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Summary

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.

©2015 Corinne Michaels (P)2015 Corinne Michaels

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  • Lydia D. Rella
  • 11-11-15

Excellent emotional story but huge cliffhanger end

Would you listen to Consolation again? Why?

I would definitely listen again. It was a very touching, emotional story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character was Liam. He was strong, protective, kind, and understanding.

What about Andi Arndt and Sebastian York ’s performance did you like?

Andi Arndt and Sebastian York are my favorite narrators separately and together they are the DREAM TEAM. I seek out books by the two of them and was the main reason I purchased this book as I'd never read this author before. They capture the emotions of the characters perfectly at all times. Their narration turns books into movies, which is amazing.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The first couple of chapters were very gutwrenching and certainly captured the mourning experience very well, in my opinion. Plus all the moments with Liam and Ara were very touching.

Any additional comments?

Loved this book and I'm DYING for book 2!!!!

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹
  • 18-11-15

TRAGIC, HEARTBREAKING, BREATHTAKING & BEAUTIFUL

If you're looking for a light listen then this isn't your book as it's a heartbreaking journey of loss, broken dreams, betrayal and grief as Natalie has to come to terms with the devastation of losing her Navy SEAL husband during a mission. But it's also a beautiful love story about her and her husband's best friend Liam as they grieve together, slowly become friends and eventually lovers. Liam is sexy, handsome, understanding, supportive and patient - a true hero - but he is also a Navy SEAL too and Natalie has to face the fact that, once again, if she chooses Liam history may repeat itself and she could be left alone again.

This is a very emotional story as it tracks Natalie's life as she gets the tragic news, gives birth, attends his funeral and has to piece her life back together and, even when Liam comes onto the scene, her grief takes time to lessen in the arms of a very loving and caring Liam. His interactions with Natalie's baby is also touching and, at times, funny and he never excludes the baby in their relationship. A relationship which is slow to build but wonderful to witness.

There's some interesting secondary characters, twists, sex, passion, romance, shocking drama and angst by a 'third party' and a network of friends all within the brotherhood of the SEALs. Great narration topped this tear-jerker of a story off and added to the rawness, the depth and the emotional journey that Natalie and Liam took. And the cliffhanger was a jaw-dropping OMG of an ending..... but yaye thankfully book 2 is already available.

Worth a credit? As the story opened up I really didn't think I was going to like it, not because of the talented Author's work or the narration, but because it was so heartbreaking.... however along the way I became totally invested and consumed with the characters and all the very emotional dilemmas that they faced as their feelings tentatively grew. I thought this was very creditworthy but, as I said earlier, it's not a feel-good light romance so be prepared to have your heart strings pulled.... no, not just pulled but yanked.

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  • milka
  • 13-11-15

Great Story Tear Jerker

I loved the storyline. She's so endearing & her feelings were so real. I will admit I cried on a couple of scenes.

As a Sebastian York fan, he can read a telephone book & keep me hooked!

FYI, it is a cliffhanger. I can't wait to get the next book
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  • I HATE THIS NEW LOOK
  • 23-12-15

Great Start . GET IT

Any additional comments?

Though some of it was predictable and unpredictable it was a great listen. Great narration with a beautiful and hurtful love story

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Cre O.
  • 09-10-16

Amazing!!!

I really love this story. It broke my heart then mend it then broke it again only to mend it all over.

This story is about an Army wife who found out her husband died before she gave birth to their child. She was able to find love and move on, only to have her world shattered again.

There isn't much I can say about this book without giving much away but one thing I can say is, you won't be disappointed.

BTW---This is a cliffhanger.

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  • Annie The Audible Addict!!!
  • 18-05-16

HOLY MOLY WOWSY WOW!!!!

What made the experience of listening to Consolation the most enjoyable?

it was an extremely touching and emotional story!

What other book might you compare Consolation to and why?

I just cant compare it...this is a crazy story!

Which character – as performed by Andi Arndt and Sebastian York – was your favorite?

Natalie and Liam

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

This would be a great movie!!!

Any additional comments?

** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

Natalie is happy, pregnant and waiting the return of her SEAL husband from a final mission...then there is a knock at her door and her world comes to a crashing end... Her husband is gone...but she still has to go on for her new baby... Her husbands friend Liam comes into her life to help her settle some loose ends and start the healing process...and more and more secrets and lies come out into the open...her husband wasn't who she thought he was..and just as she was starting to heal she gets a shocking reveal!!!

MOVING ON TO BOOK 2 RIGHT AWAY!!!!

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  • Hilary
  • 20-11-15

Oh My Goodness!

Downloading book 2 AS WE SPEAK! This one is a tear jerker! I was taken away with the the story. I felt Natalie's pain and torment as she tried to carry on. Liam is THE BEST! And to have Andi Arndt and Sebastian York TOGETHER is a dream!

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  • jd
  • 02-12-15

Consolation= outstanding

Would you consider the audio edition of Consolation to be better than the print version?

The audio version is the perfect compliment to the print/ ebook version of this amazing story!

What other book might you compare Consolation to and why?

I don't compare it to anything except that it is a military romance genre

Which scene was your favorite?

I have many scenes that made me laugh, cry, get angry. I brings out lots of emotions.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

As mentioned before the narrator's do an amazing job of bringing the authors characters and story to life provoking a wide range of emotions. This is one of my favorites!

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  • Frances Sarabia
  • 21-11-15

LOVED IT! WILL LISTEN TO IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!

What did you love best about Consolation?

The storyline, the author did a good job in telling the story.

Which character – as performed by Andi Arndt and Sebastian York – was your favorite?

Amazing narrators good selection.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, the beginning and end. Sorry, I don't want to give to much away.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait for the second book.

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  • erlewein
  • 20-11-15

Love it!!

wow, wow, oh how I love Liam!! And how I loved the story. And oh my the ending!! A must read or listen!

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