Sunday, January 12, 2014

Review of One to Keep by Tia Louise

Title: One to Keep
Author: Tia Louse
Series: One to Hold Book 2
Rating:  4 Groupie Stars

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)

She didn’t push me away or tell me no as I kissed her again with more urgency this time. She turned, and I kissed her cheek.

“I’m too weak when it comes to you,” she murmured as I traced the line of her jaw with my lips. “I should be stronger.”

My kisses moved to her temple and into her hairline. She was so beautiful, and I had her again. “You’re incredibly strong,” I murmured. “You held me off for three weeks when everything in me wanted to come here and take you back.”

I could feel her breathing pick up as I kissed her, and the tension below my waist grew tighter. My mouth returned to hers, and it opened quickly, tongues uniting, her fingers now threading in my hair.

Her lips were so sweet, but I moved my kisses to her chin, dropping down to her neck, and unfastening the buttons on her shirt, kissing every spot of delicate skin that was revealed as it came apart…

"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."

I was soooo excited to finally have Patrick in my hot little Kindle!!  I have been waiting for ever to learn more about this sexy bachelor and I was not let down!!  I think I even liked Patrick more than Derek, if that's even possible!

Patrick Knight is a no holds barred, sex is fun, with no attachments after a failed engagement.  He looks at women as a fun night and a release.  Patrick isn't looking for love or any time of commitment with a woman.  He moves to Princeton to take over his brother's position as co-owner of a private detective agency and once settled in goes on a bit of a man whore spree.  On a trip to Scottsdale, AZ everything changes for him when he meets Elaine.

"My lips were on her neck and her hips moved against me.  Her insides spasmed, drawing me out and she held me close, bonding me to her.  I couldn't imagine letting her go."

Elaine is in Scottsdale, AZ with her friend Melissa for a "wellness" week at a spa.  Both her and Melissa are going through men issues and the last thing Elaine is looking for is Patrick and a long distance relationship.  But once she meets him, she can't help but spend all her time that week with him, in his bed, in the pool, in the get my drift!!  

"I've never been like this," she whispered.  "Everything in me wants you."

When the week comes to end Elaine chooses to end it, not wanting her heart to be broken.  Patrick on the other hand feels a little different about it.  But Patricks leaves her, knowing he can't win this battle right now.  But it doesn't take long for Elaine to give in and contact Patrick.  Who could stay away from a hot stud like him anyway?!

"All I could think about was holding you, touching you, you touching me.  I caved after 5 days."
"She was my heart and my soul.  She was the one I'd never get over.  She was the one I would always keep."

Now the happily ever after..right?  NOPE, of course not, no good love can just happen without drama and angst!!  Patrick's past comes to bite him in the ass and Elaine runs, not sure if she can handle what his past will bring into her future if she stays with him.  My heart went to Elaine, she really thought she had lucked out and found the man of her dreams and one with no baggage or shady past.

Pain hit me again and again like a sledgehammer to the chest and all I could think of was Elaine, her beautiful smile, her touch, I'd lost her again, but this time it was my fault."

Patrick is determined to explain the situation and win back Elaine, no matter what he has to do.  But is what he wants and what Elaine wants still the same?

"You're the only woman I want.  You're the only person who completes me. None of this other stuff matters, nothing matters to me as much as you do."

I was so sure that no one could take Derek's place in my heart from One to Hold, but Patrick swept in like a ninja and stole it right from him!!  I just wish I had a little more back story of Elaine, but this series seems to focus more on the men than the women, which is a little different but in a good way!  I can't wait to see what else Tia Louise has up her sleeve for her next book!!!

"My future, my home, my family-eerything was right here in her arms."

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.

Books by Tia Louise:
One to Hold (Derek & Melissa), 2013
One to Keep (Patrick & Elaine), 2014

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"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)

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