Publisher:  TLM Productions

Published Date: October 7, 2013


Genre: Romance

Source: Received for an honest review

Book Description (from Amazon)

Derek Alexander is a retired Marine, ex-cop, and the top investigator in his field. Melissa Jones is a small-town girl trying to escape her troubled past.

When the two intersect in a bar in Arizona, their sexual chemistry is off the charts. But what is revealed during their “one week stand” only complicates matters.

Because she’ll do everything in her power to get away from the past, but he’ll do everything he can to hold her.


One to Hold by Tia Louise is a steamy, wild ride.  Melissa’s and Derek’s need for each other is insatiable and they take every opportunity to get more.  When they meet, they can’t resist each other despite the fact that they both should.  The result is explosive.  Melissa clearly has issues from the get-go and though they are not fully revealed until almost the end, it can easily be guessed.  Her best friend Elaine (whose own book comes next) features prominently in the story since they are together for a spa vacation.  Derek and his partner Patrick are there for a convention and conveniently end up meeting the ladies.  Derek is a retired Marine and current private investigator who lost his wife six years before.

The sexy times between Melissa and Derek are frequent, as in they cannot keep their hands off each other.  What happens in between the sexy times is just waiting to be together again in some cases.  In others, it provides some extra time to see what is happening between Elaine and Melissa and Derek and Patrick.  This doesn’t lead to a strong character arc.  Sometimes there seems to be a lack of emotion in the writing, especially when dealing with the traumatic issue in Melissa’s past.  A little more emotion there would have been better.

Overall, this was an enjoyable book.  It is the first in a series and lots more sexy times are promised.


Heat Rating:  Fiery, Hot

REVIEWED BY: Monique Neaves

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