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Defenseless

(Somerton Security #1)

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How far will she go to protect the sexiest guy in tech?

When ex-marine Georgia Bennett left the military for high-end private security, it was supposed to soften her snarky attitude. Instead, her short fuse just earned her a punishment of an assignment: protect too-smart-for-his-own-good tech genius and Department of Defense contractor Parker Livingston. It should have been
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Kindle Edition, 285 pages
Published December 1st 2017 by Montlake Romance
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Maureen Carden
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love man on the run books. Since I am such a romance geek I love man on the run with woman even more. The twist here is the woman, Georgia Bennet, is the close protection agent and the man, Parker Livingston is the client. Even twistier, Parker, is a member of a covert Special Forces group, albeit as a computer nerd. In fact it is his program that determines go/no go status for special operations. But someone is misusing the program for personal gain and has now turned the program against all ...more
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I love a good romantic suspense. If the plot is twisted enough I’ll get my brains picked at while having the promise and satisfaction of an HEA. These days I’m all about romance, I’m craving that connection between my fictional characters but I’m not against some mystery or suspense added to the blend.

Now, throw into this mix a sexy nerd with an eight pack and the mandatory glasses in the role of the damsel in distress and a badass ex-marine bombshell sent to save his ass and I’m SOLD. Take my
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Dana
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book!!!!! As a reader of military romances, I am used to the ALPHA man being the military hero, but, Defenseless has opened my eyes to an ALPHA female being the hero of the story!! And I loved it!!!!

Georgia was such an amazingly strong woman and her role in the book was absolute perfection!!!! Parker, oh Parker!!! He may be a genius, but he is perfect book boyfriend material!!!!

I can not wait to read the rest of the books in this series.
Angie
For Georgia, he didn't just want to be a better man. He wanted to be the only man she'd ever need. The one she told her secrets to, the one she let comfort her, challenge her. The one she let hold her--against a wall or against his chest. Both, if he had his way. --Parker Livingston

5++ stars!

This novel is HANDS DOWN my favorite contemporary read of this year--maybe even ever!!
Romantic suspense is a fairly new genre to me but has quickly become one of my go-to genres for something I know I
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The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Defenseless takes the bodyguard trope and twists it a bit with a female bodyguard and a male client. I enjoyed the switch because Georgia isn't some perfect, badass soldier. She is stumbling through this new, post military job, unsure of herself and her purpose in life. It made her much more relatable than I expected because you really get to see her vulnerability. Parker was a great hero as well (again, I was a little nervous that he would be a flat character). He is a genius who does top
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Fantastic romantic suspense…

“There’s more here than just puzzles, programs, and pelvic perfection.”

So much more – and all of it fantastic!

Georgia’s world had shattered again. As she picked up the pieces she had a dilemma - a job she wasn’t sure she wanted but, at the same time, knew she couldn’t afford to lose. And that was not the hardest thing she was dealing with. She was down but not out as she faced her latest challenge – her newest charge – with sass and attitude in line with her
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Cindy
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thrilling suspense mixed with humor. Defenseless kicks off a new series about a covert black ops team who also work for Somerton Security lead by Ethan Somerton.

Georgia Bennett works for Ethan on his security team. She is a former marine who is still grieving for her brother who died on a mission. Ethan, who served with Will, feels a sense of responsibility to make sure Georgia is ok She isn't adapting well to being a body guard to spoiled rich women. Ethan assigns her to be protection for a
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Caz
I've given this a B for narration and a B- for content at Audiogals, so 3.5 stars rounded up.

I recently read Elizabeth Dyer’s, Relentless, which is her second novel and also the second book in her Somerton Security series, which features the exploits of the members of a private-security-firm-cum off-the-book black ops unit headed up by former Delta Force operative, Ethan Somerton. I enjoyed the story and the writing and liked the manly bickering that went on between Ethan and Parker Livingston,
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Jenny
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Defenseless" is book one in the Somerton Security Series by Elizabeth Dyer. Georgia Bennett is on her last leg with her boss Ethan Somerton, so she needs to ensure that she keeps her new assignment with Parker Livingston. However, Parker Livingston does not want a babysitter and is a rude and challenging person for Georgia Bennett to protect. The readers of "Defenseless" will continue to follow the twist and turns to see what happens to Georgia Bennett and Parker Livingston.

