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What an emotional roller-coaster. I swear this book had my head all over the place. I must admit that at first I was having trouble with Cat, but then once the story progressed I connected more and understood her feelings. She still frustrated me for the most part though. Like there were times when I wanted to shake her for some of the things she'd do or say.
Jackson was great until his mood would switch abruptly for reasons I just couldn't figure out. Then towards the end of the story, he really threw me when he made such a decision, basically contradicting everything he'd told Catherine before.
Both characters were deeply hurt and flawed. So if you're looking for perfect these two will probably rub you the wrong way. I liked that they were different than most characters I read about. It made their stories more interesting; more gritty. Like most women, Cat had some insecurities she struggled with. She'd been through a lot of crap with the opposite sex and I was happy when she'd started opening up to Jackson. Him on the other hand, I felt like he should have come clean about his past. I mean, I didn't really see it as that major.
Overall, Beloved was an enjoyable and emotional read. The writing is great, very easy and quick. I liked that the entire book wasn't drenched in sorrow and that there were sweet and humorous moments. I liked Catherine's roommate too. Her character was significant to the story and truly knew how to snap some sense into Cat. To conclude, I'm looking forward to reading the second book, especially after that heart-wrenching ending. Good job, Corinne. You've made a fan out of me with your raw writing.