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Defenseless by Corinne Michaels
Meet Mark Dixon in Defenseless, the newest contemporary romance from Corinne Michaels!
My life is a secret.
His life is dangerous.
We’re both stubborn, calculating, and controlling.
Mark Dixon doesn’t know what he’s getting into. He doesn’t know his games could cost us our lives. I have to do what is necessary to keep us alive, and that means guarding my heart.
But I know I’m defenseless against him, and in the end, he’ll force me to surrender.
Copyright © 2016 Corinne Michaels
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This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental and beyond the intent of the author or publisher.
“I made you a promise, Charlie.” Mark’s already deep voice is layered with desire.Once again, my control begins to slip. “What’s that?”
His hands drop a little lower beside my head. His lower body shifts so his knee is between my legs. I feel his arousal against my thigh.
My traitorous body shows its own awakening. My nipples hardening through the silk material don’t go unnoticed. Heat pools in my core and my breath hitches. I want him. There’s no use denying it.
“I told you I’d kiss you again. If you don’t stop me now, there’s no getting away.”
I should stop him. I need to stop him. There’s no way in hell it’s going to happen, though. I’m craving his lips again.
He gives me one second before he crushes his mouth against mine. His entire body shifts forward, and now I’m trapped. There’s nowhere to go. Nowhere to move that’s not Mark. He takes every part of my mind and body. Our hands roam each other as his tongue slides against mine. Passion ignites between us; it sets the room on fire. His fingers cup my neck and then glide down the front of my dress. His hand brands my skin as he takes his time exploring the open skin between us.
My fingers grip the lapels of his tux, holding him, molding him to me. I can’t get close enough. Our mouths stay fused as we both lose control.
Then my mind snaps.
I push back and my hands fly to my lips. They’re swollen, bruised from the force of the kiss. His hands brace against the wall. I keep my eyes downcast. I can’t believe I just did that, against the damn wall, at a ball commemorating my father.
I shift my dress, rake my fingers through my hair, and pull myself together.
“Charlie . . .” Mark finally speaks. It sounds like shouting even though it’s only loud enough for us to hear.
“That was the last time that will ever happen,” I say with no tremor to my voice. “Tonight we become partners. It’s not about whatever this is.” I shift my hands between us. “It’s about finding the information we’re both searching for.”
“And what if we find something else?”
“We shut it down. There’s no room for feelings in this world.”
Mark pushes back, giving me space. I instantly feel cold. “Okay, then. Have it your way.”
This is what I wanted, what we both need, but suddenly I wish it wasn’t. I wish I could pull him close, kiss him, fuck him, and just feel.
But wishes are for little girls.
Defenseless is a 5 STAR READ it's super sexy, laugh out loud funny, smart, twisty, thrilling and mysterious!!!! I'm totally in love with Mark "Twilight" Dixon ♥♥♥♥♥ Corinne has really created something amazing with this book!
“Never has someone made me feel so desperate for them. I never lose control, never feel so lost, yet right now, I am. I’m raw, exposed, and completely vulnerable.”
Defenseless is the newest book from Corinne Michaels, and it is part of the ongoing story we have already fell in love with time and time again. Defenseless is Mark “Twilight” Dixon and Charlie’s story. While this book is not directly linked to the previous books, I would highly recommend reading the Beloved, Beholden, Consolation and Conviction before beginning this newest book. The characters and relationships from all of the previous books are intertwined with this story and in order to enjoy it fully you will need the entire picture before you begin, it will only heighten the experience.
“Charlie isn’t the kind of woman you move on from. She draws you in with the brightness of her sun and then leaves you behind.”
We met Mark, in the previous books in this ongoing series. He is one of Jackson’s best friends, has a SEAL background like the other men in the series, and he is exceptionally good at his job. We first meet Charlie at the very beginning of the book and as to how, we meet her, I’m not going to reveal that, you will have to read the book to find out for yourself. What I will say is that from the moment that Mark and Charlie meet, it is blindingly obvious that they are the perfect match for each other. Charlie is strong, independent, intelligent and extremely driven. She is not intimidated by men EVER, but when she first meets Mark Dixon; her usually unshakable, tough demeanor is shaken. Mark ignites a fire inside Charlie that unnerves her and makes her feel like she is out of control. When Mark first lays eyes on Charlie, he is captivated by the gorgeous and unflappable Charlie. Charlies gives just as good as Mark does, and she seems unaffected by his constant attempts at flirting. The woman has a seriously sharp tongue, she can smell b*llshit from a mile away and she is far from a pushover.
“The pads of my fingers brush the stubble on his chin, “I wish, I whisper. “I wish I could let myself get lost in you.”
Mark and Charlie’s chemistry is sizzling. Both of them are extremely devoted to their careers, and they both sincerely believe that they are the best at what they do. Mark is a little overbearing and in your face, but he is totally hilarious and he had me in stitches throughout the entire book. What makes this story even more addicting is Charlie’s responses and returning banter to Mark’s antics, I WAS HOWLING IN LAUGHTER!!!! But besides that there is suspense, thrills and danger! I loved it from the moment I began and was totally addicted right up to the end. My only complaint here, are you ready? IT ENDED!!! I was so into this book, it should have never ended! I’m really hoping that Corinne will give us another book about Mark and Charlie! *HINT HINT* PLEASEEEEEEEE!
“Don’t hide that you’re human from me.”
The writing is superb, which is a given, as that’s what you expect from this author. The story flows then builds to a fevered pitch and a dramatic conclusion; it’s just perfect from beginning to end. I loved the romance, the sexiness, the humor, the tension, and the emotion. I loved that both characters are equally strong, determined, and stubborn; neither was ever willing to surrender control to the other. Mark is definitely a super sexy Alpha, with a deliciously dirty mouth, but Charlie manages to keep up with him every step of the way. This book will appeal to everyone who enjoys emotional and intense romances, the whole story revolves around a constant power struggle between Mark and Charlie and it’s impossible to not fall in love with either of them or their story. Congratulations to Corinne for creating yet another story that is truly impossible to put down to take a break from, Defenseless is flawless.
“Love lets you see colors for the first time. It paints the world around you in vibrant hues, but once you think you’ve lost that love, it goes gray.”
Corinne Michaels 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.
Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn’t ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha Navy SEALs are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.