"Defenseless" is the
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Petra
This is the first book in the Somerton Security series and the debut novel by Elizabeth Dyer.
I was intrigued by the role reversal in this romantic suspense novel. A strong female ex-marine is sent to protect a nerdy tech guy. I liked these two main characters. The author took great care to provide plenty of background information and made them into fully fleshed out characters.
The story started off strong and was moving along at a good pace until it kind of hit a wall for me.
I wasn't interested
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Thenia
An engaging story about a heroine who's the opposite of a damsel in distress and a brainy hero who sort of fills that role instead.

Georgia, an ex-marine who is currently in private security, is tasked with protecting Parker, a tech genius who doesn't want her protection and has a reputation for being difficult with his security.

Georgia is determined to succeed, since failing would result in her being fired, and after proving herself to Parker, he finds that he is not averse to having her around
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Melanie
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Defenseless was a fantastic read with a fast-paced plot and characters I loved from the start.

Ex-marine Georgia Bennett thought a job in private security would be a cake walk compared to life in the military. When she is assigned to cover DOD contractor Parker Livingston as punishment for her abrasive attitude, she assumes protecting a geek will be easy. Parker doesn't think he needs a bodyguard, particularly not one as attractive as Georgia. Parker can't afford to be distracted at a time when
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Pam Nelson
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the story, I felt like it did drag on in some parts but there was a good amount of action and that is what saved it for me.

I also very much loved the banter Georgia and Parker have. Sometimes I felt like that got cut off and I was missing it. Their romance was sweet and I liked that part of the story the most.

Can we just take a minute to acknowledge how kick ass Georgia is, and that she is the one protecting Parker LOVED THAT.

There were parts I didn’t much enjoy but overall I liked
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Tracy- OMGReads
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Defenseless is one of my favorite books of the year. The heroine, Georgia, is simply fantastic. She's sharp, quick witted, and incredibly tough. A Marine who now works in private security, she's been assigned to guard a wealthy tech genius. The guy who created a program plenty of people, most good, some bad, want to get their hands on.

This book starts out intense, and the ride holds your breath with each page you turn. I was incredibly caught up in what was happening. I loved the traditional
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Elizabeth Dyer
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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*The Angry Reader*
Nov 17, 2017 rated it liked it
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***ARC received in order to provide an honest review***

2.5 stars

GAHHHHHH! I wanted to love this book! If wishes were ponies I'd have a damn fine stable...

We have a bad ass chick and a techie genius and things going boom. Pretty much everything I need in life. But we spend more than half the book in Georgia and Parker's heads - not a place I want to be in an action-romance. When these two were moving and shaking I was in heaven, but there just wasn't enough of that for me.

"'It took a while but I
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Steve Black
Nov 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
This is undoubtedly the worst book I have read this year. I can't believe the number of gushing reviews.
To start with, the idea of a female bodyguard is far from original - Zoe Sharpe's Charlie Fox has been going for years, and is infinitely superior both as a character and in terms of the writing quality. Secondly, the dialogue here is reminiscent of a string of third rate TV detective series where two opposites supposedly spark off each other. It doesn't work as an action story either - think
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Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Defenseless is the first book in Elizabeth Dyer’s Somerton Security Series. It’s the story of private security agent Georgia Bennett and software developer Parker Livingston. After a few missteps, Georgia is assigned to protect Parker from forces unknown. Parker has a reputation for being extremely difficult to work with because he insists upon doing his own thing and has a lot of quirks that most people don’t understand. Things get even more interesting when the threat to Parker’s life becomes ...more
Cat Imb || The Reading Cat ||
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book from the author via Give Me Books and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you Elizabeth Dyer!

OUUU I liked this book. I liked this book a lot. At first, I was afraid I wouldn't like the tone of the book, since I'm kind of particular about my sci-fi-y books, especially romance. I'm gonna say this is sci-fi in a way, because of the tech although I'm sure something like this exists, I just don't know about it.

