Title: One to Protect (One to Hold #3)
Author: Tia Louise
Release Date: April 21, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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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.
Note: Standalone, M/F, HEA.
Melissa and Derek are moving on from the trauma of the past. They are engaged to be married, madly in love and are expecting a child of their very own. But Melissa knows that there is something that Derek is not telling her – so she tries to make the most of the precious time that she gets to spend with him. As the bonds of their love grow ever stronger, will she ever be able to convince Derek that she is stronger than she appears?
“We push and hold, grind and feel, until gradually our bodies calm, our movements become still. Spent, I drop my forehead against his neck, holding him through the last sparkling waves of pleasure. He’s inside me, one arm tight around my waist, the other under my butt. Warm lips touch my head, and I’m in heaven.”
Derek has more to lose than ever in Melissa and their child. He has become obsessed with making sure that nothing could ever harm either one of them – but a dark and ever present danger is still lurking in the shadows. There is no limit that Derek wouldn’t go to protect his new family and even the law won’t stand in his way.
“Wrapping a dark curl around my finger, the tension slowly drains from my body. Being with her is enough. She’s home and comfort and warmth and all the good things I thought I’d never have again. She’s my future and my desire and my love, and the notion that some dickwad might try to hurt this woman, might threaten what I cherish…”
One to Protect once again reminds me why I am absolutely Team Derek! Not only was he hot beyond measure, he was also loving and fierce in his protection of Melissa and baby Alexander. I have to say that it only made me love him more! Tia made every page sizzle as she continued to bring her characters to life in a way that only she can…
Exclusive Excerpt -
“What have you done?” His voice is full of warmth as he watches me from the sofa.
About The Author -
Tia Louise is a former journalist, world-traveler, and collector of beautiful men (who inspire all of her stories... *wink*)--turned wife, mommy, and novelist.
She lives in the center of the U.S.A. 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...It's possible she has a slight truffle addiction.
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