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Stripping Her Defenses

Amanda Adams

4.6 Stars
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Regret is a strange thing…sometimes it drops a man to his knees. But sometimes it’s more like a slow drip poison. I’ve only ever regretted two things in my life. Walking away from her was one of them...

Duty? Honor? Love? After ten years in the military, they all mean nothing to Daniel, nothing but pain. He's home now, but war—and the secrets that followed him—hold him in an unrelenting grip. It’s dangerous to fall in love, dangerous to believe the past will stay buried where it can’t hurt the people around him, where it can’t hurt her.

But one look at Chloe and all he's determined to strip every single one of her defenses and win back her heart. He'll use any means necessary to seduce her. And when the past comes calling, he’ll stop at nothing to protect her. Because when he's on a mission, he always gets his mark.

Secret Maneuvers -- an exciting new series: A mission gone wrong. Betrayal. Lies. Secrets they will keep, not matter the cost. These heroes are coming home from war, but some secrets refuse to remain hidden, and sometimes, the only way to truly be free is to risk it all.

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The hero

by Ashley Magruder

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review... Stripping Her Defenses is a interesting novel you have a hero coming back from war trying to stay away from everybody so he don't hurt the ones he love but it's becoming difficult... there was a lot of erotic sexual scenes in the book but they was also tastefully done... this man just loves her so much and he will do anything in the world to protect her from his demons that is coming out of the wor and he will do anything in the world to protect her from his demons that is coming out of the woodwork to harm him and now her also... I think this novel was very interesting and intricate with the details of ho of how everything plays out and the end... I really do love this book and I will recommend this book to all of my friends...

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Great

by mima48

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Great read. Wonderful characters and plot.

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Nice sort of second chance romance

by Valeen

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Stripping Her Defenses is a nice sort of second chance romance. Chloe and Daniel shared a hot kiss when she was 19 but he coldly rejected her and told her to find someone her own age. Since then, she's lived her life, even marrying (and becoming a widow) but she's never forgotten her friend Sara's older brother. So when Sara tells her that her brother is coming home and she'd like Chloe to start looking for a home for him to buy, she isn't sure she wants to even see him again. But, she's a professional realtor and she doesn't want Daniel to think he still affects her, so off they go.

Daniel is home now after having served in the military. Something happened on his last mission that he and his friends don't talk about. He's living with regrets, survivor's guilt and a whole host of other issues. But, when he sees grown up Chloe, he's remembering their kiss and how, for her own sake, he had to reject her, and he's regretting it. Being around her brings him a sort of peace, and he can't ignore how beautifully she's grown up. Soon, he's managed to convince Chloe how good they can be together, and they're steaming up the sheets (and the homes she takes him to view). I was hoping their relationship would have a bit more tension, she forgave him awfully quickly. But the biggest letdown was that the danger implied in the blurb was not present. There was one meeting with a friend of Daniel's that had a little suspense, but that's it. After a little while, whatever happened on Daniel and Josh's last mission seemed to have been forgotten, and there was definitely no danger for Chloe. I felt as if the author forgot there was supposed to be a big danger to Chloe, and the story just took off into solely the romance aspect, forgetting the suspense part.

The romance aspect is good. It's sexy and Daniel and Chloe are a likable, engaging couple. I wish their relationship had more time to develop fully, but for the most part I enjoyed it. The secondary cast of Sara and Josh are also interesting. I'm hoping they get their own story soon.

I wish the blurb hadn't been so misleading, because I went into reading this with certain expectations. If the blurb had been more accurate - just that it was a second chance romance between Daniel and Chloe, I would have had different expectations and would have enjoyed it more. But, aside from the misleading blurb and my disappointment in that, and the not completely fleshed out romance, I enjoyed Stripping Her Defenses because it was sexy and Chloe and Daniel are both interesting, likable characters.

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Loved it

by Ana

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It wasn’t luck that brought me home.It was a CIA spook – a man called Ghost.The kind that never die.The kind people will kill to protect.I didn’t want themAnd I didn’t expect her.She’s all softness and curves.The moment I see her, I want her.I should walk away.I’m hard. Broken.The book is great.When I started reading I could not put down.

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Defenseless

by Erika E.

This book was amazing. I could not put it down until I finished reading it. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking to read it and aren’t sure if they want to. Trust me, you will love it.

