Thursday, January 21, 2016

~*★Blog Tour with Review★*~ Defenseless by Corinne Michaels

Meet Mark Dixon in Defenseless, the newest contemporary romance from Corinne Michaels!

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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.

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Title: Defenseless
Author: Corinne Michaels
Release Date: January 19, 2016
Rating: ★★★★
Reviewer: Diane
ARC of Defenseless by Corinne Michaels received in exchange for an honest and spoiler free review.

  I've struggled seriously long on how to go about with writing this review.  When I want to read and do a review on a book, I have a few criteria’s which I abide to. I make sure it's the genre that I would love to read, have I read the authors book before or is it a standalone.  If it's not a standalone I make sure I've read or am prepared to read the other books first.  Reading the blurb for this book, well it did not prepare me what's so ever for what this story was about.  If I would've known what kind of story this was, truthfully I would have never read it and put myself in this situation.  I respect authors and their work too much too be disrespectful with my reviews.  So I will review this book on 2 aspect.

  If the readers like romantic spy/suspense kind of stories, well this is their book.  I don't read spy kind of stories, solely because I don't like them.  So that part of the story did not appeal to me.  This was supposed to be a standalone but I didn't feel like it was.  I had read the Belonging duet quite a while ago, so my memory was vague with the details and with some of the characters.  I have not read the Consolation duet, although I have them on my kindle, looking back now I wish I had.  I felt I was missing some important details from the previous characters that were in the other books.  I was confused for the first half of the story.  Which is not the authors fault.

  The characters had some major chemistry going on and I liked them very much.  Mark is an over confident, cocky, funny and sexy kind of alpha male who works for Cole Security.  He was very funny in some humorous situations.  Charlie is an uptight, serious agent for the CIA.  Together they form a team to catch the criminals.  When there was no talk about spying, the rest was good and amazing.  The romance, apart the spying, was amazing.  It was action packed.

  So I will give this book a 4 star.  Liking something is based on personal preferences.  If I don't like something it doesn't mean another won't like it.  It's told in a dual POV with an HEA.  It's supposed to be a standalone but I personally didn't feel like it was.  I would recommend reading the books in order to better enjoy this one. If the readers like spy stories then I would recommend it.

Corinne is a great author with great talent.  So I'm not giving up on future titles from this author.


Copyright © 2016 Corinne Michaels
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No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means including electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise without the prior written consent of the author.
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.

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 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.

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