Monday, January 25, 2016

Blog Tour + Excerpt + Review: Defenseless by Corinne Michaels

Title: Defenseless
Author: Corinne Michaels
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: January 19, 2016
Review Source: TRSoR Promotions


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.
I am so unbelievably happy that I was lucky enough to have been able to read and review Defenseless. It is hot, compelling, edge of your seat and funny!!
Charisma, aka Charlie is a force to be reckoned with. She is a CIA agent that is out for her enemies head. This enemy being Al Mazir, the man responsible for her fathers death. Since Charlie is so close to the victim, she has been removed from the case. Knowing that she must avenge her father's death, Charlie vows to find him, but knows that she cannot do it alone. Therefore, Charlie recruits the sexy man candy that is Mark Dixon. His help is actually double fold. He will help her, although Charlie will also help Mark uncover who is behind the attacks on Cole Security.
Mark is sexy, witty, a complete smartass and oh so alpha. Being a smartass is what Charlie loves about him, although she may not admit it. The very first scene where they were being followed and they escaped was pretty hot. The way that he took control of the situation .. the description of his hard chest against her back, his warm breath against her ear ... HOT!!! I truly, truly believe that it takes talent to be able to make the reader feel as though they are there in the scene. I felt that way and all I can say is WOW!!
Being as busy and involved in their cases as Mark and Charlie are, they never thought that they had time for anything serious. I don't even think they thought about it. Mark wanted in Charlie's pants since he met her on their previous work order, but he just wanted to score. Working close with one another changed all of that. Their chemistry is hot and their banter is even hotter (as strange as that may sound). If you want something that has a great storyline, powerful characters, comical, yet hot, then this is for you. One thing I loved about Defenseless is that I couldn't predict what was going to happen from one scene to the next. I absolutely love that. This is not a story that you feel like you have read before.
I know that I will definitely be reading more from Corinne Michaels. This was an excellent intro into her work. New follower for life, here. Amazing job Corinne ... please continue to bring us more edge of our seat reading.


“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.


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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