Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Amie's Review of Defenseless by Corinne Michaels ~ BOOK TOUR ~ EXCERPT ~

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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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Copyright © 2016 Corinne Michaels
All rights reserved.

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.

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Having read the C & C duet I am a big fan of this author's writing. Having said that this was not filled the emotional heartache you may have felt with C & C. I needed a padded room after Consolation !! I admit I have yet to read Jackson and Cat's story BUT all the same I can appreciate their parts in this story and I do plan to read about their journey when I can.
This story is Mark's - he was a Navy Seal and now working with his buddies he is in the midst of a mystery. The horrible things that have happened to his team , his brothers may all be connected and he needs to find out who and what. Losing some of his team , Aaron being missing and thought dead, all these things going on have no answers. One CIA spy may be able to help Mark with his mystery BUT Charlie is not an easy chick to land. She is independent and very strong willed. Ironically she too has very personal reasons to be looking into these tragic events and she may also have some intel as to who or why these things happened. Is she part of the problem ?? Could it be any of Mark's men or former team ??
Being that this is a suspense I am kind of vague-viewing !! No way do I want to give away any of the findings/twists. The journey for Mark and Charlie to solve this is not easy and on top of that they have a seriously hot connection that at times made me forget what they were even working for !! I enjoyed their banter , OMG they made me laugh , Mark was super hot and so funny. I really hoped for them to set issues aside and make something of their connection. I enjoyed that the whole gang was around and you got to see where they all were in life. There isn't a dull moment in the story so you need to pay attention , this is becoming my new favorite genre , I love playing detective !! I am no good at it but it is fun coming up with theories !! Charlie can be a little negative about relationships but give her a chance , Mark can melt anyones heart !!

About the Author

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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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