Meet Mark Dixon in Defenseless, the newest contemporary romance from Corinne Michaels!
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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.
“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.
4 Stars - Would Recommend to a Friends
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This was my first book by Corinne Michaels and I am so glad that I finally had a chance to read her work. Defenseless is a stand alone, but appears to connect to prior work. While I didn't have any trouble getting into or enjoying the story, I wish I had a better grasp of the back stories being referenced.
Mark and Charlie are both fun characters and it was a hoot watching them interact with each other. It was a pleasure to read a heroine that could easily hold her own with an alpha hero, but still be feminine. I also have to admit that I liked the fact that it was Mark, the very alpha former SEAL who seemed to embrace their growing relationship first.
My one complaint is that the suspense element of the story seemed to be neglected at times in favor of the budding romance. It was always there, but for as "big" as the supposed problems were, there wasn't the sense of urgency I would have expected until the very end of the book.
Overall, this is definitely a book I liked. It was a unique love story with interesting suspenseful twists and an ending I wouldn't have expected. It makes me very curious to go back and read more of Ms. Michaels' work.
About the Author:
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 ofreading. 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.
Contact CorinneWebsite: http://www.corinnemichaels.com