Thursday, 8 May 2014


Title: One to Protect (One to Hold #3)
Author: Tia Louise
Release Date: April 21, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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One scar.
One betrayal.
No escape.

When Sloan Reynolds beats criminal charges, Melissa Jones stops believing her wealthy, connected ex-husband will ever pay for what he did to her. 

Derek Alexander can’t accept that—a tiny silver scar won't let him forget, and as a leader in the security business, he is determined to get the man who hurt his fiancĂ©e.

Then the body of a former call girl turns up dead. She’s the breakthrough Derek’s been waiting for, the link to Sloan’s sordid past he needs. But as usual, legal paths to justice have been covered up or erased.

Derek’s ready to do whatever it takes to protect his family when his partner Patrick Knight devises a plan that changes everything. 

It’s a plan that involves coloring outside the lines and taking a walk on the dark side. It goes against everything on which Alexander-Knight, LLC, is based.

And it’s a plan Derek’s more than ready to follow.

Note: Standalone, M/F, HEA.


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Nikki continued talking, but I wasn’t listening. Cold realization flashed in my brain like lightening striking a tree.
Jessica Black. It was the name on the email Melissa had put in front of me that day she visited our offices. The day she dropped a nuke on all my dreams of a life with her, when she revealed my former “mentor,” her ex-husband Sloan Reynolds’s secret double-life. He had high-end escorts all over the country, and Jessica Black was his first careless slip. Melissa had found it.
Nikki was still reminiscing as I spun around in my chair, shaking my computer awake. Fingers flying over the keys, I pulled up all the information I could find on the dead girl.
She’d been living in Baltimore for a year. I wondered if she followed him from wherever they’d hooked up the first time. Why would she do that? Was it possible she was in love with him? Was it for the money? Had he promised her anything?
It didn’t matter. She’d disappeared off the police blotter from the time she arrived there until now, when she’d turned up dead.
Reasons scrolled across my brain of all the possible causes of death, but looking at her beaten face, all I could see was the photo Melissa had put in front of me all those months ago.
My instincts were on high alert. Sloan was getting antsy, and I knew what he wanted. Jessica Black might look like the real thing, but she wasn’t it.
Substitutes would never fill the possession he felt. I’d followed enough of these twisted fucks to know. He was coming for Melissa, and it was just a matter of when.

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ONE TO PROTECT is quite possibly my favourite book in the series so far. Now, don't get me wrong, I adored the other two but there was something about this one that was different. Tia, as usual, manages to completely draw you into the story from the very first page, and everything just flows perfectly. I had such high hopes for this book and she definitely didn't let me down.

So, what did I love about it? two favourite guys in a book together. What's not to love?? This time around I definitely noticed a development in Derek and Patricks relationship. They have always seemed wary of each other before, never quite trusting, but now, I'm seeing a bromance forming! They still had their serious moments, but there was a lot more teasing, joking around, and now a mutual respect between the work partners. Also, I have to point out that they are both still deliciously sexy!!

The storyline was fast-paced, gritty and had me on the edge of my seat more than once. It also had those sweet, tender moments between Derek and Melissa that I love, but those two can also get down and dirty when they want to!! Tia Louise writes some of the best sex scenes I've read. She makes them sensual yet HOT, without all the unnecessary smut.

For someone who hasn't read any books by this author yet, I would say "Do it right now!" Although ONE TO PROTECT is part of a series and they all centre around the same characters, each book is a standalone and has a happy ever after!! Yay! What more could you want?

Emotion? - Check
Gripping storyline? - Check
Funny moments? - Check
Hot guys? - Check & Check
No cliffhangers? - Check

These books have everything you could possibly want and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
 High fives to Tia for yet another fabulous story. I cant wait to read whatever comes next.




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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.
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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ONE TO HOLD (Derek & Melissa), 2013
ONE TO KEEP (Patrick & Elaine), 2014

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1 comment:

  1. Yay! High-fives right back! Thanks so much for the fab review~ <3 Tia