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.
My 5 Star Review
If you have read The Consolation Duet or The Belonging Duet then you know Mark Dixon. I have been looking forward to this story since I really got to see him in Conviction. Mark has always been a leader, but he also knows how to keep things light and funny. Seeing Mark in Defenseless though, I hate to admit it, but it had me questioning my love for Liam.
The story really picks up a year after Aaron’s rescue. We learn that during that mission Mark met Charlie. A female CIA agent who was working undercover trying to locate a terrorist. Mark and Charlie are thrust back into each other’s lives when she offers to help him in uncovering the attacks on Cole Security. The decision to work together is mutually beneficial as Charlie is trying to uncover the secrets surrounding her father, the former Director of the CIA’s, death.
Mark was everything I thought he would be and more. Yes, he was funny and quick witted, but he is also a dirty talker and not afraid to boss Charlie around. He is a dominating, alpha male and watching him pursue Charlie brought a huge smile to my face.
Charlie is strong, confident and capable. She isn’t like a lot of our heroines that need reassurance or have issues with their past. She is the female version of Mark, maybe not as dominating, but in her own way she is a force to be reckoned with. Just as much as I loved watching Mark pursue Charlie, I loved seeing Charlie banter back and forth with him. . I loved how she was all about the mission, but when it came to Mark he always made her crumble.
I think Corinne kills this series and I loved all the feels in her other books, but she really surprised me with the suspense and intrigue in Defenseless. I can honestly say the plot was unpredictable and I didn’t see the ending coming. When an author is capable of delivering, funny and sexy and suspense - color me impressed!
I highly recommend Defenseless! It's fresh, fun and exciting definitely another win for this series!
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“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.