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4.36  ·  Rating details ·  6,183 ratings  ·  712 reviews
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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Kindle Edition, 324 pages
Published January 19th 2016 by BAAE Inc. (first published December 19th 2015)
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Jul 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Twilight stars!!!!

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Corinne Michaels completely shocked me in the best possible way with Defenseless. Romantic suspense isn’t always my cuppa- I really need to be in the mood to want to read one. I prefer more emotional books with all the feels (like her Consolation/Conviction series ;) ). No one was more surprised than me when MARK ended up being my favorite hero that she’s written. He’s laugh out loud funny, sexy and the sweetest. Completely lovable. And Charlie is just the kind of woman
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Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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.

If you're a fan of romantic suspense, Defenseless is definitely a book you should be checking
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
5 "Just Us" Stars!
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It's an amazing feeling to read an amazing book after not liking the last one you read. I am so happy to say that Corinne Michaels continues to amaze me with her novels, I really love them!

Defenseless can be read as a stand-alone novel but it is closely related to Corinne's Belonging Duet and Consolation Duet so I recommend you read the other four novels before reading this one! I am quite sure you will fall in love with the couples: Jack/Catherine and Liam/Natalie ;) Now,
Cassandra Caress
5++++++++++ "oh-heck-we-need-more-than-5-stars" stars!!!!

Since I have read the Belonging and the Consolation duet before, I was excited to get Mark Dixon's story! And heck, that was one hell of a ride!

Knowing Mark already you knew no matter how funny and laid back he is, when it comes to his "family" he doesn't take shit and is 200% committed. He gives as good as he takes and doesn't hold back.
So the unsolved issues with Cole Security Forces are getting worse and everything comes back to it. S
Corinne Michaels does it again! This book was stunning! I loved the premise of the book, and absolutely loved the two main characters! Their constant bickering, and hilarious comments really made this one an enjoyable read. Well done.
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This STANDALONE story is PERFECT. Mark is PERFECT. The dynamic between the hero and heroine is PERFECT!

Defenseless is about ambition, survival, fear, revenge and love. It takes the reader on a romantic, heart stopping ride. A ride that's fast paced, action packed, intriguing and emotes the perfect level of emotion for the feisty adventurous couple at the heart of this Contemporary Romance. Since being introduced to Mark Dixon in a
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Mark your calendars this book is coming soon and you will definitely want to read it! I loved it so much! It has everything I want in a book! I devoured it, it was hot, addictive, mysterious and suspenseful! I had already read Liam and Natalie's story and I loved it but I have to admit that I enjoyed Mark and Charlie's story much more! I loved the bond they had and just everything about them!Apart from the characters being interesting, the mystery th
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Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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 fe
Christy McCurry
This is my first ever read from Corinne Michaels and I loved it. I am totally hooked and have a lot of catching up to do.

Mark and Charlie's story is incredible.

I was not even half way done with Defenseless and I was so intrigued with the character of this story and the bond that they have developed I had to get the other books right away. Yes , this is a standalone, and it can be read, loved, and understood without reading the prior books, but once you read Defenseless you will be hook.

3,5 “Vampire Boy” Stars.

Charlie is a CIA agent, her life is a secret and she keeps everything about her private and closed, especially her heart.
Mark (you probably know him from the previous books by this author) is a SEAL and he meets Charlie under the worst circumstances, in the middle of a mission.
Both of their lives are in constant danger and neither of them wants to get to close to another person, because they know everything can chance in a second. But they will also realize that some
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

-There's always someone in our lives that ruin us for all others-it seems he's mine.

-There was something in his eyes. A part of him I've never seen before that beckoned me.

-My heart wants Mark Dixon.

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Charlie Erickson is a CIA agent living in DC. She lives in a man's world & can take care of herself. Her life is always about the next mission & being the perfect spy. Taking on the secret life of whoever she is pretending to be can get lonely though. She recentl
Olga therebelreader
**** 5 'JUST US' STARS ****

This book had my emotions all over the place. I can't say enough about how much I loved it. This book was hot and while there was certainly plenty of sex, there was also a romantic side to things and a fun, sweet family dynamic that came into play. Honestly, the suspense was so strong in this story that I was a bit surprised at just how well done the characters were. Their chemistry was viable and I truly hated to leave them when the story ended.

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Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mark was hoping to find his friend and teammate but instead found love. He found her. Charlie isn’t your typical romance heroine. Feisty, stubborn and completely kickass. Defenseless is the story of one former Navy SEAL falling head over heels for a badass CIA spy.

Cole Security is being targeted, but no one seems to be able to figure out why. With Jackson being shot, Aaron being captured and now more contracts under fire; Mark “Twilight” Dixon is going to stop at nothing to get to the bottom of
Kelli C
4 Solid Stars for My Mark!

This series was seriously awesome. I fell fast for Jackson Cole and then I was 100% team Liam. Their stories were emotional and steamy. There was always that one supporting character that never had enough scenes though... Mark Dixon!

Mark, aka "Twilight," is so totally fun. He is a constant breath of fresh air that keeps life moving and light, yet underneath all that bravado and brawn is a stone cold soldier. He is smart, strong and beyond loyal. Nothing interferes with
"4 Cocky Mark stars"

"You kissed me like I gave you life."
Ohhh My God can someone bring me Mark wrapped up with a bow on his d*ck neck...?????
Pleeeease....Pretty pleeease....????

"I don't know what I see in you."
"Humor,good look,sex appeal,the fact that I have a big dick probably
helps.I mean,really,the choices are endless.

