Wednesday, May 21, 2014

***Book Blast and Giveaway*** One to Hold Series by Tia Louise

One to Hold (Derek & Melissa), 2013
One to Hold Series Book 1
Available Now

"HOT! FUN! ENJOYABLE! 5 STARS!!! I highly recommend this story and can't wait to read more from Tia Louise!" --Aleatha Roming, NYT & USA Today bestselling author of the Consequences series
***WARNING: Mature themes, strong language and sexual content. Recommended for adult readers (18+) only!***
Derek Alexander is a retired 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)

One to Hold was a fast paced romance that in my opinion did not drag or slow down once. Tia threw in some shockers that had my stomach dropping like I’m on a roller coaster! I really enjoyed this story about Melissa and Derek.
Melissa’s best friend, Elaine, decides she needs to take a trip. On this trip, she will begin her new life. She will do what she wants to do. She can even decide what she wants to drink. She is getting away from a life where her decisions were made for her. Melissa has filed for divorce from an abusive and cheating husband. Not to mention just downright sleazy! Wait until you hear all about what he’s been up to!
Melissa meets Derek while sitting at the bar, sipping on a drink that tastes disgusting. But, she’s drinking it because she got to order it. There is an immediate attraction between them and what happens shortly after meeting is flat out HOT! Melissa has surprised herself but at the same time she isn’t sure if she can face Derek again. So when he asks if she will meet him the next night, she can’t bring herself to go. But what can you do when all your thoughts end up back to this man? Well, you let go of what’s holding you back and give in to the desire!! It’s only a week, right?
Melissa comes home a different woman. She faces her fears and tells her soon to be ex that she isn’t changing her mind. She wants nothing of his, just his signature. And it certainly helps that she finds information on him. Let’s just say it’ll push him to sign on the dotted line. But she also found something else and she certainly wasn’t prepared for or expecting it. Hell, I wasn’t expecting it!
All this leads to her new beginning. She had to leave; there was no choice in the matter. But what happens when people just don’t want to let go? Well, it gave me a story that made me anxious, swoon and needing a fan on high! I hope you enjoy One to Hold, I certainly did!

 One to Keep (Patrick & Elaine)
One to Hold Series Book 2
Now Available


WARNING: Mature themes, strong language and sexual content. Recommended for adult readers (18+) only!
There’s a new guy in town...

“Patrick Knight, single, retired Guard-turned private investigator. I was a closer. A deal maker. I looked clients in the eye and told them I’d get their shit done. And I did...”
Patrick doesn’t do “nice.”
At least, not anymore.
After his fiancée cheats, he follows up with a one-night stand and a disastrous
office hook-up. His business partner (Derek Alexander) sends him to the desert to get his head straight—and clean up the mess.
While there, Patrick meets Elaine, and blistering sparks fly, but she’s not looking for any guy. Or a long-distance relationship. 
Patrick’s ready to do anything to keep her, but just when it seems he’s changed her mind, the skeletons from his past life start coming back.
(Standalone, M/F, HEA)

When I plan to read a book I sometimes wonder, is it going to make me cry, laugh, melt… you know; all the good stuff. Fewer and fewer times does it do it all. One to Keep broke my heart, put it back together and made me melt from the inside out. We had already met Patrick and Elaine in One to Hold but didn’t know much about them. Now we get their story, and it is a great one! And let me tell you, the sex is scorching and I couldn’t get enough.

They meet while in Arizona. The girls are on a spa retreat and they men are there to work. And up until Patrick and Elaine meet, all he cares about is having a good time. If that good time ends with a woman in his bed, then he knows it was a good night. He wasn’t always that way though. He happened to walk in on his fiancĂ© getting it on with some guy from their apartment building and as you can guess, that was the end of that. So Patrick is coasting along, having as many good times that he can. First order of business is getting the tattoo fixed that has his ex’s name on it. Kenny or Kendra fixes his tattoo and he wastes no time asking her out for the next day. They know that it’s not going to go anywhere because she is moving. So why not enjoy the night to the fullest?! They end up forming a friendship with each other that neither was expecting.

Elaine has a hard time trusting men. She isn’t looking for anything serious. Never considered it, until Patrick. They have a wonderful week together and he isn’t ready to say goodbye. But that is all Elaine is ready to say. And when she walks out of the hotel to head home, Patrick has never felt that kind of pain. But they lives hours apart from each other. She doesn’t want that kind of relationship and he isn’t going to force her to see what they could have.

So who called whom first? And how long did it take? For that you’ll have to read it but just know 1) it happens and 2) it made me want to cry. My actual tears come later and you’ll see why.

They are great together! You can feel what they feel when they are together. I always hated it for them when their time would be over and it was time for the drive home. So one weekend Elaine decided to surprise Patrick and shows up at his place. Unfortunately, she isn’t the only one showing up there and it does not go well at all. I was shocked and heartbroken for all involved and wondered how it was going to work out! This is a lot to deal with!

This is where I bid you farewell. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did and I can’t wait to see what Tia Louise has in store for us in the future!

One to Protect 
One to Hold Series Book 3 
Now Available 

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

Justice, revenge, retribution.

When Melissa's ex-husband Sloan manages to beat criminal charges, she stops believing he will ever pay for what he did. Derek Alexander will not accept that--a tiny silver scar won't let him forget, and he is determined to make the man who hurt his fiancee pay.

After exhausting all legal options, Derek is ready to take matters into his own hands. Until his partner Patrick Knight shows up with an unexpected solution...

Note: This stand-alone adult romance will be best understood if read following One to Hold and One to Keep.

I’m having a hard time trying to decide which book in this series is my favorite. I am strongly leaning towards this one. And although I have loved them all, something about One to Protect, just did it for me.
We already know that Derek loves Melissa. In this story, we learn how fierce and protective that love is. I loved the level of suspense that was added as well. Derek will do anything to keep Melissa from harm and proves it. It’s not just him and Mel anymore.
Derek and Mel are still traveling back and forth between homes, not having decided where to live. It’s a long drive but they are making it work, for now. It’s when Derek has something come across his desk that he knows Mel isn’t safe and he needs to get to her ASAP. Patrick and Elaine help in a big way but Melissa is kept in the dark. Derek wants her to feel safe; she has enough to worry about.
We also learn more of Sloan’s depravity. He is a very dangerous man and Melissa will never be safe unless he is out of the picture.
OK, once I started this book, I did not put it down until I was finished! It was steamy, sweet, suspenseful and gritty, with some laughs thrown in. That is a perfect combination for me! I love these characters and am looking forward to reading what Tia Louise comes up with next!

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.
She lives in the center of the U.S.A. with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations…
It’s possible she has a slight truffle addiction.

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1 comment:

  1. Superfab! Thank you so much, Jennifer! So happy you enjoyed the series~ :) <3 Tia