Monday, October 14, 2013

One to Hold by Tia Louise

WARNING: Mature themes, strong language and sexual content. Recommended for adult readers (18+) only!

Derek Alexander is an ex-Marine, ex-cop, and the top investigator in his field. Melissa Jones is a small-town girl trying to escape her troubled past.

When the two intersect in a bar in Arizona, their sexual chemistry is off the charts. But what is revealed during their "one week stand" only complicates matters.

Because she'll do everything in her power to get away from the past, but he'll do everything he can to hold her.

Standalone, M/F, HEA

4 Stars!

If you are looking for a hot, steamy, quick read pick up this book!

The last year of Melissa’s life has been hell for her. Elaine, Mel’s best friend decides to take her away for a Spa Retreat in Scottsdale, Arizona. Elaine knows Mel needs a nice long relaxing week before she takes control of her life and moves it into a different direction.

Derrick is in town for a Bankers Convention… BORING right? Well…. Not really. He isn’t a banker but an ex-Marine, ex-Police Officer and not to mention big wig investigator. He is speaking at the convention with his partner, Patrick.

The first night in Scottsdale Melissa and Derrick see each other at a bar and Derrick decides to introduce himself… wasn’t long before the two make it to a private patio. HELLO HOTNESS!!! You are hit with the good stuff right off the bat. What’s not to love about that?? Ok, back to the story, after their steamy patio session Derrick lets Melissa know he would be there all week and would love to see her again. Melissa wants to but her life at home is holding her back. She needs to get that figured out before she can let herself have feelings for anyone. It’s a One Week Stand… no feelings required,  except Melissa has never felt the way she did when she had been with Derrick and knows there is no way she can become emotionally involved.  

Elaine & Mel end up going out for more pampering the next day and run into Patrick, a dinner date is set up for the girls, Patrick and his friend. Guess who his friend is? Ding Ding Derrick! Now with the temptation right in front of her what’s a girl to do? Give in of course... how could you not?? Bring on a week of FUN! Elaine & Patrick are also having a little fun of their own.

Once the week is up Derrick and Melissa know they are leaving behind something good. Melissa knows she needs to go home and deal with her life. Derrick tells her he would be there for her anytime, just to call. Melissa heads home and jumps full force into what she needs to do. My heart hurt for Melissa and what she had to go through in the last six years of her life. She is a very strong woman though and pushes through what she needs to do. You do get some twists and turns along the way which help wrap it all together nicely.

 Again, quick steamy read that I enjoyed! Make sure you grab your copy when the book comes out!


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Tia Louise is a former journalist, world-traveler, and collector of beautiful men (who inspire ALL of her stories... *wink*)---turned wife, mommy, and novelist.

It's possible she has a slight truffle addiction. And she will never look at a family restroom the same way again.

ONE TO HOLD is her debut adult romance.

1 comment:

  1. It's out now--Yay!!! And I LOVE your great review--I had to LOL at "ding ding Derek"... Ha! Thanks so much, <3 Tia