Review: Defenseless by Corinne Michaels

defenselessDefenseless by Corinne Michaels
Published by Self Published on January 19th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 322
Source: ARC copy from author
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five-stars

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.

what i thoughtI received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review from the author. It does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

If any of you make me choose between Twilight, Muffin and Dreamboat, I might cry. Usually I have a favorite in a series, but I LITERALLY CANNOT pick, I love these 3 men so so much and all for very different reasons! Asking that kind of question is like trying to ask what my favorite book/music/movie is… I can’t ever pick.

I’m so glad this wasn’t a cliffhanger- if you’re familiar with Corinne’s previous 2 duets, you’ll know those have cliffhangers, this one does not. Like the previous 2, this is intertwined. This follows Mark and Charlie – both characters we meet in Consolation Duet. (Mark before in Belonging Duet). Even though I read backwards and read the Consolation Duet first, I have been absolutely beyond excited to read Mark’s story – he was HILARIOUS.

Because this is a standalone, I don’t want to give too much away by doing a synopsis. I think the one above can give you something. I do recommend reading the other 2 duets first since they will make an appearance in this one. Unless you don’t mind being spoiled (some things from both couples books get mentioned), by all means read this first. But you should meet Jackson and Liam first! Mark makes plenty of appearances! ;)

As I’ve already mentioned several times just in this review, I have been so excited for Mark’s story. When you meet him in the previous books he just never seemed the guy to want to settle down, until Defenseless. I can sit here and type why I love Mark so much… But then that would lead into talking about Jackson and Liam too. I can’t gush about these books enough!!!

Mark and Charlie are very alike and different at the same time. Charlie doesn’t make it easy for Mark; their banter was honestly probably my favorite thing. I just about highlighted every conversation. This is one of those where you start laughing out of nowhere — not in your head kind of laughter.

Romance, action, humor and suspense… What more could you want in a book?! :)

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(I actually lost all my highlights and notes and they aren’t appearing back… With that said I was only able to make 2 teasers. Down the road if they ever reappear or I come across more quotes, you’ll see them on @just2bibliomaniacs on Instagram.) :)photo (2)

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