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One to Keep (One to Hold) (Volume 2) Paperback – January 15, 2014

4.4 out of 5 stars 183 customer reviews
Book 2 of 8 in the One to Hold Series

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"Great fun book with all the right ingredients: hot man, independent woman, intrigue, fun, and hot sex!" --Aleatha Romig, NYT and USA Today bestselling author of the Consequences series 
  
"I fell in love with Derek and thought that it would be hard to fall for Patrick! Man was I wrong!!! Holy shit is Patrick hot!" --Karrie, Panty Dropping Book Blog
  
"If you enjoyed One to Hold, you will love One to Keep, and if you haven't read either one, seriously... what are you waiting for?!" --Holly, Sweet Spot Book Blog
  


"Sexy, romantic and quite emotional. Elaine and Patrick's story had me holding my breath..." --Kristy, Book Addict Mumma
  
"Holy Hanna!! I tripled my hot flash quota, reading this book!! A touching story of seduction, betrayal and rewards." --Margreet, Ripe for Reader Book Blog
         
"Patrick is the Hot younger Un-broken Stallion ... But Elaine, who he meets at the spa, certainly becomes a Horse whisperer to this stud!" --All Booked Out

About the Author

The "Queen of Hot Romance," Tia Louise is the Award-Winning, International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series.

From "Readers' Choice" nominations, to picking up USA Today "Happily Ever After" nods, to winning "Favorite Erotica Author" (2015) and the "Lady Boner Award" (2014) (LOL!), 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 USA 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), 2014
ONE TO SAVE (Derek & Melissa), 2015
ONE TO CHASE (Amy & Marcus), 2015
ONE TO TAKE (Stuart & Mariska), 2016

THE PRINCE & THE PLAYER, coming May 17, 2016!!!

Paranormal Romances (standalones):
ONE IMMORTAL (Derek & Melissa #SexyVampire), 2015
ONE INSATIABLE (Koa & Mercy #AlphaShifter), 2015

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Product Details

  • Series: One to Hold
  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (January 15, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 149522516X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1495225161
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,046,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have to start off by saying Tia Louise did it again. I absolutely loved Derek and Melissa's story. Derek and Melissa's story was book 1 One to Hold; which had its own HEA. This is book 2 in the series and tells Patrick and Elaine's story, which I loved just as much as the first. This is a standalone but I do recommend reading One to Hold first. Not only was it a great story, but you will get an insight to Derek and Melissa's character when reading this book.

Patrick Knight is newly separated after finding his out his fiancee was cheating on him. Patrick decides on a fresh start after that and gets in business with Derek working as his business partner as a private detective. Also starting fresh he knew he didn't want to get back into a relationship. He was going to live the single life and have fun at it. After having on heck of a one night stand and one messed up office hook up. That could not have turned out any worse, Derek sends him to the desert for a new job. While working in the desert that is when he met Elaine.

Elaine went to the desert to visit the spa and get away for the week with her best friend Melissa. Not looking for anything other than a little relaxation and to take care of her friend while there. When she sees Patrick she sees no harm in interacting with him. But what is going to happen after the week at the spa and one amazing time with Patrick? Not looking to get in another relationship and a long distance one at that she tries to keep it simple.

Now I know I haven't given you much other than what was in the synopsis. But nobody likes spoilers so I will say this was a great HEA story. I loved the fact that this was from Patrick's POV. To me recently it has been hard to find a good story written from the guys POV.
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My rating: 4.5 of 5

I was kindly given an ARC in return for a honest review. 

Patrick Knight needs a new start. After finding his Fiancé cheating with the neighbor, he promises to make a change. No more relationships, love, or trust! Patrick moves to join Derek Alexander as a partner in a investigations firm. On a business trip, he meets Elaine, a vacationing school teacher and everything changes. It is heartbreaking love at first sight for both of them. Elaine is struggling after ending a long term relationship and Patrick's mistakes haunt them and threaten their happy ever after. No spoilers here, but I loved this story! It had twists and turns, angst and hot sex scenes. I was pulling for Patrick and Elaine the whole time. And, a new character who becomes a big part of their lives! 

This book is the companion story to One to Hold. It is a standalone with no cliffhanger, but I strongly recommend reading One to Hold before One to Keep. First of all, it's a great book, but it will also give you backstory and enrich the journey this book takes you on. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in a hot steamy romance!
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This is the second book in the One to Hold saga, stand alone books that feature super hot, sexy alpha males and strong heroines. The first book is about Melissa and Derek, who meet at a spa in Arizona and fall in love. This book is about Elaine, Melissa's best friend and Patrick, Derek's business partner. Patrick is younger than Derek, more impulsive and kind of a screw-up with a good heart. He and Elaine also fall in love at the spa but have a series of obstacles to overcome because of some poor choices Patrick made, won't say what all of them are so I don't spoil the plot, but lets just say that a lot of Patricks problem is he sometimes thinks more with his little 'head' than his theoretically big head! But thru all the obstacles, they find a way to make it work.

Some of the situations they go thru may seem far fetched, but I actually know of several couples who have similar obstacles. It just goes to show you that love really can conquer most things if we are willing to forgive and not allow past mistakes dictate our futures.

What I really liked about both books (besides the incredibly hot sex!) was that the heroines were strong women, who the men respected, they liked that the heroines were strong and wouldn't put up with any do-do, it made the heroes respect them. I loved the fact that both of the men were not afraid to tell the heroines that they loved them, they didn't play little games or worry about being viewed as wimpy, neither man was "too proud to beg"! The men were strong alpha men but never domineering, one of the sweeter scenes in One to Keep is when during an erotic moment,Patrick ties Elaine up. When she starts to protest and ask that he stops, he becomes alarmed, not realizing that she was role playing.
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This is a great read, while Patrick makes a couple stupid mistakes his love for Elaine makes him face them. The story makes you want to smack him up side his had a couple times but it holds your interest, you won't want to put it down
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Ms. Louise has the ability to take life, with all its complications, and squeeze out the essence necessary to make a plot work. Patrick and Elaine are perfect examples of that ability. While Lanie may be less complicated, she is the perfect foil to Patrick's lack of foresight.

His explanation to Lanie was spot on, revealing his vulnerability without diminishing his Alpha-ness. The scene with the tie...just yummy!

I am enjoying these stories, reading without constantly being jarred out of the story because of bad grammar is a nice change of pace. Everything flows.

I'm on to the third book, One to Protect.
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