I thought that perhaps the romance would have felt forced in
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Snigdha Prakash
I have so much to write about this book but I don't think I can possibly express into words about how amazing this book was.
Apart from the little problem I had about this book in the beginning about insta-love, the rest was amazing.
I LOVE Parker. He was perfect. And so was Georgia.
The plot is possibly the best part about this book.
The book is equally plot driven and is full of romance.
One of the best romantic suspense reads I have read this year.
RiriRomantiques
Not finished.
Tried to read the series from the beginning before the RITA winning one. Did not succeed. Sorry but it’s too law paced and not captivating.
Tracy T.
Feb 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
Wow, this book was so eye rolling and annoying. Okay narration (audible review)

Seriously, the cheesy dialogue was just too much. The chemistry between Parker and Georgia was no good. It was forced and not believable.

Scene: Georgia is the bodyguard of Parker, she is at his house for a few hours, someone comes in and tries to kill Parker. Georgia gets in a massive fight with this big huge guy who kicks her several times in the back ribs gut with steel toed boots, he slams her into the floor wall
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Rih

“Excellent.
Love all the characters, the plot, the action and twists, the deep thoughtful conversations between the characters. I really enjoyed her writing. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Love the audiobook too.”
Serena
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a refreshing read for me! Normally I don't do romantic suspense, but man am I glad I did! I ADORE Georgia! She is so bad A! And Parker is TO. DIE. FOR. Sexy, sweet and caring! This story kept me on the edge of my seat and the chemistry between these two was so hot I thought I'd combust! The non stop action kept my heart pounding and on the edge of my seat. And can we talk about the cover? So gorgeous! I cannot wait to read more from this author! AMAZING DEBUT!!!
Kahea
***4.5 Stars***

A kickass female bodyguard falls in love with the smexy techy geek she is supposed to be protecting?

I say...Uuummm YES Please! I mean, I love kickass women and have a soft spot for techy geeks (even when I may not understand half of what comes out of their mouths...but their minds…) And I must say that Defenseless hit all the right buttons for me. Characters that all peaked my interest in one way or another, a good balance of humor, heat, drama and heart and a storyline, both
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Sassy Southern
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Georgia Bennett is an ex-marine who is now working for Somerton Security and has become a babysitter/bodyguard for Parker Livingston, the creator of Jungle Gem.
There is immediate attraction between Georgia and Parker but soon they realize that Parker is a wanted man and the two find themselves on the run from an enemy they don’t know.
But is there more to Parker than what Georgia knows and does he know something about her brother, Will, who was killed overseas? When it’s clear there is a mole
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Book Him Danno
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have found with this type of story and book so much can and will go wrong.
To my to my surprise as a reader I really enjoyed and fell in love with this book. I loved the surprising moments of humor, heart touching moments and high action this book is the complete package for any Romantic Suspense readers.

Elizabeth Dyer is able to take what seems a little over the stop synopsis and bring readers into a world where two people find out about one another, find humor in dark moments and love all in
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Z-squared
Georgia is lethal, competent, and on the brink of getting fired. But she just can't stomach bodyguarding another vapid DC socialite. Enter her last chance: Parker. The rich, brilliant, and "difficult" hacker doesn't want a babysitter... even if she's gorgeous, kicks ass, and completely uninterested in taming his eccentric ways. But when sparks--and bullets--start to fly, Georgia and Parker will be left defenseless against their mutual attraction... and a shadowy government conspiracy threatening ...more
Ruthie Taylor
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

4.5*s of suspense

This is the first in a new series, and is really rather good. A group of off the books agents who have an interesting mix of abilities finds themselves in a bind (to say the least) and new recruit Georgia is thrown in at the deep end. For that, read babysitting Parker - their first meeting is just a brilliant indication of how these two will get on.

I love strong, feisty female characters in books, and
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Brittney Sahin
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LOVED THIS BOOK. I read this when it first came out - but then I got KU & recently re-listened to it in audio to gear up for the next book. I really enjoyed the audio version!!

This book is MY TYPE OF BOOK. Action, humor, suspense - it's creative, unique, and it's clear the author knows her stuff.

Having a female agent protecting the guy is a new twist for me & I couldn't get enough. It was so refreshing! Georgia is an incredibly developed character and Parker was sexy and brilliant. This
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