Ok let's get to the book!
I really enjoyed this story.I loved Mark and I liked Charlie,and of course I read about my favorite Liam&Natalie from "The Consolation Duet".This book w
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
4.5 stars

It’s been a long time since I’ve read a good military romance. Defenseless reminded me how much I enjoy the sub-genre.

Mark, a former SEAL turned independent contractor, and Charlie, a CIA undercover operative, meet during a mission. Mark is a cocky, irritating but loveable smartass, and Charlie is stubborn, secretive, and feisty. There’s instant attraction on Mark’s part, but definitely no Insta-love between the two. Together they are oil and water, which makes for some delectable chemi
Omg!!!!! What a ride!!!
My heart is still pounding! This isn’t your typical love story and that is why I loved it so much. It’s not anywhere close to predictable. Ms. Michaels took a lot of turns I never saw coming and I LOVE when that happens. Mark’s character is amazing. He’s a total alpha male with an amazing sarcastic sense of humor. He made me laugh and swoon with the same sentence. Mark is the total package! I totally fell in love with Charlie! She is one of the most amazing heroines I’ve
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A sexy sinful romantic suspense that captures every raw emotion, betrayal, fourberie and heart-pounding action as readers are immersed in Corinne Michaels' newest release, Defenseless. Prepare yourself for unguarded full force of passion, lust, hope, second chances, and revelations. Secrets and truths will be revealed. Loyalty will be tested. And hearts will be defenseless as two strangers fight the inevitable outcome. LOVE.

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4 Charlie and Mark Suspense Filled Stars

I have enjoyed all the books in this series and I just hadn't got around to reading this one but I was looking for a good audio book and thought that an excellent author paired with two cracking narrators , Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber , was a book well worth listening to.

Mark is part of Cole Security and is Jackson's best friend. Charlie is a CIA agent - she is involved in the backdrop of the drama that has been weaving through the books. These two have
Elle aka Leftie aka Shoebelle
*ARC received from publisher/author via blog tour*

Ok, Ok, I’m gonna sound like a broken record when I say that this is my first Corinne read despite the fact that I own her previous books. Seems a pattern to me that I sign up for blog tours for authors whose books I already own but not read. I know it’s taking a chance bec had the book I signed up for ends being a dud (which has happened, unfortunately) then I’m stuck with previous books that I now have no inclination to read (which has happened
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-reads
5+++ defenceless stars!

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I went into this book blind and read the belonging series but didn't read the consolation series. So you meet Mark in the belonging series and his hilarious so I knew I would love this book.

I really enjoyed the main characters their chemistry and banter was amazing! It had a fantastic suspenseful storyline and kept me listening all day.

Charlie is s bad ass take no shit CIA agent and as soon as my boy Mark sees her, well he literally falls head over heels. Mark was
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“Charlie isn’t the kind of woman you move on from. She draws you in with the brightness of her sun and then leaves you blind.”

There are so many dynamic elements in play throughout this story that will not only leave you yearning for more, but leave you completely sated as well.

Action packed.


Romantic and filled with sexual tension, Defenseless is just downright EPIC!!

Under Mark's silliness and quick wit hides a dominating alpha that will blow your mi
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. Very action packed.
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4 stars!!

“… I know I’m defenseless against him, and in the end, he’ll force me to surrender.”

Well, finally it was Twilights turn aka Mark. He has always been the comedian of the group, the smart ass, he is overly confident, self-assured, comes across as flippant and has that “I don’t take anything seriously” attitude, but he was a fantastic leader, he just lightened up the office. But despite his demeanour and as much as Mark would never admit it, he wa
I 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.

Full Review on Brianna's Bookish Confessions.

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
Jun 14, 2018 rated it liked it
oh thank you God for no cliffhanger like consolation. corinne michaels is usually a melancholic writting style. but this book is flirty. fun and playfull flirty.

i have to admit i did not enjoy it much. i think the story can be executed better. the characters are brilliant though. mark is playfull yet strong and loyal. i like him.

charlie is kick ass heroine. independent and fierce. and yet playfull.

3 stars
Nov 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Twilight Stars!!

“Charlie isn’t the kind of woman you move on from. She draws you in with the brightness of her sun and then leaves you fucking blind. There’s something deep and dark inside of her.”

Corinne Michaels has done it again. Defenseless was so unexpected and has such a different feel from the other books involving these characters. Defenseless is Mark and Charlie’s story. Mark is a man on a mission, wanting to get answers for what happened to Aaron and why things keep happening that sh
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-series
Move over Muffin, Twilight has officially taken your place as one of my all-time favorite male characters!

I was so excited when I found out we were going to get Mark's book. I loved him as the friend of the guys in Corinne's Salvation series, but nothing could have prepared me for how much I LOVED Mark in Defenseless. He's hot, arrogant yet sweet and has such a sense of humor. I laughed out loud several times at the outrageous things that came out of his mouth. Mark meets Charlie, a badass hero
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars!

Wow, this was a great read!!! It’s a fast paced romantic/suspense, the highlight of which is definitely the chemistry-filled, hot as hell romance between two stubborn alpha badasses. Full of fantastic banter, laugh out loud humour and a swoony, sexy romance, I absolutely loved it!

This is the fifth book in the Salvation series. It follows on from the Beloved Duet and the Consolation Duet, and features Mark ‘Twilight” Dixon. Mark has appeared in all previous books as an ex-SEAL, current
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New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Corinne Michaels is the author of nine romance novels. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is 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

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  • Beholden (Salvation, #2; The Belonging Duet, #2)
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