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One to Protect (Derek & Melissa) (One to Hold Book 3) by [Louise, Tia]
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"FIVE STARS for the entire ONE TO HOLD series!!!" -Aleatha Romig, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

"Great writing, steamy romance, humor, and a lot of heart." --Mia Sheridan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

"Alpha hunk Derek Alexander is all kinds of wonderful with the perfect heroic touch." --USA Today HEA Blog

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"5 out of 5 Breathtaking Stars!!!" -The Book Nuts

"Amazing heat, a bit of suspense and an unexpected shocker near the end." -Goodreads

* International Bestseller * Recommended Read on USA Today's Happy Ever After blog. *

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 fiancée.

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.

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

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2227 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1499113641
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  • Publisher: TLM Productions LLC; 1 edition (April 19 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JT1YE0I
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My rating: 4.5 of 5 ⭐️

Even though Melissa has found her new beginning with Derek, she is still plagued with nightmares of her abusive ex-husband. Rich and successful, the man has been able to slip out from under every criminal charge filed against him, leaving her feeling rather exposed. Especially since she doesn't just have herself to worry about anymore.

Being in the security business affords Derek Alexander a few more tools to keep tabs on his fiancee's violent ex. But the constant reminder of his inability to end the nightmares for his woman, once and for all, grates on his protective nature. He has done everything possible to keep the man behind bars, but he simply is too well connected.

When the body of a former call girl turns up, the discovery she is a tie back to some painful history, may be the breakthrough they have been waiting for. Derek will do everything in his powers to stop Melissa's ex, before he can ever get near her again. Even if it means breaking his own highly held moral code with the help of his partner in a walk on the dark side....


Freaking holy hotness!!!

I ADORE Tia Louise!!! Truly I do. She writes fantastic juicy, fun, steaming hot love scenes, with tough manly men who can melt at the hands of their women.

Derek and Melissa are the couple from One To Hold, the first book in the series, and although this novel functions as a standalone, I feel it would be beneficial to read all the books in the series, simply to get a feel for the writing, the characters, and the back story. However, One To Protect is a complete story in itself, with a completion for Derek and Melissa.
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If I can write a review with zero stars, I would. It is by far the worst novel I have ever read in my life. Really bad. Very weak story and bad sex scenes imposed all over.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0c72120) out of 5 stars Smoking Hot!!! Grab a Fan Ladies! May 9 2014
By Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews - Published on
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This book was smoking hot with lots of sexy scenes. You may want to take your kindle into the bedroom for this one.

I highly recommend that you pick up One To Hold before reading One to Protect. I have read all the books in this series and have loved them immensely. One to Protect picks up after One to Keep. Melissa and Derek are living the happily ever after with a baby on the way when a dead call girl shows up that looks identical to Melissa. Derek knows that Sloan is involved in her death and is out to prove it this time. How far will he go to risk his own life and miss out on the wonderful life he has?

This book will have you on the edge of your seat. Sloan is an evil bastard and he will stop at nothing to get back what belongs to him. When Melissa starts hearing noises in her house at night I was literally spooked. Then her necklace goes missing and I thought for sure that Sloan was going to kidnap her and drive Derek to an early grave. Talk about evoking emotion. I was seriously anxious to see what was going to happen and of course could not put the book down because if I tried to go to sleep I would be hearing things that go bump in the night.

Tia does a great job developing her characters and you see Melissa only get stronger. I really enjoyed seeing Patrick and Lainey again and look forward to the next chapter in their story.

If you like alpha males and lots of scorching chemistry pick up Tia’s entire series. You will be glad you did.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0c72dc8) out of 5 stars Love this book and this series!!! April 22 2014
By Vera Machado - Published on
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Love this book and this series!

In this book the story of Melissa and Derek continues. They are in a relationship and expecting their first child. Although they're happy, they still have a few obstacles to overcome: the fact that they live in different cities and Melissa's ex-husband.
Melissa's ex-husband continues to harass her. In order to protect her, Derek enlists the help of Patrick and Toni. The three of them work together in order to bring Sloan down. Will they be successful?

Love Melissa and Derek together. They have an amazing chemistry. Melissa is a very strong woman, trying to regain the control she lost of her life when she was married with Sloan, while trying to be happy with Derek. Derek is one of the most swoon worthy male charecters I ever read. He is loving and kind, protective and possessive and doesn't fear showing that.

Loved Toni and would love to read more about her and her story.

Like the previous books, One To Protect is a great book with an amazing story, that sucks you in. This is a very sweet love story with a lot of steamy moments.

Tia Louise is an amazing storyteller and can't wait to read One To Love!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fc9a6cc) out of 5 stars I can't find the word! April 23 2014
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This book is so ... WOW! I loved Derek and Melissa in "One to Hold" and am totally in love with them all over again. Derek is the Alpha of Alphas. No one, absolutely no one, is going to harm his fiancée, the mother of his unborn child, or that baby. Derek takes personal action to end the threat when all legal actions are exhausted. I *never* expected what happened to happen. It blew my mind, and even though it could be considered ... well, I don't want to spoil anything, but I personally was cheering it on. My one wish for the book would be a missing conversation; but it's still, ABSOLUTELY, a five star read!!!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0069c30) out of 5 stars one to protect live it April 23 2014
By elizabeth roberts - Published on
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Wow I love the book it's starts out steamy. The love between Derek and Melissa is so strong I could feel it. Derek would do anything to protect his woman and protect her he did . It's a awesome book. I love it!!! I would recommend it and the one to hold series by tia louise. Tia louise you Rock!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fbc6bc4) out of 5 stars A heart stopping tale of love, lust and peril Aug. 20 2015
By Kim R. - Published on
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I first fell in love with Derek Alexander and Melissa Jones in the debut book of Tia Louise's provocative One To Hold series. This couple is a fan favorite (me included!) so I was thrilled to see their story continue in this riveting third installment. Now engaged to be married and expecting a precious baby, this couple is more passionately in love than ever. Although they are temporarily living apart due to work commitments, they are joyously planning their lives together. But when the specter of Melissa's menacing ex-husband threatens to destroy their happiness once again, Derek vows to move heaven and earth to protect what's his. But will the cost of his intense devotion ultimately threaten the very thing he treasures most in this world?

Tia Louise has done it again! Seamlessly weaving tender-hearted romance and heart stopping danger, she leads readers on an enthralling journey of love, passion and intrigue. I was even more invested in this couple this time around because I had the privilege of watching them fall head over heels in love in One to Hold. Once again, I really relished the hot sensually and soul-deep connection between these characters, and Derek is a delicious hero! So strong and tender with a fierce protective streak that left me breathless.

Ms. Louise also skillfully incorporated other key series players in Derek's risky plot to bring down his greatest enemy, and there's a jaw dropping plot twist that proves to be a total game changer. But, ultimately, it made me worship Derek that much more. Swoon alert: There is NOTHING this man won't do to safeguard his family.

My only personal qualm is that I wish there were less alternate povs of secondary characters and more scenes of the hero and heroine interacting because their romantic chemistry is red-hot and I selfishly want more ...more...more! But fans seem to respond positively overall to this unique storytelling format, and I do respect this author's clever editorial choices.

Ultimately, Tia Louise is a gorgeous storyteller with a true gift for captivating fans with her tantalizing couples, suspenseful plot twists and searing emotional depth. This book is not to be missed and I look forward to the "conclusion" of Mel and Derek's love story in One To Save!