Thursday, 7 May 2015

Corinne Michaels - Consolation (Salvation #3)

*Contains adult themes
**Review by Stacey

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.

The story begins where we meet Natalie (Lee), wife to ex-SEAL Aaron (though Aaron is no longer a SEAL, his job entails visiting the same kind of situations). She is nearing the end of her pregnancy when she receives some devastating news that would change the course of her life forever - the worst news that a wife could possibly receive. I could feel her pain & emotion through the pages. Her best friend Reanelle is there by her side through it all - even at the birth of baby Aarabelle (I loved the acknowledgement of Aaron in this name).

That is, until another old friend starts hanging around and helping a lot more - Aaron's best friend (and fellow SEAL) Liam Dempsey. You can sense the attraction from the moment Liam arrives and you can tell Liam has always had feelings for Lee. Lee really tries to fight the attraction between them as she is worried what people will think - after only losing Aaron a few months ago and Liam being his best friend - but she can't hold off for long and they soon start to become much more than friends.

Liam. What can I say about Liam. Sigh. He is just a Dreamboat and I fell head over heels for him. Lee wants to take things slow and as much as he wants her, he is right by her side and ready to go at her pace and treats her like a princess. He just left me all warm and, well... I'll leave that to your imagination ;)

From the words and the feelings, it's too much. Liam has stolen every resolve I had to keep something for myself. He knows what I need and he gives it to me. With his body and with his words.

They are obviously both still grieving but get each other through. Things are going well until they receive the news that Liam has been called on a mission, and all of the feelings that come with being the partner of a SEAL come flooding back to Lee and she is scared. Scared of losing Liam like she did Aaron. There is a cliffhanger to this book and I just cannot wait for the next one - I need it now and have it on pre-order!

"...every second I'm away from you I'll feel like my heart is missing."

The story as a whole was just amazing and gave me goosebumps more than once. Consolation has now claimed its place in my top ten books, a definite five stars (six if I could give it!).

You can keep up with Corinne and new about her books on her websiteFacebookTwitter, or Goodreads.

Get your copy of Consolation here (UK) or here (US). Add to your Goodreads TBR here.

I won a copy of this book and wasn't asked to write this review. All thoughts & opinions are honest & my own.

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