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One to Protect (Derek & Melissa) (One to Hold Book 3) by [Louise, Tia]
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"Tia has done it again! Hot protective men, HOT HOT sex..." -Author Groupies 
  
"5 out of 5 Breathtaking Stars!!!" -The Book Nuts
  
"One to Protect is full of drama, suspense, and best of all it is full of hot heavy sexy scenes." --Somertime Book Blog
   
"(Derek Alexander) is a new addition to my book boyfriend list!" --Reading Past My Bedtime blog 
  
"Amazing heat, a bit of suspense and an unexpected little shocker near the end." --Goodreads
  
"Panty Dropping holy mother of god hotness! The gang is back and I couldn't be happier!" --Panty-Dropping Book Blog
  
"Tia Louise is an author that surprises me in a pleasant way with each book that she releases in this highly enjoyable, and completely addictive series. I cannot recommend it highly enough." --Claire R., Goodreads

From the Author

All books in the One to Hold "series" are full-length, stand-alone novels. 
  
Derek & Melissa books:
One to Hold, One to Protect, One to Save
  
The Player:
One to Keep
  
The Fighter:
One to Love
  
The Cowboy:
One to Leave
  
Chicago Knights:
One to Chase
  
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Exclusive Excerpt - One to Protect
© 2014, TLM Productions
  
Melissa
  
I don't realize I'm asleep until the soft press of Derek's lips against my forehead followed by the light scruff of his beard against my brow wakes me. My eyes flutter open, and he smiles down, fully dressed and leaning over the tub.
  
"Tired?" His voice is gentle.
  
Nodding, I lift one hand out of the now-warm water and touch his cheek. "Join me?"
  
I watch as he unbuttons his sleeve and rolls it up to his elbow. One hand on the wall behind my head, he leans forward and captures my lips as his other hand slides beneath the foam to cup my breast. 
  
A breathy moan slips from my mouth into his, and keeping my eyes closed, I cover his hand with mine, following his movements from one breast to the other, his thumb slowly circling my hardening nipples.
  
He leans up and our eyes meet. "Good news." My eyebrows rise with curiosity, and he continues. "Sloan's back on the radar. He's in Charleston. Bennett's watching him and promises to keep me updated."
  
"Now you don't have to worry." My voice is thick from napping followed by all the steamy kisses and touches. "I can stay home and work tomorrow."
  
"I'd still like it if you had someone with you." His voice is soft with a touch of sexy, fanning the heat he's aroused in me.
  
"I'd like it if you were less clothed and in here while we discuss it."
  
"I'm not sure we'll do much discussing that way."
  
Sitting forward in the tub, I carefully unfasten his buttons with the tips of my fingers until his olive chest is revealed. A scattering of dark hair covers the top of his lined torso, and I chew my bottom lip remembering how it feels against my breasts. With the pad of his thumb, he touches my mouth.
  
"Don't bite your lip." He leans in and brushes his against mine. "Let me do that."
  
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Product Details

  • File Size: 2227 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1499113641
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: TLM Productions LLC; 1 edition (April 19, 2014)
  • Publication Date: April 19, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JT1YE0I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Format: Kindle Edition
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.
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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!!!
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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.
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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!
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