I voluntarily read an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Loved it

by Karin B

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I'm a big fan of Amanda Adams writing style and really enjoyed this story. I loved the suspense and intrigue factor in this story. This story is a slight departure from what I'm used to by Amanda but, I still thought this was a great story with a extremely likable hero and heroine.

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Hot and steamy read

by poppy

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.I really enjoyed Daniel and chloe's story they were fantastic likable characters this was a super read well written with a good storyline that held my interest all the way through.A super second chance romance/best friends brother i would recommend this book.

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A Really Good Book

by Karen Galloway

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This is good book from Amanda Adams. This is a Well written book And has a great storyline. It is a real page turner and you won't want to put it down. The characters were likeable and they just pull you in to their story. I loved their chemistry and interaction. This is an Enjoyable, Entertaining, must read story and I would recommend it to anyone. I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. Can't wait to read more from Amanda Adams

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Great story!

by PeytonGG

Not only was this book a hot read it also had a great back story. I loved how the story let you in the mind of each character so you knew what each was thinking. Yes this does have a happy ending and there is no cliff hanger for this couple there are other characters introduced that will make you want to read the following book or books.
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An Entertaining Romance

by Aunt G

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Stripping Her Defenses (Secret Maneuvers Book 1) by Amanda Adams is a good read. This second chance romance is a light but enjoyable read. Daniel and Chloe are a good couple and have a nice chemistry. A good plot and interesting story make this an entertaining read.

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Great romance with a little suspense

by Viper Spaulding

This is a sweet second-chance romance for Chloe and her best friend's older brother, Daniel. Daniel thought walking away from her years ago was the best for both of them, but now he's rethinking his attraction to her and trying to make their second chance work out. This is more of a heartwarming love story than an angsty one, but it does have its suspenseful moments. It's well done with believable characters and plenty of chemistry between the two. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book through Booksprout.

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Second Chance of Love

by MJM2003

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. This was a fun, fast paced read by Amanda Adams that was well worth taking the time to read. Chloe and Daniel had known one another when they were much younger and he broke her heart. This story is set 10 years later when she has been married and widowed to a marine. They encounter one another and the sparks still sizzle between them but Daniel isn't going to break her heart this time. this time it is obvious that he is hoping to play for keeps. The only problem is that the FBI are watching them and there is a rogue CIA agent lurking around. In Stripping her Defences, Amanda has penned a clever story that has several layer to it. It isn't a book of great "depth" so it's not too "heavy" a read but a more than a beach read if you see what I mean. I liked her characters and the twists within the story so there were some surprises. I will be looking for more of Amanda's stories as I enjoyed this one so much.
DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED.

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Fun read

by Anonymous

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Entertaining and easy read. The characters Daniel and Chloe's personalities complement each other well.

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Such an amazing book

by Anonymous

Oh my goodness, this is such an amazing book. I absolutely love it. Two souls, both damaged, find love. How awesome is that. This book is so well written. It just sucks you right in and makes you feel like you are right there. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book in exchange for a free copy.

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GREAT READ!!!

by Kim Sparks

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. You just won't be able to put this book down once you start reading it. You will love reading Chloe and Daniel's story. Both are strong characters and a great story line. I have come to like Amanda Adams books.

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Second Chances...

by Vivian C

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Second chances don't always come along. When they do, you should make the most of them. Daniel and Chloe are given that second chance but will a threat from the past keep them apart? Looking forward to further books in this series.

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Hot military man

by natashal

This is a well written book with a great storyline. The characters were well described and they just pulled you into their story. I loved their chemistry and interaction. This is a must read story and I would recommend it to anyone. I couldn't put it down. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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Great Read,hot and sexy military man second chance romance,well written story, the characters is good with great chemistry,loved it!

by charmaine

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Great story!

by TATORS

I really enjoyed this story! The story development was well written with a good pace. It was steamy w/great chemistry & a storyline that includes intrigue and danger. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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Fun and Suspenseful

by Shana81

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This is a different kind of book then I am used to from the author less emotional drama and more fun and suspense. That said sometimes a lighter quick read with healthy dose of steam is just what you want and this delivered. Daniel does not want to bring Chloe into his life of danger but his desire wins out and he vows to keep her safe as his past catches up to them. The characters are well written and likable and I was definitely rooting for them to get their HEA. All in all the was a quicker enjoyable read and I look forward to the next in this series.