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.
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"Who knew, perhaps it was possible the road to anywhere could turn into a road to somewhere. For both of us."
One to Hold is a quite fast-paced standalone romance. It was a fantastic debut novel. This novel hooked me in and kept urging me to turn the pages to continue to read and read and read. I got the plot twist I always want in a book and the happily ever after. Brilliant!
God, I love finding new authors who are just so freaking awesome! One to Hold was so beautifully written and the sex?
I adored how the story developed. Melissa wasn't on one of those spend-money-on-useless-shit kind of girl when she went on the spa retreat. I thought that she was at first until she returned home and we finally figure out why she needed to get away from her shitty home life.
Then there's Derek [cue a thousand swooning ladies] He is smokin. He can be super sweet and super hot in bed! That's one talented man. He is a cop, marine and businessman. Did I mention that he was a freaking MARINE?! I'm a sucker for marines.
Cheesy? I know but I swooned at that okay.
Derek: “Two glasses of your best cava.”Melissa: “Cava? That’s sort of a celebratory drink, isn’t it?”Derek: “So let’s celebrate.”Melissa: “Did you get a promotion or something?”Derek: “I met you.”
The story was fast-paced, which I'm not usually a fan of, but the fact that the characters acknowledged it made it better.
"If things were different, I'd tell you I love you right now." – MelissaThen Derek *le sigh*
What I would give you. If you hadn't already stolen it. – D.A.HE GAVE HER A HEART NECKLACE OKAY. That is just the sweetest.
AND SPOILER HERE!!! That one fight scene in every book that I just love! The plot twist left me like this:
Damn, I loved that plot twist.
And conversations between Elaine and Melissa?
FANTASTIC BOOK, DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED!!!
“I don’t want anything he has,” I said, sipping my own wine. “He’s a bastard fucknut, and I hope I never see him again.”“A no-nut sphincter taster.”
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One to Keep (One to Hold #2) ❊ 3.5 APPLES!!!
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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.
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