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One to Hold
     

One to Hold

4.1 134
by Tia Louise
 

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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

Overview

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.

A STAND-ALONE, ONE TO HOLD NOVEL. Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Editorial Reviews

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/717278304 - Magan Vernon
"Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Will have you waiting up at night for your husband so you can recreate scenes." --Magan Vernon, author of The Only One
Magan Vernon
"Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Will have you waiting up at night for your husband so you can recreate scenes." --Magan Vernon, author of The Only One
Karrie Puskas
"One to Hold is One to buy!! Holy mother of god is Derek Alexander HOT!!!!"
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/724543070 - Karrie Puskas
"One to Hold is One to buy!! Holy mother of god is Derek Alexander HOT!!!!"
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/722774246 - Linda C.
"Bravo Tia Louise. If there's any way to debut a book, you have found the way."
Linda C.
"Bravo Tia Louise. If there's any way to debut a book, you have found the way."
Kate Roth
"A sexy read with just the right amount of drama. Louise's characters pulled me in and didn't let go." --Kate Roth, author of The Low Notes
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/721002408 - Kate Roth
"A sexy read with just the right amount of drama. Louise's characters pulled me in and didn't let go." --Kate Roth, author of The Low Notes
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/691754234 - Patricia Saolmea
"Beautiful, meaningful and extremely sexy. Tia Louise created an amazing story that hooked me and kept me guessing."
Patricia Saolmea
"Beautiful, meaningful and extremely sexy. Tia Louise created an amazing story that hooked me and kept me guessing."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148821731
Publisher:
TL Productions
Publication date:
09/23/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
3,969
File size:
253 KB

