Readers are saying…
“A cowboy setting and a man with deep secrets…what could be sexier? FIVE STARS for the entire ONE TO HOLD series!!! Don’t miss ONE TO LEAVE!” –Aleatha Romig, NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Consequences series
“FIVE STARS: Spanking, pulling hair, sexy growls, and hearty demands, just gives you a little taste as to what this sexy man is capable of… Stuart not only broke my heart, but carefully mended it back together.” –Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads
“If you’re looking for a super sexy cowboy with a past to fall in love with One to Leave is definitely the book to pick up!” –Reading Past My Bedtime Reviews
(Stuart & Mariska)
Some demons can’t be shaken off.
Some wounds won’t heal.
Until a pair of hazel eyes knocks you on your ass, and you realize it’s time to stop running.
Keywords: military, western, alpha, billionaire, new adult, second chance, wedding, Thanksgiving, Christmas
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. #SexyCowboy
*Review copy received from the author for an honest review*
4.5 “captain asshat” Stars!
Ok, so I am a little mad at myself. Mad that I haven’t stayed up to date on this series!! I have a lot of catching up to do. Oh, and by the way…I am totally in love with Stuart. Hehe 🙂 So, I read the first book in this series many, many moons ago, and then life got in the way. Now here I am picking up the 5TH book and loving it.
“Sometimes it takes more courage to give up one dream for a new one.”
Stuart is rough and gruff at times, but yet such a caring person deep down. And, of course, HOT!! I wanted to help him, just as Mariska did. And in the same ways she did 😉 Their connection touches you. It’s not sweet, and it’s not romantic, it’s just moving….ugh, I don’t think that’s the right word for it, but that will have to do!
“Coming here like this was the craziest thing I’d ever done in my entire life, and now I’d have to face the consequences.”
I love how head strong and mature Mariska is. She knew what had to be done and she stuck with it, even when she just wanted to cave in to him. And Stuart, he knew in his heart what the right answer was, but you know how guys are….stubborn!!
“When was the last time I’d felt this way? Shit, for that matter, had I ever felt this way?”
So as you can see, this story is about stubborn versus stubborn!! And if there isn’t enough going on with those two, you still get a lot about the rest of the crew. Which brings me back to the fact that I must get to reading the previous books in the series. I did get lost a few times during One To Leave, and REALLY wanted to know how a few things happened.
This story was definitely a reminder to me that I thoroughly enjoy this author’s writing style. Sexy cowboys, independent women, and a whole lot of sweet and steamy scenes is my kind of story. I recommend the series to all…but don’t be an idiot like me and read them out of order 😉
One to Leave
By Tia Louise
© TLM Productions, 2014
“I’m not leaving,” I gasped, needing him to stop.
He didn’t stop. He gave me three more swift thrusts before holding himself deep inside me, leaning over my shoulder as he groaned through his orgasm. He pulsed, filling me, then growing still. My heart beat so hard, and I couldn’t move. My bones were liquid as I lay on the bed.
Two more breaths, and he climbed onto the mattress, pulling me with him. I couldn’t resist if I wanted to as he wrapped me in his arms, holding me against his chest. His face was at my shoulder, buried in my hair, and he breathed deeply. We were both panting. Holding him, I could feel his pulse at my temple.
“Stuart,” I whispered.
“You’re mine.” He rumbled against my skin. “You don’t leave me.”
My jaw clenched. I was still recovering from that blazing fuck, and I hated how shockingly true his words were. I’d need the strength of Hercules to walk away from him. At the same time, I knew I had to stay strong.
“But you can leave me?”
He didn’t answer. He only held me firm against his chest. Our breath swirled in and out, mixing and mingling, and I wondered if he’d ever let me go. I wondered if I ever wanted him to. After a few moments, he did relax. He reached down and pulled the Indian blanket over me. Kissing my shoulder, he went to the bathroom and closed the door.
I pulled the blanket tight around me trying to calm my swirling emotions.
Her debut adult romance ONE TO HOLD was #1 in Military Romance on Amazon, a 2014 “Lady Boner” award-winner, and a Top 20 Contemporary Romance novel for several months. Subsequent books in the series have performed equally well.
From being a “Readers’ Choice” nominee two years running, to picking up USA Today “Happily Ever After” nods, nothing makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the Alexander-Knight world of stories.
A former journalist, Louise 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…
Books by Tia Louise:
One to Hold (Derek & Melissa), 2013
One to Keep (Patrick & Elaine), 2014
One to Protect (Derek & Melissa), 2014
One to Love (Kenny & Slayde), 2014
One to Leave (Stuart & Mariska), Dec. 29, 2014
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