Wednesday, October 9, 2013

[Release Day Review and GIVEAWAY!!:D] One To Hold ~ Tia Louise

Get ready to HEAT UP Oct. 9!

On Amazon
Early Readers say...

"One to Hold is One to buy! Holy mother of god is Derek Alexander HOT!!!!" --Karrie, Panty Dropping Book Blog

"Brilliant.Absolutely brilliant.Will have you waiting up at night for your husband so you can recreate scenes." --Magan Vernon, author of The Only One

"Beautiful, meaningful and extremely sexy. Tia Louise created an amazing story that hooked me and kept me guessing." --Patricia, Smokin' Hot Book Blog

"A sexy read with just the right amount of drama. Louise's characters pulled me in and didn't let go." --Kate Roth, author of The Low Notes

"Well paced, well written, steamy and downright exciting." --Jennifer Kyle, Goodreads reviewer

"Super HOT, AMAZING chemistry, and a really great story line."--Jamie~Book Boyfriend Ho, Goodreadsreviewer 

***WARNING: Mature themes, strong language and sexual content. Recommended for adult readers (18+) only!***

Derek Alexander is an ex-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.

Note: Stand-alone, M/F, HEA.

Tia Louise knows how to write. There’s no doubt about that, folks. Her grammar and spelling is impeccable, unlike other indie authors. The plot was interesting. When my friend gave this book to me for a review, I was EXCITED. It was my first ARC, plus the cover was cute. I had high hopes for this one.

But this book was a disappointment to me. *insert sad face* sigh.

Okay, I’m female. I can admit. Derek Alexander was pretty hot. The facial hair and smoldering eyes got me. He emanated Alpha. They had sexual chemistry, all right. The cover spoke of their sexy relationship.

But to me, that was it. Their relationship was all sexy and steamy but the readers don’t get to feel the growth of their love. The introductory part was too fast. I didn’t get to know who Melissa was or had a connection with her before BAM! They were against the wall. (BAM!)

It was written well, but the characters weren’t alive. You don’t fall in love with the hero or the heroine because you don’t know who they are. Though Tia Louise wrote well, she didn’t bring life to the characters.

Only the last 1/3 part of this book was worth it and actually gripped me. Twists were thrown in. And the twist was my favorite part. This showed Melissa’s emotions that you could feel right along with her.

This was a quick read. The scenes were steamy and sexy, if that’s what you’re looking for. But as a reader that prefers romance with her smut, there are other books out there to read. If you want to give Miss Tia Louise a chance to tell you her love story, I have nothing against that. The book had its high points. If Tia Louise were to release a different book, I would read it. She has the ability to write a great and captivating book. And some hot smut.

Xoxo Aly

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Exclusive excerpt:

On Amazon
I only had a moment to observe how very clean it was before he had me against the wall, pinned by his huge physique.

“You never came.” His voice was a low, husky whisper. “I waited all night.”

My hands rested on his chest, and heat flamed through me with every heartbeat. My eyes traveled up, up, up to his. They were darkened now, and I was certain he was thinking the same thing as me. 

He remembered how fantastically our bodies came together two nights ago. I barely registered him reaching out to lock the door. 

“I’m sorry,” was all I could say.

“When you walked in the restaurant tonight… god, you’re so beautiful.” He spoke against my skin as his lips pressed into my brow, his beard roughing my closed eyelids. “Are you feeling bad?”

“No,” I managed to say despite the heat surging through me as his lips moved to my temple. “I... didn't think I could eat.”

“Good,” he said in a thick voice before covering my mouth with his. Mine opened quickly, drawing him in. Our tongues entwined before his lips moved to my jaw then down my neck. 

"I thought about you all day.” His breath whispered across my skin, and I couldn't stop a surge of desire low in my stomach. “Will you let me have you here?”

“Yes,” I barely spoke, and he dropped to his knees.

He gathered the thin fabric of my dress, shoving it up to my waist as he caught the side of my thong with his thumb.

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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.

It's possible she has a slight truffle addiction. And she will never look at a family restroom the same way again.

One to Hold is her debut adult romance.

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