Meet the Author

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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One to Hold 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 134 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast hot beginning, intrigue and little slow in the middle, then rushed ending. Just over 130 pages. Likeable characters, different story line, good read for free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story. On Nook, the story is 135 pages long. I purchased to 2nd book in the series for $3.99. It is only 130 pages long. While a good stoey it is serialized. I am tired of short serializes stories. Why not just put it all in one book. There are 3 parts to this story. This 1st one is free. The others are $3.99 each. That is too much for a novella. Will not purchase any other book from this author unless I can be sure it is a real book of at least 200 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice story, different twist. I really liked it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a quick sexy read. I loved the way it was written. The way Derek and Melissa came together and how everything was mysterious. The story took you on a ride of emotions. It was filled with sex, romance, and agnst. It kept me captivated wanted to know what would happen next from start to finish. A great read! I'm looking forward to more by Tia Louise.
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
One to Hold by Tia Louise is the first book in her One To Hold series. And it is HAWT! Melissa has had a crap year and is on a week long get away in the desert with her lifelong best friend Elaine. What she doesn't expect to happen is the sexy god-like hook up that completely blows her mind. Is he gonna make a repeat appearance? Does she want him to? Derek just met the most beautiful but sad woman he's ever seen. Something about Melissa speaks to some part of him that was broken till now. What started as a one night stand, a really sexy one night stand, NEEDS to become more. Every cell in his body insists on it. There's a passion between these two people that will draw you deep into their stories. Melissa has to decide if her past will limit her future but she first needs to decide if she can ever get past Derek's shocking secret! I absolutely loved this book!
xxBianca More than 1 year ago
I had no idea how much I would enjoy this book. The romance, the steaminess, the suspense! It was an all around great book that was hard to put down.  The story begins where we meet Melissa who is at a resort with her best friend, Elaine. We are given the sense that Melissa is running from something or someone, but that is not revealed until later. For now, her and Elaine are adamant about spending their week relaxing and receiving spa treatments. One night she ends up meeting the dark, handsome, mysterious Derek Alexander. Their chemistry is off the charts. Melissa and Derek immediately connect and end up hooking up that night. Normal, right? Wrong. Something develops between these two, but they only have one week. Can two attractive people fall for each other in a week?  This fast paced adult romance story captured me the moment I started. The connection between Melissa and Derek was electrifying, exciting, and truly heartfelt. Neither one knew what they were missing in their lives until they found each other. This author did a great job in allowing two perfect strangers to meet and to fall for each other so deeply. This isn't insta-love. Love knows no time limit, no boundaries. Derek and Melissa are proof of this.  This story consumed me not only with romance but with suspense as well. There are secrets on both sides that I did not see coming.  While Melissa is battling with her inner demons she finally allows herself to let Derek in. They spend more time together and although scared, she falls for him. Hard and quickly. No pun intended. Ok well maybe. :) Derek is sexy and swoon worthy. I would love to see more of their story, especially from Derek's POV.  If you enjoy a hot and suspenseful romance story then this is the one for you. This is a great debut from the author and I am excited to see what she comes up with next.   
GrammyReading More than 1 year ago
finally some mature characters....melissa had something to hide..something to run away from...derek was in over his head from the gate..but he kept his stride...their chemistry was so powerful it could not be denied...a week to live a fantasy...and then the unraveling of deception after the smoke had cleared....how much of what we want is true?...how far will we go to get it?...how much of ourselves are we willing to chane?....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was recommened on Haleigh Lovell's facebook page. So I took a chance. It was awesome. I love derek and melissa. I will read patrick's next. I loved the epiloge by derek and his point of view. A MUST read.
purpinkrose More than 1 year ago
Melissa and her best friend Elaine go for a spa week for a mental health break - Melissa's idea, she needs to get away from some thing. The first night there she meets Derek and it's fireworks when they get together. He knows she's hiding something and he's being a bit vague. They have the week together, who knows when they'll see each other again....... I love how Tia kept you guessing what it is Melissa is hiding. I love Melissa's character, she's someone you can relate to or know someone just like her. And girls there's a new book boyfriend on the block in in the form of Derek Alexander. I was hooked when I started reading this I couldn't put it down till id read it. I loved it. For a Debut book it was amazing, you wouldn't think it was a debut book. Tia is an Author to watch out for. This gets 5/5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable. Looking forward to Patrick's story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great story. I can't wait to read more from this author. Must read (383pgs)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Author did such a wonderful job I was surprised with ho awesome this book was. I will defintely read more of her work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
4.5 One to Hold by Tia Louise I was given this ARC in exchange for my honest review. This is due to be released 10.9.13. First off, Sloan I hate you. No one should ever underestimate your influence. Next, Derek I should hate you. But after all your drama, why are you making me feel like this? I'm so upset, because I don't hate you, not even a little bit, not even at all. Thanks to the author for screwing with my emotions, it was a nice ride.
bucmjt 3 months ago
What an amazing, and terrible love story. Mel is in so much trouble and believes she has no one to trust. But in One to Hold, by Tia Louise, Derick comes to the rescue-ish. He also appears to be a villain, so Melissa must move forward and heal on her own. Maybe then she can see more clearly. This book has so many really great peripheral characters that this series could seamlessly continue forever. (Oh, and really well written love scenes. ;) )
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SaraBetty More than 1 year ago
Book 1 of a series that burns hotter with every story.. Not long but very well done and sets the stage and introduces the characters for all that follows... While some say three books I have tracked up to #8 which was released 2/22//16.. Many prefer longer books and these do grow in length, I also enjoy books that I can finish in a single sitting... Just gonna say there is a real storyline here and I have come to several sections where there was no way I would put the book down... Love the characters and find the storyline very different and not always anticipated... Writing style pleases me... Strong humor, hot love, excellent story. What more could a gal want on a cold winter night???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good reading but a little confused with back and forth time span.
AscotAl More than 1 year ago
I like how the book started. There was no long lead up to the meat of the plot. Well done.
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Try it!
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I loved it! I love Derek and I loved Melissa, I loved that they both had so much to overcome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If u like LOVE storys hot and steamy you will liie this book. Lots of good sex scenes. If u dont like them read something different! Thanks for the free read i enjoyed this book T
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was well written and not too sexually graphic. A bit suspenceful but it didn't drag. You can read it as a stand alone or buy the conclusion as well. I skipped it and just bought the next couple. Tia might be my new favorite.
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