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One to Take: One to Hold, Book 8 Paperback – May 11, 2016

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Book 8 of 8 in the One to Hold Series

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"Tia Louise is the queen of hot romance. One to Take is packed with humor, heartbreak, suspense, and a whole lot of sexy. Five Stars all day long!" -Ilsa Madden-Mills, Wall Street Journal Best-selling Author

"FIVE STARS: Another must read from Tia Louise!" -Kaylee Ryan, USA Today bestselling author

About the Author

Tia Louise is the Award-Winning, International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series.
From “Readers’ Choice” nominations, to USA Today “Happily Ever After” nods, to winning the 2015 “Favorite Erotica Author” and the 2014 “Lady Boner Award” (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...
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Product Details

  • Series: One to Hold (Book 8)
  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: EverAfter Romance (May 11, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1682305511
  • ISBN-13: 978-1682305515
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,890,938 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Overall Rating: 4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

From the first page of this remarkable novel, a panoramic video unfolds that is so vivid and realistic that you don't realize you are reading. Tia Louise creates a narrative that paints a picture with words filled with drama, angst, love and mystery. In book eight of her One to Hold series, this talented author shares the life of two very different individuals that meet, fall in love but find the path to true love and happiness is not always easy or expected. Marisa and Stuart's story touches the heart and warms the soul, in One to Take, a beautifully written novel with unexpected kinks that you will not want to miss.

Finally Mariska Heron has claimed her man. After a rocky start the man she dreamed of is her fiancé and they are starting their happily ever after. But her dreams have returned and they are nightmares that she cannot explain. The only thing she has to hold on to is her love, Stuart Knight. Will that be enough?

He never wanted a woman, or a love story, until Mariska. Her freely given love, magnetic personality and gypsy spirit makes her unforgettable and irresistible. Now, Mariska is his and he will hold on tight and never let go. Sometimes the past comes back to haunt and destroy the future. Stuart will not only have to fight his own nightmares, but also save Mariska from hers.

Fantastic addition to my Contemporary Romance library. The brooding, wounded Marine turned cowboy is a character so beautifully formed that you will want him for yourself! The storyline is refreshing, edgy and at times will have you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next!
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It's rare you get a full-length novel as a follow up to an original story. To get that in 'One to Take' AND have it be a phenomenal story is really rare. In the first book, 'One to Leave' we got met Stuart and Mariska and the story focused mainly on Stuart and the demons on his back. I fell in love with him then and he does not disappoint in OtT which continues their story but this time focuses on Mariska. A terrible part of her past has started haunting her and it will either make or break the bond between her and Stuart. It's time to see if Stuart can really pull himself together and be the support that Mariska needs this time.
Stuart is an alpha that has been broken but uses that strength he's put forth in the military to fight to put himself back together. It makes him more 'real' rather than just the big-muscled blustery males you get in other novels. He's now in a place that he knows Mariska is his forever but he'll still have one more battle to overcome within himself in order to be the man she needs him to be.
Mariska is fun, bright and so solid that this story kind of took me by surprise. This is good as I hate stories to be predictable. She is having dreams/nightmares again, but this time they are not about Stuart, but about herself. All of her 'special' abilities are useless as she is haunted by what these nightmares are trying to tell her. Add in a horrific tragedy and you have a woman who will have to re-evaluate everything she's ever known/thought about herself in order to find her HEA.
I really don't want to say any more and give anything away!! If you haven't read 'One to Leave', you will be ok, but you'll really be missing out on Stuart's backstory and the story of how Stuart and Mariska became a couple.
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More Mariska and Stuart? Yes Please! One to Take is a perfect addition to the One to Hold series by Tia Louise!

Hot Cowboy/Ex-Marine -- Check

Determined lead female character -- Check

Heartbreaking story -- Check

Happily Ever After -- Check

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Tia Louise's writing and this series, so I was ecstatic to get my hands on One To Take and read more of Stuart and Mariska. Mariska is a free spirit with a "gift" which makes her unique. She usually sees things in peoples futures, and this gift is what brought her to Stuart to begin with. Now the two of them are back on the ranch for a few weeks, and happier than ever. Mariska is loving being on the ranch, and so happy that she gets to help Stuart break a new horse, who she fondly named Jessie. Everything is perfect in their world, until it isn't.

Both Stuart and Mariska are stubborn and think they know what is best for them, so when things come to a head, it doesn't end well and it pulls them apart. Watching them find their way back to one another made my heart hurt. I wanted them back together so bad, but I understand they had to do it their way, which in the end, I think made them even stronger than they were apart. Their journey isn't easy, and at times I wanted to yell and scream at both of them, but in the end they was happy for them and how they got their HEA.

This book is a definite emotional read that pulled at my heartstrings. I swooned over Stuarts alpha tendencies, his kindness and his love for Mariska. I laughed at how stubborn Mariska is with Stuart, and I cried when things came to a head for these two. Their story is beautifully written and I felt connected to both of them.
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