marked as Chapter 35: love letters between Jackson & Catherine. Side Characters: ▪Catherine's friends: Ashton Kaputo (aka Ash, embryologist); Neal (cheating ex-fiancé); Gretchen (best friend); Andy (her first kiss in seventh grade at a fireworks show), Gary (Ashton's ex-boyfriend; dumped her to pursue a music career); Neal's sister; CJJ: Elle (co-worker), Taylor (her assistant took her place as a publicist when she got promoted to run L.A. office, fiancé Joe), partners: Mr Jennings, Mr Shaun Cartwright (her mentor), Mr Jeffreys; Hunter Pope (her father, deceased); strained relationship with her mom; Tristan (Catherine's new assistant in L.A., has a boyfriend named Logan); Piper (Catherine's former college friend, with Neal, hired by CJJ after Catherine's promotion, cheated on by Neal) ▪Jackson's friends: Aaron (wife Natalie aka Nat & baby Arabelle); Mark (aka Twilight, saved Jackson & called Catherine to come to Germany for him after he was shot); Melissa & Crystal (widows of 2 of the Seals that perished); Madeline Elliott Cole (wife of 6 years, married at 22, she was wealthy with a heart condition; died four weeks pregnant 2 years ago); Carter Elliott (Madeleine's brother; married to Chelsea with kids; Jackson & Madeline bought him out of Raven after their parents died); Senior Chief Wolf; Fox, Razor, Bronzer (one of these 3 was Brian, all perished on a Seal mission gone wrong); Nina & Brendan Cole (his parents; his dad was in the Air Force; they separated once but are still married); Reagan (his sister, getting married in a month) Sharon (Reagan's best friend & his first kiss in a 5th grade game of truth/dare); Garrett (Mark's older brother); Mark & Jackson are Arabelle's godfathers; Liam (Seal; Aaron's best other friend; Hudson (business contact). JP

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  • Sandy
  • 14-08-2020

Torn

I'm so torn... This is my LEAST favorite Corrine Michaels book thus far. It still had the feels which is why I gave it 3 stars. It made me smile and had me tearing up a few times but I can't stand Jackson. He came off as an emotionally abusive prick that didn't understand the word no. Catherine would have been fine but with the wrong guy came off as weak. They had the most PDA of any book I've ever met. to constantly almost tear each others clothes off every time annoyed me. I was very annoyed at how he played with her physically, emotionally and sexually. I sure hope the next book is better because up until this book I was enjoying all of Corrine's books.

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  • CJ
  • 04-08-2020

Waste of my time...

I almost feel bad saying how much I disliked this book, but maybe I can save you some pain. This is legit the first time I have ever fast forwarded to skip parts. First off, let me say I borrowed both this and the first book in the series at the same time, and mistakenly started listening to it rather than the 1st. Maybe I should have listened to the other prior but I was a few chapters in when I realized my error and said screw it and continued to listen. The female character - Catherine. Oh FFS she just annoyed the hell out of me. She played the poor me petulant child well. I can't justify her not giving Jackson one minute to try and explain. That's how people should behave? I'm fed up with stories that the strife and trouble are all caused by people NOT speaking to each other. It's stupid and way over used in this genre. Narrators: The only saving grace for this book is Andi narrating - but that isn't even enough. I can't help but wonder how much she hates certain books as well. The male lead was read by someone I've never heard before and it will be the last time as well - unless it isn't a romance book. Sorry Joe, I'm sure you're a nice guy and all, but you don't have a sexy - melt my butter - voice made for this genre. Maybe try another category?